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Bulliehead
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Looking for advice on new racing chassis

Post by Bulliehead » Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:42 pm

Hi,

After running the Xtreme XC2 chassis for a few years with big succes I was wondering if I should look at the newer chassis out there.

We run 5 min races on both asphalt and dirt tracks, smooth and bumpy, in wet and dry so the chassis needs to be adjustable. The motors are limited to 17 turns and we run 6 cells. Tire of choice is the Imex Baja.

Any advice??

Thanks

Jasper

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Post by SPEED RACER » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:22 pm

try the powers chassis.i've seen them race at the mj's in pa and they handle real good.i don't have one but have made my own and like it a lot.can't wait for mj6 to see how well it does :lol:
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Post by TIER » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:17 am

powers chassis IS the best clod racing chassis. its an excersize in simplicity and you will never be able to beat that alone... not to mention they rule on the longer racing circuits as opposed to the short drag type NR/CTPA races.
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Post by Bulliehead » Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:55 am

Thanks for the advice. I'll look into the Powers chassis.

Jasper

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Post by ricrush » Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:59 am

The Powers chassis is a good chassis and yes its a simple design that works good its very low maintenace. The Prp chassis is definetly and up and comer that has proved itself in the racing scene. Thundertech chassis is a very popular chassis and works well too. Thundertech has very good parts support. Its all a matter of opinion. I have esps, Thundertechs, Powers and a extreme. There are things that I like about them all. See if you can get out to see what others are running and how they like them. ERIC KRUSH
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Post by Etype R » Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:14 pm

I've been running a PRP berzerker since last fall now and I love it. Alot of our guys use to run thundertechs and a few of them still do. And the thundertech sway bars are just to loose. None of our guys run a Powers setup though. I've only seen them run at worlds.
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Post by Bulliehead » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:30 pm

Eric,

The others are running TTR and mostly homebrew chassis. Some are TTR clones but most are one of a kind. I've won most if not all of the races last two years with my XC2 and was wondering if the newer chassis were better for our kind of racing.

I've been looking at the PRP chassis but it seems to be a bit over engineerd, I'm more of a K.I.S.S. guy :P :P

Thanks for the answers.

Jasper

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Post by TIER » Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:36 pm

Bulliehead wrote:I'm more of a K.I.S.S. guy :P :P

i hear you there all the way bro. if simple is what your looking for ... the POWERS is it.

all 6/32 hardware.. all steel links, total of 20 bolts on the chassis plates themselves and everything is where it needs to be, no frills but its TOUGH. i have absoutly hammered on mine for close to a year and its still runnign stong.

air anyone? :wink:
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Post by Tamiya Offroader » Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:51 pm

Nice air!!! :shock: :D
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Post by hummer_philip » Mon Jun 20, 2005 6:08 pm

Hey Jasper,

Why change a winning team?
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Post by Bulliehead » Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:21 am

Philip,

Just for the fun of it.

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Post by speedy05 » Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:33 pm

I would also recomend a Powers Chassis.. I have three of them that I race and I am very happy with them. They are very light and fast yet very strong...I have yet to bend or break anything on them.

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Post by RcK cRwLr » Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:30 pm

What is the website for the power and and prp ?
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Post by team prp » Fri Jul 01, 2005 5:29 pm

Here are several links for pictures and info of our chassis :)

Info page:
http://www.teamprpracing.com/clodbuster.html

Spring Nationals winning truck photo:
http://www.teamprpracing.com/graphics/1stplacetruck.jpg

A few Misc photos:
http://www.teamprpracing.com/clodphotos.html

Rear steering kit:
http://www.teamprpracing.com/graphics/b ... eerkit.jpg

Blank setup sheet:
http://www.teamprpracing.com/graphics/b ... tblank.jpg

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Post by TIER » Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:28 pm

Tweaked Racings official site is http://www.tweakedracing.com . also look into the ECD-R tube chassis if you want something with a little bit more scale look to it. its also a lgithweight, simple, fast and very strong compeditor on the track.
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