R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 467
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default 1/8 onroad for dirt ovals

OK guys it's been a very long time since I owned an onroad 1/8th scale and back when I raced the vector was the car to own.

I'm now into dirt oval racing and most guys are converting a 1/8 buggy to race dirt ovals.
I'm wondering if by any chance the 1/8 onroad cars can be sued and be competitive on the dirt?
There are a few concerns... the lack of suspension travel is one and tires are another. I can't remember much detail but if any of the cars ahve belts this to can pose a problem. So I'm reaching out to the guys that are active with these cars now that can give some input on what your thoughts are converting one of these over to dirt oval racing.

James
22dasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
Tech Master
 
Ivan Dickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cali Love USA
Posts: 1,643
Trader Rating: 12 (93%+)
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by 22dasher View Post
OK guys it's been a very long time since I owned an onroad 1/8th scale and back when I raced the vector was the car to own.

I'm now into dirt oval racing and most guys are converting a 1/8 buggy to race dirt ovals.
I'm wondering if by any chance the 1/8 onroad cars can be sued and be competitive on the dirt?
There are a few concerns... the lack of suspension travel is one and tires are another. I can't remember much detail but if any of the cars ahve belts this to can pose a problem. So I'm reaching out to the guys that are active with these cars now that can give some input on what your thoughts are converting one of these over to dirt oval racing.

James
You might want to check out the offroad & oval threads.
__________________
SPECIAL THANKS TO ✦ MY WIFE ✦✦ MOTIV RC ✦✦ GRAVITY RC ✦✦ JGO PAINTZ ✦✦ TQ RC RACEWAY ✦✦ TAMIYA RACEWAY ✦
Ivan Dickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2007, 05:04 PM   #3
Tech Elite
 
GHETTOTEACHER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,162
Default

When racing on blue groove tracks I have the same thought about how fun it would be to run a on road Mugen/Serpent on some of these tracks. You nailed it when you were talking about the belts and lack of suspention travel. Cleaning a 8th scale in off road guies would be a nightmare. I would not do it to mine.
There are many 1/8 scale on road buggy based cars out there. There is the rally class out there. Some have 2speeds (Inferno GT & Ofna GTPII). They fly and have the suspention to take up the jumps and bumps. They are alos built like tanks. You have to try to break something in order to be sidelined.
Me, I own a nest of Serpents. I would not convert my snakes to off road. Thats why I have my Jammins!
__________________
Herolin <---Traded my Airtronics for an Ipad and Laptop...
Soon to be GHETTOPRINCIPAL..
GHETTOTEACHER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2007, 06:11 PM   #4
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 467
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Thanks for input, it was a thought guess not a good one but figured I'd ask if it was feasable to do so. always looking for the edge if you know what I mean. I've always been the type to step outside the box and this was one of those times. I pretty much figured if it could be done you guys that own and race these speed demons would know best.

Thanks for your time.

James
22dasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2007, 06:19 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
joezjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Elk river, Minnesota
Posts: 2,926
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

I have thought about this also. Watch the world of outlaws late models and watch how the suspension is set up. I think it is very possible to do this with an 8th scale. I forget what company made them but some company used to make a rubber rain tire for the 8th scale. If you can find a set of these you would be set. Now my biggest concern is the belts. Mostly the side belt. But you could convert the car to 2 wheel drive, take out the straight axle and put in a diff. And then just find a way to rig up some kind of a belt guard. In florida the run xray 007s on a dirt oval in florida. I would assume it is a similar concept. Good luck. I hope you go forward with this and let us all know how it goes!!!
joezjr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2007, 08:16 PM   #6
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 467
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

unless I can find a company that makes the 1/8 scale onroads with shaft drive rather than a belt drive I'll probably scratch the idea. Although my 1/4 scale sprint uses a belt it's much higher off the ground and we manufacture a dirt shield for the pinion gear and that works fine.

James
22dasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
offroad or dirt ovals tracks ?? MMS1 Track Locator Forum 0 04-09-2008 05:44 PM
1/8th onroads for dirt ovals? 22dasher Oval, Larger Scales and More 7 12-31-2007 07:57 PM
off-road/on-road nitro (no ovals) in Bay Area? StepPins Track Locator Forum 3 02-12-2005 01:20 AM
Banked ovals? onebeatuptc3 Florida Racing 2 09-22-2004 07:21 PM
Team Magic 1/8th Onroad Car - Dirt Cheap!!??! gonsped Nitro On-Road 11 12-09-2003 06:26 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 01:21 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net