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Old 08-04-2004, 09:35 PM
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Old 08-04-2004, 10:54 PM
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I thought TCS racing was free?

Entry fee for GT1 is $50 and GT2 is $30 and F201 $50. You would think that a company with the most expensive TC that sells well could at least spring for at least 1 handout motor. Especially one that you cannot race anywhere else.

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Old 08-05-2004, 05:29 AM
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How long have you been racing TCS? When has it ever been free?
I mean yeah there is no entry fee, but you need a Ferrari sized budget to compete.(LOL). Seriously though I don't think that charging for the motors is that big a deal, after all you would probably be buying a new one for the race anyways, right? What Tamiya has done with this series IMO is pretty cool, and just being able to use their facility is worth the price of admission. When I tell people that I am going to race at Tamiya America there is almost outright envy. Besides what they are trying to do is prepare the winners for the Japan trip as they don't run ROAR stocks at the worlds. From what I've heard it is quite a different racing experience over there.
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Originally posted by rccardr
This Just In:
****SUPER IMPORTANT NOTICE****
The motor rules for GT-2 ( for the TCS Nationals) have changed.

This is due to the lack of sufficient supplies of the Sport Tuned motor.

GT-2 will be using a spec Johnson 540 Silver canned motor (#53689). Each competitor in the GT-2 class will be allowed to purchase a maximum of two motors for practice, qualifying and racing. (If you have your own silver canned motors to use for practice, they are allowed to be used) These motors will be available at the event for $15.00 each. Manage your two motors accordingly as they must be used for qualifying and racing.
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Note that your own motor may only be used for practice, not for racing. Katzer, this should make you a very happy guy!
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How's that for an answer Doc?

I think everyone should be happy with the new motor rules though... The silver can's are soooooooo much more durable than the crappy Black Cans. I think it will make for much better (read fewer headaches) racing too.

Coop, the regionals are free, but Tamiya (starting last year) charges for the handout motors. I have no problem with this, as they put on such a great racing program not only at the nats but at the Regionals as well along with the amount of freebies they give away too. For me, $30 or even $50 is worth every cent.
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Old 08-05-2004, 05:53 PM
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Gary-
Except for us Mini drivers...'cause we're so Special.
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Old 08-05-2004, 06:11 PM
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This thread has picked up. Change to GT2 huh, hmmmmm.
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Old 08-05-2004, 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by RC Driver Gary


How's that for an answer Doc?

I think everyone should be happy with the new motor rules though... The silver can's are soooooooo much more durable than the crappy Black Cans. I think it will make for much better (read fewer headaches) racing too.

Coop, the regionals are free, but Tamiya (starting last year) charges for the handout motors. I have no problem with this, as they put on such a great racing program not only at the nats but at the Regionals as well along with the amount of freebies they give away too. For me, $30 or even $50 is worth every cent.
Gary,

You need to work on leting your emotions out. Maybe if you try not to sugar-coat things so much people know how you really feel.

Give it a try.

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John, I'll try, but you know what kind of communication problems I have...
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And don't forget your insulin shots. I'm not sure there are alot of people that would give you mouth to mouth resusitation.
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Ouch, I feel the love.
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Old 08-05-2004, 11:05 PM
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Since I'll be flying in (and hence, haven't raced at TamiyaUSA before) and have to buy tire compound once I get there, can anyone tell me what works best on the B compounds at TamiyaUSA?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-06-2004, 12:36 AM
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There are so many people that have their own thoughts about it. Some like FXII, others Buggy Grip, some Death Grip, and some Tyree's special concoction. All in all, it's the syrup that is place on the track before any of this stuff goes on tires.
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All true, Neil. I used Simple Green the last time I was out there and it worked fine too. Even Death Grip for Foam is OK.
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Old 08-06-2004, 09:20 AM
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Redbull "accidently" spilled on tires does not work.

For sedans:
Tire Tweak works
FX2 and Buggy Grip works
Buggy Grip alone works
Death Grip Cleaner followed by Death Grip Additive works
Tyree's Sauce works
Simple Green sorta works

As far as which one works best...it's up to personal preference
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I found this on R/C Items: For Sale/Trade
CHEAP TAMIYA PARTS!!!!!
http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthre...threadid=47003

And his web site is:
http://www.arches.uga.edu/~amisra/

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