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Old 12-30-2021, 11:48 AM
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S/O to people that do one color paint jobs cuz I'm lazy and not masking shit opposed to 'saving weight'
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Old 12-30-2021, 12:27 PM
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I'm also in the one color camp. A haphazardly applied two-colored fade, if I'm feeling frisky.
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Old 12-30-2021, 01:47 PM
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We're going to have some races, so this is not just a theoretical exercise.
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Old 12-30-2021, 03:08 PM
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Can we PLEASE reduce the minimum weight? IMO its Fín stupid to be adding a 35+ gram steel ballast bar just to get up to the 730 minimum weight rule. And thatís with a GT body. Even more useless ballast is necessary when running a regular weight black-art Toyota. I do nothing special to save weight on my cars and it seems so stupid to be putting tungsten plates under the battery or big heavy steel bars in front of it.
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Old 12-30-2021, 04:15 PM
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Are the aluminum chassis cars heavier?
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Old 12-30-2021, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by bentouttashape View Post
Are the aluminum chassis cars heavier?
Yes, so are other common things like a tekin speedo, diff versus a spool, large milliamp packs, ECT. Wires could be 5 grams without lengths cut down, or going to 16ga. The rubber tires for the class weigh more than foams as well.
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Old 12-30-2021, 04:40 PM
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S/O to people that do one color paint jobs cuz I'm lazy and not masking shit opposed to 'saving weight'
I also do one color only. If I feel adventurous I might use some pin stripe tape on the car too. That does not happen very often. Lol. Happy New Year to ALL of you.
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Old 12-30-2021, 04:42 PM
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Then an $8 weight doesn't sound like a big deal.
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I concur.... even in my mod car with a heavy ass speedo and 8k pack in adding a little weight.
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My GT12 at champs was 760 with zero weight added. All carbon car. No alloy screws, big speedo, heavy servo, big wire, 8200 pack, thick paint. Just because you "can" get a car super light doesn't mean it is healthy for the class.
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Old 12-30-2021, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by vafactor View Post

Can we PLEASE reduce the minimum weight? IMO its Fín stupid to be adding a 35+ gram steel ballast bar just to get up to the 730 minimum weight rule. And thatís with a GT body. Even more useless ballast is necessary when running a regular weight black-art Toyota. I do nothing special to save weight on my cars and it seems so stupid to be putting tungsten plates under the battery or big heavy steel bars in front of it.
Big difference between foam tires and spool versus SJT rubber tires and ball diff for weight. Sometimes the grip is not high enough to warrant a spool with the rubber tires, hence the issues trying to get close to the minimum weight once you factor in a ball diff or if your car has an aluminum chassis.
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Originally Posted by vafactor View Post
Can we PLEASE reduce the minimum weight? IMO its Fín stupid to be adding a 35+ gram steel ballast bar just to get up to the 730 minimum weight rule. And thatís with a GT body. Even more useless ballast is necessary when running a regular weight black-art Toyota. I do nothing special to save weight on my cars and it seems so stupid to be putting tungsten plates under the battery or big heavy steel bars in front of it.
small esc, small RX, small servo, small cap, spool, carbon chassis, foam tires. Im not surprised youíre adding weight. Iíd be happy youíre adding weight, a lot of us arenít.
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Making GT12 lighter than LMP is not what anybody should be thinking about nor does it make sense. If anything with heavier bodies the class weights should be higher.

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Originally Posted by vafactor View Post

Can we PLEASE reduce the minimum weight? IMO its Fín stupid to be adding a 35+ gram steel ballast bar just to get up to the 730 minimum weight rule. And thatís with a GT body. Even more useless ballast is necessary when running a regular weight black-art Toyota. I do nothing special to save weight on my cars and it seems so stupid to be putting tungsten plates under the battery or big heavy steel bars in front of it.
Hi,
I was admiring the pic of your nice clean set-up, and noticed the red and black wires on the capacitor for the esc look very close to touching each other. I had that happen once, touch together, and so is only reason I took notice. Maybe the angle of the picture makes it look closer than they are.
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Originally Posted by oldrcr View Post
Hi,
I was admiring the pic of your nice clean set-up, and noticed the red and black wires on the capacitor for the esc look very close to touching each other. I had that happen once, touch together, and so is only reason I took notice. Maybe the angle of the picture makes it look closer than they are.
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Looks like they are close to touching together and the red looks like it's close to touching the can as well
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