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Old 04-22-2018, 02:46 PM
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I'm curious as to what everyone thinks the minimum weight is for touring cars at ROAR events? 1350 or 1380?
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1350 for TC and 1380 for USGT
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Yeah, what he said
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Anyone affiliated with roar care to chime in? Everyone I know thought it was 1350, but someone sent an email to roar, and got the answer of
​​​1380.
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If only ROAR had a website with the rules published on it...
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1350

as well as reading the rule book you have to be on top of all the announcements as well.....

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History behind this;

ETS dropped to 1350 for 2015
AARCMCC (australia) dropped to 1350 as did BRCA
was then proposed to IFMAR Prior to 2016 worlds to drop to 1350 (and they did)
EFRA followed IFMAR
ROAR followed after the worlds.


and now ETS has changed to 1320g for this season, so reasonable chance of IFMAR changing before the worlds also - which will drive another change.
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Are there any advantages, for the racers, to lowering car weight again? Other than awesomatix are there any cars that are signifcantly under weight when not using LCG batteries, ultra light weight bodies and titanium / aluminum hardware? It’s diminishing returns at this point and starts to get very expensive.




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Originally Posted by malkiy View Post
Are there any advantages, for the racers, to lowering car weight again? Other than awesomatix are there any cars that are signifcantly under weight when not using LCG batteries, ultra light weight bodies and titanium / aluminum hardware? Itís diminishing returns at this point and starts to get very expensive.
I can see no advantages, only disadvantages-- the main one being expense, just as you stated. Every time the weight drops, the wallets open. That's never good.
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Are there any advantages, for the racers, to lowering car weight again? Other than awesomatix are there any cars that are signifcantly under weight when not using LCG batteries, ultra light weight bodies and titanium / aluminum hardware? Itís diminishing returns at this point and starts to get very expensive.



Every TC I've built in last couple years was way under the current ROAR min (Except the TA07 LOL). A lower weight limit would have saved me money. No need to buy fancy brass centre wieghts and inner suspension holders etc.
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Originally Posted by DavidNERODease View Post
Every TC I've built in last couple years was way under the current ROAR min (Except the TA07 LOL). A lower weight limit would have saved me money. No need to buy fancy brass centre wieghts and inner suspension holders etc.
I have to agree, adding weight to my touring cars has become an annoying obsession lately, even with an 8400mah battery and a boat anchor speedo i had to put 10g on my T4'18 to make 1350
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Hmmm my t4 2018 was slightly over weight with HW XR10 pro,LCG battery 264g, hiro seiko screw kit, light weight body and solid alu chassis.
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Tc7.1 hobby wing justock esc/motor combo, 6k Reedy lipo, Tamiya Gt body, Ko low pro servo, Solaris wheels and I added 60g to make weight.

I say lower it.
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Hmmm my t4 2018 was slightly over weight with HW XR10 pro,LCG battery 264g, hiro seiko screw kit, light weight body and solid alu chassis.
Really? I do have alum screws in the car, protek low profile servo, and my motiv mc2 is a pretty light motor, but even with the 320g battery I had to add 10g
trying to think if i have anything else on the car to lighten it, standard flex alum chassis, it does have lightened hinge pins, but that's like .8g each, hardly anything.....
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The Solaris tires on Schumacher lightweight wheels weigh 40g less than any other wheel/tire combo out there. That’s a huge advantage/disadvantag depending on perspective. Yes it’s 40g less rotating mass, but now you have to find space for it on you chassis
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