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Old 08-10-2006, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am pleased to announce that John James "Desertoy" is now on the board of directors. He is taking Chris Geiger's place on the board. Chris has helped the ftoys alot in the past 2 years and he will continue to help with everything. So if you have any complaints, send them to John
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Shoot, with all the effort he's put into the class lately, I figured he had been a board member for quite some time.
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Thanks, were working hard to keep the class growing. Please don't hesitate to voice (post) any suggestions you may have.
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I'd like to see disconnects on the rear shaft considered. Trail-Tough offers an inexpensive bolt on rear disconnect or you could make their own using motorhome drive shaft disconnects. This change could move the Ftoys into the same points spread as the Mod Stock class.

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I'd like to see disconnects on the rear shaft considered. Trail-Tough offers an inexpensive bolt on rear disconnect or you could make their own using motorhome drive shaft disconnects. This change could move the Ftoys into the same points spread as the Mod Stock class.

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Is it okay to have the disconnect, but not use it in F-toy competition?
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Is it okay to have the disconnect, but not use it in F-toy competition?
yes, we will be

FYI, we carry trail toughs disco, with a standard bracket, and one to work with our xmember.
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I'd like to see disconnects on the rear shaft considered. Trail-Tough offers an inexpensive bolt on rear disconnect or you could make their own using motorhome drive shaft disconnects. This change could move the Ftoys into the same points spread as the Mod Stock class.

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Im torn on this. Front only is fun, but adds a cost for all rigs, a disco, and cutting brakes. Very simply it would force you to run one to be competive. Id like to see a few things allowed: turbo's, rear disks, FF, and T100 diffs, but you have to draw the line somewhere.

For them, a lot of folks are already running longs 30 spliners, so breakage appears to minimal if any (I cant break the ones in JRT's mod buggy).

We will be building with a disco, and cutting brakes, just pinned out for comp use.
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I am just a newb here building for the first time, using the above logic; wouldn't it be more cost effective to just use an Atlas? And of course if that flies we will all then need CTM or Longfield 60 joints, 300m 35 spline axles and Deadenbear knuckles to stand up to the front burn abuse. I see no issues with this as long as we all promise to never get it awn during a competition.
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I am just a newb here building for the first time, using the above logic; wouldn't it be more cost effective to just use an Atlas? And of course if that flies we will all then need CTM or Longfield 60 joints, 300m 35 spline axles and Deadenbear knuckles to stand up to the front burn abuse. I see no issues with this as long as we all promise to never get it awn during a competition.
I haven't broken yet on an all Toy drivetrain. But then again, I'm a puss

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I haven't broken yet on an all Toy drivetrain. But then again, I'm a puss

Gary, call me at home or I'll find someone else to deliver your bling too after Donner
Hard to break the drivetrain when youre spotting! Though you seem pretty good at rolling it over!





Are you going to send me over backwards at Donner for that?
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i agree with chris, we need disconnects
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Maybe in this case you could open it up to a vote of all current Ftoy owners to get some input. If you have a strong majority of owners that would like to see this allowed than you have a strong case to adjust the rules to allow it. If it is closer to 50/50 than the BOD should give it some thought.

Personally I don't think installing an Atlas should be an option, but doing a bolt on conversion or internal/external modification of a toy tcase would be within the spirit of things.
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Front dig, with leaf springs, and rule disallowing a bar to control axle wrap makes no sense.
With a disco, and cutting brakes, you'd see points spread get very very close I think, not further apart.
Bottom line, none of it matters, since no one, east or west has showed up to a WERock event all of last year, and no one is talking about it for this year. Unless at least 3 ftoys show, and get a hold of Rich's before hand, they'll be running Sportsmans class anyway. Then class rules dont matter anyway!
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I'm glad this is going up for a vote.

It's been keeping me awake at night!!!


Especially when I didn't even own an FToy when the last post was made! :blackflipoff2:



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Maybe in this case you could open it up to a vote of all current Ftoy owners to get some input. If you have a strong majority of owners that would like to see this allowed than you have a strong case to adjust the rules to allow it. If it is closer to 50/50 than the BOD should give it some thought.

Personally I don't think installing an Atlas should be an option, but doing a bolt on conversion or internal/external modification of a toy tcase would be within the spirit of things.
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I didn't know we even had a functioning bod. I thought we rock handled all the decisions concering competition?
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We don't have a BOD. Just Hobieing around.
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I didn't know we even had a functioning bod. I thought we rock handled all the decisions concering competition?
we dissolved the BOD years ago. it had a good run. the idea was to run it like the ultra 4 class. but we kept trying to do with no money and volunteers and that didn't last.
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It would be kool to have something similar to that again, if only for handeling f toy events, or ordering hoodie etc.
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Sounds like your volenteering, I will vote for you.
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