Originally Posted by SteveL
Which brand of car are you refering to? Also, you are not taking in to consideration the amount of traction that any given track has. There are a lot of carpet tracks that lack good bite that would benifit from a little chassis flex, t-bar or link. And isn't that why there's a bunch of different tire compounds available? Something to suit different cars and driving styles.
Both styles of cars are/can be competitive in the right hands. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and mine happens to prefer a t-bar.
In now race a CRC gen X. I chose a link car because it's easier to fit lipo in, but as you say any car is competitive so maybe my judgement is a bit harsh.
However in my area we usually race on permanent tracks, so the grip is never low. I have tried a lot of different tires/set up on my local track, but my XII could never reach the same corner speeds as other cars. Especially in the chicanes.
The 2.5mm chassis and maybe a custom made t-bar would probably have solved it, but I decided to go for link car right away.