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Is there a basic Car Prep guide anywhere

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I see a lot of you guys talking about trueing your tyres (which I think I get), but you also talk about gluing in, tightening some other stuff and so on.

I had a look through the resources bit but couldn't find much.

Is there a guide for the basic stuff that you should check and do on a car, and also how to do it?
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this thread comes up quite a lot, i tend to think the more knowledgeable or regular races forget there are new people taking up the hobby, or people who are afraid of asking simple questions thinking they should know the answers to but do not like to post, they may feel more relaxed asking these questions not in the spot light of the forum. may i suggest that clubs set aside a period where the more experienced racers hold a surgery to help in the setup,tuning,and racing of there cars, with friends around them there realise that they are not the only one,s who have what seem to them basic questions, but we all had to ask or find ways of gaining this knowledge. there are articles on these topics, but for the newer racer these thro up even more questions and need to have there questions answered on the spot, any thoughts folks??? mac p
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the "guv" as asked a question "how do you do the basic stuff" from that i gather he has noticed, as 90% of us that the so called "box standard " offerings are mass produced although looking quite good, most of it runs like a bunch of junk, flash on plastic wheels,non round tyres, ill fitting bearings,motor and other bits,if we where only alowed to run these things, most of us would be buying train sets. take 2 cars, run one out of the box, take a second car, without any mods but put together correctly you would get blown away every time, this i think is what "guv " wants to do, as difflock said who wants to bobble around a track knowing you could have more fun by having your car set up in the right manner, now when you get to this stage you may think of entering some of he open meetings,this is another ball game, dont get the two mixed, if you wish to stay with club racing, thats fine,a lot of people just want 1 evening racing there cars without too much pressure, others wish to compeat on a bigger playing field, in each case there are things that cane be done to give a more reliable smother running car. mac p
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