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TrophyLite launches updated R8 platform and invites BITD 6100

misterktm

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why would anyone want to slow down a 6100 to race this class?
I was a little confused to start with as well (and perhaps still am..) The way I read this the 'trophylite' 6000 class is a different deal...this new 6800 class is a step up and similar to the old (last year) 6100 class. Put 6000 class out of your mind...it is not a part of this new thing....I think...lol.
 

TrophyBurro

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ok so 6000 remains same.
6800 is a slowed down 6100 pre 2020 but some new spec platform moving forwards?
and 6100 is still 6100?

Still goes back to. Why would you slow your 6100 down to race in 6800 ?
 

michael.gonzalez

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Still goes back to. Why would you slow your 6100 down to race in 6800 ?
You have two paths.

1. Enter into 2020 6100. Your competitors will have 40s and 525hp. If you take this path, you can increase hp to 525, tire size to 40, both, or neither.
2. Enter into 2020 6800. Your competitors will be 6800's and 2019 6100's (37's, 420hp). If you take this path, you CANNOT increase hp to 525 NOR can you increase tire size to 40.


I don't think he is expecting any 525hp 40" 6100's decreased HP or tire size to enter 6800.
 
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TrophyBurro

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I always forget that USA races limit the 6100 to 37's and small motor. .
Either way what 37 dot tire is not a step down from a 37 race?
 

joshmx88

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Can someone explain in simple terms what these classes are that are being discussed above? TL, 6200, 6800... I could look it up and read but maybe someone with some insight. There are lots of numbers and not a lot of clarification.
 

michael.gonzalez

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Can someone explain in simple terms what these classes are that are being discussed above? TL, 6200, 6800... I could look it up and read but maybe someone with some insight. There are lots of numbers and not a lot of clarification.
TL is TrophyLite
They have two programs they sponsor/run.
6000 is the "TrophyLite" class as we all know it. Ecotec powered trucks.
6800 is a new class they are introducing. (They are allowing 2019 6100's with 37's and 420hp to be grandfathered in)

The classes below are not sponsored/run by TL.
6100 for 2020 season will be 40's and 525 hp
6200 is a buggy class
7200 is a v6 truck class (There have been talks of allowing 6100's in but never happened)
 

Ty Owings

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TL is TrophyLite
They have two programs they sponsor/run.
6000 is the "TrophyLite" class as we all know it. Ecotec powered trucks.
6800 is a new class they are introducing. (They are allowing 2019 6100's with 37's and 420hp to be grandfathered in)

The classes below are not sponsored/run by TL.
6100 for 2020 season will be 40's and 525 hp
6200 is a buggy class
7200 is a v6 truck class (There have been talks of allowing 6100's in but never happened)
6100 for 2020 also allows the underdrive. Just read Pyles thread in shop section regarding different underdrives. Only reason i could see BITD doing this is because SCORE allows underdrive and 40's in their spec class. Maybe they are trying to make the rules the same between both so US racers can still enter in spec truck in baja?
 

geno760

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Are all of the new “converted” 6100 Trophylite entries going to be required to run the spec tires, wheels, seats etc for the Trophylite series or will they have the liberty to select whatever manufacture they desire throughout all participation of the series? Will there be a Trophylite series membership fee? Will there be an extra entry fee like in the original Trophylite series? Thank you
No. For the R8 and the converted 6100 trucks class is open to any tire manufacturer, wheels, seats etc. as long as the tire manufacturer is a contingency sponsor if the class. All tire models must be approved by TrophyLite to ensure they are a DOT tire. We will charge $500 for the 5 year tag and there will be the same $100 membership fee at each major and Series Event for contingency and tech inspection.
 

geno760

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what does registering for the R8 class for a current build before the 31st require?
A description of the build along with pictures (real or CAD design) must be submitted to TrophyLite before the required date. The spirit of the rule is to allow a home for any 6100 truck under the old rules. If a truck has not been physically started and it is in concept only by the date, it has the opportunity to change designed for the new 6100 truck. We will look at the build on a case by case basis if the truck is in concept only.
 

43mod

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come on Gene, Josh get out what you are building now not later. As a TL guy this roll out is not going too well. You can fix it w your new truck specs,pics,build,rules .
 

B. R C Arrow

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No. For the R8 and the converted 6100 trucks class is open to any tire manufacturer, wheels, seats etc. as long as the tire manufacturer is a contingency sponsor if the class. All tire models must be approved by TrophyLite to ensure they are a DOT tire. We will charge $500 for the 5 year tag and there will be the same $100 membership fee at each major and Series Event for contingency and tech inspection.
I'm sorry but the part about the tires and others being open in one sentence, then "only if contingency sponsor" in another sentence is very contradictory. If BFG is contingency and you want to run tri ace or God forbid yokos, you can't isn't that right?
Let's get back to the 6000 class, so your telling me the same owners that are currently running the 6000 TROPHYLITE R4 class, the flagship of trophylite, the class that has 38 trucks already built (yes some have ventured elsewhere and or are totaled), that has seen nothing but DECLINING TRUCK counts since they acquired it is going to start another class??? Shouldn't they be working on recovering the r4 class and trying to get truck counts bad? #maketrophyliteR4greatagain
 

MTPyle

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and 36" in the rear? Would also love to see that. Its funny how everyone says they have all this travel but on race day its way less. Our truck is supposed to have way more but no way to get more than 32" in the rear and not bind the U joint.

And you don't see many front suspensions with 32" travel. Again ours should have more but is limited by the steering binding. So yes before you hook up the steering you might get 36" but not after. I think this is more of a sales brochure. The truck might have that travel as a roller but not race ready.

I hate to be negative but I just don't get this whole thing and really surprised BITD was asking for it as the press release says. There is a reason why BITD did not do what TL wanted with our truck and BITD started the 6100 class that was not restricted on things like tires, shocks, seats, etc.. There is a reason Pro trucks are no longer, this just seems like a new Pro truck. You have to buy all your stuff from them and they control everything. It's like thinking socialism will work, it's been tried and failed many times. Let it go.



Mike
 

MTPyle

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yeah how you going to sell lots of wheels if they are forged? LOL better to sell disposable wheels when your the one controlling what they have to buy.

I need to step away from this thread LOL

Mike
 

OFFRD-JNKIE

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This thread is a 💩 show....lol
I agree with PDailey should have let the guys that didn't want to conform to the new 6100 rules race in 7200..... But no lets add another class....🍿
 
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