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Old 01-01-2007, 12:17 PM
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Default 1/18th Nationals - Xray M18T vs Asc. 18T - Which one?

I am trying to decide which one to run - (new to the 1/8th realm - avid racer though) the Asc. 18T or the M18T- what is your opinion?? and can the 18t run 1/10 foam tires like the M18T conversion can??
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Both are great trucks so it is more or less what do you want/like.

As far as tires, 1/10 tires & rims are not allowed in ANY classes at the Nats. Most people use Duratrax street tread tires for the Mini Monster class for Club Races.
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Originally Posted by RCMadness
Both are great trucks so it is more or less what do you want/like.

As far as tires, 1/10 tires & rims are not allowed in ANY classes at the Nats. Most people use Duratrax street tread tires for the Mini Monster class for Club Races.

thanks - what foam tires are being used at the nats? I am going to run 4wd brushless class! Thanks for the email on sponsorship (for RCscrewZ) we are sending banners, door prizes shirts and hats. also (2) team driver (including myself - owner) will be driving there -!!!
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Awsome news on attending. Drop me a direct email with that info.
Most people use the AE foam tires, BRP Foam Tires, Losi Foam Tires or mount their own foam tires (x-ray).

Foams are allowed in 2wd Mod, 2wd Brushless, 4wd Mod & 4wd Brushless
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Originally Posted by RCMadness
Awsome news on attending. Drop me a direct email with that info.
Most people use the AE foam tires, BRP Foam Tires, Losi Foam Tires or mount their own foam tires (x-ray).

Foams are allowed in 2wd Mod, 2wd Brushless, 4wd Mod & 4wd Brushless

I will email you in the morning about us helping sponsor this event - and again thanks for the info - are there rules that can be downloaded from anywhere?
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Handout motors in specified classes provided by Reedy

Friday Open practice until 7:00 Club Race starts at 7:00

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Class 1:
4wd Stock Class (Stadium Style)
Sponsored By Reedy
NO modifications to the factory stock chassis
1/18 Rubber Tires ONLY, No touring car tires, No Hex Adapters
Handout Reedy Mini Mod Motor ONLY
No disassembling or altering the motor
Open Electronics
5 or 6 Cells 2/3A Type Battery Packs ONLY (7.2 volts max)
Must use a stadium style truck body

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Sponsored By Team Associated
Open Chassis
Brushed Motors Up to, not exceeding, 300 in size, No Brushless Motors Allowed
Open 1/18 Tires including foams; No Touring Car Tires, No Hex Adapters
Open Electronics
Battery Voltage not to exceed 8.4 Volts
Must use a stadium style truck body

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4wd Brushless/Unlimited Class (Stadium Style)
Sponsored By Quark Brushless
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Open Brushless Motor (only one motor)
Open 1/18 Tires including foams. No Touring Car Tires, No Hex Adapters
Open Electronics
Unlimited Battery Voltage
Must use a stadium style truck body

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Sponsored by Team Losi
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1/18 Rubber Tires ONLY, No touring car tires, No Hex Adapters
Handout Reedy Mini Mod Motor ONLY
No disassembling or altering the motor
Open Electronics
5 or 6 Cells 2/3A Type Battery Packs ONLY (7.2 volts max)
Must use a stadium style truck body or Baja Bug Body

Class 5:
2wd Modified Class (Stadium Style)
Sponsored by Team Scream
Open Chassis
Brushed Motors Up to, not exceeding, 300 in size, No Brushless Motors Allowed
Open 1/18 Tires including foams. No Touring Car Tires, No Hex Adapters
Open Electronics
Battery Voltage not to exceed 8.4 Volts
Must use a stadium style truck body or Baja Bug Body
Class 6:
2wd Brushless/Unlimited Class (Stadium Style)
Sponsored By Team Tekin
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Open 1/18 Tires including foams; No Touring Car Tires, No Hex Adapters
Open Electronics
Unlimited Battery Voltage
Must use a stadium style truck body or Baja Bug Body

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Sponsored by Duratrax
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Open Motor(s) not to exceed 2. Brushed or Brushless
No Foam Tire or touring car tires, 1/18th Monster Truck Tires ONLY
Tires must be AT LEAST 2 ˝” tall when mounted on rims
Open Electronics
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Must run narrow front tires, (similar to the RC18B or Duratrax Vendetta)
Front tires must be less than 1” wide when mounted on rims
No truck front tires/rims. (No wide front tires/rims)
Open Electronics
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Hand-out Reedy Mod Motor
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adjustable turnbuckles, motor heat sink,
Must use factory speed control & servo.
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Bodies may be custom painted

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On the M18T. If you are a racer already, you will appreciate the precision feel the truck gives with its bellcrank steering, and stiff suspension components. Basically, it goes where you put it. If you do plan on running the brushless class, I would recommend upgrading to the Xray aluminum universals for it. The stock composite ones are meant for 370 size engines, and not designed for the rigors of carpet brushless.

Also, for foam tire and other hints and tricks, see this thread here.
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Originally Posted by Mini_Me
On the M18T. If you are a racer already, you will appreciate the precision feel the truck gives with its bellcrank steering, and stiff suspension components. Basically, it goes where you put it. If you do plan on running the brushless class, I would recommend upgrading to the Xray aluminum universals for it. The stock composite ones are meant for 370 size engines, and not designed for the rigors of carpet brushless.

Also, for foam tire and other hints and tricks, see this thread here.

Doesn't any make 1/18th foams for the xray - or can tires be modified by associated or losi to work?
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Ugh! Im sorry. I linked to the wrong thread.

Here is the right one.


If you look above, there are directions on how to create foams using the stock rims.
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Originally Posted by Mini_Me
Ugh! Im sorry. I linked to the wrong thread.

Here is the right one.


If you look above, there are directions on how to create foams using the stock rims.
Okay which tire truer works?
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Im not sure, I would assume any that can true a 1/12th size and have a 4mm shaft size. Why not list which you have in that thread to see if its compatible. Most should be though.
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Originally Posted by rcscrewz
Doesn't any make 1/18th foams for the xray - or can tires be modified by associated or losi to work?
x ray just started making 1/18 truck foams but Im not sure if they have the right durometers......and the availability.
The rc18 uses pin mounts and you can get premade foams from a few companies AE, BRP, Parma, Losi
The M18 uses its own mounting thus making ready made foams almost non existent.
the really fast guys up at madness use CRC 1/12 F donuts. You can get them in many durometers.....and gluing them and truing them is an art in itself........
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Always have a backup set ready to go just in case. I made that mistake on Friday.
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