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Old 07-14-2006, 05:09 PM   #1
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Ok, maybe I'm missing something here, but to make a more efficient buggy why not.....

just mount the motor out to the right and only have two gears in the gearbox instead of three?
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:26 PM   #2
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The torque from the motor helps with traction. Yes, you could do that. However the current set up is very effecient.
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Actually, the most efficient transmission I ever ran was in the old Schumacher Top Cat and Cougar series... It had a pully for the Diff and a pully on the top shaft, with a wide belt connecting them. This eliminated the weight, etc. of the idler gear, making the tranny VERY light and responsive. It worked GREAT for dirt oval, but for Offroad, the tranny was TOO responsive -- if you got off the throttle, the car didn't want to roll through the turns (like a gear tranny does)...
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