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Old 12-25-2008, 07:40 PM
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Is there RV overnight parking at the Aliso track? If so, is it close enough to the track to pit there?
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Originally Posted by reenmachine
Is there RV overnight parking at the Aliso track? If so, is it close enough to the track to pit there?

No RV's or overnight parking at Tamiya USA.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:20 PM
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any tc racers looking for tamiya car kit boxes the good black colored ones shoot me a pm and i will send them to you,just pay shipping. all boxes are sold.

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Old 12-28-2008, 01:53 AM
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did anyone else notice this ruling for GT2?

"17.5 Brushless motors only! To keep the class as spec as possible this class is limited to Spec Novak 17.5 and Spec LRP 17.5 motors only."

http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/rules.php#gt2

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yes i did.
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What is your point Chris? GT-2 rules have been that way since published for next season.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by teamstrc
I sent an email to Fred regarding whether or not there will be an off-road class at the Aliso Viejo rounds of TCS, I'm sure I'll get a confirmation from him after the holidays

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Will you be running F1 also Steve?
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Originally Posted by inconceivable
Quick question, will an older (non yellow ring) Novak 17.5 be allowed in the GT2 class ? Per the rules it states a Spec LRP or Novak which I believe are the newer motors with color coded rings. Just trying to avoid a duplicate purchase if at all possible. Thanks.
I am very interested in the answer to this as I have the same "older" 17.5 novak brushless motor with the black timing ring. Does anyone have an opinion on whether this motor is going to be allowed in GT-2 ? I have emailed novak directly but have yet to receive a reply.

ALSO, will the TCS 2009 GT-2 class allow the TA05 IFS * R * chassis or is it restricted to just the TA-05 IFS ?? ( and TB-03 IFS too )

A relative noob to TCS will be eternally grateful for your wisdom

here is a link to the rules :

http://www.tamiyausa.com/tcs/rules.php#gt2

and a quick snippet to both GT-3 and GT-2.

Note the explicit list for GT-3 chassis's and lack of a long list for GT-2 :


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The GT-3 class is perfect for those drivers graduating from the Spec Novice class and for those racers wanting to race in a spec horsepower formula. Chassis tuning and driving skill make for close door-to-door racing against skilled and intermediate drivers.


Tub Chassis kits only. Carbon plate double deck cars are not permitted in this class.
The allowable chassis for this class are: TB-01, TB-02, TB-02R, TB-03, TA-04, TA-05, TA-05 IFS, TA-05R, TA-05 IFSR TL-01, TL-01 LA, TT-01, TT-01R, TT-01E, TA-02, TA-03, FF-01 and FF-02.
Tamiya Hop-Ups only.
NEW for 2009: The Tamiya 540-J motor (53689) is the spec silver can motor for the 2009 season.
Hard cased LIPO batteries are legal for GT3 class racing. See general rules for legal TCS LIPO's.
All GT-3 cars must meet a minimum weight of 1500 Grams.
All Tamiya sedan/rally/sports bodies are legal.
Tamiya 24mm tires and wheels only.
Any tire insert may be used.
No extra vent holes are permitted to be drilled on the wheels.
Changing the camber-link positions on the car other than the way it was intended is not allowed.


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The GT-2 class has received a major makeover. This class is for intermediate hobbyists and racers wanting a TRUE SPEC class using the latest Tamiya chassis, brushless motors and battery technologies. Welcome to the NEW GT-2 class!


TA-05 IFS and TB-03 IFS tub chassis cars only.
Tamiya Hop Ops specifically for these chassis only.
17.5 Brushless motors only! To keep the class as spec as possible this class is limited to Spec Novak 17.5 and Spec LRP 17.5 motors only.
Hard cased LIPO batteries are legal for GT-2 class racing. See general rules for legal TCS LIPO's.
All GT-2 cars must meet a minimum weight of 1500 Grams.
NEW for 2009: IFS specific bodies to the TA-05 IFS and TB-03 IFS are the only legal bodies for GT-2. (i.e. NSX 2007, 350 R, Lexus SC 430, ARTA Garaiya, Xanavi Nismo GT-R R35, Takata NSX 2008)
Tamiya 24mm tires and wheels only.
Any tire insert may be used.
No extra vent holes are permitted to be drilled on the wheels.
Changing the camber link positions on the car other than the way it was intended is not allowed.
New for 2009: GT-2 will adopt 8-minute main events.

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Originally Posted by Magnet Top
ALSO, will the TCS 2009 GT-2 class allow the TA05 IFS * R * chassis??
I friggin' hope so since I just bought one for TCS!

But yes, the IFS-R is allowed.
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Originally Posted by reenmachine
I friggin' hope so since I just bought one for TCS!

But yes, the IFS-R is allowed.
So the "R" is just a set of hopups and this is what makes you sure the IFS-R is allowed ?

Its just odd that they delineated the '05 IFS-R chassis in GT-3 but didn't in GT-2.

The mention of GT-2 being a "TRUE SPEC" class also throws me a bit.

as stated :

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The GT-2 class has received a major makeover. This class is for intermediate hobbyists and racers wanting a TRUE SPEC class using the latest Tamiya chassis, brushless motors and battery technologies. Welcome to the NEW GT-2 class!


TA-05 IFS and TB-03 IFS tub chassis cars only.
Tamiya Hop Ops specifically for these chassis only.
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Originally Posted by Magnet Top
So the "R" is just a set of hopups and this is what makes you sure the IFS-R is allowed ?

Its just odd that they delineated the '05 IFS-R chassis in GT-3 but didn't in GT-2.

The mention of GT-2 being a "TRUE SPEC" class also throws me a bit.

as stated :

GT2 Top
The GT-2 class has received a major makeover. This class is for intermediate hobbyists and racers wanting a TRUE SPEC class using the latest Tamiya chassis, brushless motors and battery technologies. Welcome to the NEW GT-2 class!


TA-05 IFS and TB-03 IFS tub chassis cars only.
Tamiya Hop Ops specifically for these chassis only.
I dont think the R was out when they posted the rules.
I am running this class at Trackside, bring on the 8 minute mains
Boooyahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW
I dont think the R was out when they posted the rules.
I am running this class at Trackside, bring on the 8 minute mains
Boooyahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
yeah, gotta love the 8 minute mains !

but .... in the GT-3 class they mention the '05 IFS-R... and presumably the rules were written at the same time ? or......
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Originally Posted by Magnet Top
yeah, gotta love the 8 minute mains !

but .... in the GT-3 class they mention the '05 IFS-R... and presumably the rules were written at the same time ? or......

I'm going to venture out and say you're gonna be fine with the IFS-R. Since the rules allows for Tamiya hop-ups, you can buy a IFS, upgrade to "R" spec, and that would be totally legal. Or you can just buy the "R" spec and race that...you're fine either way.

I could be totally wrong as I have not been keeping up lately with TCS, but base on my experience in the last 7 years or so running TCS...you're good with the "R" for GT-2.

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Originally Posted by madjack
Will you be running F1 also Steve?
no, unfortunately I don't have the trigger finger for that.
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Originally Posted by teamstrc
no, unfortunately I don't have the trigger finger for that.
what are you doing trolling the onroad threads
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