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Old 12-18-2008, 07:49 AM   #676
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Fact of the matter is that 10.5 is absolutely perfect for touring.
and i bet a 10.5 single cell would be bomb too.
same for GT
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:04 AM   #677
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Fact of the matter is that 10.5 is absolutely perfect for touring.
and i bet a 10.5 single cell would be bomb too.
same for GT
+1 on the 10.5, Since ROAR kinda axed that motor from superstock I have a spare in my parts box. I am sure there are alot of good 10.5 motors floating around and could be bought for about $50 or less.
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Fact of the matter is that 10.5 is absolutely perfect for touring.
and i bet a 10.5 single cell would be bomb too.
same for GT
Yup, and 13.5 1 cell lipo would be a great entry level class... similar to 17.5 4 cell.
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Just think. Have a 1/12 scale with a 13.5 in it. If you have a 13.5 class throw the 4 cell in, if there just stock, throw the 1 cell in it. Just regear. Should be the same setup and tires.

Too bad life is never that simple.

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Well its not as simple as "re-gear and go" there is a different setup required between Stock and Mod 1/12th cars to go fast.

How slow is a 1cell lipo w/ 17.5. I would guess thats the speeds stock should be?
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How slow is a 1cell lipo w/ 17.5. I would guess thats the speeds stock should be?
Nah, I don't think 1-cell 17.5 should be "stock" speeds, that is more like Rookie/Beginner. If you can't handle 4-cell 17.5 as it stands now for "stock", than you need to spend more time practicing and working on setup.
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just seems to me that no matter how slow ROAR makes it someone will have to HP thing figured out and you will be left in the dust. My car was in no was the fastest one out ther wednesday but lucky me got a win out of it.
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Hows about 1 cell and a 5.5 lw..... that sounds like fun!
wonder how many locals would want to lay it down friday @ Larry's
even 4 cell... whatever you got. Im calling you out snow and all! Don't Be Square!
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I think everything should just follow the path of 2wd truck. It is making a come back because of li//bl pro truck. 30 minute mains, every truck in the same field, and its low on cost. My 8kmah lipo takes up the same amount of room as a 6cell pack does so I'm sure that some one could make a 4kmah lipo that would last 20 minutes w/ a 17.5 (fast enough to challenge drivers, but it will still allow people to ease into the hobby.) A 17.5 on 2s lipo will still be slower then a 13.5 on 4 cells.
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Hows about 1 cell and a 5.5 lw..... that sounds like fun!
wonder how many locals would want to lay it down friday @ Larry's
even 4 cell... whatever you got. Im calling you out snow and all! Don't Be Square!
In the UK I run 6.5BL on 5 deg timing at 38mm/rev on 4.8v. Our top drivers wouldn't been seen dead with anything less than a 4.5BL. We run this on 30 metre x 16 metre tracks, and the last one had a 180 deg sweeper leading on to a 30m straight - you bet it's fast. 5.5BL on 3.7v - you wimps!!

Surprisingly, with today's chassis and rubber, they are really quite easy to drive.

It's nice to see that people are settling with the 3.7v, as it is going to be the way to go if you want LiPo (I don't!).
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In the UK I run 6.5BL on 5 deg timing at 38mm/rev on 4.8v. Our top drivers wouldn't been seen dead with anything less than a 4.5BL. We run this on 30 metre x 16 metre tracks, and the last one had a 180 deg sweeper leading on to a 30m straight - you bet it's fast. 5.5BL on 3.7v - you wimps!!

Surprisingly, with today's chassis and rubber, they are really quite easy to drive.

It's nice to see that people are settling with the 3.7v, as it is going to be the way to go if you want LiPo (I don't!).
In Oz we're running 5.5s on asphalt (we're harder than the pomms, clearly ). For 1 cell lipo I'm thinking a 3.5 will be the go, I just need someone to bring out a pack that'll go 8 mins
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In Oz we're running 5.5s on asphalt (we're harder than the pomms, clearly ). For 1 cell lipo I'm thinking a 3.5 will be the go, I just need someone to bring out a pack that'll go 8 mins
Why stop there when there is a 2.5 Motor!

For where I live, 10.5 or 13.5 would be the classes that most of the racers would want to race. With the longest straight only 60ft, anything faster would be scary for the marshals. I have a feeling that 13.5 would be the choice for the locals as many of us already have 13.5s from oval and sedans.
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I say skip the 10.5's and run the motor rules we have now with single cell. 17.5 stock for beginners. 13.5 superstock for more experienced racers and places that are still running 4 cell 17.5, and mod for the people that want to go faster.

Single cell mod is a blast. I've run it before and it's actually pretty challenging without being out of control. 50+ mph in 4 cell mod is a bit over the top but single cell brings it back to where we were 5-10 years ago.
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In Oz we're running 5.5s on asphalt (we're harder than the pomms, clearly ). For 1 cell lipo I'm thinking a 3.5 will be the go, I just need someone to bring out a pack that'll go 8 mins
Us soft poms would love to race outdoors, but its always bl**dy raining over here
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And over here Steve, it's a total mudbath at the mo!!
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