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Old 02-25-2010, 02:40 AM   #1
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Hi guys. I am looking to buy a new car. I have already owned a v-one r and a v-one rrr evo.

Now I am wondering if i should move up to the 1/8 track class. I have circuits both for 1/8 and 1/10 nearby.

You guys have any reccomendations? I want to stick with kyosho since I loved my old cars.
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Hi guys. I am looking to buy a new car. I have already owned a v-one r and a v-one rrr evo.

Now I am wondering if i should move up to the 1/8 track class. I have circuits both for 1/8 and 1/10 nearby.

You guys have any reccomendations? I want to stick with kyosho since I loved my old cars.
1/8th scale is awesome but is really expensive motors twice as much tires twice as much but all in all its a really fun class master sedan before moving to eighth scale trust it will pay off.
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Tommy it is almost the same spend these days
Sedan you need to have at least 4 different shores in your arsenal
1/8th 35 gets you everywhere or 37's
Sedan motors are not cheap either & you can get .21 between 350-400
1/8th are more forgiving on the boards than sedan
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Old 02-26-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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Im not convinced GM.

The 1/8 cars are more expensive when racing at hobby level.
Tyre, motor and fuel costs are all significantly higher. Boy are those babies thirsty!

Here is a question to which I have not heard a satisfactory answer though:

Why are 1/8 kits so much more expensive than 1/10 kits?
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Im not convinced GM.

The 1/8 cars are more expensive when racing at hobby level.
Tyre, motor and fuel costs are all significantly higher. Boy are those babies thirsty!

Here is a question to which I have not heard a satisfactory answer though:

Why are 1/8 kits so much more expensive than 1/10 kits?

The same reason f1 cars cost more than nascars 8 scale cars have more
bottomend,midrange, and topend. They also have more cornering speed they are just faster all the way around. At 301 raceway 8 scales are about 1 1/2 to 2 secs faster per lap than a 10 scale car with equal drivers.
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The same reason f1 cars cost more than nascars 8 scale cars have more
bottomend,midrange, and topend. They also have more cornering speed they are just faster all the way around. At 301 raceway 8 scales are about 1 1/2 to 2 secs faster per lap than a 10 scale car with equal drivers.
Errr what question are you answering?..... Read the post properly!
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Im not convinced GM.

The 1/8 cars are more expensive when racing at hobby level.
Tyre, motor and fuel costs are all significantly higher. Boy are those babies thirsty!

Here is a question to which I have not heard a satisfactory answer though:

Why are 1/8 kits so much more expensive than 1/10 kits?
The cars are bigger, so more material, more machining hours.
The kits are heavier, so more costs shipping them around the world.
All of this adds up in a higher kit price.
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Hi guys. I am looking to buy a new car. I have already owned a v-one r and a v-one rrr evo.

Now I am wondering if i should move up to the 1/8 track class. I have circuits both for 1/8 and 1/10 nearby.

You guys have any reccomendations? I want to stick with kyosho since I loved my old cars.
If you want to stick with Kyosho, then get the Evolva M3 Evo car.
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If you want to stick with Kyosho, then get the Evolva M3 Evo car.
+1 great car can't wait till the weather breaks over here in Maryland so I can run mine. It Is the current world champion and it also won the 1999,2003,2005,2007 1/8 scale worlds for the people that don't know. That speaks voulme so there is really only one choice you can go with talk/hype or with proven results!!!!! But then what do I know that is just my opinion.
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Im not convinced GM.

The 1/8 cars are more expensive when racing at hobby level.
Tyre, motor and fuel costs are all significantly higher. Boy are those babies thirsty!

Here is a question to which I have not heard a satisfactory answer though:

Why are 1/8 kits so much more expensive than 1/10 kits?

I feel ya man.

I would probably finally buy a new kit if they weren't so outrageously priced. but thats just how it goes, alot of people have a hard-on for super engineered, high technology toy cars. im not saying thats a bad thing but it makes your kit cost a significant amount of money.

Now, If there was a modestly priced club-level 2wd 1/8 kit... I dunno about everyone else, but Id be all over it. I think it would be awesome race in a 1/8 spec class, or a 2wd sportsman class. I think that would be a good step to get people back racing 1/8 on-road.
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The cars are bigger, so more material, more machining hours.
The kits are heavier, so more costs shipping them around the world.
All of this adds up in a higher kit price.
Nope not buying that one..

The cars are not sufficiently different in size for that argument.

Materials costs are a tiny fraction of the overall costs and therefore not significant.

Machining costs are not related to size ... and 1/10 cars arguably have more machined parts anyway.

Shipping weights are similar .. certainly not different enough to justify the price difference.

Youve not convinced me yet!
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Why does a modified onroad .21 motor cost alot more than a modified onroad .12 motor.???? That is like saying why does a 10 scale electric onroad car cost more than a 12 scale car
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I feel ya man.

I would probably finally buy a new kit if they weren't so outrageously priced. but thats just how it goes, alot of people have a hard-on for super engineered, high technology toy cars. im not saying thats a bad thing but it makes your kit cost a significant amount of money.

Now, If there was a modestly priced club-level 2wd 1/8 kit... I dunno about everyone else, but Id be all over it. I think it would be awesome race in a 1/8 spec class, or a 2wd sportsman class. I think that would be a good step to get people back racing 1/8 on-road.


I am not sure how much it cost but motonica make a 2wd 1/8 scale nitro car and the race them in the 1/8 scale classic class.
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Why are 1/8 kits so much more expensive than 1/10 kits?
im not convinced by the other responses either.

how about this-

because the manufacturers know that people who race, or want to race 1/8 on-road (the pinnacle, or Formula 1 of model car racing) will shell out for it.
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im not convinced by the other responses either.

how about this-

because the manufacturers know that people who race, or want to race 1/8 on-road (the pinnacle, or Formula 1 of model car racing) will shell out for it.
I'll buy that for a dollar!!!!!!!!!!

I agree 1/8 is more expensive than 1/10 even with the sedan tire shore variables.
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