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Old 01-04-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default GP Class ~ 1/10th 220mm (GPR)

I remember reading about this possible new class GP (or perhaps its GPR) a while ago, but there hasn't seemed to be much action with it yet.

For those of you who might not have heard about it its basically running larger front and rear foam tyres of 40 or 44mm on the rear and 30 or 32mm on the front on a 1/10th Nitro car chassis.
The idea being that the extra contact patch and stability from the extra width will be better suited to handle the high power output from today's modern high-end nitro engines.

There has been some negative talk that it is too similar to the old 235mm class that was toyed with at some stage but never proved successful.

The good thing about this class however is that it dosent involve a whole new chassis, mearly changing the wheels and body, and in some cases using one of the 220mm conversion kits.


Heres some links to some info on it

http://www.fast-rc.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=36.0

http://www.rctech.net/forum/nitro-ro...rsion-kit.html

http://www.bartzrcpartz.com.au/store...ewCat&catId=34

Kamikaze has some nice looking wheels for sale too
http://www.kamikazetoysandhobbies.co...ucts.php?cat=9

Anyone else done it yet, or thinking about it?
I am seriously thinking of giving this a go, just to see how it performs.
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we ran this class as an 8 round uk national series last year, started off steady, think this year series is sounding really popular now everyone has seen them run, really easy to drive, that elusive perfect setup doesnt seem to be needed either, there alot more forgiving than a 200mm car.
give em ago, there awesome
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Sounds very promising then Jas, did everyone run the Lola shells too?
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The body rule was closed cockpit type Lola shells
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Arrow Looks at LeMans shell on wall...

I reckon it would handle awesome, I know it's good from the TM LeMans, though it's too "in between" 1/10 and 1/8th.. leaning to the latter. Could do with more 1/8th on road drivers
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The problem with this class is that its not that economical as opposed to just running 1/8th. The tires are still limited in availability such that it can be cost prohibitive. Besides why would anyone want to speed a bunch of money to mod their 1/10th into 220mm cars when they can go 1/8th where all the big boys are at?
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