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Old 10-28-2008, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
hehe.. ask kuney.. last i checked at tamiya i had him covered on motor. but then again it was 10.5 you have a good point. i guess its time to call up EA again.
He'd just counter by having Peter Robinson build his. I've never seen faster 19's than he builds.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:55 PM
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hey there were shot after run 2. no question. if u were fighting for TQ, fightin for the A, or fighting the car. dead. same track can go 12-20runs on blues.

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Originally Posted by ultegrasti
hey there were shot after run 2. no question. if u were fighting for TQ, fightin for the A, or fighting the car. dead. same track can go 12-20runs on blues.

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Sounds like the problem a lot of people had with the "new" RP30s from a few months ago....
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:00 PM
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Tamiya puts on the best race series I've run. They have the best prizes at the regionals and they offer 3 trips to Japan at Nats. If they want to make a little of that money back by having you run their tires so be it. What they provide is worth the added expense.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:30 PM
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Any speculation as to what the mini GT class will be?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
wester... taro... can you TWO honestly tell me you guys are going to run BRUSHED? you guys are gonna buy brushes... break out our comm lathe... CUT the comm after every round. break it in?

i know both of you guys personally... and you guys are about as lazy as me. so i dont think the 19T motor inclusion is a problem. is it?

where's my cheese... lots of whining in here. once you guys start racing.. everyone will be happy and enjoy life once again.

one more time.. with everyone blaming the economy (my driving sucks because the economy is bad! ) im just glad i have a series to race next year. foam, rubber, brushed, BL, nimh... lipo.... TCS racing helps me keep my sanity.
Hey I just found my lathe, 4 19 turns and about 20 sets of soaked F brushes. One of the motors actually has rust on it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
wester... taro... can you TWO honestly tell me you guys are going to run BRUSHED? you guys are gonna buy brushes... break out our comm lathe... CUT the comm after every round. break it in?

i know both of you guys personally... and you guys are about as lazy as me. so i dont think the 19T motor inclusion is a problem. is it?

where's my cheese... lots of whining in here. once you guys start racing.. everyone will be happy and enjoy life once again.

one more time.. with everyone blaming the economy (my driving sucks because the economy is bad! ) im just glad i have a series to race next year. foam, rubber, brushed, BL, nimh... lipo.... TCS racing helps me keep my sanity.
That is what I am talking about. I want to stick with brushless and don't want to buy any more brushed motor and do all that work. Brushless will test your driving skills and not motor tuning skills.....
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Core Creations
Any speculation as to what the mini GT class will be?
An idea that may or may not play out.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by CarKing
An idea that may or may not play out.
i can picture this class already... you purchase an expert built Mini on the spot, change out the receiver..and run it as is. am i right?
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:21 PM
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Hopefully brushless (17.5) mini!
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Hebiki
i can picture this class already... you purchase an expert built Mini on the spot, change out the receiver..and run it as is. am i right?

we already have a spec class with the new silver can rules right?

Mini GT should be the following:

Any Tamiya M03 or M04 chassis car that uses the 60D size tire or smaller.
Tamiya Hop-Ups only.
No chassis lightening allowed.
A proper mini body must be used with its proper mini chassis. I.E. (A front wheel drive body must be used with a front-drive chassis. A rear wheel drive body must be used with a rear wheel chassis)
Tamiya 60D tires and wheels only (53340 and 53254).
NEW for 2009: No Motor limit for Mini GT
It is legal to use the maximum pinion gear size on all front-drive and rear drive Mini cars. I.E. 20-tooth on the M03 and 21-tooth on the M04.
Any Tamiya plastic or aluminum hop-up damper may be used.
Any Tamiya short or regular size hop-up spring may be used.
The use of LIPO batteries is permitted in this class, but due to the battery compartment having a rounded profile, the only legal LIPOs for this class is the Orion/Peak 2400, 3200, and 3400 Carbon Edition hard cased packs. Modifying the M-chassis to fit other hard case LIPO batteries is not permitted.
No minimum weight M-chassis GT cars.

People have bitched for years about the monster silver cans dominating races... lets open up the motor rule for Mini GT. The strain on the tech crew will be minimal and the comic relief alone will be worth it!

I'm in!
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:35 PM
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I want to thank Tamiya for stepping up and running a great series!!! I ran a few races over the last few years and have had a great time. I think the first was Scotty's in 94 or 95. Senility is already beginning!!!

It truly is great that we have a place to play with our toys! Andy Wallace Carbondale,IL
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:43 PM
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Open mod mini!!
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:41 PM
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Congrats & Kudos to Tamiya for getting the rules out before November!

Surprised about the GT classes, probably will be better in the long run.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:44 PM
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I think a better solution to the tire problem would be that if Tamiya insists on running Tamiya tires, then price them so that it is not a burden on the racers to buy multiple sets. And keep a healthy stock of them so there is no hoarding. Or make them available only at the track for sale at a discount and limit the number of sets per driver.
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