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Old 08-07-2009, 01:11 PM   #16
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go to readytorunrc.com for speedmerchant stuff. I guarantee that you will get response from them. also he stocks all the common parts for the speed merchant rev5 and pro10 cars.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:18 PM   #17
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...PS: I think all brands that make pro10 cars are equal good. Corally, Associated, CRC, BMI etc etc. You can win with all of them as long as it is set up correctly.
The BMI, Associated, Speed Merchant cars were not designed as "pro 10" cars they were designed as "World GT" cars. CRC was the only U.S. manuf. that designed a chassis to support the current 2s (stick) lipo batteries. The BMI car was designed to work with 2s saddle packs if you really wanted to run 2s lipo.

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Old 08-07-2009, 01:46 PM   #18
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The BMI, Associated, Speed Merchant cars were not designed as "pro 10" cars they were designed as "World GT" cars. CRC was the only U.S. manuf. that designed a chassis to support the current 2s (stick) lipo batteries. The BMI car was designed to work with 2s saddle packs if you really wanted to run 2s lipo.

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yeah i know but people change them into pro10 cars with some small modification so they can use 2s lipo's. Some even made heavier modifications so they could run 235mm with a wide pod.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:51 PM   #19
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In Holland and Germany they only drive with 2s lipo. You want to go slower? Go buy a higher turn motor or get your rollout a little lower. The whole discussion about "1s lipo, so it is not too fast" is just weird.

Why would you want to go to 1s in a pro10 model anyway? There is enough room on the chassis and there are lots of 2s bricks and saddle packs now. Plus the ballance of some cars will have to be changed with lead as they are designed for saddle packs.

It is not like 1/12th where i think 1s lipo would be a good solution.

Just my 2 euro cents on this matter

PS: I think all brands that make pro10 cars are equal good. Corally, Associated, CRC, BMI etc etc. You can win with all of them as long as it is set up correctly.
This thread isn't discussing the pro10 class... its discussing the WGT class.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:06 PM   #20
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I thought pro 10 & wgt were the same thing ?.

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I was replying on a message from tally that people over the big pond were using 2s lipo in there cars.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:38 PM   #22
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Pro10: 235mm width, LMP type bodies run on open out door road courses. Fast as hell with a 2S lipo. Any tire combo you want. (These are the fastest RC race cars on the planet)

WGT: 200mm width, GT bodies (no LMP here) 13.5 1S or 4 Cell only. Spec Lilac tires. This class is intentionally slower.

That being said, a CRC Gen X 10 can be converted from WGT to a Pro10 with parts you can order from their web site. Pull off your GT body put on the new bits, put in your favorite motor for the class or the current spec and your prototype body and have some fun with the same chassis. Pro10 is not dead here in US, but it does need a larger, wider track to run on. WGT can be run indoors on carpet or outside on a larger course. Its gaining popularity because most of us don't have access to a large permanent roadcourse type track with wide enough lanes for the size and speed of Pro10.
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I thought pro 10 & wgt were the same thing ?.

pro10 is generally referring to the wide 235mm lmp style cars. world gt are the 200mm narrow gt bodied cars.. pro10 are old school and have been around for ever.. the world gt class is maybe 2 years old and frankly still very misunderstood.. they are all pan cars..
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pro10 is generally referring to the wide 235mm lmp style cars. world gt are the 200mm narrow gt bodied cars.. pro10 are old school and have been around for ever.. the world gt class is maybe 2 years old and frankly still very misunderstood.. they are all pan cars..

Okay i understand now . I had a 235mm associated car back in the day .
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I thought pro 10 & wgt were the same thing ?.
Already answered above.. but no. Very different class.
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:34 PM   #27
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235mm you need a wider track, 200mm are more suited to smaller tracks. To me pro10 are pancars. I should have been more clearer in my post. I don't make a difference in them if they are 200mm or 235mm as some seem to do, they are still a pancar.

What i don't understand is the 2s /6cell theory as being fast as hell. You can drive a 2s or 6 cells with a 17.5t or 21.5 t and it is not too fast. Why change the batteries and thus the whole chassis for basicly the same kind of car (200 or 235mm, basicly it is the same car) but with a different body? talk about class seperation? You don't HAVE to be fast with 2s or 6cells? I don't know who came up with that theory? plus 1s lipo you need voltage boosters or a receiver battery ( extra lipo?)

Anyway...indeed world gt (4cells/1s lipo) is already 2 years and i still don't understand it and with me many others.

But back on topic WGT
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they should really call World GT the SMC class since they made the only 'legal' battery when the rules were made and until very recently
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they should really call World GT the SMC class since they made the only 'legal' battery when the rules were made and until very recently
Because upto recently it was a 4 cell NiMH only class. No Lipo. Thats the reason our club choose to ignore WGT, and went with 10.5/2S Pro10.


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Because upto recently it was a 4 cell NiMH only class. No Lipo. Thats the reason our club choose to ignore WGT, and went with 10.5/2S Pro10.


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that's the setup i run in my prc max10 wide car and it's about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.. when the battery debate first raged on, there was talk of how poorly the higher wind motors 17.5+ were to gear and blah blah blah..
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