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Old 12-09-2008, 06:21 PM   #1
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Saw this interesting column about 1:8th Scale 2WD Chassis :

http://www.redrc.net/2008/12/wrc-gt-...is/#more-13142
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Saw this interesting column about 1:8th Scale 2WD Chassis :

http://www.redrc.net/2008/12/wrc-gt-...is/#more-13142
It must be growing in Europe or Asia because I have not heard of anyone in the states running 2wd 1/8th scale onroad. It does remind me of the old 2wd 235mm car that I used to run a few years ago (and still have).
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i wish Mugen, Serpent could make a simple differntial to put in the back to give you the option of 2wd or 4wd like in the old days
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I'd also love to see the resurgence of 1/8 2wd.
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I'd also love to see the resurgence of 1/8 2wd.
....i'll second that..i have 2 RC250s ready to go........
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I am extremely interested in getting additional information on this class and rules as run in Europe.

I think this would be a great starter nitro class. Our local track has been looking at something like this instead of inferno gt. Pretty hard to transfer from igt to 200mm or 1/8!

I found some info on chassis suppliers but it appears no distributers in the US.

For those in the know please post any links possible on rules and chassis suppliers.

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do these cars come with rear diffs?
they look like they have no dampening/shocks on them
cool though
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This should be a good class for drivers that want to stay competitive and stay within a reasonable budget.
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Thats what made it so great i could use my grandfathers left over 4wd stuff and never really have to pay for anything except for fuel
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I am extremely interested in getting additional information on this class and rules as run in Europe.

I think this would be a great starter nitro class. Our local track has been looking at something like this instead of inferno gt. Pretty hard to transfer from igt to 200mm or 1/8!

I found some info on chassis suppliers but it appears no distributers in the US.

For those in the know please post any links possible on rules and chassis suppliers.

Thanks

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Motonica makes a chassis, the P8 classic: http://www.motonica.com/italiano/products/products.htm

Maybe the Motonica US distributor can bring some in.
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This class is popular in France, I know they race it in Italy, and judging by the number of cars on the market, possibly growing in other parts of Europe. Motonica does make a 2wd pan car, it does come with a rear diff and most of the rest of the usual adjustments (camber, toe, caster, width, etc), and if I am not mistaken, the chassis itself acts as a damper. You don't need an expensive motor, in fact you don't want too powerful of a motor. Tires last longer, and there are less parts to maintain, break, and replace.
I have actually sold a couple of these cars in the US, and if there is a demand I can surely bring them more in and get the class going.
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Thanks for the info garen. I'd love for this class to take off in the states. Can you give us an approximate street price for the kit?
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I might have to talk to some of the 301 guys and see if they want to try and get a class going. Looks like a lot of fun on a budget to me.
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Thanks for the info garen. I'd love for this class to take off in the states. Can you give us an approximate street price for the kit?

Motonica has a new 2wd in the works, and at a lower price than the previous 2wd car. The car will be available in both ball differential and gear differential versions. A combo kit will also be offered with a 3 port engine and exhaust kit (not sure what make/model), which might be a good option as a spec class car/engine. The new car has wheel base adjustment, a new system for caster adjustment, new steering servo mount, new rear hubs, and more. Expect the kit to cost around $400, and the kit/engine combo around $485. The car will likely be shown at the Toy Fair in a few weeks. If there is any interest from any of the clubs or tracks for a 2wd class, please let me know or post your thoughts here.
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This is in no mean a class for a beginners this is more difficult than 4wd 1/8. This is one of the reasons 2wd 1/10 died because its a finesse class not point and shoot like 4wd. I loved the 2wd impacts still have mine. A friend turned a 950r into 2wd with the fps diff from serpent the car is awsome
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