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Old 04-11-2008, 06:59 AM
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im so confused about ppl buying an off-road car and racing it on carpet ONLY, i mean, isnt the whole point of buying an off-road car, is to do exactly that? to me the ppl that buy offroad cars and ONLY race on carpet are pussies, they dont wanna get their hands dirty cleaning their car can someone shed some light on this subject?
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it's all preference...maybe they like the offroad car for the way it looks...maybe they like to bash it in their free time when it's not racing. other than 1-18 scale, I haven't really seen any other offroad cars on the carpet track, but that might just be me.
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it's all preference...maybe they like the offroad car for the way it looks...maybe they like to bash it in their free time when it's not racing. other than 1-18 scale, I haven't really seen any other offroad cars on the carpet track, but that might just be me.
ok, well down here in adelaide we have one offroad(dirt) track situated at morphetvale, and another off-road track on daws rd, which is carpet, i have a mate that just bought(goin back 2 months ago) a hyper ST but anyway, he said that he was only going to use it on the carpet track!... now i have driven the hyper ST around a dirt track, why would you ONLY want to run on carpet? these things were MADE for the dirt. this is my arguement, they handle better on dirt
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well I've never heard of running nitro on carpet...so you got me on that one
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thats what i mean u guys in america, or whateva have so many offroad tracks to chose from, and us guys down in adelaide have one track in morphet-vale, and one like 4hrs away.....which is much better, i came from the bashing background,and thats basically all my truck is good for, dont know if u would of heard of it, its a monster pirate sports( or dominator) i have a go-tech 21 5 port in it, been modded, what can i say its quick, can handle a wicked stack, thats about it, thats why im getting a mugen mbx5t in 2 weeks. i have had my trial run in the MT's and my dinosaur didnt like turning....well i tried
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I've only seen carpet laid in offroad tracks in Europe. Its been used in the US, but at big events, and its used on areas that are known to get grooved rutted badly, like on jumps. Also keeps dust down when its windy.
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^that's pretty interesting. I've seen the astro turf before but never carpet.
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well like i said b4 we only have one track in which to use on race day, and sometimes the track gets that bad that we put a bit of carpet b4 the jump so that the cars aren't so unpredictable,
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SALTEEN, and EZVEEDUB, where do u hail from?
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I hail from the States of United where the dollar's not worth a dollar but a gallon of fuel is worth 3!

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Originally Posted by salteen View Post
I hail from the States of United where the dollar's not worth a dollar but a gallon of fuel is worth 3!

haha, a sense of humour in an american??soz
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Originally Posted by Dave_x8 View Post
haha, a sense of humour in an american??soz

it's a rare thing over here buddy.
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lol, yer i know, (well not really) just having a shot at U americans
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it would be so good if the offroad scene was as big is it is over there as it is here, man that confused the hell outta me
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