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Old 03-23-2012, 04:24 PM   #76
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This pic has to be my all time favorite simply because it has a 1972 Pontiac Firebird followed by a 1970 Hemi Cuda and a 1969 Camaro.
That Firebird in front has to be number one on my list of the most needed remaining body styles in VTA for which there is no representation in lexan.

We still need a Falcon and a GTO.
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it's the NEW HPI '78 Pontiac Firebird body legal for VTA?
Nope ...BUT very legal for USGT !!
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I have an older HPI Sprint and was wondering if:

A) It would make a good VTA car
B) What would I need to get it to VTA spec?
C) What upgrades and chassis prep are you allowed to do? (Changing diffs, suspension setup, etc)

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I have an older HPI Sprint and was wondering if:

A) It would make a good VTA car
B) What would I need to get it to VTA spec?
C) What upgrades and chassis prep are you allowed to do? (Changing diffs, suspension setup, etc)

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a) any chassis works well for VTA, that's they whole point of the class

b) speed control, motor, gears, vintage body (off list), HPI front/rear vintage tires/rims, lipo battery/charger

c) anything pretty much goes...there's nothing that limits what you can do to you chassis, just as long as you meet the mininium weight

look here - http://www.usvintagetransam.com/rules/index.html - or page 1 of this new thread for the rules, and legal esc/motors/bodies
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I have an older HPI Sprint and was wondering if:

A) It would make a good VTA car
B) What would I need to get it to VTA spec?
C) What upgrades and chassis prep are you allowed to do? (Changing diffs, suspension setup, etc)

Thanks.
Friend of mine runs one.... the Exotek chassis helps some. With some set up time it's a good car. Remember, it was the basic platform that the first Xray (T1) followed. Get it dialed in and run it. VTA should be about chassis' that are not just "big money flavor of the month".... Older cars have potential still . If you can set it up, and wheel it, then all should be good in VTA with this ride.
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Remember there are loads of TC3 cars that run in this class every week. And Associated is still producing the TC4 you can still buy one brand new. So yeah the Sprint 2 should be considered very capable.

If you are just getting started, I reccomend the Novak Club combo with the 25.5 SS. It's a hundred and twenty bucks and it gets you a legal motor and ESC.

Right here is the link for the rules for Official VTA. If you build your Sprint 2 to these specs and use parts from this list then you will have a legal and competitive car at any track in the world that claims to run the USVTA rules.
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Remember there are loads of TC3 cars that run in this class every week. And Associated is still producing the TC4 you can still buy one brand new. So yeah the Sprint 2 should be considered very capable.

If you are just getting started, I reccomend the Novak Club combo with the 25.5 SS. It's a hundred and twenty bucks and it gets you a legal motor and ESC.

Right here is the link for the rules for Official VTA. If you build your Sprint 2 to these specs and use parts from this list then you will have a legal and competitive car at any track in the world that claims to run the USVTA rules.
Has the club combo been approved yet? If not get the edge combo or wait until it is approved.Don't buy until you know for sure.
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Has the club combo been approved yet? If not get the edge combo or wait until it is approved.Don't buy until you know for sure.
You are right. It might me a bit premature to call on the club 25.5 combo just yet. I had thought that it was already a go. Sorry about that.

You can get an edge with a Ballistic 25.5 which wont be any faster but it will have more features on the ESC and the motor has a nicer finish and changeable sensor harness. Thats about $160 instead of $120. Easily worth it to those who love the nicer aesthetics but not to those who just want to run on a budget.
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You are right. It might me a bit premature to call on the club 25.5 combo just yet. I had thought that it was already a go. Sorry about that.

You can get an edge with a Ballistic 25.5 which wont be any faster but it will have more features on the ESC and the motor has a nicer finish and changeable sensor harness. Thats about $160 instead of $120. Easily worth it to those who love the nicer aesthetics but not to those who just want to run on a budget.
I hope the club is approved soon. Sounds like a great way to get started. We had some guys get the vented endbells only to find out later they weren't legal. Don't want that to happen with an esc just in case.
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Have heard rumors that the PH Camaro is molded thin (as little as .020). Looking at getting for a dirt-oval Street Stock, but would like to know if the body'll hold up.
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I need a '64 to '66 Thunderbird body style rendered in Lexan, but that will be a while I think.
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Have heard rumors that the PH Camaro is molded thin (as little as .020). Looking at getting for a dirt-oval Street Stock, but would like to know if the body'll hold up.
I used it for one of my VTA cars and it really sucked. Like you said the lexan is really thin. I shoe goo'd and fiberglass taped the front and it still cracked after a few good hits on the boards. I think the mcallister street stock camaro would be a better body. You shouldnt have to worry about really hitting anything, but the body is so wide I think you would have issues with air getting under the body and lifting. Here is a picture of it painted and ready to run.
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Have heard rumors that the PH Camaro is molded thin (as little as .020). Looking at getting for a dirt-oval Street Stock, but would like to know if the body'll hold up.
I'm not sure what thickness sheet they used, but the final product is very thin, as low as .012 in some places. You'll need lots of Shoo-Goo and tape to reinforce the front end.
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Has the club combo been approved yet? If not get the edge combo or wait until it is approved.Don't buy until you know for sure.
considering that the motor is already on the list.

25.5 brushless with 2C LiPo: Novak SS25.5 Pro brushless motor (pn:3425V) or Ballistic 25.5
(pn:3625V- stator only pn:S6625) ONLY combined with any ROAR-approved hard-cased 2C 7.4v
LiPo pack up to and including 5000 mAh capacity. Novak motors are the ONLY motor allowed at this
time. All house track rules regarding LiPo usage apply. Only physical motor timing advance is allowed,
however Ballistic motors must not be advanced beyond the last line of the timing range sticker. 12.3
mm rotor diameter only (no "tuning" rotors are allowed, only stock Novak rotors allowed). Using
ceramic bearings in the motor makes you a dork.
Approved ESCs:
Novak-
EDGE 2S Brushless ESC (#1850, 1851)
Mongoose Micro Brushless/Brush ESC (#1718)
GTB 2 Sportsman Racing Brushless ESC (#1708, 1709)
GTB series part numbers:1710, 1711
Havoc series part numbers:1732, 1733, 1735

thats from the new rules sheet. just need to check the part number for the club ESC. the club ESC #1852 is not on the list as of yet. the motor that comes with that club 25.5 however is on the list already part number 3425
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