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Old 03-31-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Wait what? I was certain with the Traxxas sponsorship we might have seen something like this on the XO chassis...

My interest has been peaked of course.
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Man that's cool. Saw it on my local hobby towns Facebook page this morning.

Very excited for more details
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Awesome! This could be a MAJOR win for the drag racing community. Good job Traxxas.
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I cant wait to find out if this is based on the XO chassis or something else all together.
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I cant wait to find out if this is based on the XO chassis or something else all together.
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so I'd assume not. For it to be a proper drag car it needs to be a solid axle rear. If it is a solid axle rear with a four link setup, or something akin to that, I might actually buy a Traxxas product.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:12 AM   #6
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heh missed that in the excitement.

just as i missed the thread started the day before in the large scale section.
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It looks great but it is not my style of racing.
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Looks cool i guess. I just have to wonder why this would release something like this over a touring car? Is there really that many people drag racing? There are few on road tracks, there are fewer drag racing tracks
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I can not wait for this to Come out!! I want one soo bad!! My goal would be to get it to 105mph.
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Looks cool i guess. I just have to wonder why this would release something like this over a touring car? Is there really that many people drag racing? There are few on road tracks, there are fewer drag racing tracks
Traxxas doesn't like to compete. They make their own markets. They make new classes of vehicles all the time to see what "sticks".

I'm sure they'll be out in force (pun intended) at every NHRA event with scale tracks setup, demo cars and timing systems up and running. I bet you'll be able to see, touch, run and buy them all at one time at one place. You know they'll have Courtney, John and the rest of the Force racing team out and about for photo ops and ties ins as well.

At 1/8th scale you need about 16x220ft of space to have a "full size" track (8 foot lanes, 1320/8=165 you don't need much room at the start and 35-50 feet of braking area should cover it) . As long as you live in a relatively quiet neighborhood or have access to an infrequently used basketball/tennis area or have a parking lot that is mostly empty on weekends you're ready to go.

Assuming the cars are reasonably priced and the timing system works reliably they'll sell.
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Its just real limited on what it can do. I know Traxxas doesnt like to compete but i dont really see such a huge market for this. It looks cool but with onroad somewhat suffering right now it would be better for the on road scene for them to introduce something in on road racing that would be comparable to the Slash and what it did for the SC scene.
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*April Fools*. :\
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considering the rccaraction link doesn't go to this anymore i have to think so.

Would have been very cool though.
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have you all forgotten that its April fools day?
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considering it was first seen (the RCcaraction ad) on Wednesday...
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