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Old 08-01-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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Let see which class is more liked. Pros and cons. 1/10th sedan vs 1/8. Would really like to hear from the top level drivers that actually compete in both classes. IMO sedan has become the more driver class. Don't get me wrong 1/8th has you on your toes.
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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I race both but prefer touring at the moment as I feel you really need to get the car right and drive it very precisely in order to be quick and consistent. 1/8th however can be easier to drive and place the car due to the higher grip and downforce. I love driving the 1/8th car but to be honest at the moment I'm finding the challenge of touring great. Costs seem to be about equal as I burn through touring car Tyres far quicker than 1/8th Tyres although I use half as much fuel.
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Old 08-03-2014, 11:33 AM   #3
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Default the pros and cons of racing 1/10th & 1/8th

I will agree it requires more technical experience to set up and drive 1/10th than the 1/8th because the 1/8th has wider rear end than the 1/10th which allows for more unconventional driving style than the strict driving style of the 1/10th ....the 1/8th is easier to drive than the 1/0th and thats ,why i wasn't to please when i was sponsored to drive the touring car for team magic...my decision was based on the power of the 1/8th because its ability to touch speeds up til 80 mph....there's other various reasons but more importantly.the design and excitement of the 1/8th
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I prefer 8th
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1/10 sedan for me. I love the challenge of sedan racing.


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Sedan almost as expensive as 1/8... 500.00
for .12 motors??.. Why does every class go out
of control dollar wise??
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1/8. I did race some 1/10 races with different cars but the 1/8 drives more agressive.

Over here in Holland the 1/10 nationals did follow the German Hobby Cub by using only the N12T1 motor (now called Sturm) The 100 euro motor is fast enough and the races are close.
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At the Dutch nationals cup we all drive the N12T1 Sturm motor from Novarossi with a Hipex low Noise exhaust. At all tracks we drive within 0.4s. of the trackrecord with free motors.

Racing with a 90 euro motor is fun, we all have the same speed and torque, look here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTSc...9WWcAwus8W7lVQ
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Sedan almost as expensive as 1/8... 500.00
for .12 motors??.. Why does every class go out
of control dollar wise??
when i started going to the track on sundays in early 2009ish as a(spectator).
.12 engines of the time were popping left an right,
i thought to my self no way in hell am i getting in to this sport.

Then one Sunday this guy brought out this wedge shaped thing,
mrx4? with a ninja .21, blitz lola body first time down the straight i lost track of this ....thing
Second time down the straight ......i want one of those

1 year of saving later September 2010 i ordered my frist r/c car mugen mrx5
from kamikaze hobbies.

4 years later i can say as a 8th driver watching the .12 engines race
the engines are more reliable and (knowledge of engine maintenance has increased)
not defending the $$$.$$ of .12 engines.
BUT!
There your Boutique brand names and then there your other brand names,
some spent alot a $$$$$$$$ to get were they are....R&D
some just took the blueprint infront them an improved on it.

now my next car is going to be electric 1/10th,
i can get (2) electric motor/esc combos or (6) electric motors
for the price of one nitro engine only problem is the run time 5-10min charging.........
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I never raced 1/8th but I always liked the speed and handling of them, but I'm quite content with my NT1 2008 spec.
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The 1/8th is easier to drive, but if you want to be one of the "fast guys" it requires a lot more skill and commitment. With the sedan once you got your setup right, its not that hard to drive. I used to drive both classes, then money/time intervened and I had to make decision and I stuck to 1/8th. I still miss my sedan, but I get more excitement out of 1/8th, and no, Im not one of the "fast guys", I don't drive often enough to be.
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My last race in 1/8 was with a Serpent 950 Nova Mega Ms engine. Also drove a Veteq. The thrill back in 2002-03 with 1/8 was amazing. Then I started in sedan. Love them cause they looked like lil 235mm 2wd sedan which was my all time favorite class to DRIVE. 1/8 always had that spot in my heart. Now after so many years I've decided to go to 1/8th again. I will always love the 200mm class but I won't miss the diffs!
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My last race in 1/8 was with a Serpent 950 Nova Mega Ms engine. Also drove a Veteq. The thrill back in 2002-03 with 1/8 was amazing. Then I started in sedan. Love them cause they looked like lil 235mm 2wd sedan which was my all time favorite class to DRIVE. 1/8 always had that spot in my heart. Now after so many years I've decided to go to 1/8th again. I will always love the 200mm class but I won't miss the diffs!
The diffs is another reason why I stopped racing sedan, the big car is so much less work because of the lack of diffs! LOL I guess I got lazy...
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The diffs is another reason why I stopped racing sedan, the big car is so much less work because of the lack of diffs! LOL I guess I got lazy...
i noticed most of 1/8 player are middle age above in my country,is it same to your country
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i noticed most of 1/8 player are middle age above in my country,is it same to your country
Yes.. Old guys with money to burn... You don't
see any 15 year olds showing up with a 1/8 car
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