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Old 11-28-2016, 06:45 PM   #31
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The tc4 is too advanced to be a spec chassis kit, specially after you've done the BERT mods.....
"Bert mods" wouldn't be legal in a spec class.
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I know.... BERT mods are too advanced for a spec class....
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Spec tyres are a very good point because finding the best tyre can be a very expensive experiment and the range is so wide it will just spark a tyre war. Just spec one tyre and go with that.

It is no different really than motors, ESC, battery etc., but it is more insidious because a set of tyres doesn't cost as much. By the time you tried all of them however it adds up to more than you spent on the rest of your car.
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Spec tyres are a very good point because finding the best tyre can be a very expensive experiment and the range is so wide it will just spark a tyre war. Just spec one tyre and go with that.

It is no different really than motors, ESC, battery etc., but it is more insidious because a set of tyres doesn't cost as much. By the time you tried all of them however it adds up to more than you spent on the rest of your car.
Alternatively spec a couple of tires so racers can adjust to track conditions for those of us who race outdoors. One hot tire and one cold tire.
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A spec chassis for racing will only work if said club has enough members to support kicking round in another class on race days.

The reality is that 17.5 TC is the universal "spec" class already.

- 17.5 motor
- TC body
- blinky ESC
- spec tire compound
- 2S battery

That's pretty "spec", in my opinion. Until a club has more than a couple dozen members, there is no reason to force a specific chassis onto racers. Part of the fun of this hobby/sport is getting to run stuff of your own choice. Faster guys will be in the A-main. Less experienced, less serious guys will be in the D-main, no matter what car they are driving.

21.5 and 25.5 are also good alternative "spec" motors, as I see VTA and USGT quickly becoming more of the norm than 17.5 TC soon.
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