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Old 06-28-2018, 04:00 AM
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Hi guys, is this thread still a thing? I'm Nicola form Italy and i run with a Mantua Model intrepid LF brain!
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:40 PM
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Hi guys, is this thread still a thing? I'm Nicola form Italy and i run with a Mantua Model intrepid LF brain!
Some times there isnít allot of talk going on . We run these cars here in the midwestern part of the U.S. I race several different cars and the Mantua is one of them. Not sure what differents between yours and mine?
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Some times there isnít allot of talk going on . We run these cars here in the midwestern part of the U.S. I race several different cars and the Mantua is one of them. Not sure what differents between yours and mine?
what kind of mantua do you have?
Mantua model did a big evolution from the intrepid to the intrepid LF.
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what kind of mantua do you have?
Mantua model did a big evolution from the intrepid to the intrepid LF.
Now you got me. I have no idea! Bought as used car from good friend, the both of us are running Forfasters. The Mantua is clearly a dated design, but it works very good and is one of my favorites! Perhaps I can get some pictures later so we can compare.
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we can compare.
Good idea.
How's the forfaster? Before getting my mantua i was about to buy a FF Z1, but then i preferred to remain "made in italy" (you know, Mantua factory is about 60km from my city)
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I'm not Mr. Mopar, but race with him. After running Motonica and WRC chassis, I'm in a Forfaster Z1.

It was a great and precise build. Set up nice and is extremely durable...so far (Mr. Mopar will tell you I'm hard on equipment). I personally think it's a keeper.

Mr. Mopar on the other hand, has or has had at least one chassis from every source and is an excellent resource of all things pancar. I honestly take my cues from him.
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what kind of mantua do you have?
Mantua model did a big evolution from the intrepid to the intrepid LF.
Sorry for the delay, Iíve fallen and broken my hip. Might be a little while till I can really get near my RC cars, but I will get to it when I can. Mean while, good racing my friend!
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hiya Pan car guys..

I'm quite interested in 1/8th pan cars, but i am curious as to what diameter can the front and rear tires be used to, before the car's ride height is too low?

It seems to me that none of the pan car designs allow a change in ride height. In other pan car classes (235mm 1/10th), ride height can be changed and gearing changed to maintain a rollout. but without being able to change ride height, the car is just going to be dragging along, will it?

thanks for any info!

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Old 08-13-2018, 09:04 PM
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How's the forfaster? Before getting my mantua i was about to buy a FF Z1, but then i preferred to remain "made in italy" (you know, Mantua factory is about 60km from my city)
Iím pretty sure the Forfaster is very much made in Italy also. But it is ok to choose your weapon based on what ever. Does Mantua still manufacture a 2wd pan car? I believe my Mantua is a Intrepid MC2.2. It has a X Ray drive belt. This is a very cool car!
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hiya Pan car guys..

I'm quite interested in 1/8th pan cars, but i am curious as to what diameter can the front and rear tires be used to, before the car's ride height is too low?

It seems to me that none of the pan car designs allow a change in ride height. In other pan car classes (235mm 1/10th), ride height can be changed and gearing changed to maintain a rollout. but without being able to change ride height, the car is just going to be dragging along, will it?

thanks for any info!

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Where you live could very well determine the answers to your questions. We have been racing these cars in the Midwest area of the U.S. for six to seven years now. These cars are pretty evenly matched and a restricted motor helps make them a real driverís class car. These cars have very large sweet spots that would allow a good driver to perform well and win. A lesser driver can not win with set up or motor. A fun fact: for several seasons allot of 2wd guys were grabbing up rejected 4wd rear tires and racing with em for another round or two. In the front we run hard tires that ware forever.

lf youíre in Europe, it might be a different story. Either way, the 2wd pan is a simple fun car that todayís high tech racers just canít understand.

Hope you grab one and join the fun!
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hiya Pan car guys..

I'm quite interested in 1/8th pan cars, but i am curious as to what diameter can the front and rear tires be used to, before the car's ride height is too low?

It seems to me that none of the pan car designs allow a change in ride height. In other pan car classes (235mm 1/10th), ride height can be changed and gearing changed to maintain a rollout. but without being able to change ride height, the car is just going to be dragging along, will it?

thanks for any info!

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the 235 class car was a very good class, but it was not a Pan Car. It was a good shot at getting into RC road racing cheaper then 4wd 8th scale. I have no beef with 1/8th 4wd as they are so cool, but the hobby needs a lesser, simpler, and cheaper path in.
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the 235 class car was a very good class, but it was not a Pan Car. It was a good shot at getting into RC road racing cheaper then 4wd 8th scale. I have no beef with 1/8th 4wd as they are so cool, but the hobby needs a lesser, simpler, and cheaper path in.
great memories of that class, hope your getting around ok
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Hey guys, I am about the end of my spares on my Motonica, what is everyone running now and who is supporting the 2wd crowd?
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not a lot of love for the 2wd nitro pan car class here in California. I'm thinking about selling my brand new built WRC GT due 1.4 roller and load of spares. sure is pretty sitting on the shelf but until someone wants to join me.

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Hey guys, I am about the end of my spares on my Motonica, what is everyone running now and who is supporting the 2wd crowd?
Is Motonica out of business????
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