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Old 03-10-2007, 11:44 PM   #16
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1/12 is cheaper no matter how you look at it.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:10 AM   #17
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6-7 races (i.e. 8 minutes a shot – “runs”) or “race days”?

6-7 racedays is phenomenal compared to the 2ish that set of sedan tires maintain top performance for on asphalt. 6-7runs/races still equals roughly 2 racedays so even if tires are equalized, everything else should last longer on the 1/12th.
Yep the Taranaki track is well known for tyre wear as I understand it has a high traction coating. Normaly we have probelms with grip as we don't run traction compound - tyre wear on ashphalt is much lower than touring.
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:46 AM   #18
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12th is cheaper and waaaayyy more fun. For two reasons, IMHO...

The class is stable. You will not need to buy the latest thing every week/month/season, and there is a limited choice of things that work (tyres, motors, cells, etc.) This is down to the rules, and the fact that the cars are very light compared to TC.

It's down to the driver. No other class rewards a good driver more than 12th. In our BRCA National Series this year, one of our best drivers has made the A Final in Mod with a 17T and a 15T brushed motor and 'shop' cells. That's against matched cells and brushless motors.

12th is RC Electrics' best kept secret!!
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:41 AM   #19
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Hey guys what prices are you getting your tires for? Just curious as to what a reasonable price for tires is...
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:41 PM   #20
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about 15 a pair is good
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:00 PM   #21
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Hey guys what prices are you getting your tires for? Just curious as to what a reasonable price for tires is...
$10... From my hobby shop's 1/2 price bin. Sometimes they are old and dried out, I just apply TQ traction compound and true them and they are awsome. Them max I would pay for a complete set of tires is 30 USD.
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Old 03-12-2007, 08:06 AM   #22
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1/12 scale is definitely cheaper than TC. In fact I just saw a nice CRC Gen X on ebay. I wouldn’t mind buying it if there was a class locally.
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