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Old 10-21-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default Any Benefits to WGT cars ober Touring?

I am curious if the setup, maintenance or cost is a benefit of the WGT cars?
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:37 PM   #2
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Heck yes. The WGT is easier on parts and the wallet. You'll also have more time on your hands because you won't be working on that 4WD TC in your pits. Also the new corally 10SL is a great car. I might have a nether new car to announce coming out soon.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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I think benefits, if any would be the users opinion. I personally prefer TC over pan cars, but I like all of the adjustments on a TC and dont mind working to find a setup. Pan cars are easier to setup in my experience..
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:44 AM   #4
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I wouldn't say that there are benefits, it's just a different platform.

I have been racing TC since the mid-90s and had most of the major brands; Schumacher, AE, Tamiya, Xray, Corally and Team Magic. All are fine and all can be made to work at the track if you take the time to set them up and practice a lot.

Last year I got into the WGT because TC has literally died out where I'm at. Maybe one or two TCs show up and maybe 2 or 3 VTAs so they run together. On the other hand we get between 6 to 10 WGTs and about 16 1/12 show up so the decision was to race both.

Let me say this, once I got used to driving the WGT (which feels like a calmed down version of 1/12) I have had more fun per race and have been finishing within seconds of the top. The speed is incredible (13.5 1S) and only a mod TC (5.5 2S) can come close. The WGT lap times are within .5 seconds of the 1/12. It is 6 minutes of nail biting extreme concentration to keep them on the track because they are so light.

I may never go back to TC. (Anyone want a good deal on a Corally RDX?)
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I prefer WGT now because the cars are fast, boosted esc, and a nice big foam tire that's dialed in. It really feels like a race car. VTA was my only TC class available and it just got stale for me.
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WGT and 12th scale is dead from where I am. Touring car is king here. And these cars need to be setup properly, or it'll handle like junk. At least with pancars, they have a way of telling you somthings wrong.
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WGT and 12th scale is dead from where I am. Touring car is king here. And these cars need to be setup properly, or it'll handle like junk. At least with pancars, they have a way of telling you somthings wrong.
I found that the pan cars, 1/12 especially, can be very sensitive to set-up and tire selection. Get it wrong and you have a big handful. Wheras TC and VTA can be way off and still drivable, not competitve but drivable.

The pan cars also let you work on driver skill, I have seen "equally" set-up cars but there would be a huge number of laps difference between drivers. Still it's a fun class.

Another thing is that one set of WGT spec tires lasted for the whole season (a series race of 6 and the rest of the season). I never had that happen in 1/12 or TC and VTA.
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200mm wide 1/10th scale pan car + 2 dr gt body = WGT (world GT)... think calmer, bigger 12th scale that doesnt look like a doorstop..
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