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Old 03-09-2008, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default WOW!!! 1/12th scale carpet racing = FUN

Man, i NEVER thought 1/12th scale carpet racing would be FUN!!! Just got back from the track, and my lord, AWESOME!!!!! I mainly run road courses. So, i converted my RC12L4 to a CRC conversion to get competitive. Lets just say its the most fun ive had!!! You actually use the brakes and turn left and right. But anyway, iam HOOKED on 1/12th scale carpet!!!!!!!!



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12th scale racers are worse than mac owners, fact!
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Only a guy that has not tried a Mac or a 1/12th would say that
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oh puh-lease . . . I hate macs with every fibre of my being. I'm a pc guy. (Pan Car) and Personal Computer . . . I'm a big machine control guy . . . PC. I've got GPS frequency standards, digital trunking scanners, MGM ESC's, GPS', USB-IP enabled dildos . . . I'm true blue pc.

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Heh, no offense Adrian . . .

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Limey twit . . . Where is Preston? I did some time for A levels . . .

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Limey twit . . . Where is Preston? I did some time for A levels . . .
North-west England, about half an hour from Liverpool or Manchester.

I stand by my point, there can't be another set of racers who have such an elitist mentality. Why do all 12th drivers think that there class is so 'pure'?!?
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North-west England, about half an hour from Liverpool or Manchester.

I stand by my point, there can't be another set of racers who have such an elitist mentality. Why do all 12th drivers think that there class is so 'pure'?!?
Generalize much?

I love pancars and much prefer them to touring cars. I don't get why 1/12th scale isn't more popular and why it's tough to keep the class going locally. The simplicity of it along with the lower cost and speed and handling of the cars is what appeals to me. Do I think it's more "pure" than a TC? Sure, in the same way that an Elise or Caterham is a more pure driving experience than an Audi RS4. Sure, all three are fun cars, but if I'm going to do a trackday the RS4 would be a distant 3rd choice. I apply that same thinking to what I want to drive with my toy cars as well.

I think everyone should at least try 1/12th scale, be it an awful driver or a great driver. I'll gladly share tha track with and help anyone that wants to give 1/12th a try. Does that sound "elitist" to you?
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1/12th is like golf for me...when your swinging good almost nothing beats it...when the car is good it is the most fun driving ever. When your swing is bad it's the most frustrating sport in the world...when the car isn't hooking up it's the most frustrating race in the world
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North-west England, about half an hour from Liverpool or Manchester.

I stand by my point, there can't be another set of racers who have such an elitist mentality. Why do all 12th drivers think that there class is so 'pure'?!?
Preston, apparently about 15 minutes from 'Closed Mind', south of Bigot Central, way off the main 'Open Mind Way'.

If you've never raced 12th, then you can't know. If you had ever raced 12th you would know how helpful everyone is, how set-ups and help is always shared and how all 12th drivers recognise that it is ALWAYS the better drivers who beat you.

Perhaps we come across like this because we are a community, something the UK doesn't care about any more.

Non-12th drivers - there can't be another set of racers with such a closed-mind mentality.

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Man, i NEVER thought 1/12th scale carpet racing would be FUN!!! Just got back from the track, and my lord, AWESOME!!!!! I mainly run road courses. So, i converted my RC12L4 to a CRC conversion to get competitive. Lets just say its the most fun ive had!!! You actually use the brakes and turn left and right. But anyway, iam HOOKED on 1/12th scale carpet!!!!!!!!



This looks like a box-stock 12L4 so I'm curious about what you converted to a CRC conversion...

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1/12th is like golf for me...when your swinging good almost nothing beats it...when the car is good it is the most fun driving ever. When your swing is bad it's the most frustrating sport in the world...when the car isn't hooking up it's the most frustrating race in the world
That usually happens first time at a new track. Then you figure the car out. We have an outdoor asphalt track that has more traction than carpet (SS Speedway, Tampa) and we need to run tiny tires and a stiff setup and another track on the same town (Adrenalin R/C, Tampa) needs big tires and a soft setup.

With the right setup the cars get around like Caddy's at either track.
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Isn't that why we have set-up sheets? So we can have more fun and quality training time on a particular track.
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I love my DB12, thanks Jason and Adrian, and i love my IMac, thanks Steve Jobs??? lol

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