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Old 02-06-2015, 05:30 PM
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The 1/18th scale carpet racing is taking off in our area. Just wondering if the M18 is a good choice for the class. I'm seeing just about all RC18's out there right now. Pro's or con's of this little guy are appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2015, 05:42 PM
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The Xray M18 is by far the best micro out there for carpet racing.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:39 PM
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m18 with exotek conversion on carpet because of its low CG. On asphalt rc18 with exotek conversion. I personally was a fan of the micro RS4 but I raced on a small asphalt track and purchased the RC18 from exotek, it smashed all other cars because of better dampening on a bumpy track
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I got a M18 with a Penguin chassis. Never got to run it, let alone race it.
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Originally Posted by hoyt1967
The 1/18th scale carpet racing is taking off in our area. Just wondering if the M18 is a good choice for the class. I'm seeing just about all RC18's out there right now. Pro's or con's of this little guy are appreciated.
I loved the m18, but micro racing dried up here for larger scales about 7-8 years ago. The car is pretty much bulletproof. Not sure how easily you'll find tires

The m18 will run circles around an rc18, btw
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Won a lot of races with my own rebuild:
http://www.euronet.nl/users/tooms/m18/m18.htm

Today the 1/18 racing is almost died, most drivers are switched to 1/12 and 1/10 indoor tracks.
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Nice rebuild Roelof,

It seems like Xray just abandoned the m18 project. Am I incorrect in saying so?
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Nice rebuild Roelof,

It seems like Xray just abandoned the m18 project. Am I incorrect in saying so?
No, micro tc just died. Only two manufacturers made cars to scale(X-ray and hpi). Too bad, they were a lot of fun.
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There seems to be mini-Z (1/27) type racing on the up, particularly in Asia. For example the Atomic AMZ. Would be interesting to see if the class makes its way west.
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Mine were shelved 7 years ago or more. When shelved installed aluminum turnbuckles and shocks, Exotek chassis, 1500mah Lipo's, Tekins Rage and I cant remember the motor, I know its Tekins, took the brand off to fool people, taking the brand off looked like Creation brushless motor.

Class is dead. Get 10th scale Its still thriving on road, off road and drifting. HPI 18 wheelbase slightly smaller than M18.

Fotos of M18 and NT18 that are shelved
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Originally Posted by hoyt1967
The 1/18th scale carpet racing is taking off in our area. Just wondering if the M18 is a good choice for the class. I'm seeing just about all RC18's out there right now. Pro's or con's of this little guy are appreciated.


The X-ray M-18 is the car that literally ran everybody else off from the scale. It obsoleted the HPI car in every way possible the first time one was put down to race. Associated came out with their version after the fact with a mock 1/18th scale car(we called them cartoon cars) that was decent but not directly competitive with the X-ray.

If you are looking for some I can hook you up big time with enough cars and product for support that you could run your own series. CHEAP. PM me for more information.
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Originally Posted by mleemor60
The X-ray M-18 is the car that literally ran everybody else off from the scale. It obsoleted the HPI car in every way possible the first time one was put down to race. Associated came out with their version after the fact with a mock 1/18th scale car(we called them cartoon cars) that was decent but not directly competitive with the X-ray.

If you are looking for some I can hook you up big time with enough cars and product for support that you could run your own series. CHEAP. PM me for more information.
Ok great, I sent you a pm
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