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World GT Club Racing - To spec or not to spec is the question????

Old 04-24-2012, 07:42 PM
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Does anyone know if the 10R5 foam bumper is a universal fit for all WGT's? I need a foam bumper for my Speedmerchant.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:54 PM
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I'd look else where. The AE foam is pretty useless if I remember correctly. Kind of like the bumper on their 12th. Flimsy foam. Definitely not universal.
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Does anyone know if the 10R5 foam bumper is a universal fit for all WGT's? I need a foam bumper for my Speedmerchant.
Go to your local hardware store and go to the gardening section. There you will find the kneeling pad for pulling weeds. It comes in differant colors and is pretty dense foam. A 10''by16'' piece can be as low as a couple of bucks. Cut to make as many bumbers as you want!
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Originally Posted by Josh-n-ya View Post
Go to your local hardware store and go to the gardening section. There you will find the kneeling pad for pulling weeds. It comes in differant colors and is pretty dense foam. A 10''by16'' piece can be as low as a couple of bucks. Cut to make as many bumbers as you want!
Excellent post!
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:30 PM
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Excellent post!
Thanks, got the info from someone here once and tried it. Pretty cool! I really like the green colored one and its textured like an old school flip flop!
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I found this at Tower. Will this do or is it a bit flimsy?


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBBLN&P=7
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Originally Posted by YR4Dude View Post
I found this at Tower. Will this do or is it a bit flimsy?


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBBLN&P=7
Seems expensive, but could work!
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Originally Posted by Josh-n-ya View Post
Seems expensive, but could work!
Try this, very dense foam, cut-to-fit. You might even get two bumpers out of a piece if you are lucky:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXPUR6
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Originally Posted by YR4Dude View Post
I found this at Tower. Will this do or is it a bit flimsy?


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBBLN&P=7
That foam is dense. We just happened to have one in our LHS this week. It has a slightly wider profile than my CRC, but ought to be able to made to work.
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Okay I got the foam bumper and it fits perfectly onto the chassis and under the DB9 body.

The problem I see is that the profile of the foam bumper doesn't match the graphite bumper underneath it. In fact the graphite sticks out a little further than the foam when all is mounted.

For my 1/12 all I did was mount the foam onto the front body posts and that was it. Can I just use the foam only in the same manner? What is the purpose of having the graphite bumper piece?

BTW, this is the bumper I got for my Speedmerchant WGT car.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...RC-Foam-Bumper
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Originally Posted by YR4Dude View Post
Okay I got the foam bumper and it fits perfectly onto the chassis and under the DB9 body.

The problem I see is that the profile of the foam bumper doesn't match the graphite bumper underneath it. In fact the graphite sticks out a little further than the foam when all is mounted.

For my 1/12 all I did was mount the foam onto the front body posts and that was it. Can I just use the foam only in the same manner? What is the purpose of having the graphite bumper piece?

BTW, this is the bumper I got for my Speedmerchant WGT car.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...RC-Foam-Bumper
If the foam bumper doesnt go past the graphite bumper underneath then it really isnt acting as a bumper! Thats kind of the point in having foam to begin with is to take the impact of the crash. The graphite under the foam just supports the foam bumper and keeps it from tucking under. I wouldnt run a foam bumper like your 12th scale. Maybe go to the hardware store like I mentioned in my previous post.
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THought Id channel my inner necromancer and revive this discussion and ask what the prognosis is for WGT and if it could possibly be something that could be a class that draws enough attention for a demo class at future major RC events (like say the Worlds)
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WGT is the biggest class at my track...usually 2 mains. The cars drive great and the spec tires have great traction and last a long time.

I don't think it will ever be a Worlds class unless its open mod. That would be great. Keep the spec tires and GT bodies though!
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Ive wondered about having a GT1 with open modified (for possible Worlds inclusion) and then a GT2 with the rules as WGT was originally written (with annual updates on body rules of course)
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:31 AM
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For the tracks that run WGT, 13.5 1S blinky is still the norm in the US. And where it is run regularly, the class is strong. It's carried at most major events as a regular class, but still not enough attention to split the class in 2 yet.
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