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Old 10-02-2018, 07:21 PM
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Default Body weight rules discussion for 1/12th

Over the past two months we've seen two different announcements of body weight rules-
  1. ets/iic - 90g - touring car
  2. Usgt - 95g
sadly there has been one class of racing that hasn't had a weight discussion - 1/12. The current batch of paper thin bodies makes cars handle well but causes a massive body fold risk -- not to mention the need to replace them frequently.

What does everyone think about a future "body weight min" for 1/12
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Also... This might be a limited scope issue... But I'm only aware of one manufacturer supplying super light 1/12 bodies today.
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After much meditation, contemplation and consideration, I must say NO. While I do believer the paper thin bodies should be banned, weighing them is both a pain and not a solution since.
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What if manufacturers just didn't make this type of body?
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I can see why this may be a thing in TC but I am unsure of the need in 1/12. I have run a bunch of different bodies of different weight and the thin seem to last better as they flex instead of split.
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Originally Posted by hanulec View Post
What if manufacturers just didn't make this type of body?

How could you stop them. Sure could get some to agree not to buy, boycott them. But if itís available someone will.
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I personally think the pro-lite bodies are fine. Just was at three day race and used the same body all weekend for practice, qualifying, and mains. One body for a race like that or say two club races out of a body isnít a problem at all i donít think.
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Not needed in 1/12th scale at all... The CG is already low enough.....
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I personally think the pro-lite bodies are fine. Just was at three day race and used the same body all weekend for practice, qualifying, and mains. One body for a race like that or say two club races out of a body isnít a problem at all i donít think.
Replacing the body every 2 club days? That's insane. I get 6 months out of mine.
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Well that did not take long at all did it.
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If there was a weight rule at least we'd have paint jobs again.. 5 white and 3 yellow cars in the race gets old
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Having painted a few, I'm all for it. The pro-lite body's are ridiculously thin. With almost no pressure, I sunk an exacto blade through the rear flank on one.
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I too, find these new ultralight wafer thin body's useless. I remember when we ran the TOJ or RM1 bodies, they would last almost an entire season. There has to be a point at which the thickness of the body being so thin can no longer support true aerodynamics. I would be all for having a minimum thickness rule and or weight whichever is most beneficial.
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I don't like the ultra light shells so I don't run them. I don't feel at a disadvantage and don't think that restricting the class anymore than it already is helps in the long term.
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Thickness makes more sense than weight. And it is just as easy to measure on most cars. Weight alone is easy to get around. You just make em fat in the lower part of the body. So perhaps a combo rule? it is not that hard to sanction btw. you just have a pre approved list of bodies just like motors and batteries.

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