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Old 01-29-2011, 05:50 AM   #46
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when you drive a 1/8 scale car you won't want to go back to 1/10 scale!!!! The biggest problem is the cost to run 1/8 scale week to week.
I highly doubt that, 1/8 scale is too easy if you ask me.
But it should be some good fun.

Don't want to offend any 1/8 scalers btw.
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I highly doubt that, 1/8 scale is too easy if you ask me.
But it should be some good fun.

Don't want to offend any 1/8 scalers btw.
i wouldnt say too easy DS.
i agree it is easier than 10th scale, you can be off on your setup and still get around ok. BUT, when it comes to National events, it is way harder to be as compettitive, if you ask me, on that level of competition, it is harder.
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i wouldnt say too easy DS.
i agree it is easier than 10th scale, you can be off on your setup and still get around ok.
I'm driving 1/10 and only once tried 1/8. I don't get it why 1/8 is easier!?

I mean only in the manner of driving and setup (leaving the competition out)...

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I'm driving 1/10 and only once tried 1/8. I don't get it why 1/8 is easier!?

I mean only in the manner of driving and setup (leaving the competition out)...

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the cars have more mechanical grip than a 1/10th , if you make the clutch a bit boggy, for club racing, it is actually easier to drive i feel. one stage 8th scale racing didnt do much for me , but once it went to the next level, i couldnt get enough of it, and still cant.
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I highly doubt that, 1/8 scale is too easy if you ask me.
But it should be some good fun.

Don't want to offend any 1/8 scalers btw.
Too easy....HEY??? WHAT???
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i wouldnt say too easy DS.
i agree it is easier than 10th scale, you can be off on your setup and still get around ok. BUT, when it comes to National events, it is way harder to be as compettitive, if you ask me, on that level of competition, it is harder.
We will see.

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I'm driving 1/10 and only once tried 1/8. I don't get it why 1/8 is easier!?

I mean only in the manner of driving and setup (leaving the competition out)...

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Like Pattojnr said it has more mechanical grip and a huge amount of downforce.
When you are in the ballpark in terms of setup the car basically drives itself.
Since I'm pretty good in setting up a car and already steer a car on throttle input I think an 1/8 scale will suit me pretty well.

None the less, when going through a sweeper at full throttle for the first time will be quite a sensation.
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Point and shoot!!!
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I usually run 200mm sedan and my son is racing 1:8th scale.

When I run my son's car every once in a while, it seems a lot easier to drive the the sedan.

The downforce and the huge amount of grip from the tires are way easier to handle than the squirrely sedan with a lot of power, skinny tires and a fraction of the downforce.

The 8th scale is much more forgiving, especially in those full speed sweepers.

To compete on the highest level with an 8th scale is a different story though.

Another thing that always strike me is, that when I'm in the pits for my son, I can't believe how much power those cars have.

Whern I drive it myself, I always catch myself thinking, that the car could use a bit more....


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Like Pattojnr said it has more mechanical grip and a huge amount of downforce.
When you are in the ballpark in terms of setup the car basically drives itself.
Since I'm pretty good in setting up a car and already steer a car on throttle input I think an 1/8 scale will suit me pretty well.

None the less, when going through a sweeper at full throttle for the first time will be quite a sensation.
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In the Netherlands it are mostly farmers that drive 1/8...also think it is easy
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I highly doubt that, 1/8 scale is too easy if you ask me.
But it should be some good fun.

Don't want to offend any 1/8 scalers btw.
Too easy? Man you will be supprised...

Roy Bakker on the other side likes to offend other drivers, but yeah ... he has no knowledge at all about 1/8 scale
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In the Netherlands it are mostly farmers that drive 1/8...also think it is easy
And you can not wait to drive your first 1/8 Promo race so that makes you one too.....
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:47 AM   #57
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I ran 1/8 scale for 4 years at national level and now i´m running 1/10 scale.

I can tell you that 1/8 scale isn´t easy. Unless you are just turning around. And that´s what makes it dificult.

To be fast in 1/8 you have to go beyond the limit that your head tells that is possible.

And then again. I´m talking about beeing fast. Not driving around. Thats easy with 1/10, 1/8, 1/5...
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And you can not wait to drive your first 1/8 Promo race so that makes you one too.....
Just saying what i "think", not saying what people have or cann....
It`s to easy to get people on there horses....
Nothing wrong with farmers by the way.
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Point and shoot!!!
Exactly what I was going to say.
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Just saying what i "think", not saying what people have or cann....
It`s to easy to get people on there horses....
Nothing wrong with farmers by the way.
Yep it is Roy, so think better next time before putting anything down in public. Its a bit silly to say that some world top-drivers are "farmers".

This is a good quote by the way:


I can tell you that 1/8 scale isn´t easy. Unless you are just turning around. And that´s what makes it dificult.

To be fast in 1/8 you have to go beyond the limit that your head tells that is possible.


If I have time I will have a look at the rooky class when you need to drive
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