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Old 01-25-2017, 06:54 PM
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No. Not really. As long as we can tell it's a Tamiya genuine part. Keep in mind we strictly enforce the "no painting" you springs rule. People were doing this some years ago to "hide" their set up from other racers. This made it very difficult for TECH officials to confirm genuine Tamiya springs. In the case of parts, it's not really hard to tell if it's one of ours. Just be prepared for scrutiny in tech when you do so.
I reannodized one of my TRF415MS to all gold! i never thought about running it at a TCS race because i thought it would be frowned upon.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TENCHO
Any recommendations for which body to use for GT1?

GT1 is posted to be 17.5 motor.
I plan on going to the TCS race Next month (Feb26th) at Middle River, Maryland.
Registration apparently isn't up yet....so waiting for that.
The new Motul Autech GT-R lw and BRZ are solid choices. Most of the racing car based body will work with tuning.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by tobyzhang
The new Motul Autech GT-R lw and BRZ are solid choices. Most of the racing car based body will work with tuning.
i was thinking of using either the TOM's RC-F, the HSV-010, or the Cusco Impreza. i really can't decide! rcmart has all these in stock and under $30 each.

just wanted to know if anybody has used these bodies and offer some feedback.

i don't wanna show up to GT1 with some body everyone will scoff at...
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:39 AM
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This weekend race at Fresno, are we going to be able to buy semi truck tires at the race?
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Old 01-26-2017, 02:22 PM
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I got an answer from Fred. I guess no semi truck tires available this weekend.
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Originally Posted by TENCHO
i was thinking of using either the TOM's RC-F, the HSV-010, or the Cusco Impreza. i really can't decide! rcmart has all these in stock and under $30 each.

just wanted to know if anybody has used these bodies and offer some feedback.

i don't wanna show up to GT1 with some body everyone will scoff at...
it's not really worth it to buy body from rcmart due to shipping cost and I highly recommend supporting your local or US based shops that carry tamiya products. HSV-010 will work well, Tom's RC-F will feel slightly top heavy if the lw one is not used.
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by sipaboy
I got an answer from Fred. I guess no semi truck tires available this weekend.
Semi truck class has 17 pre-entries. Going to be fun watching you guys battle this weekend in Fresno.

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Old 01-26-2017, 09:47 PM
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Very popular class in the Bay Area. NorCal hobbies got a lot to do on getting this class very popular.
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by tobyzhang
it's not really worth it to buy body from rcmart due to shipping cost and I highly recommend supporting your local or US based shops that carry tamiya products. HSV-010 will work well, Tom's RC-F will feel slightly top heavy if the lw one is not used.
I wish my local hobby shop had more Tamiya inventory. There are no kits, no parts, and just a few bodies in stock, geared towards the Drifters. And the bodies they do have are $50+
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:12 AM
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When will we be able to pre-register for the Maryland TCS race next month?
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Originally Posted by TENCHO
I wish my local hobby shop had more Tamiya inventory. There are no kits, no parts, and just a few bodies in stock, geared towards the Drifters. And the bodies they do have are $50+
If your local shop can't get what you want, check out TQRCRACING.COM They carry a bunch of Tamiya bodies, they host TCS races and are a brick and morter hobby shop.
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Old 01-27-2017, 05:11 PM
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Ok, so today i registered for the TCS Race in Middle River, Maryland! @ 180 Raceway
Registration is open on rccarevents.com
i will be racing GT1 and Euro Semi

i might run mini...depending if i can get a Reedy 21.5 motor
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Originally Posted by mooby64
If your local shop can't get what you want, check out TQRCRACING.COM They carry a bunch of Tamiya bodies, they host TCS races and are a brick and morter hobby shop.
In my opinion, TQ is the best hobby shop / online retailer, for Tamiya products in the states.
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I spent a lot of money at TQ.
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Originally Posted by sipaboy
I spent a lot of money at TQ.

Just came back from Fresno TCS regional race this weekend and Hobbytown had a lot of Tamiya products on the shelf for us to purchase. This is how to support your local race track or hobby store. Not just online. It just so happens that TQ is both.


Also wanted to give a big shout out to Justin and Cody for putting on a first class race this Sunday and the Tech crew for keeping it running smoothly and especially the track prep volunteers who gave us lots of traction even when the track temps were low, all this past weekend. Lots of local racers and out of towners there, including a lot of the So. Cal racers who represented very well! Great fun for all and positive atmosphere from everyone the whole weekend.
I haven't done a road trip in a while and this race was a good way to start it up again. Looking forward to returning to Fresno again and maybe more Regional races at a variety of venues.
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