View Full Version : runing nitro in the sand

08-11-2005, 03:46 PM
im going to the beach for a week. Is there any thing i need to do to my savage and jato before i put them in the sand. And what do i need to do after i run them in the sand

08-11-2005, 04:13 PM
Sand and salt are really rough on engines, bearings, driveshafts, arms, pins, shocks, uprights, gears, and anything else that is steel, aluminum, or moves. You run the risk of replacing some expensive parts on both trucks due to damage from the sand.

If you must run them in the sand, have some WD40 ready to spray the cars down with to prevent corrosion and be ready to tear them completely apart to remove sand from some of the tight areas a paint brush can't get to. A filter like the ones from Motorsavers wouldn't hurt either, but have some spare elements on hand.

08-11-2005, 04:17 PM
ok thanks bud. i think im going to pass on running in the sand. il just look for some construction sites down there

08-11-2005, 05:04 PM
Good decision! A few that will admit to running in sand have said it was one of the biggest mistakes they've made with their rc. Unless its hard pack and away from the salt water, your rc will never really be the same again.

08-11-2005, 09:06 PM
yea i just feel like messing up a $1200 savage and a new jato maybe if they were a little older

08-11-2005, 09:32 PM
do you mean you don't feel like messing them up? lol

08-11-2005, 10:10 PM
yea good eye on that one my bad

08-12-2005, 01:33 AM
i thought he was being sarcastic. (SP??)

08-12-2005, 04:24 AM
I would make sure radio equipments and batteries are in good condition..... don't want the car running out of control into the sea :D

BTW, the sand is tough on gears if you haven't know. I played my LST before on the beach and it was cool expirience.