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TQ A.F. TSR A800
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:45 AM   #1336
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I've had great results with the unbelted pro compound xpatterns. I run on outdoors rough asphalt and they lasted me 1.5 year running them every weekend. Mind you in summers we see 147* ground temps. I just gave them away a few weeks ago with foams showing now but they still worked good.

I wouldn't mind giving the above brands a try since they're 24mm.
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I started testing the RIDE 24024 a couple weeks ago and they've been great for me; just as good if not maybe a little better than the HPI Pro Belted X Patterns, no signs of wear after 1 full race day with this set of RIDE tires with Sweep (Orange) medium inserts on an outdoor asphalt track (Note that the RIDE tires I bought didn't come with any foams which works for me, better to save costs when foams can be recycled
A set of tires I bought didn't come with inserts as well and was asking some people what they thought I should use/buy. That is when I found out the typical inserts used in TC are not legal per rules:

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Must used a nonmolded (ex. open cell foam) insert or no insert.
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A set of tires I bought didn't come with inserts as well and was asking some people what they thought I should use/buy. That is when I found out the typical inserts used in TC are not legal per rules:
common sense tells me the rule should be overlooked/omitted since HPI has failed the consumer. Pretty sure the CupRacer foam inserts would work but I don't think they are sold separately nor are they manufactured any longer either... times are changing so we gotta make do with what we got
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:22 PM   #1339
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The USGT class was the biggest and most fun class at our indoor track (IROAR in Vinton, Iowa) last season. I posted a "Getting Started in USGT" article today to help more new guys get into the USGT fun. Here is a link:
http://www.iowafasttrackrc.com/2013/...arted-in-usgt/
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #1340
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The USGT class was well represented in Nashville, Tennessee last weekend at the USVTA Southern Nationals! That was the second biggest class I believe at the event.

They also ran 17.5 Touring Car, 12th Scale and of course VTA. Rob, it was nice to meet you. Due to the forums, I'd seen your name before, but never seen you race. U B FAST!

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hello. Thinking of getting into this class for the winter for myself and my daughter as its one of those being offered at a track we can travel to.

My questions are this:

- What older chassis designs are still competitive in this class that take stick lipos without modifications?
- What chassis designs appear to be the most durable?
- What kind of FDR should I be shooting for for a 50 x 50 track?
- What currently is considered the hot tire for carpet racing?


Thank you beforehand for any info.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #1342
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Questions 3 & 4 are track dependent. Ask at your track.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:25 PM   #1343
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Questions 3 & 4 are track dependent. Ask at your track.
Questions 1 & 2 are like asking what religion to follow

I'd say pick any belt driven design that suits your budget, i.e. Associated, Xray, Sakura... there are a couple rebrands too and I think OFNA is releasing a new TC in a couple weeks.
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Here's what you do. Get the cheapest possible used car and start racing. Around my track somebody is offloading some lightly used TC6 or Xray T4 and a bunch of parts because the latest and greatest just came out.

Seriously, every other week one of the hot shoes is selling something on the cheap.

Its when you've already got something that you'll find the best deals.

Works just like women...
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I updated the post to help for 3 and 4.

As for 1 and 2, I guess some designs have issues when doing spec racing do to available gearing from what I have heard, and some designs used to get up-armored in the past like the TC3 to help in the durability department (remember BRP Bumpers front and rear and nerf wings back when I ran touring).

Anyway, looking forward to any info that can help.
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I updated the post to help for 3 and 4.

As for 1 and 2, I guess some designs have issues when doing spec racing do to available gearing from what I have heard, and some designs used to get up-armored in the past like the TC3 to help in the durability department (remember BRP Bumpers front and rear and nerf wings back when I ran touring).

Anyway, looking forward to any info that can help.
TC4 for Daughter and VTA and/or TC6 if you like AE.... i still think batboy was faster with a tc4/3
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...OFNA is releasing a new TC in a couple weeks.
The Ofna/HoBao H4e is out and about in SoCal. Based on what I've read in the H4e thread it's doing quite well. If I didn't have so much wrapped up in my purple stuff I would love to build one of these green machines!

As for older belt chassis designs, my old Shuey Mi3.5 will be returning to the track as a USGT car. Should be fun and reasonably competitive. As for shafties, I believe my even older AE TC3 can still hold its own at the local level.
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Thanks for the info.

Don't really car if its belt or shaft driven, would prefer though a metric based car if possible.

Past experience with the TC3's from a durability perspective when I ran 27T and 19T brushed was the rear carriers didn't play nice with the boards without the BRP nerf wings and bumpers. Is that still the case with the TC4s?
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My son's (13 and 10) have AE TC4's for USGT and they have broken a zillion rear hubs, finally got some aluminum ones on eBay. Also 4 or 5 steering racks - I have found them to not be the most durable personally.

My X-Ray T3 has been quite durable, I may hit a few less rails than my kids, but I'm no pro.

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Thanks, I appreciate the info.

Definitely don't want to go through that again with the TC4 so I guess that's out lol.
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