Sunday, July 22, 2018

Beadlock Buddy

Beadlock Buddy

Make mounting tires on beadlock rims a little easier by using a standard rim to help you. Put the tire on the beadlock rim and put the rim on the standard rim. This keeps the pressure off the tire and …

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Fender Friendly

Fender Friendly

Black fuel tubing on your wheel wells not only hides your less-than perfect trimming but it also adds a cool detail to your ride. Carefully use a hobby knife to slice along the length of the tubing. Slide the tubing …

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Pinion Pal

Pinion Pal

Transform a big cocktail pick into a pinion-gear caddy. Slide a piece of shrink tubing over the pick and cut it to length. After shrinking the tubing, you can add several pinions to keep them organized and easily accessible. Store …

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Transponder Tactic

Transponder Tactic

Many track-supplied transponders are designed to be mounted through a hole in the Lexan body. If you are not in the mood to make a new hole in your custom-painted shell, then try this tip. Cut an approximately 1×2.5-inch strip …

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Crimped Clip Keeper

Crimped Clip Keeper

Make your own body-clip savers out of small-gauge wire and a couple of small solderless connectors. Crimp a connector on each end of a 3-inch length of wire. Using a screw and locknut or a rivet, attach one end to …

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Body Rattle Remover

Body Rattle Remover

You can find tubes of various sizes at any home center. Take a body post with you to find a tube that will fit snugly over the post. You can buy as little as 1 foot or less, and this …

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Carbon-Fiber Reinforcement

Carbon Fiber Reinforcement

Carbon fiber (CF) is strong but its layers can delaminate if exposed to moisture. Before installing any CF part, run thin CA glue around all of its edges to form a seal that will prevent water from wicking between the …

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CVD Pin Security

CVD Pin Security

Losing a CVD pin brings the fun to an abrupt end. Using a section of shrink-tubing of the appropriate size, you can prevent the pin from dropping out if the setscrew loosens. It’s always a good idea to use threadlock …

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Mount it with Hot Glue

Mount It With Hot Glue

A great alternative for servo tape is a standard craft style hot glue gun. Use a bead of glue to secure your receivers, speed controls or even receiver batteries to the chassis. It provides a strong hold yet can be …

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Pivot Ball Access Through Dish Wheels

Pivot Ball Access

To avoid having to remove your dish wheels to adjust your suspensions pivot balls, drill a 5mm hole through the wheel. Align it with the pivot ball and now you can reach through with a hex driver while leaving the …

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Glo Charger Condo

Glo Charger Condo

Isn’t it good to know that when you need to charge your glo igniter you know right where to find the charger? What? You can’t find it? Well you need to read this tip. Pick up some inexpensive wall outlets …

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A Clean Igniter is a Happy Igniter

A Clean Igniter Is A Happy Igniter

Maintenance is something we all neglect once in a while. But if you want to keep your glo igniter working at its best you need to clean it once in a while. Oils from a nitro engine will eventually coat …

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Bag ’Em Dano

Bag Em Dano

We all have tons of miscellaneous screws that we dig through periodically. If you dump them out, it is rarely fun to pick them back up—until now, that is. All you need is a heavy-duty magnet such as one from …

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Baja Antenna Relocation

Baja Antenna Relocation

Many Baja 5B drivers use Spektrum receivers. The antenna can be a little too short to make it to the stock antenna- mount position. By placing the receiver directly under the rubber cap in the radio box, you can place …

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What A Crate Idea!

What A Crate Idea

You’ve seen the stacks of trays at the grocery store that are used when breads are delivered. Did you know that these are often discarded? They can be cut to fit your soft track bag and provide a solid base. …

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