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    Stock Summits on the beach

    Yes or No?

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    Yes; but with maintenance! Make sure and due a real good clean up after wards, meaning re-lubing all bearings, check you pivot balls. Another words if it turns, or moves clean and inspect thoroughly, or you will have premature wear or damage. Have fun and would not hurt to have some kind of air supply such as canned air or portable air compressor to blow the motor out as well as blow the truck off of built up sand.
    Am sure you will get more suggestions from others or those who have run in the sand more often than I have.
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    okay thanks the only thing i was really worried about was getting sand in the open motor, but i definitely will clean everything else

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    Wait.. It's winter and a foot and a half if snow, where is the sand! ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoelRobbo View Post
    okay thanks the only thing i was really worried about was getting sand in the open motor, but i definitely will clean everything else
    A shower cap can help or a piece of pantyhose over the motor to keep sand out of there


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    Yes i would take it to the beach (its fun). Mine has been to the beach twice. BUT they have been pulled to bits both times for a total clean out. Thats a must do after saltwater and sand.
    The first time it was on some rocks... wasn't too sandy or anything but still needed a clean/re grease etc...
    The second time i took it on a soggy sand bar. You could hardly see the truck after running it and it did get a bit of saltwater on it but i try and keep away from the water as much as possible... salt water is a real pain...
    Both runs i found a tap in the park and washed it down very thoroughly. I took some tools with me and pulled the wheels off and pulled the motor out etc. i left to dry in the sun but it woud be best to blow it down with air.

    Once i got home i pulled all the bearings in the knuckles out and cleaned and regreased.
    I rewashed the motor, cleaned it out with electric motor spray and re greased the bushings.
    I Pulled both diffs out and checked the exposed bearings.
    then the big job... I pulled all the hollow balls out and cleaned them. they are steel and WILL rust.
    Otherwise i did a clean up of the the chassis and bulkheads. I didn't bother pulling the tranny out. it stays pretty sand tight.

    Now for getting sand in the motor if you have the body shell on it won't get very much sand in it (IMO not enough to hurt anyway)... but as jamann said if you are worried about sand puta cover over it.
    Sorry about the lecture but i hope this helps.
    Last edited by danielhawkins; 12-30-2012 at 07:30 PM.
    If the summit can go through; its not deep enough

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    i live in australia haha its summer here

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    thanks for the tips danielhawkins

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    Noworries...
    Have fun at the beach... If ya go... then have fun cleaning...
    Last edited by danielhawkins; 12-30-2012 at 08:06 PM.
    If the summit can go through; its not deep enough

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    haha i dont mind pulling apart things to clean them because its good to see how it all works

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    Salt water or fresh water? Salt water is pretty harsh on electronics.
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    i thought it would noir 522 i plan to stay away from salt water

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    yes as i said the sand is great fun but i keep away from the water
    If the summit can go through; its not deep enough

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