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Old 11-12-2007, 03:53 PM
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We're so over the hill.
Let me tell ya, Over the hill is better than "Under the hill"
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by minimadman2003
Does anyone know if they plan to run Rally again next year at the Trackside TCS? I'm still kicking myself for not buying one on the spot and running it last year. That class looked like the most fun all weekend!

If they plan to run it, what are the rules? I recall it was a TB-01 Rally kit out of the box sort of class. If it's a class I'm going to bring one (or borrow one) next year!!!
I don't know, but I'd expect Trackside to run rally again.

Here are the rally rules from 2007 Trackside TCS:



A Tamiya shaft drive tub chassis must be used, they are the TB-01,TB-02,TL-01,TT-01

NO Optional hop ups allowed EXCEPT: ball bearings and plastic oil filled shocks.
The stock silver springs must be used. Any shock oil may be used.

A Silver can motor must be used. ( Johnson or Mabuchi)

A set final drive gear ratio MUST be used. They are:
TB-01 and TB-02 – 7.94 ( 19 tooth pinion)
TL-01 – 7.96 ( 19 tooth pinion)
TT-01 – 7.93 ( 20 tooth pinion)

A rally type body must be used. Examples are the Subaru WRX and Ford Focus WRC and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. Bodies must be complete. (No missing bumpers)

Rally block tires (50476) with any insert on 26 mm wheels must be used.

All parts must be only Tamiya parts intended for that chassis.

Any electronics may be used. Any NI-CD or NI-MH battery may be used. NO LI-PO’s!

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Mike Lack Or Scotty Ernst.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:50 PM
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Any word on next year's schedule?
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:58 PM
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Scotty announced Feb 9-10, 2008 for Trackside.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:13 AM
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minimadman2003 Does anyone know if they plan to run Rally again next year at the Trackside TCS?
I believe Hawk is correct. It was such a fun and popular class that I would be very suprised if they don't run it again. Hopefully, this year with less water on the track I also believe they will be following the same rules that Hawk posted; keep it simple, cheap and fun.

I will be racing my brand new Trans Am Mustang and Mini tonight at Trackside so I will check with Scotty and let you know.
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I also remember several years ago Scotty saying that as long as there is a TCS race at Trackside there will be Rally on the off road track.

On another note for the rules this year will the TT01 be able to run a 20 tooth pinion so it can have the same final drive ratio as the TL01? Last year the TL01's had a big advantage over the TT01 which did not make it a fair race last year.
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A set final drive gear ratio MUST be used. They are:
TB-01 and TB-02 – 7.94 ( 19 tooth pinion)
TL-01 – 7.96 ( 19 tooth pinion)
TT-01 – 7.93 ( 20 tooth pinion)
Larry, I think they address that last year in the rules, see above, and now you can run a 20 tooth in a TT01. I know that is what I had in mine.
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Originally Posted by Steven Key
Larry, I think they address that last year in the rules, see above, and now you can run a 20 tooth in a TT01. I know that is what I had in mine.

Sorry Steve, my bad, I meant in the Spec class not the Rally class. Rally class did have that adjusted. My concern was for the Spec class that Matthew Runs in.

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I meant in the Spec class not the Rally class.
No sweat man

I agree, you need to address that one with Fred at Tamiya. They are the ones making the rules for Spec class and I'm guessing he is looking at it right now.
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minimadman2003 Does anyone know if they plan to run Rally again next year at the Trackside TCS?
I confirmed with Scotty last night he is definitely going to run Rally this year at the Trackside TCS race.

So minimadman go out and get yourself a car and we'll see you there.
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Originally Posted by Steven Key
I confirmed with Scotty last night he is definitely going to run Rally this year at the Trackside TCS race.

So minimadman go out and get yourself a car and we'll see you there.

Mini's should be able to run the rally right? I think the rules for the rally should be you have to use the same setup for both classes on and off road.
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Originally Posted by Steven Key
I confirmed with Scotty last night he is definitely going to run Rally this year at the Trackside TCS race.

So minimadman go out and get yourself a car and we'll see you there.
Does Scotty still have some of those Rally kits for sale??? I have a TT-01 I could convert, but it's probably cheaper buying a complete TB-01 kit if I can find one.
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Mini's should be able to run the rally right?
Good Idea, I think that would be a way cool idea to allow Minis in the Rally class. I'm going to throw that idea out to Scotty.

This past summer we had an off road oval track and they allowed Minis. A Mini with a stock motor could run with the 19T two wheel drive buggies. With the right set-up a Mini actually worked surprisingly well.

Does Scotty still have some of those Rally kits for sale???
Sorry minimadman there is none of those TB01 kits left. They got snagged up pretty fast last year. Your TT01 will work just fine, get that baby jacked up so you have full suspension travel, put on some rally wheels, a rally body and have fun.
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:41 AM
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Minimadman - I'm sure you've checked it out, but there are seversl TB01's on Ebay. But, one of the better deals I found is at Ultimate Hobbies. They have a Tamiya rally car for $69.95. The kit number is 46036. It's a 2004 Impreza OD. So it's RTR. I asume it's 10th scale. It would be painted and ready to go. I cannot tell what chassis it is.
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Originally Posted by Steven Key
Sorry minimadman there is none of those TB01 kits left. They got snagged up pretty fast last year. Your TT01 will work just fine, get that baby jacked up so you have full suspension travel, put on some rally wheels, a rally body and have fun.
My LHS came through for me and found me a TB01 Rally Kit for a decent price, so I'm in!!! Now if I can just figure out a way to avoid being sent to the UK in February.

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Minimadman - I'm sure you've checked it out, but there are seversl TB01's on Ebay. But, one of the better deals I found is at Ultimate Hobbies. They have a Tamiya rally car for $69.95. The kit number is 46036. It's a 2004 Impreza OD. So it's RTR. I asume it's 10th scale. It would be painted and ready to go. I cannot tell what chassis it is.
Nope, that's a QD (Quick Drive). It's a 1/12 or 1/14 scale and most likely a 2-wheel drive as well.

Originally Posted by SirSwiftAlot
Mini's should be able to run the rally right? I think the rules for the rally should be you have to use the same setup for both classes on and off road.
I've seen some mini rally block tires, but they aren't Tamiya. But I wonder if the old Porsche 959 or Toyota Celica tires will fit on mini rims?
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