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Old 02-06-2010, 09:37 AM   #8071
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Has anyone tried the 200mm rear arms on the TC3?
What would widening the rear of the car by 10mm do to the handling?
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Finally a '10 (whoa that sounds weird) Camaro Thanks Andy for posting that
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..yeah we have a few Camaros....(...yeah yeah yeah not Vintage..but a Camaro)

ohh I love it when is it due out I need it BAD!!
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Examples of 1969 TA Camaros


the first one...is that the one with the pole welded in as part of the rollcage
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Has anyone tried the 200mm rear arms on the TC3?
What would widening the rear of the car by 10mm do to the handling?
I have a TC3 with the rally kit (200 mm arms) and one with the stock 190 mm arms that I run in VTA. IMO the stock 190 width with the offset wheels is a much better choice for VTA. The HPI wheels have an offset (3mm front; 6mm rear, I think) that would make the chassis way too wide to fit under any legal vintage body.

Also, the only reason to go wider is if you have plenty of excess traction, which, as you probably know, the vintage tires don't deliver. Also, a wider car is more unstable under acceleration, especially when off the racing line.

My advice -- buy some extra springs, shock oil and caster blocks with the $50.
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The HPI wheels have an offset (3mm front; 6mm rear, I think) that would make the chassis way too wide to fit under any legal vintage body.
My poorly painted Yunick Camaro is on a 200mm TC3 and my very nicely painted Warren Tope Pantera is too. Actually the 200mm cars with the offsets of the HPI wheels makes the tires/wheels fill the wheel wells of the Camaro and Pantera body PERFECTLY since both bodies are 210mm rear width and 200mm front. The HPI Cuda has similar dimensions but the HPI Mustang wouldn't work as it's straight 200mm. You could use the 200mm arms on the front of the Mustang with the narrow tires (or the wide tires with the 190 arms, but not technically legal) to fill the front fenders out but the rear is pretty much max with the wide tires on the 190mm arms.

I'll try to find pics...

I didn't really see any performance advantage, etc (my TC4 Mustang was always faster) and the 200mm front arms are getting pretty tough to find. And you have to be REALLY careful about used arms as I've found that used 200MM rally arms are often bowed and unuseable.













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dat Pantera is Awesome nice work
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I've always loved the Panteras. Unfortunately it's from the next era of TransAm cars so it's not legal in USVTA but I had to do one.

One of our locals (Shawn Kiely / Big Fin Graphics) did the paint--he's pretty amazing. All the vent and inlet grills are painted, not stickers. The REALLY amazing thing is that this body is a 2-piecer and was painted as-such without being cut out. The red pin stripe lines up almost perfectly between the two parts. I couldn't have done that in a million years of trying.

He'll do pretty much anything for bodies and at very reasonable prices considering the work he puts into one-off projects like this one. If anybody needs paint laid down I can put you in touch with him.
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Hey Carl - here's the 'off-the-top-of-my-head' listing of the chassis in the "A" main at the Slowbirds sunday (based off finishing position)

1) TC3
2) JRXS-r <-----actually just a forgotten JRXS mid-motor
3) not sure
4) tamiya Ta04 or Ta05
5) HPI PRo4
6) Kyosho Stallion (belt drive)
7) HB Black Cyclone
8) HB Cyclone S
9) HPI Pro4
10) Cyclone (i believe)
I had to nitpick to maintain the pride of my unloved mid-motor JRXS. It works fine, but like others have mentioned, parts availability is key! Pick a chassis that has continued support or interchangeability with a newer version.
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How was VTA racing in your area this past week?

Locally (Indy/Marion County R/Car track), we had lighter turn-outs due to the weather. The racing has been "non-turbo" for the last few weeks, which has really brought the field that much closer. Top 6 cars all had a chance to win the A-main. Driving a smart race is becoming more important, but racing has become more enjoyable.

I qualified in the back of the A-main, but focused on clean driving. By the half-way point in the 8-minute main I had taken my TC3/GTB/HPI '66 Mustang to the front. Unfortunately a lower shock screw came loose at the 6 minute mark and the car become unpredictable. I was able to nurse the car to a 4th place finish.

Regardless of finish, I'm really enjoying the "slower" speeds the we've been running. Now I just need to figure out how to fine tune the timing on my motor to get the best balance between top end/infield.
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This past weekend, Trackside in Brookfield, WI (just west of Milwaukee) had a BRL Oval warm-up race. Trackside allowed the Vintage Winston Cup class to run which is USVTA rules except for Superbird (yes with the high wing), Torino and 70 Monte Carlo bodies. All USVTA rules applied. What a great event!!! Close lipo/ 21.5 non turbo racing on a 5.8 second oval.

USVTA is alive and well at Trackside, the very first Vintage Trans/Am class and host.

And yes, we did have "The Big One" in the main, but all racers continued......
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Andy those shells are almost enough for me to get over the discontinued Beetle. Love them both.
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Is that a bucket for the light or is it a decal?
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