What's the difference in circumference of the tires when you mount 20 x 10 S2's on the Toyota wheel as compared to any other Group C?
And if you're running C1's in a series, the tires that come on the Toyota are smaller than those on other Group C cars giving them a similar circumference.
The rules are clear, the Toyota has to run the same wheels as the earlier Group C Cars. Also as mentioned in the Rules and earlier here same Motor Pod.
I do not want to alienate all the earlier cars from Slot.it. The purpose of this Series is to allow as many Slot.it cars from the Group C Class to compete together. It is also not the desire to make this an expensive or complicated class so no spherical bearings are allowed on the front axle this year either. You may adjust front axles with grub screws as designed by Slot.it.
The intent of this class is to create a Series where almost anyone can enter, no turning down of wheels, no filing of chassis, no distorting or filing of bodies. Buy a car, spend a little time prepping it and go racing.
This should be for Blue Printed Stock Slot.it cars, not built to the hilt cars, for that you can enter the Manufacturers Challenge where almost all the tuning parts from a given Manufacturer are allowed.
The most important part of the rules is this:
If it is not mentioned it is not legal.
These rules were not written for Racers to look for loopholes rather to create a fair Event.
See you at the Races.
If the parts come with the car Pre Toyota they are fine.
If the clips come with any production Slot.it Group C car they are fine. I am unaware of any car coming with the spherical bearing on the front axle. So they, for this year, are not allowed.
The clips, as far as I know, do come fitted on other cars and are part of the "STOCK" design of the Slot.it Evo Chassis. the spherical bearing are an add on part, like spring suspension, etc so not allowed in this class.
I was rather hoping I could get people to embrace the Rules not pick at them.
I am not the Importer for Slot.it so this is done purely out of respect for and hopefully to build the Brand and Hobby, and to help a good friend in Maurizio.
We will run races with these rules which are only slightly altered from last years National Final Rules.
I believe consistency and only gradual change will get more involved I could be wrong.
Once Slot.it start fitting the bearings on front axles on Group C out of the box they will be legal for the following seasons races. So if nothing changes this year they will not be legal in this class in 2012. They will be legal in the Manufacturers Challenge though.
The Toyota as supplied by Slot.it will be legal in 2012 right now I have outlined the changes to keep in line with available production, and not to force Racers to have to continually upgrade.
My tire circumference questions weren't mean to rock the boat. I was asking as I don't have the proper measuring tool and legitimately wanted to know what the differences, if any, were between the Toyota and the rest of the Group C cars based on stock wheels and tires.