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Old 12-11-2011, 04:47 PM   #1
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Default Current 12th scale chassis??????Help??????

Was hoping to get some info/opinions on the real world differences of the current 12th scale chassis offerings. Gotta ditch my T plate car so I can run lipo. My LHS has parts for most cars. I am looking for a easy car to setup, that also does not need a bunch of aftermarket stuff to get to race form. I look to race the 17.5 SS classes. Thanks in advance!
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Hello, My name is Randy Banks. Im a team driver for a 12th scale company called V-dezign. as far as differences in new 12th scales, there really arent very many. The most different is by far the yokomo or the speedmerchant rev.7 because the yok has a front shock, not a true kingpin style suspension, the SpeedMerchant uses a dual turnbuckle style upper arm front end and an inline battery setup. The most race ready though in my opinion is the V-Dezing carpet ripper v.5 although a little more pricey then others out there its well worth it, it comes with all upgrades possible, It uses a CRC style pro strut front end with the longer upper arm conversion, ceramic diff balls, and a boxed wide rear pod for more durability. as far as best car for the price, i would go with the CRC Gen-Xi car, it uses a true inline design or sideway style battery. I ran the XL for more then a year and then switched to the Xi and now im running the CR.5
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CRC Gen-Xi, mine is straight out of the box with no upgrades and I couldn't be happier. With only a few runs on it I've gotten within a lap of the fast guy at our track and the car is easy to drive and has more in it.
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Was hoping to get some info/opinions on the real world differences of the current 12th scale chassis offerings. Gotta ditch my T plate car so I can run lipo. My LHS has parts for most cars. I am looking for a easy car to setup, that also does not need a bunch of aftermarket stuff to get to race form. I look to race the 17.5 SS classes. Thanks in advance!
Hey Show: look HERE for tons of 12th scale info.
All the major players are in there as far as chassis manufactures.

I would recommend picking out one of the most popular cars at your track, this way spares, and setup info won't be an issue.
All the 2011-12 cars are killer, can't go wrong with any of them.
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Thanks guys just picked up a lightly used CRC XL! Any ninja setup tricks on this car?
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Thanks guys just picked up a lightly used CRC XL! Any ninja setup tricks on this car?
Set it up by the book and then try different tire combos. Once you find a tire that works for your track you can experiment with small set-up changes.
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Set it up by the book and then try different tire combos. Once you find a tire that works for your track you can experiment with small set-up changes.
Can't stress this enough!

You can run many things on our track but I've never found something that drives as well for MY style as black fronts and yellow (or grey low) rears.

Not saying that will work on your track, just stressing how important finding the RIGHT combo is. Any other combo I've tried is usually 2 or 3 tenths slower AND harder to drive.
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Thanks for the heads up guys!
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Set it up by the book and then try different tire combos. Once you find a tire that works for your track you can experiment with small set-up changes.
If only everyone had the info you just posted many people would be doing much better

Never heard it put in such a simple easy to understand way

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CRC is one of the best if not the best, i chose them over Team Associated im a fanboy for them as well.

I would buy there new axles for the front, a spring set for everything, loads of tires untill you find your favorite, then spend the money on good electronics also make them small as well lol.

Here is a link to tell the different between all the tires.

http://www.jaro-racing.nl/downloads/jaco_tyre_chart.pdf
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Thanks that chart is bad arss and will help!

Whats the 17.5 brushless motor thats working best for you guys on smaller road course tracks I should consider? I have the tekin RS Orion lipo already...thanks

Oh yea, what the heck is boost and this timing stuff???? I guess I am old school!!!!!

(sorry for the double post trying to get info cause I need to buy one very soon!)
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Thanks that chart is bad arss and will help!

Whats the 17.5 brushless motor thats working best for you guys on smaller road course tracks I should consider? I have the tekin RS Orion lipo already...thanks

Oh yea, what the heck is boost and this timing stuff???? I guess I am old school!!!!!

(sorry for the double post trying to get info cause I need to buy one very soon!)
I've seen the Reedy Sonic work VERY well in boosted 12th.
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You cant go wrong with any new trinity, lrp, reedy, orion motors.
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Great thanks! What about the tekin 17.5 for 1s????
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Great thanks! What about the tekin 17.5 for 1s????
Ive herd they dont do well.
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