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    RC Qualifier cazrack's Avatar
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    Question Using truck below 0 Fahrenheit?

    Should this be avoided?

    Starting to get cold here, prehaps hold of purchase until its warmer outside.

    Thanks

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    Bashing in the winter months is so much fun ... but it's hard on parts, plastic and metal so drive accordingly.

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    Be Careful... Think about how your body works in sub 0 weather. Xmaxx does the same thing.
    "Better Old and Devious than Young and Exuberant"

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    Its great for the motor but the plastic gets brittle and breaks easier.

    Its too much fun not to do it though.

    Some things to do prevention wise. Spray screws and nuts with light coat of wd40. Soak bearings in Corrosion resistant. Remove all the A arms. Get water to a boil. Put a arms in a strainer and put them in the boiling water fo 30 seconds.


    Of course riding in the cold In assuming there is snow and ice, otherwise whats the point

    Good luck and have fun

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    Its like a functional model. You can have it sit there like a shelf queen until your ready to use it. When i'm not using my RC's I still think it looks great just sitting there waiting for me. If you like to work on RC vehicles, you can also buy it and put upgrades on before driving.

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    That's what I mainly do in the winter time. I enjoy being able to take my time and doing it.
    Life's to short to be a sour puss.

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    Mine's been fine in these freezing temps, minus getting a few small cracks in the rim spokes from the plastic getting so brittle. I've driven mine at least 15 times when it's below 20 here without issues other than that.
    Manager at LHS ~7 Years. I've seen some stuff lol

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    below 0 here and no issues driving. it keeps the temps down!
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    what you do is go outside and absolutly HAMMER the throttle and have a lot of fun, plastic gets brittle but it shouldnt be much issue unless your jumping off your house ro running into a tree
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    agreed. regardless of the temperature outside, you should let her eat. the only time i've had cars break due to cold is at the indoor track that has no heat, but that's big jumps and a rock hard clay surface. just try to limit the big air awkward landings and you'll be good.

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    If you want to send me an Xmaxx ... I will test it here in Florida out on the beach.... :-)
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    We'll be getting sub zero temps here in Minnesota starting tomorrow. I'll let you know how it runs.

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