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Old 12-26-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default Why 1/12 scale less popular on asphalt ?

guys, why 1/12 scale less popular on asphalt?

is it because of these reason ??

1. Uneven surface
2. low traction track
3. Ride Height problem (bumpy track might need higher ride height)
4. Sponge tyres wear out rates
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Yes, all of the things you mention are valid reasons. But as long as the track isn't a total mess, it's still fun!
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you pretty much answered your own question.....
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in our racetrack, even if indoor asphalt, it's hard to get modified 12th scale to be drivable up to 8 minutes.

13.5 blinky is much easier but no one wants to play. I think it's really best on carpet to be able to enjoy the experience the most.
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We run 1:12 on our outdoor track with 6.5 or 5.5 motors and have run time of 7 minutes easy.
Fun like there is no tomorrow and tires wear is still within limits if you don't true them like you do indoor carpet.

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we run 4.5t in our outdoor asphalt track, we have lot of fun. except dusty day
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12th scale is always fun where there is a good group of drivers to race with
Surface doesn't matter
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12th scale is always fun where there is a good group of drivers to race with
Surface doesn't matter

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12th scale is always fun where there is a good group of drivers to race with
Surface doesn't matter
And thats the best answer you will find on this thread. Too many racers today are only satisfiied with perfect conditions and turn up their noses at any track that does not meet their "requirements". If you are all on the same surface then its an equal palying field and game on.
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what is the maximum ride height we can set on 1/12??

because normal surface track might need minimum ride height of 5.mm-5.5mm due to uneven surface...
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I really don't find pan cars all that fun to drive in low grip conditions. The track preparation needed to have a good pan car race is higher than for TC and back in the day it was the racers who would show up early and do all the prep work. As they got tired of doing that TCs became more popular both for how much easier they were to drive and for how much less track work is needed to race them...and they look cool to most people.
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what is the maximum ride height we can set on 1/12??

because normal surface track might need minimum ride height of 5.mm-5.5mm due to uneven surface...
we have people set as high as 5~6mm, personally I still use ~4.5mm
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It depends on how far your tires are trued back or worn.

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what is the maximum ride height we can set on 1/12??

because normal surface track might need minimum ride height of 5.mm-5.5mm due to uneven surface...
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I really don't find pan cars all that fun to drive in low grip conditions. The track preparation needed to have a good pan car race is higher than for TC and back in the day it was the racers who would show up early and do all the prep work. As they got tired of doing that TCs became more popular both for how much easier they were to drive and for how much less track work is needed to race them...and they look cool to most people.
I really don't understand why you don't set your cars up to the track rather than have to prep the track. In the UK we do not prep tracks, rather we all set up the car to the grip available
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