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Old 10-18-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default 235mm or 1/8

Anybody knows if 235mm racing is cheaper than 1/8 racing?

Whatever happened to the 235mm 4wd class?
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Old 10-18-2003, 07:23 PM   #2
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Just a little
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Old 10-18-2003, 10:27 PM   #3
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kit is cheaper.......tires are cheaper.....
parts , motor, pipe set....almost the same expense....
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Old 10-19-2003, 12:49 AM   #4
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well, i've been doing some research myself.

i guess some places still support 235mm class; and if they have a track for 200mm and 1/8 onroad, i dont see why you can practice there with your 235.

unfortunately not a lot of manufacturers make 235mm onroad anymore. mugen doesnt really support the avance anymore, ofna's colt (serpent/mugen based) is discont., and the only thing left is the serpent 835 (but very pricey).

i like these cars a lot more than 200mm, its just a shame that its not as popular as it could be. i mean c'mon, 1/10 scale with a big block .15 and awesome handling, whats not to like.
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What about the running costs between a 200mm and a 235mm which would be more cheaper. Just thinking of moving up.

Sorry 4 jumping of the topic a bit, but just curious
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talking about costs here in oz...

tires are the same price as tourer.

fuel usage is the same, a smidgen more than tourer, but nothing major.

engine's are in the same price range and seem to last longer before needing a rod of p/s.

parts are a little bit more exp, but wear is less, and the car is stronger and less damage occcers.

My racing costs overall have been lower running the 235 than when running tourers
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So in engine wise would u still have 2 replace the conrod after run in like u do with a Nova .12
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Old 10-20-2003, 05:53 AM   #8
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yep same as all engine's well most ne way
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So in engine wise would u still have 2 replace the conrod after run in like u do with a Nova .12
I have never replaced a rod after run it on a nova .12

Thats just throwing good money away. Run it in right and you should not have to.
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Old 10-20-2003, 07:17 AM   #10
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Default 235mm vs. 1/8? Naaaah! no way. 1/8 straight.

In regards to choose what kind of scale I went directly to the 1/8 scale. Is expensive than 235mm but is the king of all. Are monsters in terms of handling, acceleration, top speed, handling and every point you will check between two.

All this power takes their toll in a higher fuel, more expensive tires and more wear and tear on the parts, but haven't regreted of choosing those cars. Are powerful, but at time are easier to drive than 235mm cars (at least is what I've found it).

BTW: Esham: What kind of brand is this lola body? Is superlow on the front end (wheel well go higher than line body).
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In regards to choose what kind of scale I went directly to the 1/8 scale. Is expensive than 235mm but is the king of all. Are monsters in terms of handling, acceleration, top speed, handling and every point you will check between two.

All this power takes their toll in a higher fuel, more expensive tires and more wear and tear on the parts, but haven't regreted of choosing those cars. Are powerful, but at time are easier to drive than 235mm cars (at least is what I've found it).
....that is precisely why I asked this question. I was racing 1/8 and got burned out by the expense. There has to be a cheaper way to race fast.
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Old 10-20-2003, 09:44 AM   #12
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....that is precisely why I asked this question. I was racing 1/8 and got burned out by the expense. There has to be a cheaper way to race fast.
Isn't a way of going fast and cheap, probably will tell you to try on 200mm GP cars, 'cheap', and enough fast to thrill someone, but if you have tried the venom of the 1/8 cars, will be just plan slow.

Stick to 1/8 and combine it with a less expensive class like 200mm cars. Is what I do myself and many other guys.

235mm class is out of mine valid chooses until more manufacturers get involved on developing cars in addition to Snake guys, as much people. 235mm class has converted into a Mono manufacturer class and when a manufacturer doesn't have competition, gets lazy and doesn't make their homework.
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There is some nice close racing in 235 at the moment... with only one manufacture with a current chassis, and only 3 leagal engines to choose from... it is more evident that the crontroller end of the racer is more important. Its the ultimate control class at the moment.
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