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Hi guys,

I see all these slot car websites and clubs were people tune there cars by replacing magnets and motors. But it got me thinking that do u guys just tune every single car u buy or do u just by a chassis and a blank body and fit ure own electrics and motors and leave say for instance a scalextric car alone for when u race by ure self at home on ure own layouts.
 

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I depends on the person (as with most issue relating to slot cars / accesories). Some bods mutilate every car they ever buy, others may tune some, while a few just collect them and do nothing but dust the boxes occasionally. Sadly, there is no straight answer to this question!
 

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I only tend to replace the motors if they are way below par for what I want the car to do. Apart from that I just run the motors in, glue & true the tyres, use axle spacers where necessary, and try and get some body rock.


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I plan on repainting some of mine. But only the ones that I have bought for my 4 lane home circuit. (The Mini's, TR7's and Porsches) So they will be the colour of the lane they race on, and to match the controller colour. This is why I bought only battered and race damaged cars.

The Sierra's I got were so good that I am not going to touch them. And my BTCC cars are all left as they came from the shop. And the Fly's, they don't need touching either.

I only tune or repaint, damaged cars that I have bought for that purpose. That is so te 4 cars in that class all run to a very similar standard.

Hope that's of some help (or even, just makes sence!
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I personally tend to leave the cars as they are - I have attempted to repaint some, with embarrasing results. When I buy a new car, I like to run it on the track without doing anything to it - just to see what its like. Quite often I true the tyres, but thats it. My knowledge on tuning is pretty much non existant so all my cars are near-as-dammit box standard. Some cars I don't like to use in case I damage them - I really like some of my GT-40s and these tend to live on the shelf. Thats all folks!
 

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Tune my race cars others I just fiddle about with. I have many cars that have only seen the track once
I just dont have the time to run them.

but remember

Drive it like you stole it!
 

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I pretty much leave all my cars box standard cept some basic tuning (glue n true). I then only tinker if they don't run very well (or how I want them to run anyway!).

I'm not really one for buying cars and immediatley throwing everything out and rebuilding it and repainting. I've just done my first one like that, and that was due to having to replace the gears cos they were broken out of the box.
 

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yeh its kind off a obssesion just buying a knew car and then just completly ruining it by spending about £30 on just magnets and motors. People might aswell just buy a chassis and do what they want to it not getting a perfectly good scalextric car a ruining it
 

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well ive gone overkill on a scalex single seat racer and it was great untill i realised that id destroyed it.ive got loads of cars that remain unmodified,but ive got a few that have been modded, my favourite at the moment is an old style jordan f1 with the mag pocket in the bottom, changed the mag to a scaley thick and fitted an sc07. i have never seen something move as fast as that on my home track, it took the lap record from 6.5 to 2.5. Modding can turn out well, but dont do anything u cant undo, been there done that buggered up a good car
 

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When the club rules allow tuning to the cars I do it.
This is only to a couple of cars, since we mostly run box standard cars, so the majority of my cars are unmodified (except for gluing, truing and axle washers where needed).
I have some cars that I collect and those are never run, but the rest have been on the track, if only once to see how they run before I found another car that caught my attention...

I've repainted two of my cars, but that was mostly because I wanted to see how it turned out.
 

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I don't touch the cars at all really.

All my cars except for my SCX Subie WRX and my SCX Opel V8 Coupe are stock.

The only things those two cars have had done is motor replacement, the Subie runs a pro turbo after the stock motor burned out, and the motor in the opel v8 is a pro turbo as well, simply because the one that was in it suddenly slowed down rather nicely. In other words, shagged.

My MG Lola, Mustang, etc etc etc, are all stock. Just the way I like it. Don't even sand tyres down, they get true running on the track anyway
 
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