Originally Posted by beers4evo
hi guys what would you consider your car being heavy if the minimum weight requirement is 1725grams without fuel and including transponder...?
Mine is 1757grams and I consider that heavy....
Also, what parts could be used to lighten the car?
1757 to 1725 could be the height of your tires, you want to be around 1725 with 57 and 55mm tires (or the lowest you normally go for a main) although I have liked my car better on certain track conditions in the 1800+ range. Remember this is with your body, full ready to run without fuel. so you can count tire dust too
from least to most expensive
twister pro-light wheels, around 3-5g per wheel of rotating mass over most others especially if you get the kyosho style.
titanium screws, not sure how much but I grabbed a hand full of steel and
titanum, and it was drastic but keep steel in the front and on things you need strength on.
titanium pivot balls are worth quite a bit
ybslow aluminum spool
lipo + regulator, you can save 50+ grams here (I run a brass battery plate from ybslow that is 68g under a lipo)
KO 2413 servos. half the size and worth 10 grams each I believe. half height servo is a perfect place for your lipo regulator to attach to the bottom of
also, various pipe/engine combinations can play a major role. any of the pipes with the stinger saver are heavy.