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Old 01-12-2015, 08:23 PM   #8416
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The HPI 1970 Charger body is USVTA legal, sorry. Next time check the rules. :doh:

Don't worry, you're not alone in your misconception. I corrected a local track owner this past Thursday.


HPI part numbers:
17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
17531 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28
17508 - 1965 Ford Shelby GT-350
17519 - 1966 Ford Mustang GT
104926 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE BODY
For the HPI and Bolink/RJ Speed Mustangs which are not provided with a spoiler:
A lexan spoiler of 16mm total height from trunk deck, and overall chord of 20mm is allowable. All other bodies must use the spoiler included with that specific body set as intended. Built in spoilers may not be enhanced.

17546 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (scale wing ok)
105106 - 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER BODY


With that being said... on a club level, the more the merrier. Welcome to the class.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:24 PM   #8417
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The HPI 1970 Charger body is USVTA legal, sorry. Next time check the rules.
The HPI *Dodge CHALLENGER* is USVTA-legal. The '70 Charger never ran as a Trans-Am Series car that I can recall.

From USVTA:

>>Body Specifications:
Late '60s to early '70s American pony car Vintage Trans-Am bodies only.

Bolink part numbers:
BL2262 '68 Chevrolet Camaro
Also known as RJ Speed Part # BOL2262 and #1054

BL2263 '65 Ford Mustang
Also known as RJ Speed Part # BOL2263 and #1055

HPI part numbers:
17510 - 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
7494 - 1968 Chevrolet Camaro
17531 - 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28
17508 - 1965 Ford Shelby GT-350
17519 - 1966 Ford Mustang GT
104926 - 1966 FORD MUSTANG GT COUPE BODY
For the HPI and Bolink/RJ Speed Mustangs which are not provided with a spoiler:
A lexan spoiler of 16mm total height from trunk deck, and overall chord of 20mm is allowable. All other bodies must use the spoiler included with that specific body set as intended. Built in spoilers may not be enhanced.

17546 - 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (scale wing ok)
105106 - 1970 DODGE CHALLENGER BODY<<
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:37 PM   #8418
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You're absolutely right. I'm illiterate.

My apologies, good sir.

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Old 01-12-2015, 11:26 PM   #8419
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Apology accepted....lol
Love the Charger, and wish we could find some old AMC/Dodge sedan bodies for some "DUKE'S of HAZZARD" action!!!
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:44 AM   #8420
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My parents had this exact Dodge Charger for their grocery getter when I was growing up. 318 engine? It was the car I learned to drive on. It was a 73. I think this on is a 72. Same metallic brown color, but a WHITE vinyl top (), and hub caps (gag!). Sure wish we would have kept it. I think they traded it for a conversion van. The hood was about 16 feet long it seemed.
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Had a discussion about VTA rules. I thought I knew the answer but I can't find it on the rules page.

- What is the rule for the front diff. Can you use a spool, one way or diff only?
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:31 AM   #8422
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Had a discussion about VTA rules. I thought I knew the answer but I can't find it on the rules page.

- What is the rule for the front diff. Can you use a spool, one way or diff only?
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:30 PM   #8423
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I have heard of tracks that don't allow front one way differentials. But I don't think it was ever in the national rule set.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:31 PM   #8424
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I think there are better options than a TC4 for those who are budget minded. Prime example:

TC4 is outdated, with the S2 you get a modern touring car design. Just my $0.02
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As a rookie to the indoor scene, I've been using a TC4. It's been fun, however, after headaches trying to figure out the steering vibrations/grinding because of the poor metal cvd designs with front spools, I'll be getting a Spec R S2 soon. Not worth putting more money into it when I can get a modern car (for a cheaper price than a new TC4) without the worry, and have more fun building the whole kit rather than partially pre-assembled. I'll still be losing out considering the few upgrades I put into it but for the price of an S2, i'll break even at the very least selling the TC4 chassis as is.

I wouldn't recommend the TC4 anymore when there's cheaper and more modern designs out there, Sakura and Spec-R for example. However, TC4 parts are abundant and probably readily available by your LHS, not sure about the others.

Can't wait for my S2 to arrive
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I've finished 2nd in the A the last two weeks in Indy with a Spec-R S1. For $119 ($200 as I run it), the car is better than the driver.

I used to run a TC4 as well. One night I brought my freshly built per the manual S1 out, I went .5 seconds faster than my TC4 in first 10 laps.

There's people out there that love the TC4. Indy_RC_Racer for one. He's faster than me with his TC4 most nights. But I'd bet a million dollars that if he switched to a Spec-R S2, he'd be .5 seconds too. But what would he do with his steamer trunk full of TC4 parts...?
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I have to agree, that the S2 is a great intro level chassis for VTA. I built one as a back-up and loaned it to a kid( who had never run on-road). He ran faster laps w/my "junk" electronics, so it showed the S2 is a very capable chassis.
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I have to agree, that the S2 is a great intro level chassis for VTA. I built one as a back-up and loaned it to a kid( who had never run on-road). He ran faster laps w/my "junk" electronics, so it showed the S2 is a very capable chassis.
Not to mention, depending on body, it comes right in at 1550g. I have to add about 28 grams of weight to it if I used my lightest body.
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Not to mention, depending on body, it comes right in at 1550g. I have to add about 28 grams of weight to it if I used my lightest body.
that right there to me is a big big plus.
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I've finished 2nd in the A the last two weeks in Indy with a Spec-R S1. For $119 ($200 as I run it), the car is better than the driver.

I used to run a TC4 as well. One night I brought my freshly built per the manual S1 out, I went .5 seconds faster than my TC4 in first 10 laps.

There's people out there that love the TC4. Indy_RC_Racer for one. He's faster than me with his TC4 most nights. But I'd bet a million dollars that if he switched to a Spec-R S2, he'd be .5 seconds too. But what would he do with his steamer trunk full of TC4 parts...?
The only thing I miss not having in my VTA tub chassis TC4 is a gear diff option. I have worked on my setup to work well with font/rear ball diffs, and now my car is always competitive. Took TQ and the A-main win on Friday (of course beating .crispy).

There are enough adjustments in most touring cars to be competitive in VTA. While not every driver or car setup is capable of winning an A-main, everyone should be able to have fun regardless of their budget or car.
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my first vta is on the way. "first on road car"

should be a blast
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