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Old 12-10-2007, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by CarKing
The rules are undergoing a slight clarification for GT2 and GT3:
All Lipo equipped cars must meet a minimun weight of 1550g. Cars running NimH or other "conventional" type battery DO NOT have to meet this weight requirement"

To reiterate, only cars running Lipo are required to meet the 1550g weight.
Please don't jump the gun ..........

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Old 12-10-2007, 04:13 PM
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If you refer to the original instructions for item# 58376 RC F103GT Courage and 58367 RC Direct Drive Tour Chassis F103GT, this part number is the original part for both.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=58367

Click on "product manual" and item# 50655 is listed as the battery holder. Which is in stock, please refer to the following link.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=50655

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Old 12-10-2007, 06:21 PM
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Default Suspension blocks

Who is the biggest Tamiya geek, cause that is what I need to answer this question.

Is there a chart or dimensional data available that shows the center to center distance for all Tamiya suspension mounting blocks as well as the above chassis height for the pivot ball?

Please direct me to the information or email it to me.

Thanks in advance,
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:23 PM
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marty,
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:43 PM
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larrio - Has Tamiya ever considered a box stock class? I know GT3 class is supposed to be that kind of class, but it's evolved into something else.
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Old 12-11-2007, 04:25 AM
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"Stock Sedan" used to be exactly that: you could only use the parts that came in the box. Typically, TA-02's with a silver can, the old vinyl tires with foam inserts, kit springs, etc. This is more than 10 years ago, but it was a really fun class...
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The spec class is basically a box stock class. it only allows 2-3 hopups (CVA plastic oil filled shocks, drive shaft, and adjustable turnbuckles). This class is for the beginner/novice.
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rccardr - Thanks for the information. It sounds like a class that would be good for those on a more limited budget. I think it would bring in some new drivers into the series. "Old guys do rule," speaking as another old guy.
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Originally Posted by f1larry
The spec class is basically a box stock class. it only allows 2-3 hopups (CVA plastic oil filled shocks, drive shaft, and adjustable turnbuckles). This class is for the beginner/novice.

To me box stock racing is fun and exciting. I wish it was not considered a beginners class. I race a box stock base TT01 every week.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:47 AM
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I agree. I think they should add that class.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:56 AM
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What's that line.... "you can't eat your cake and have it too"

We are limited in terms of time and man power on how many classes can be run. The regional Aliso race used to be 1 day and got bumped up to 2 days after that night race in 2006. Adding another class at this point doesn't seem very feasible and getting rid of another class for a box stock class in my opinion isn't very reasonable.

As it's been said already, the Spec class is very similar to the original box stock series.
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larrio - Thanks for getting back to me. I understand. I wouldn't suggest that you drop a class. I know an additional class would mean more time. In most regionals it's a one day race. So, one additional class would mean another 30 minutes or less if you run two heats and a main. Spec class is limited to novice drivers, as it should be. But, a box stock class might attract more drivers on a budget. Thanks again.
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Surprised they don't offer the Tamtech Porsche/Ferrari class.

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I have nothing else to say other than point to the last many years of posting on this thread.

My only concern is having the weigh-in post race because at the Nats some guys were taking off their weights after pre-race tech. With 2 different battery systems people will cheat for an advantage.

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Originally Posted by A-Ko
Surprised they don't offer the Tamtech Porsche/Ferrari class.

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I have nothing else to say other than point to the last many years of posting on this thread.

My only concern is having the weigh-in post race because at the Nats some guys were taking off their weights after pre-race tech. With 2 different battery systems people will cheat for an advantage.
It goes both ways. A dishonest racer can also add weight to the car if he/she is able to retrieve the car after a race and carry it to the tech station.
This was prevented at Cleveland Indoor Champs. A racer was not allowed to touch their cars after the mains. The cars were taken to the tech by the Tech inspectors, not by the driver nor the marshalls.

Anyway, TCS is suppose to be for fun. We don't need video cameras and the tech police out there. There is a probably a 100 ways to cheat and maybe win. But there is over 500 ways to have fun without cheating....
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Originally Posted by TeamB&B
It goes both ways. A dishonest racer can also add weight to the car if he/she is able to retrieve the car after a race and carry it to the tech station.
This was prevented at Cleveland Indoor Champs. A racer was not allowed to touch their cars after the mains. The cars were taken to the tech by the Tech inspectors, not by the driver nor the marshalls.

Anyway, TCS is suppose to be for fun. We don't need video cameras and the tech police out there. There is a probably a 100 ways to cheat and maybe win. But there is over 500 ways to have fun without cheating....
Then a dishonest person can take away weight also...
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