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Old 11-15-2002, 06:01 PM   #1
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Whats the word on this class. Cars look awesome and not as expensive as 1/8 but faster than 1/10. I know neo, serpant, and sts make them, any other manufactures.
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Whats the word on this class. Cars look awesome and not as expensive as 1/8 but faster than 1/10. I know neo, serpant, and sts make them, any other manufactures.
The class can be fun, I have a IMPACT great car, fun to drive and plenty of speed

I think it can be just as exspencive as 1/8th and hear is why

Car 3 to 400

engine 2 to 300

tires 15 to 20 a pair

tire truer 250 to 400

arbors for truer 30 each

once you have this stuff you might be able to go have a good weekend, but remember finding replacement parts is sometimes hard and you will go through tires like nobodys buisness, so keep a few extra sets on hand
Also remember to change that con rod after a wile or it might cost you and engine.

Don't get me wrong I really like my car and its a blast to drive, BUT it is exspensive to maintain compared to my 1/10 tourer
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I think out of 60-70 racers at my last race, only 3 cars were on the track for the 235mm class. They're dying out slowly.
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So,the key point is on the price??
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Old 11-16-2002, 04:04 AM   #5
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They're dying out due to IFMAR canceling their 235mm class, and replacing it with the 200mm Touring class.
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Old 11-16-2002, 04:25 AM   #6
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Price, there's no way the 235 cars are more expensive than the tourers to run.
I suppose it may depend upon the config of each class where you run. (235mm/2wd, 3 port motors) (tourers, foam tyres, 3 port motors) ifmar rules in Australia.
You usually find the quick guys truing their tryes down so far in the tourer class as to make them handle better, that you don't get much life out of set at all. The performance race with the motors means that to keep up you need the latest quick motor, there's no way the life of the smaller 12's could compare to the bigger block 15's.
These two items alone (which probably make up the majority of anyone racing costs) make the 2wd more cost effective over the 4wd Tourers.
If you run both in 4wd with turbo motors I would still expect the 15 being a less stressed motor to last longer, but your tyres may cost more with the 235 car but I'm sure you would get more out of them.
Just my view.

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Whats the word on this class. Cars look awesome and not as expensive as 1/8 but faster than 1/10. I know neo, serpant, and sts make them, any other manufactures.
In the States there is 2wd "touring" class........3port motor with a sedan body. And the 4wd "open" class......3-7port turbo or non-turbo motor with the "wedge" (lola) body.

Next year IFMAR & ROAR is killing the 2wd class for the "Outlaw" class. That is the new class for 4wd .15 and .12 motors racing in the same class. 200mm and 235mm cars will be able to race with the lola bodies and no restictions on the ports or mods on the motor.


IMO- the 4wd 235mm car is almost the same of 1/8 scale on-road car. This is a great "learning" class or car for 1/8 scale racing!!

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Old 11-17-2002, 10:38 PM   #8
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Oh that's good, my Picco Integra 110, is tired of kicking the Serpents Impacts around the track, maybe next year it can kick some little 200mm asses, too!!
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How many Impact asses have you kicked so far?
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Old 11-18-2002, 04:23 PM   #10
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Ummmm, let's see....Danny's, Keith's, Larry's,...that other guy, when you gonna show up so I can add your name to the list?!!
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In the States there is 2wd "touring" class........3port motor with a sedan body. And the 4wd "open" class......3-7port turbo or non-turbo motor with the "wedge" (lola) body.

Next year IFMAR & ROAR is killing the 2wd class for the "Outlaw" class. That is the new class for 4wd .15 and .12 motors racing in the same class. 200mm and 235mm cars will be able to race with the lola bodies and no restictions on the ports or mods on the motor.


IMO- the 4wd 235mm car is almost the same of 1/8 scale on-road car. This is a great "learning" class or car for 1/8 scale racing!!

Punisher where are you getting this information? Everytime I see a ROAR representative post on starting grid they say they don't want to add a outlaw class for 200mm. I guess if you're saying they're just killing .15 2WD that's understandable, the class is dead except for texas anyway cause 200mm tourers now spank 2WD 235's.

But anyone can run 200mm if they so chose in 235 4wd now can't they? They'll be at a major disadvantage to the big blocks and wide rears of 235 but what's stopping them now?

Why doesn't roar just come off it and give us a 200mm outlaw class?
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Why doesn't roar just come off it and give us a 200mm outlaw class?
Yea

But somebody will say there are too many class's
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at our local track they have been letting the 200 lola cars run
with the 235 class. but i think it is more to fill the 235 class
or get people interested in the class again since there are
only 2-4 people showing up with the .15 open class.
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Tweeeeeet, Tweet, Tweet, Tweet, Tweet......heeeeere Stefan, come out and race this weekend !!!

As I meant to say earlier, I know your from over the pond, but your livin' here in the south now. And that's how we southern gentlemen racers do it....we kick ass then we take names

Come on down this weekend, weather's finally gonna be good enough to be outdoors, be sure to bring that 235mm car!!
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