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Old 05-30-2016, 09:12 PM
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what are the gt1 , 2, 3 class guys running for bodies?
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for you guys using the aluminum bulkheads on the TA05vII- what bearing holders does it use?

I got a gold one used, but it didn't come with the bearing holders and the 'stock' one doesn't fit, its too wide

and i'm stumped

thanks!
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
for you guys using the aluminum bulkheads on the TA05vII- what bearing holders does it use?

I got a gold one used, but it didn't come with the bearing holders and the 'stock' one doesn't fit, its too wide

and i'm stumped

thanks!
416/417 bearing holders should work.
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Old 06-05-2016, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by snopro31
what are the gt1 , 2, 3 class guys running for bodies?
At which track? At Tamiya America Raceway there's a lot of Subaru BRZ R&D with the rear diffuser cut off in GT1 and GT2.
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Old 06-07-2016, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by torg
At which track? At Tamiya America Raceway there's a lot of Subaru BRZ R&D with the rear diffuser cut off in GT1 and GT2.
True, true. But with the lightweight NSX Concept now available in the States, I would expect to see more lightweight NSX Concepts than Subie BRZ'a at Nats. The NSX handled well but was just too top heavy. Thinner lexan will probably cure that now.

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Old 06-08-2016, 11:17 AM
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Default TCS Regional Hall Of Fame - May 2016 Updates

I have been able to update the TCS Regional Race Hall of Fame with race results through TCS #215 (May 2016).

A big thanks goes out to Jeff Stevens who was able to dig through a stack of old RC Car Action Magazines to locate all of the missing race results. Because if his efforts, the list is as accurate as I can make it (exceptions are typos or printed errors in the recorded results).

There were a few shake ups in the top 40 (5 wins or more) and a "blast from the past", F1 racer extraordinaire Russ Johnson vaulting into the top 5 after tracking down the missing race results from the 1998-2001 time frame.

Enjoy,
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Hall-Of-Fame??

Making the trip to JAPAN-Fianls 3-times does not make you worthy of such a list??


Way to go, WORLD-CHAMP!!

well, it is the Reginal Hall-of-Fame...
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:14 PM
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my brz is 6/10 faster than my nsx. my go to body now. diff btwn win and loose
brz is waaayyy more agressive... after driving it my nsx felt like a slug the new nsx has tons of steering but brz has a better balance imho
I ran the audi r8 and that was pretty good too but brz wins for me
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by fat500
my brz is 6/10 faster than my nsx. my go to body now. diff btwn win and loose
brz is waaayyy more agressive... after driving it my nsx felt like a slug the new nsx has tons of steering but brz has a better balance imho
I ran the audi r8 and that was pretty good too but brz wins for me
NSX may require a different setup, and less wing
.6s is a big gap ?

Have had much success with the 07 NSX
Will be switching over to the LW Concept NSX for upcoming GT races
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With good setup you can make most decent body competitive. I tried bunch of realistic "race car" Tamiya bodies for TCS series and seems to be able to make all the bodies I tried work with setup changes. Not that they drive the same but certainly can deliver somewhat similar and competitive pace. Each will have something it excels at and something it falls short on. I've made SC430, R8, Ebbro, STI gt300 Corolla BRZ, NSX 2005, 2007, and concept work. For some reason the race car inspired bodies works better than the street car based bodies.
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Originally Posted by tobyzhang
With good setup you can make most decent body competitive. I tried bunch of realistic "race car" Tamiya bodies for TCS series and seems to be able to make all the bodies I tried work with setup changes. Not that they drive the same but certainly can deliver somewhat similar and competitive pace. Each will have something it excels at and something it falls short on. I've made SC430, R8, Ebbro, STI gt300 Corolla BRZ, NSX 2005, 2007, and concept work. For some reason the race car inspired bodies works better than the street car based bodies.
Had a look at the Raikiri GT body 51585. Would that be a competitive race body? It probably also depends on set up. Just curious
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they all work...
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Originally Posted by OSherman
they all work...
Im sure they do..
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Originally Posted by tobyzhang
With good setup you can make most decent body competitive. I tried bunch of realistic "race car" Tamiya bodies for TCS series and seems to be able to make all the bodies I tried work with setup changes. Not that they drive the same but certainly can deliver somewhat similar and competitive pace. Each will have something it excels at and something it falls short on. I've made SC430, R8, Ebbro, STI gt300 Corolla BRZ, NSX 2005, 2007, and concept work. For some reason the race car inspired bodies works better than the street car based bodies.
Yep, as we proved at the last TCS race

As long as the body has a good front lip, good tire/wheel well clearance and a low CG (lighter), you can make almost any body a winner with the proper set up to match the body.

Personally I prefer bodies with the least amount of drag. If my motor runs cooler with a certain body, then that is the body I will run in spec motor classes (I miss running my EBBRO!).
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Old 06-11-2016, 06:18 AM
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Has anyone found the sweet spot (timing) on the Reedy 21.5 Mach 3 yet???
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