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Hi

 

Loving the look of the new cars coming - too many!

 

Anyone heard anything about the new sierra and the new PCR chassis? Is it worth installing one, or do they run well enough with out it.

 

Also, would the new sierra chassis retro fit into the old sierra's?

 

thanks

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Whilst I don't have one, I hear that they are quite nice with the stock chassis.

 

Some info here - http://www.auslot.com/forums/index.php?/topic/19376-scalextric-texaco-ford-sierra-rs500-1988-btcc-steve-soper/

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I had a go with mine.

 

Both front wheels are wobbly.

 

and

 

As someone mentioned recently, the ryres are non grip type that allow car to skate around like on ice.

They melt when sanded.

 

Not liking this car much mr Scalextric.

 

On the other hand PCR have these lovely wheels......................

 

http://www.pendleslo...ld-ford-sierra/

 

http://www.pendleslo...els-15x8mm.html

 

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Edited by Roger Miller

...............Take it easy

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I must just have good luck in general with my Scalextric cars nearly all of mine have dead true wheels. And I never use any Scalextric tyres they are too hard running non magnet.

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Hi all.

 

I am still trialling my BMW Z4 tyres but certainly the new compound is causing some problems.

 

Generally though at least on our smooth tracks Scaly tyres on our standard classes grip real well when cleaned with water with a drop of detergent before race meeting and with sticky tape between races. At start they even have too much grip because track ios so clean.

 

Suppose it depends how much work you are prepared to put in. Slot-it N22 are basically glue true forget.

 

I think Ford RS has the new compound tyres too.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

Edited by charlesx

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Sierra has new wheel size which will take NSR and Slot it tyres.

My sierra is great out of he box with supergrips and some weight


2019 NZ RTR Nationals Gt 3rd

2017 NZ RTR Nationals NSR Classic 2nd

2017 NZ RTR Nationals Group C 3rd

2017 NSR Classic Challenge 3rd

2015 NSR Classic Challenge 2nd

2014 NSR Classic Challenge 3rd

2015 Garden City Invitation Overall Champion

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Hi Roger.

 

Those wheels certainly look nice but if I was allowed to change tyres think I would try to retain original plastic wheels initially. That has worked well with Aussie V8's and Slot-it N22's. I like keep costs down.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

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I put a PCR chassis and theSlot.it running gear in the BMW and have had enough of it.Apart from all the extra expense it seems like a good way to go but for me it turned a reasonable scaley car into an expensive average car.I tried different motor and tyre/wheel and gear combinations all to yield very average results To my mind not worth the extra expense as it went better with the standard running gear.

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It all sounds like it runs pretty well with the standard chassis, along with the normal upgrading and trueing of tires, adding a bit of weight and loosening the screws.

 

Next question is though, would the PCR chassis fit the old models?

 

Thanks for all the discussion so far and a great review by Vinno.

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Hi Kash15394.

 

That is very disappointing after all the hype. Perhaps others with have more success.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

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Next question is though, would the PCR chassis fit the old models?

 

 

It certainly wouldn't be a direct fit/replacement as the body posts won't be the same but as the old saying goes, where there's a will there's a way.


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Hi Kash15394.

 

That is very disappointing after all the hype. Perhaps others with have more success.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

Chas I thought it was going to be good but alas..not so. Maybe some others will be. It makes it a very expensive car to do all the changes

Cheers Kevin

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Hi all.

 

Our Scaly standard GT class is just that. Same tyres and no weight. Chevrolet Corvette and Audi R8 are most popular although there are many others we have not tried. I believe Aston Martin may be good.

 

Cars are supposed to be ones with full interior but not sure whether it makes any difference. Super resistant cars are certainly slightly lighter and cheaper.

 

Have just had another go at BMW Z4. Tyres look better but I do not have a track to try. Might have to talk nicely to one of the track owners and have a test session.

 

Regards Chas Le Breton

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