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Save those Lexan scraps
from your next body trimming job—they can
be used to make stone shields to protect your
rock rig’s rear axle. Cut and bend to shape, then
line it up with shock, swaybar, or trailing-arm
screws to mark and drill the mounting holes.
HANDS-FREE TRAIL LIGHT
Sure, your trail rig is loaded with LEDs for night
running, but how well can you see where you’re
walking? Strap a lightweight flashlight to your
transmitter so that you can hike safely while you
keep your hands on the radio. A foam block cut to
shape can help with aiming the light.
If you’re using a clip-on heat
sink, spread a thin layer of
thermal paste or grease onto it
before mounting. ;e paste will
fill any gaps between the motor
and heat sink to help it cool
more e;ciently. You can buy
thermal paste online and at DI Y
Have you ever grabbed your power driver to loosen a screw,
only to strip it because you forgot to check the driver’s
direction setting? Always switch your driver to “Loosen”
after a bench session so that the next time you forget to
check it, the worst that can happen is you loosen a screw
you meant to tighten—no harm done.