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ASK Cubby – This Week With Your Letters

“Wheel Suggestions

I have a traxxas 4tec 2.0 on the way. Gonna be running this body, any wheel suggestions would be helpful.

Josh S.”

Cubby- Well look at that, quite possibly the shortest letter that I have ever received! Thanks for writing in Josh, shoot us your snail mail for a sticker pack.

So Josh, your letter was short and your picture was Really small. So small that I can barely see what lid you are putting on your Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0. Btw, props for picking one up, they are an awesome car for on-road driving/bashing.

OK, for wheel and tire advice. Hummmm… I doubt you’ll be racing, in that case I am going to highly recommend some wheels/tires from FireBrand RC. FireBrand is probably best known for their drifting wheel sets, but they also sell normal tires for street bashing. Well, except their pre-mounts will be glued up on some extremely trick looking wheels.

Right Here is a link over to FireBrand’s wheel/tire selection. Pretty much all of these will fit on your car, just pick out the style you like best and bolt’em up.

In closing, send me some pics, I would like to see what you ended up buying.

“A Few Good Men

Hello. My name is Lindsey Whitfield. My boyfriend Kyle has been a part of the RC community for over 20 years. The amount of joy and excitement that it brings him, is that of a little boy. He takes great pride in every rig he builds. (And believe me, he’s built A TON.) Every one is customized to fit his big personality. Most would say it’s a little kid hobby, but not me. I see the time, effort, and skill it takes to put these together. It’s amazing. And whatever makes him happy makes me happy.

So when our car was broken into this past weekend and 2 of his favorite customized crawlers were stolen, I was almost as devastated as he was. He’s the happy-go-lucky sort so to see him so upset, it absolutely broke my heart. I’d love to say I had it under control but not even close. I immediately got in touch with his crawling buddies. I asked for advice, links to websites, anything they could give me so that I could start replacing his stolen crawlers. There needed to be some kind of light at the end of this tunnel. They showed me where I needed to look, told me what he had, and how much it would probably cost. Umm, HOLY CRAP! So this hobby isn’t cheap. But it makes him happy, so so be it.

As I was searching the inter webs the next day I received a Facebook notification that I was added to a crawler page. The add came from one of Kyle’s friends and as I dug deeper, I realized this page was a donation page to help replace the stolen rigs. I was floored. I couldn’t believe that in such a short time, this crew of men from all over had banded together to help a guy they may or may not have known.

It’s been a week and I’m still blown away. The stolen crawlers were a D90 and a TRX4. These guys have purchased a D90 kit, thrown in bodies, spare parts, money, and are still reaching for the goal of getting him the TRX4 as well. Time, effort, and skill are being donated. None of these guys stole Kyle’s crawlers. They don’t owe him anything. But out of the kindness of their hearts, they’re joining forces to give back what was taken.

This is a group of extraordinary men and I feel like they deserve some recognition for going above and beyond for their fellow man. I just don’t feel like saying thank you is enough. I know the smile and tears of joy it’ll bring to Kyle and that means more than words to me.

Thank you for your time. I hope we can give these guys a shoutout or something. I just want them to know how much they’re appreciated.

Grateful and blessed
Lindsey W.”

Cubby- Lindsey, I think you have found out just hardcore most rc people are. They do pour their hearts and souls into their rc cars out of the love for the hobby. Then they also throw in all their spare time, along with all their extra cash. Yes, we are hardcore, but at least it keeps us out of trouble (for the most part).

There are tons of good people in rc. Yes, there is also the bad element here and there, but the vast majority of rc’ers would give you a car to drive for the day if you needed one. They would pull a part off their car to help make yours run, etc. Indeed, we are quite lucky to have so many gracious and kind souls that love rc cars.

Whoa, there it is folks, another ASK Cubby is a wrap. Do you have a question? What about a rant? How about throwing some props at a deserving soul? If so, hit me up. thecubreportrc at gmail dot com

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Posted by in Ask Cubby, cubby on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 9:30 pm