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Old 05-29-2015, 08:40 AM
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Is it open practice tomorrow ? All chassis or Tamiya only ?
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Originally Posted by lbckevin
Max,

Is it open practice tomorrow ? All chassis or Tamiya only ?
Kevin,

I hear a regular Tamiya practice for tomorrow...
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by maxepower
Kevin,
You got P.M.
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Hi Max, replied this morning. Waiting for your answer back.

Thanks,
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At the Aliso TCS regional in March I noticed that many (most) cars running the newer GT bodies such as the Subaru BRZ had cut off the rear splitter (the horizontal plate extending from the rear of the car). I was told that Fred approved this modification, because both the front and rear splitters have a tendency to get beat up in crashes and cutting off the splitter seemed like a good way to get more use from a body. It is all or nothing though -- either leave the splitter intact or cut it all off. Just the splitter, no cutting to enlarge the diffuser. Same for front and rear.

My question is, does this rule apply to the front splitter of the Mini JCW Coupe body? I've got one of these and given the way I drive the front splitter is already starting to point upward. I would like to cut it off. Will my body still be legal for TCS if I do this?
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by MarkBrown
At the Aliso TCS regional in March I noticed that many (most) cars running the newer GT bodies such as the Subaru BRZ had cut off the rear splitter (the horizontal plate extending from the rear of the car). I was told that Fred approved this modification, because both the front and rear splitters have a tendency to get beat up in crashes and cutting off the splitter seemed like a good way to get more use from a body. It is all or nothing though -- either leave the splitter intact or cut it all off. Just the splitter, no cutting to enlarge the diffuser. Same for front and rear.

My question is, does this rule apply to the front splitter of the Mini JCW Coupe body? I've got one of these and given the way I drive the front splitter is already starting to point upward. I would like to cut it off. Will my body still be legal for TCS if I do this?
Yes, it's fine. Provided its cut off in such a way you've described above; no more, no less, and at its intersection with the bumper.

Removing long, overhanging body splitters is the only exception to the body-cutting rule.

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Old 06-17-2015, 08:56 PM
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:01 AM
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Is there going to be a timed build as part of the competition?
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by A-Ko
Is there going to be a timed build as part of the competition?
Looking at 3 hrs to build before tech/concourse
Not included in 12hr race time
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:26 AM
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Have you contacted the guys from Jackson? They used to do a 24 hour race with TT-01's. Give them a shout as a "lessons learned" exercise.
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We ran in a 4 hour enduro last Fall and it was a lot of fun. But, with the TT02's you will need plenty of steering uprights, unless you have aluminum. They break easily and have a design similar to the original TT01.
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Originally Posted by jiml
Have you contacted the guys from Jackson? They used to do a 24 hour race with TT-01's. Give them a shout as a "lessons learned" exercise.
Talked to one, read all of the threads about it

Bummer they couldn't get the last one off the ground

We would like to run 24hr, but will start with a 12hr this year to test the waters
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Originally Posted by MD
We ran in a 4 hour enduro last Fall and it was a lot of fun. But, with the TT02's you will need plenty of steering uprights, unless you have aluminum. They break easily and have a design similar to the original TT01.
The Tamiya track is very easy on equipment, have to go out of your way to find boards, but we will have plenty of spares provided by Tamiya, it's their showcase race

Also with a fixed gear of 6.5 on a silvercan speeds won't be too crazy
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
The Tamiya track is very easy on equipment, have to go out of your way to find boards, but we will have plenty of spares provided by Tamiya, it's their showcase race

Also with a fixed gear of 6.5 on a silvercan speeds won't be too crazy
That's good. I hope you're right. I know from personal experience that it doesn't take much to brake them. It sounds like a lot of fun. We enjoyed the four enduro. The same track that ran the 4 hour enduro just ran a TT02 Rally enduro on a dirt track. That's Hobbytown in Lake in the Hills, IL.
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Originally Posted by RedBullFiXX
Talked to one, read all of the threads about it

Bummer they couldn't get the last one off the ground

We would like to run 24hr, but will start with a 12hr this year to test the waters
At least you know what you might come across. I was never part of it but I know a lot of the guys who were, and they always had a good time. You guys should too.

Hmmm, maybe a Tamiya Endurance Series?
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