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Old 02-06-2019, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by kokoyang
Hello,

To eliminate possible ambiguities on this topic, may I request to get a final objective interpretation on #7 of the Tires TCS rule:

"It is not permitted to apply super glue on the horizontal surface of the tire to alter
traction characteristics."

If my understanding is correct, "horizontal surface" pertains to the part of the tire that touches the ground, i.e., the part of the tire with treads. Therefore, supergluing sidewalls by any amount, is legal, for as long as it does not "overflow" to the treaded part of the tire.

Is this correct?

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Old 02-06-2019, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Core Creations
Does Tamiya sell the plastic standoffs for the race wing sets separately?
they only have aluminum ones available separately
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by kwkride
"5. All electronics must be mounted in the chassis locations outlined in the instruction manual of your car"

I guess I need to redo the electronics layout in my F104 . . . . My ESC has been sitting behind the shorty lipo for years.
I've put the D11 side pieces back on my F104 Pro and mounted the electronics on them. Now my square shorty pack won't fit in there, because it's designed for a round pack. I've got it slanted to one side and taped in place for now. It's a really tight fit to mount the body now, but it's all together. Anybody else having trouble with this?
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I ended up using an smc low profile shorty pack to get it to fit and used battery foam to take up the rest of the space.
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Originally Posted by kokoyang
Hello,

To eliminate possible ambiguities on this topic, may I request to get a final objective interpretation on #7 of the Tires TCS rule:

"It is not permitted to apply super glue on the horizontal surface of the tire to alter
traction characteristics."

If my understanding is correct, "horizontal surface" pertains to the part of the tire that touches the ground, i.e., the part of the tire with treads. Therefore, supergluing sidewalls by any amount, is legal, for as long as it does not "overflow" to the treaded part of the tire.

Is this correct?

Thank you! =)
What you stated is correct. However...... at the 2018 TCS race at TQ RC Racing (indoor track with black CRC carpet), it was decided by TCS staff to allow gluing onto the top "treaded" section otherwise the Euro trucks would traction roll everywhere. If the TCS race you plan to run is indoor black carpet, I would suggest you contact the track to see what will be allowed.

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Old 02-07-2019, 07:33 PM
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Is there a Tamiya car with an available aluminum chassis that is good for black carpet and available to buy right now?

What are people running in GT1?
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Troy Carter
Is there a Tamiya car with an available aluminum chassis that is good for black carpet and available to buy right now?

What are people running in GT1?
TRF419X W for carpet comes with the aluminum chassis part number 42311
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:26 PM
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Anyone know of anywhere that has the gt2 spec motors in stock?
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:12 AM
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Correct. The rules have been officially updated to coincide with today's Mustang GT4 announcement =)
When will these bodies be available separate from the kit? and is there a part number ?
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Originally Posted by f1larry

TRF419X W for carpet comes with the aluminum chassis part number 42311
Tower Hobbies has them in stock. $906.40 w/ free shipping....if you REALLY NEED to race TCS.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Hopscotch
Anyone know of anywhere that has the gt2 spec motors in stock?
Reedy rep said they will be in house 2/21...although likely most will go to the two host sites racing that weekend.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin CBR
What you stated is correct. However...... at the 2018 TCS race at TQ RC Racing (indoor track with black CRC carpet), it was decided by TCS staff to allow gluing onto the top "treaded" section otherwise the Euro trucks would traction roll everywhere. If the TCS race you plan to run is indoor black carpet, I would suggest you contact the track to see what will be allowed.

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I'd love to hear this from a TCS rep, so we can have consistent rules... I don't wanna be experimenting with setups the day of the race.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:25 AM
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I don’t think they should allow it onto the tread. Horizontal surface only. I can tell you first hand it is not necessary on black carpet...it just takes the right lines and setup. (Yes I know not much can be changed)...not trying to start anything but it absolutely can be done without glueing the tread.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by mooby64
Tower Hobbies has them in stock. $906.40 w/ free shipping....if you REALLY NEED to race TCS.
I've raced for almost 30 years on and off and I've never had a Tamiya. I guess it may be 30 more years cause I'm not spending that on a car.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:37 PM
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Ok for euro truck what is the legal battery for this class. Is it only the reedy or peak or is it any round pack that is legal. Only asking cause I only see the reedy pack and peak pack being run and I already have a turnigy pack that is pretty much the same specs.
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