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Old 09-24-2013, 05:27 PM   #76
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I modified my previous post to include open tires with a minimum diameter.

Can you provide info or links to the Colt and Chevron bodies that you have in mind?
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Colt bodies can be found on Ebay. RCMart has them, Dinball has them.
Chevrons can be found at The Border and Bonzai Hobbies

Just a note about the minimum diameter thought. You'll have some people say that it's bad because they want to use the tire until it's right down to the wheel. I've noticed this in Oval racing.
Have to wonder though, it's really not very different in Touring Cars. In VTA for instance, once you've worn the tread off; the tire is illegal.
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Back when one of ROAR's missions was to "Promote competition between scale appearing cars" there was a minimum diameter rule for every class, For 1/12TH it was 2" rear and 1 3/4" front. !/10TH was 2.25" I think, but I don't remember if that was front or rear or both. Yes, it affects the handling, but it's the same for everyone, and what's the difference if you cut off half the rubber before you run it or throw away half the rubber when it gets too small?
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You can't regulate a minimum tire rule. It does not allow anyone to get the maximum about of run tire on their tires.that is a really silly rule.
It's very easy to regulate, using a dial caliper. But it still might be silly!

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Just a note about the minimum diameter thought. You'll have some people say that it's bad because they want to use the tire until it's right down to the wheel. I've noticed this in Oval racing.
I race oval locally with the organizer for the BRL, and have learned a bit about it. The oval guys aren't at all concerned about getting the maximum number of runs out of the tire; the want maximum performance, which in this case is usually the smallest tire possible to reduce the rotating mass. For big events, it's not unusual for the fast guys to take a new tire and cut off all the rubber until there is about one good run left on it. That's ridiculous!

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Back when one of ROAR's missions was to "Promote competition between scale appearing cars" there was a minimum diameter rule for every class, For 1/12TH it was 2" rear and 1 3/4" front. !/10TH was 2.25" I think, but I don't remember if that was front or rear or both. Yes, it affects the handling, but it's the same for everyone, and what's the difference if you cut off half the rubber before you run it or throw away half the rubber when it gets too small?
Very well said! But there is one difference: when the tire is run down to the minimum diameter I have suggested in WGTP, it's just about the right size to start using in a different class! So it is still possible to get full use out of it. I already do this with my tires. I run them in Breakout and Legends classes, then put them on my BRL NasTruck or WGT.

None of these rules are set in stone; it's way too early for that. They are just starting points for our conversation.
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If someone suggested just hacking off the kick up and mounting it higher up as a wing, there is no way I would have thought it would look as good as that. Personally I would still prefer a decent size wing, but that looks a lot better than the original body.
That's why they call me the hackmeister... I think.

It worked well enough that I wonder if that's what the designer intended. Also, I could have made it wider by just changing where I cut. This width was just a guess.
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If you knew when that tire rule was in effect I'll be glad to look it up for you. I've got every rulebook that Roar did. the only time there was a mim. size was when the car was to low and dragging the chassis. Before there was ride height adjuster in 1/12th.
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Thanks for the links to the bodies, guys. They are gorgeous! I added them to the list.
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If you knew when that tire rule was in effect I'll be glad to look it up for you. I've got every rulebook that Roar did. the only time there was a min. size was when the car was to low and dragging the chassis. Before there was ride height adjuster in 1/12th.
You're really testing my memory here, but since my last ROAR badge expired in 1991, I would guess late '80s. For a while there was even an argument about if they should pass before or after a run.
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Back when one of ROAR's missions was to "Promote competition between scale appearing cars" there was a minimum diameter rule for every class, For 1/12TH it was 2" rear and 1 3/4" front. !/10TH was 2.25" I think, but I don't remember if that was front or rear or both. Yes, it affects the handling, but it's the same for everyone, and what's the difference if you cut off half the rubber before you run it or throw away half the rubber when it gets too small?
If you run on asfalt you can run the tire from big to the rim without any problems.
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I'd like someone to paint this for me and I'll need it in 24 hrs. !
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Love that Silk Cut Jag!
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I'd like someone to paint this for me and I'll need it in 24 hrs. !
YES! This reminds me of my dream category:

LMP1 bodies on 1/10 awd touring car chassis, rubber tires, with lay down shocks!

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Try it with 2 wheel drive. Nothing like those beautiful fat tires out back and having a relatively simple car that does what a race car is supposed to do.
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