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Why the hatred toward 1:8 scale at 1:10 scale tracks??!!

Why the hatred toward 1:8 scale at 1:10 scale tracks??!!

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by aloksatoor View Post
Yep but are half as powerfull. A 1/8 can clear a quad from almost a standing start but the trucks need some runup.
Dialing down the throttle make the experience more enjoyable for me (due to tighter track) and the 1/10 SCT's. This is too often over looked.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by -DOZER- View Post
Dialing down the throttle make the experience more enjoyable for me (due to tighter track) and the 1/10 SCT's. This is too often over looked.
Yep I agree. I get better laps with an underpowered setup than motoring up or gearing up just to clear that quad or 6 pack you know. But try telling that to the newbs .
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by -DOZER- View Post
There's a lot of variables on a track that can break a RC. Do you blame the wall that broke your SCT after you hit it?
the wall isnt a variable, its a constant. in that case driving would be the variable, but at least he can own that.

his point is that hitting a wall is his error, him getting lawn darted by some bro trying to show off on a track not made for his rig is out of his hands.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:23 PM
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Because I have seen:

Knees blown out due to hits
Feet broken due to hits
People knocked out due to hits

Personally I don't want to be anywhere near an 1/8 even on an 1/8 track that's why I stay at 1/10 tracks
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It's not just 8th for me... I hate 4x4 sct just as much!!! Show me video of any weekend or weekday club race in America, and I'll show you the reasons I hate them
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1/8 is harder on tracks, that's a given. Some tracks do deal with the wear & tear however and are still a world class surface due to maintenance and a new layout every month and a half (roughly)... namely. WCRC.
WCRC is right up the street from you dozer. So pack up your gear and go drive

The weight vs weight got a little twisted by you though dozer. There's more than just losi scte's on the track which was pointed out and you know... a B4 would be ruined in a second by a 1/8.

Which is why 1/8 drivers are asked to be courteous and I haven't seen it before as the 1/8 drivers at WCRC for the most part know how to drive... but if a 1/8 shows up and just tromps on anything in the way, I'm sure the track would ask them kindly to run their other vehicles and put that one up for the day.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:02 PM
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Sometimes I run my 1/8 buggy on a 1/10 track. But I put on SC bumpers, body, and run an SC motor. Then no one complains. Mostly I run it on 2s but 3s sometimes to keep the temps down. And I don't run it when 1/10 buggies are on the track.
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Originally Posted by mulepic View Post
Sometimes I run my 1/8 buggy on a 1/10 track. But I put on SC bumpers, body, and run an SC motor. Then no one complains. Mostly I run it on 2s but 3s sometimes to keep the temps down. And I don't run it when 1/10 buggies are on the track.
That's the courtesy that is takes to keep 1/8's on the tracks that do allow them.
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If they made a 1/10th 4wd buggies like they make 1/8th buggies, I would probably run them again. But the goes for most 1/10 stuff. Just isn't made like it used to be.
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Most places around me don't have issues with 1/8 running on a 1/10 track. However I have a issue with some people running 1/8 on these smaller tracks or at all. I pull my 1/10 4x4 SCT off when some of the throttle Jockeys get out there.
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When I am at the track I will pull my 10th scale buggy off, if the sc and ebuggies start to come out and practice. There are a few guys that I would trust not to smash my buggy with their sc or ebuggy. Most guys think the smaller cars and the tubes are just another jump in the track.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:19 PM
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Because its not your track and you don't make the rules. Sorry but thats what it boils down to.

Also while you might turn down your DR (or epa) there will be those that run 6s with 100% DR. Its really hard to police that, plus whats to stop you from turning it up?

I would like to run my 1/8 indoors (and luckily I happen to have a local track that allows both 1/8 and 1/10 to run) but its the reality.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:25 PM
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Tracks around here take it a step further. E buggies are ok but they despise the nitro guys. All these keyboard warriors crying about how the nitro guys get to run longer, why do I have to corner a 30 min main, I should pay less because I run less it goes on and on. It's sad but most tracks are turning 1/10. 1/8 scale cars are my favorite but due to the non existent race program in NorCal for 1/8 scale I have decided to join them and build a 1/10 car. What the hell might as well join them, but the tension toward 1/8 scale makes no sense to me at all. No answers here just more questions...
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:48 PM
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The OP answered his own question in the thread title

"Why the hatred toward 1:8 scale at 1:10 scale tracks??!!"

If they are designed for 1/10 and known to be 1/10, then you can't be surprised when you get grief for running your 1/8 on it. Simple.

Doesn't matter the reason behind it, I can promise the track owners have one. The solution is to find a 1/8 friendly track.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
Tracks around here take it a step further. E buggies are ok but they despise the nitro guys. All these keyboard warriors crying about how the nitro guys get to run longer, why do I have to corner a 30 min main, I should pay less because I run less it goes on and on. It's sad but most tracks are turning 1/10. 1/8 scale cars are my favorite but due to the non existent race program in NorCal for 1/8 scale I have decided to join them and build a 1/10 car. What the hell might as well join them, but the tension toward 1/8 scale makes no sense to me at all. No answers here just more questions...
by this rational, 1/8th scalers would have no problems corner marshaling a 90min 1/5th scale race right?
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