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Old 10-16-2005, 02:09 PM   #46
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Still, 235 2wd is the true drivers class. Engines make little difference but setup and control are everything. I loved racing them.
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Julius, I bow my head for you anytime, you are the true master, I have learned so much from your colums and writings, but you have to admit 2WD does not attract new drivers into this class. And that is just what we need to keep things running.
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:22 PM   #48
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True, unfortunately not everyone is as masochistic as me when it comes to perfocting a setup. And indeed the 4wd makes things a lot easier. A 4wd 235 car is the best car for a novice nitro diver. Big, strong, quick and very good handling. Far easier than 200mm or 1/8th.

I'd say 50% of all 1/8th drivers would run faster laptims using a 4wd 235 with lola body. At far less cost.
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So true.
Next week we will have a race with 2 Belgian champions currently driving in 200mm and 1/8, they got Stanley Bauers car and another from Serpent's shelf, to race 235 with us diehards. Allready this is "the talk of the town".
To get more drivers running 235, there should be more "famous" drivers running them, to show people it is not a "dead class".
So julius come back, I beg you on my bare knees
We had a very good Nitrotour in Belgium and Holland, and I am sure Stanley and many others loved it very much.
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Old 10-17-2005, 01:04 AM   #50
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:32 AM   #51
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2wd 235 would be tough to start down here. if the rules require a 3 port motor it be near impossible at my track. the speed difference between a 200 mm sedan and a 4wd 235 with a turbo motor is apparant at a big track. i switched from racing sedan for 3 years to 235 this year and at the same track i am 1 lap faster in the 5 minute qualifiers with the avance. i will be the first to admit the the best drivers don't run this class so it is hard to say just how fast the class can be. there are a couple guys who ran a couple races who are fast but they haven't ran lately. they are faster than any of the sedan drivers. these same guys when they run 1/8 are at the top.i guess my point is a 235 4wd in the right hands is faster than any sedan at my track.
i switched from sedan because it is acually cheaper to buy a new avance (if you can find them) since they are discontinued but i found a few deals and i have enough spares for years. i spent 600.00 for basically 5 cars(1 new 4 used) plus 14 sets of tires. the motor was 325.00 plus i had it modified for 100.00. the biggest thing is they are much more durable than sedans. i have already saved more in parts this year than what i paid for a ntc3 ft last year.
the down side is participation. the few guys who still run the class are all going to 1/8 next year so i have to decide to go back to sedan or up to 1/8th.
there is no doubt 1/8 is expensive but i like the speed and it will be hard to go back to sedans.
it is interesting what problems you guys have with traction. it is hard to set up a track that works great for both sedans and 1/8/235. we use vht and have had massive traction the last 2 weeks. the sedans have more trouble with that much traction than we do, but it is fun driving flat out most of the time!
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:06 AM   #52
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We are also trying to increase interest in 235 racing in the UK. I find it a great class to drive.
The one thing I would like to see is different shells again.

There used to be a Mclaren F1 (road car) shell to fit the 235 cars. If shells like this came back and it became a one shell series I think interest would be better.

A whole grid of mclaren F1 cars in different colours would look much better than the Lola's and 962's currently running.
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I still have my 235 picco integras and love them. they seem much funner to me then my 1/8th or 1/10 sedan cars.
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:30 AM   #54
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Iīve spent some time watching racers at the local track and there was 1 single 835 running (and a lot of n/t 200mm kyoshos, mugens and G4s). I have to say it was love at 1st sight!
So I just managed my way into nitro on-road biz and got my hands on 2 Impact M2īs fairly cheap w/ alot of spares. The outdoor seasonīs over in Sweden. So is racing 235mms from what I understand. Since a couple of years.
But all the people I am talking to tell me what a great class it was, what a great car, etc etc.
At the moment I have no intentions of racing, primarely itīs just to get the idea of what it is about, handling, set-up..
I am browsing the web to get hold of shops with spare parts, tires, belts and so on. Any suggestions?
Very nice following your discussion here and to know there are some more enthusiasts out there. Next year....

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Any one planning to race this class this comming summer?
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Any one planning to race this class this comming summer?
Already raced at MWS #1 Hamilton last week.... TQ by a 235mm 835 but won by G4S outlaw, 2nd by 835 with less then a lap.
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:56 AM   #57
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For me 235mm is a racers class and far better than 200mm. If I was the one deciding what classes could be raced 200mm wouldnt even exist. It should have stayed as a low level entry with HPI RS4's and Thunder Tiger TS4N's running pull start engines.

A feeder class to 235mm racing.
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Still, 235 2wd is the true drivers class. Engines make little difference but setup and control are everything. I loved racing them.
This is the most true statement made. The 2wd class made a racer learn how to properly set-up the car, develop throttle/braking control, and develop driving skills. This is the class that help me develop my driving skills to become a better racer with all my 4wd cars in my area. I hated to see the class die off (actually killed off in the states by the sanctioning organization that are strong pushing 1/8th scale down our throats). I have two in my possession and in hopes that the class will come back (wishful thinking).
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Only one way: race them, try to find some other owners, and start racing them again.
Works in our club....
20 235'ers and climbing!!!!
We do it 4 wheel, easyer car for beginners, not so critical and always drivable.
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I really miss this class. I'd like to run these cars if the class opens back up. Not many companies make tires for them though.
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