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Old 07-21-2018, 08:02 AM
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Talk about deja vu all over again
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:40 AM
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Talk about deja vu all over again
lol
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by jiml View Post
Talk about deja vu all over again
Starring Denzel Washington....lol...
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:24 PM
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I can't help but laugh every time the rc police are out in force dictating who can race and who isn't allowed in a class.. Funny the same guys who preach about fun are also the ones who get so mad over experienced racers. Get over yourselves, they are toy model cars. This isn't life or death and nobody cares.
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcos.J View Post
nothing like watching serious racers in a beginner class lmao "hey I won!!! against the 6-8 year olds"
And nothing more satisfying than watching these 8 year olds destroy these same racers in just a couple of years
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
And nothing more satisfying than watching these 8 year olds destroy these same racers in just a couple of years
lol so true
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rccartips View Post
And nothing more satisfying than watching these 8 year olds destroy these same racers in just a couple of years
Yeah, if they stick with it and keep coming back!
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:29 PM
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That is a really, really big "if". Little kids' personalities change on an almost-daily basis, so expecting them to still care about the same thing several years later is unreasonable.
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:26 PM
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We have been hearing a lot of this locally. Because of that I am selling my truck if anyone is interested. A group of us decided this past winter we are all going to get the kits and have some fun. We did for a few weeks until people started accusing us of cheating.
As far as the class itself, just leave it as is. Box stock with bearings. Tamiya opened it up when they said lubricant on moving parts. Ready for a super secret? Tamiya AW grease on the shocks.
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Old 07-22-2018, 06:26 PM
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My son has been wanting to start racing, and he's got a truck now and he loves racing against us more experienced guys, it gives him a good point as to where he can be as he practices, and everyone in the class is thankfully easy going, but the main thing is not to get it too bogged down with rules / trophys and other bs. I think if done right it can still be a good fun class even with experienced guys in there, but you have to ensure the toxic trophy hunters spoiling it, and you keep the rules simple, the moment you make it brushless this, all that other c#ap, it may as well be another sanctioned class, and then you can try and get it roar/efra approved bla bla bla zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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I have no problem with the class at all. It's a great spec class that was designed to keep the costs down. It's the equivalent of RJ Speed Legends in the oval racing scene. Just have to make sure the people racing it follow the rules that were laid out and then everyone will have a good time. I don't like running against drivers that I feel are still new and nervous, but sometimes when I want a lower stress day I love racing a spec class like that. It's just supposed to be fun and enjoyable.
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:54 AM
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Racers here follow the rules and lube in the shocks is no big deal in the big scheme of things but motors are the problem here where I race I've raced ttrucks with some of the best truck racers in California and had a great time doing it but the lack consistency in the motors and their life span.has killed the class here I was at a race this past weekend and one of my fellow racers said look at the can of worms you opened up on RCtech . I told him I after we laughed about it that all I wanted to do was make truck racing easier when you throw your truck down it was going to be just as fast as it was the race before. Since I use used the truck as a 3rd class I don't want to work on it at the track I just want to throw it down and race. A fixed timing 25.5 motor of the same brand would make that so much easier do. No motor maintence .
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Originally Posted by lowdoughracer View Post
I have no problem with the class at all. It's a great spec class that was designed to keep the costs down. It's the equivalent of RJ Speed Legends in the oval racing scene. Just have to make sure the people racing it follow the rules that were laid out and then everyone will have a good time. I don't like running against drivers that I feel are still new and nervous, but sometimes when I want a lower stress day I love racing a spec class like that. It's just supposed to be fun and enjoyable.
RJ Speed (Bolink) is the best form of a spec class
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Lone Drifter View Post
RJ Speed (Bolink) is the best form of a spec class
I agree with that! I wish we could get the oval guys who run the Legends cars in my area to try running them on the road course just to see how they would do. The cars are so incredibly durable and easy to work on. It could be another great way to get people driving around the track with low cost.
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Try a RJ Speed Spec 10.
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