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Old 03-26-2006, 03:41 PM   #16
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Old 03-26-2006, 06:15 PM   #17
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Another awsome 1/12th scale fact:

Buy 2 6-cell packs and you get 3 1/12th packs!

Don't buy 4 cell packs EVER, because buying 3 4-cell packs is always more expensive than getting 2 6-cell packs.

Not if you buy from ProMatch.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:12 PM   #18
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Absolutely right about that
Thats an awesome shell, looks killer. I cant lie its the look of the cars that has me interested as much as anything, maybe the cost factor as well. I've sunk so much into my TC that it's getting out of hand. I also notice that the 12th scale races are made up of alot of drivers that understand 'etiquite' (hope I spelled that correct) I cant count the number of times some blow-hard has rammed me of the track in TC because they dont even want to try to learn how not to hack. I'm going to keep with TC but 12th scale may soon take over as my favorite class.
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:29 PM   #19
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Absolutely right about that
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:00 PM   #20
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hmm.. some valid reasons to run 1/12th over tc, i'm gettin convinced!

but i have a question, is 1/12th still fun on low-mid traction asphalt? there're no carpet tracks around here and the asphalt track i play on isn't treated. A certain guy at the track said he gave up on 1/12th due to a traction problem. the tires either don't grip or, if they do, wear down fast.

still worth trying?
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:34 PM   #21
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1/12th scale racing on low-medium traction asphalt is no problem. Check out the following link (1/12th Forum):

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...page=593&pp=30

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Old 03-26-2006, 11:24 PM   #22
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next question is where do i get me a cool paint job for these things at better yet show me a few that would be nice... Im loving this thread more and more guys im inspired into yet another racing class in life...
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:02 PM   #23
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I meet the Munno family whilst on holiday in Florida lasy year. Lynn painted up a couple of shells for me that are awesome. The pic rally does not give them justice! She will reach her via rc.tech.
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Old 03-27-2006, 04:29 PM   #24
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12th scale car = scalpel
Touring car = HATCHET

I'll summarize my preference for 12th scale as succinctly as possible.

Why build twice as many diffs, 3 extra shocks, and all the assorted other crap involved with a TC, to go 1 to 2 tenths slower a lap on the same layout and race for three minutes less per heat?

12th scale is faster, with less wrench time, and more track time than TC racing. Really seems like a no-brainer doesn't it?
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i try to run 12th scale one night and my touring car the other. It has made me a touch more consistent.
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I love these cars

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Old 03-27-2006, 08:23 PM   #27
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I would like to add that with 12th scale you don't have to worry about a new car being released every 6 to 12 months like TC. Most 12th scale cars are similar in design wich has not changed in a long time. That is why I got out of racing TC. I had got a Xray EVO2 F.O.C. and within a few months the FTK04 came out. So even the cost of scratch building a 12th scale is cheaper than buying a TC kit.
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12th scale has many virtues yes, and it is a wonderful class. One thing that should not be overlooked however, is the importance of build quality on your car. 12th scales are extremely sensitive to poorly maintained components, much more so than TCs. If you have a slightly collapsed front spring and there's a little slop in the front suspension, you'll feel it and see the effects on the track. Likewise for a mediocre diff, a bad center shock and poorly maintained damper tubes. Though there are fewer components, they require significant amount of attention.

The single best setup tip for all 12th scales is to have the car be built perfectly. You'd be surprised how different two cars with the same setups but differing levels of build quality can be.
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nicly put
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:35 PM   #30
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1/12th is pretty darn easy on motors too. Stock or mod. A pair of brushes will last a long long time.
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