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Old 02-01-2017, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by vivo quevas View Post
The Euro truck class at the Hobbytown Fresno TCS race was a great success. There was a A and B main some great racing with the A main being decided by 3 feet. Many trucks bounced in every corner but some trucks were really hooked up and had some great races.
Here is video of the A main my wife took of my truck.
https://youtu.be/YkSRYmoqf1g
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Had a few of these at my local Tcs race past weekend.
I am picking one up in hopes it takes off.
Agree some were bouncing all over the place...some looked fairly dialed for a box stock class.
All looked super fun!
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i bought one, and i'll be running it at the TCS race in Maryland at the end of this month
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Black carpet = tippy trucks.
Are we allowed to glue the sidewalls of the tires?
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Originally Posted by j.d.roost View Post
Black carpet = tippy trucks.
Are we allowed to glue the sidewalls of the tires?
At the TCS in Fresno. They said (Tamiya Rep)no Gluing sidewalls allowed.
I had a set to try and wasn't able to use them.
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Originally Posted by team green View Post
At the TCS in Fresno. They said (Tamiya Rep)no Gluing sidewalls allowed.
I had a set to try and wasn't able to use them.
Ok.
Thanks for the answer
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got my kit today! can't wait to build it. i wish we could use ball bearings....but i guess he rules are...BOX STOCK only
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Originally Posted by TENCHO View Post
got my kit today! can't wait to build it. i wish we could use ball bearings....but i guess he rules are...BOX STOCK only
I thought we were allow ball bearing for upgrade per TCS...Hmmm I better check again
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got my kit today! can't wait to build it. i wish we could use ball bearings....but i guess he rules are...BOX STOCK only
Here ya go Per TCS rules
Euro Semi-Truck GT
This is a pure box stock class open to any skill level hobbyist.
1. Legal kits: Item 58632 RC Team Hahn Racing MAN TGS (TT-01 type E chassis) &
Item 58642 RC Team Reinert Racing MAN TGS (TT-01 type E chassis)
2. The kit must be built exactly per the instruction manual.
3.(( The ONLY Hop-Op Option permitted is Ball Bearings.)
4. Must use stock pinion and spur gear.
5. The kit Tamiya TBLE-02S ESC and kit supplied motor (item 54358 RS-540 TorqueTuned
Motor) must be used. Battery connector may be changed to DEANS. Motor
Bullet connectors may not be removed.
6. All body parts must be used.
7. Body may be painted in any scheme.
8. Must use kit tires and wheels. Kit tires may be glued onto wheel.
9. Any grease or lube may be used to lubricate gears or moving parts.
10. Batteries: Any Reedy Wolf-Pack or Peak Racing Powermax round-case LiPo battery
may be used for this class.
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So this class has taken off like a rocket at my local.
We had 5 last weekend and apperently five or more being built.
Who knew this would be the next big thing.
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Hey Guys,

Just wanted to share that Avid has released a bearing kit for the Tamiya Euro-Truck. Options range from standard rubber seals up to ceramics. Check them out here:

Tamiya Euro Truck TT-01 Bearing Kit
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Hey Guys,

Just wanted to share that Avid has released a bearing kit for the Tamiya Euro-Truck. Options range from standard rubber seals up to ceramics. Check them out here:

Tamiya Euro Truck TT-01 Bearing Kit
If you buy ceramic bearings for a Euro Truck, you're pretty much a tool.
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Originally Posted by Trez83 View Post
If you buy ceramic bearings for a Euro Truck, you're pretty much a tool.
The option is there. The cost ranges from $16 to $64 for a set of 16 bearings. That is $1 per bearing, or $4 each. Really, the only ceramics available in the Avid kit are the 5x11 bearings (12 pieces). The 8x12 can only be purchased in metal, rubber, or a combination of the 2.

Ceramics not only offer superior rolling performance, but they are lighter and stronger than standard bearings.

Lastly, as with any spec class (especially Tamiya), I am sure ceramic bearings are not the worst that anyone has done or will do to make these trucks perform better. That's racing. It is silly to call folks "tools" for opting to spend a bit more on better quality & stronger bearings. Might as well just make the rule oilite bushings only. But then you'd have folks reaming out bushings, polishing axles, etc.
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