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Old 01-23-2011, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ???E-Racer View Post
I know people here are favoring the scale realism of the SCT's.
I asked them why mod truck has died here and SCT's killed the class off.
I dont think stadium trucks are ugly, there is alot of loyal T4 drivers here.
I beileve people are just doing SCT because everyone else is.
Personally Id rather run a 2wd buggy, 4wd buggy or even
an onroad touring car over a stadium truck.
And those 3 classes have never been around long enough to survive here.
In a way im glad SCT's took over, but hate that it killed mod truck.
Alot of those guys run SCT and dont really like it, they just have no other option.
I can agree with a lot of this, scts also seem to break less besides bumpers LOL
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Originally Posted by STROKD View Post
...but it seems like dodging moving land mines...
Anyone can drive a train on the tracks...LOL I like it because at our home track you can get a lot more "involved" with the other drivers on the track and since its about "banging bars" at our track we all have a blast at it...

"its all fun and games till someone gets pushed off the track... repeatedly"
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:17 AM
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I think they are popular because they are small, and cheap. The looks really plays on the guys who are brand new to the hobby. Myself I dont have one, and I dont plan on getting one. And for the guy who made the comment about 1/8 guys being choked, I think 1/8 guys run 1/8 because they just plain like them better. I could easily afford something smaller to play with, but I like the size of 1/8, you can do more stuff, and the quality is outsanding next to something like say a traxxas or something
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:57 AM
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I'm curious to see what the next generation of SCTs will look like when not based upon existing ST parts. IF they look pretty much the same then I think its safe to say that they have not advanced the sport very much except for tricking newbies into making 3 new classes and race days painfully redundant.

But the upside is that the manufactures and retailers will have made hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process!

That being said, I hope either SCT or ST just goes away. I dont believe there is room for them both and the writing may already be on the wall: Tebo ran SCT and not ST at the Midwest Nats.

When the factory teams stop supporting a vehicle the end is almost always near.
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Look around your local track, wherever that may be. How many new people are there that weren't 2 years ago. At most tracks it's a lot, and most drive SCT's. Would all those new people be there if the SCT didn' exist, probly not IMO. As said many times before they buy them because of the way the look, they're durable, and just plain bigger. If you don't like the class that's cool with me but for a lot of tracks it's kept the doors open giving the diehard buggy racers a place to run. Ask you local ST racers why they moved to SCT? If you had a core group of 6-8 ST racers and they all went over to running SCT's then SCT's didn't kill the class they did. That's another $.02 in the kitty
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One thing I will tell you is that I was always afraid to practice
with the 8th scale nitro buggies. But with a SCT Im not afraid no more.
I cant count how many times I had my B44 out thier with the 8th scale nitro's
and they would push me around like a ragdoll. I beileve they were getting
peed-off because I kept lapping them...
(that little B44 keeps on and I'll knock the tar outa him)
Use me as a target,
but when I had a SCT out there with them, then they got mad and left
the drivers stand. Size for Size. I was just as big and powerful
and fast as they were...
man I cant wait for the 4wd SCT assocaited is offering,
then I can dish out more punishment on them..
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Initially that was true when it was just Spec Slash. Now that SCTs and STs are almost the exact same cars its time to admit that reliability and performance is about the same.

The popularity of SCT can appear inflated because it includes the usual new racers + the guys who switched from ST to SCT. And even so, SCT is still not as popular as Stock Truck when I first started racing 7-8 years ago.

The only way to 2 can co-exist is to limit the classes to Spec Slash, Mod ST and Stock SCT but I don't see that happening which means ST will die off like Gas Truck.
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did 2wd buggy go bye bye when 4x4 buggy came about?

Nope. 2wd will stay just as strong and most the guys running 2wd will ALSO run 4wd, as well as new guys who cant drive a 2wd will race a 4wd.
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Originally Posted by STROKD View Post
Whatever gets the people to the track and keeps the tracks open is all that matters.. Just still wish some of em would get a stadium truck too so there can be a class again. At least the 22 and possibly a new AE buggy will get some more into buggy I hope!
Hey bud, don't get discouraged about getting bumped around in the stock class. Just take your stock truck and run it in the modded class. It's what I did when too many fender bangers get into the spec class. On carpet, I was as quick as guys with modded trucks. You can deff be competitive, at least on carpet, with a stock truck. It will run slower, yes, but you can run tighter lines with a slower truck. SCT is here to stay, it's fun, cheap, and just plain cool.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by 1Fastpede View Post
there has been a class every week for the last month of stadium trucks at mikes.
Well wtf!? Why did Mike tell me there wasn't. Crazy crack head prob just trying to sell me a damn SCT!

Woohoo stadium!
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So what is it about ST that turns you on so much?
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by dmyers View Post
here in SW Missouri SCT is the bigest class we run
I was reluctant to try one till the sc10 came out when i did i was hooked
they are the most fun off road class i have run and they are tuff. even the 4wd sct's hold up well with a few upgrades and are as fast as some 1/8 scales
i like them so much i completly got out of 1/8scale
you can run 3 or 4 classes of sct for the cost of 1 good 1/8 scale
to me that is fun






well, much as i like racing stock sc theres no way in hell i whould stop racing my 1/8 scale truggy or buggy or sell it.
if anything i race sc to kill the time off between rounds thats what i think most do.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by STROKD View Post
great story. Reading ur talk bout what classes were big, I was thinkin U were talking bout Mikes...

Guess Ill be runnin 2wd stock. Lol unless I can get some of the fast guys to run mod. I'm good friends with one of the fastest guys that goes there, so maybe we can figure out another mod class, but he tells me 2wd stock is a great mix... So I doubt if mod will be happenin. U goin next week? Its my first sat off in 9 months and I'm dying to race. Come by and say hi.. Ill be the new guy u don't know hanging with Stolle
2wd mod would not be worth it. The stock motors with the timing turned up with a hot lipo battery is like what mod was back in the day
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Super Coupe View Post
2wd mod would not be worth it. The stock motors with the timing turned up with a hot lipo battery is like what mod was back in the day
That's what I've bern told but I drove one and it was slow compared to my old school nimh and 9 turn... It wasn't remotely close... I hit the tripple so hard one lap I jumped off the damn track where a stock setup lipo tedline 13.5 setup barely cleared it. Lol

I'd still love a mod class with some 5 or 6 turns going down... But u know I like hp...
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SCT is so popular because guys drive pickup trucks.

How many guys do you know that drive sand-rails around?
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