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Old 11-30-2007, 07:08 PM   #1

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Winter driving.....

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Hey guy's I was hopping for some insight in a certian delema.......I am curently running my Jato in the snow,traction is not all that great(I didn't expect it to be)I am running Masher 2000 tires & have turned the rears around and gave the suspention a small lift to help it thru the snow.Would getting rid of the limited slip & turn it Posi make it any better or wouild it just make the dougnut that much more intense??
Also My Savage is running on Dirt Bonez & I havent had to drive it yet to know that the tread is just to shallow to bea any good,anyone have a idea of what rubber I shold wrap around my Savage wheels???.Also should I Posi both diff's in the Savage??,I know It make's the handling poop but with the extra slipperyness I should be able to pitch the angle,right??

And yes I have balooned all the Elec's.....also should I worry about getting water/snow in/near my air filter?If so how do I go about preventing that??

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Old 12-01-2007, 08:01 AM   #2
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My son runs his savage in the snow ang found that the stock tires are a good choice in most conditions . plus they are soft and large profile so it helps the suspension out in the cold. We have a second set of shocks for the cold with drilled piston holes as the stock ones stiffen to the point of near uselessness in real cold. WD-40 is your friend.

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Old 12-01-2007, 10:40 PM   #3
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dont worry about the filter, the oil on it wont let the water through.
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Old 12-02-2007, 08:23 PM   #4
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With 8 mnth's of snow around here some yrs, some of us find balloning
everything from rec' to shocks and ''vet wrap'' self cling guaze and
lexan inner fenders or deflectors very usefull. Use poly dip or liquid
Elect tape on servos and WD-40 & Fluid Film combined
with compressed air at clean up to keep the Rust down on pivot pins, shock shafts,and screws.

and, Go To Red Deer for the indoor Winter Nat's in Feb!
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:11 PM   #5

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Thanx for the tire info,the stock Dirt Bonez haul .
The .28RR makes this truck a freakin animal on the snowy roads:GRIN:

I have balloned my RX,Batt's holding up well I drive it at least once a day.....I couldn't leave it alone if I tried
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:50 PM   #6
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use oil to oil the bearings before and after you blow it off when your done driving- mostly the front wheels and rear hubs- a 3 in 1 house hold oil will even work, and zip tie the ballon ends,so no water links in to the speed control/reciecer.
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