Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

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Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby cgingras » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:28 am

Building, preparing and tuning a slot car for a race is a fun part of the hobby. Some people just like to add some lubrication and change their tires before going to a race. Others want their car to be the best it can be.

For those people, we have created The Ultimate Checklist for tuning a slot car. If you go through this list every time you’re preparing a car for a local club race or a long proxy race, we can’t promise you’ll win every race but you’ll certainly have one of the best handling cars on the track.

It is not intended as a tutorial, just a checklist of things to do when tuning a slot car. Over the years, we have published a lot of tutorials on many different aspects of tuning. Please refer to those to get details on some of the things in the list.

* Of course, make sure the race or club rules allow each modification we’re suggesting. We sure don’t want you to be called a cheater!

Download the Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist by clicking here (PDF file, 1.3 Mb).




The Slot Car Tuning Guide – The Ultimate Checklist was prepared by Christian Gingras at Slot Car Corner Canada, with help from Steve Sawtelle and Mike Chiocchio. Please contact us for any comments, errors, suggestions, omissions, etc. We will update this document when needed. Please check for updates on our respective websites (http://www.slotcarcorner.com / http://www.slotcarcorner.ca).
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby Broman62 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:11 am

That is awesome...thanks guys for the great info...should be very helpful for all!!
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby HomeRacingWorld » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:21 am

Outstanding. Resources like this are rare and appreciated. Thanks much.
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby Z-carfan » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:47 am

Very cool guide gang! Thanks
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby scatman » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:00 am

:text-thankyouyellow: :text-bravo: :text-thankyouyellow:
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby ShotgunDave » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:08 am

That is excellent. Print that out, laminate it and you have a reusable checklist. Just check the boxes as you go with a dry erase marker or grease pencil. Very slick.
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby midmoslts » Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:27 pm

Nice and handy check list. Thanks
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby nhdungeonracer » Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:28 pm

We sure don’t want you to be called a cheater!


Ummmm, too late for that!! :lol:

But thanks for the hard work you guys have put into this... :text-bravo:
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby MikeyAutobahn » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:48 am

Very helpful resource! Thanks a lot for this.
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby TuscoTodd » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:18 am

WOW!
That is a GREAT reference! Thank you for putting that together and making it available for downloading/printing!
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby chappy » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:47 am

Great job Christian.
Thanks for another tool.
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby loosewheel » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:53 am

Much appreciated! I've been looking for something like this for a while.
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby CJR » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:08 am

Finally got around to printing this and reviewing it. Wow! Comprehensive. Thank you.
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby slowshoes » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:09 pm

I'm not a racer, but I still want my cars to be the best they can be on the track. Thank you very much - bookmarked!
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Re: Slot Car Tuning Guide - The Ultimate Checklist

Postby pfuetze » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:36 pm

awesome list! thanks!
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