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Old 01-16-2014, 08:29 PM   #1
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has anyone ever converted their 4x4 sc to a 2wd?
I was considering locking the center diff and removing all the front drive hardware.. I know its possible im just curious if any of you have tried it?
I don't want to hear about traction issues because of motor location but I am curious what geometr differences a 4x4 has that would need to be adjusted.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:40 PM   #2
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It is not about traction issues because of motor location.

It is about traction issues because you will be trying to accelerate (and stop) the weight of a 4WD truck with only two wheels worth of traction.

Removing the front center driveshaft, the front diff and cvds will not make it weight competitive with a car designed as a 2wd.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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It is not about traction issues because of motor location.

It is about traction issues because you will be trying to accelerate (and stop) the weight of a 4WD truck with only two wheels worth of traction.

Removing the front center driveshaft, the front diff and cvds will not make it weight competitive with a car designed as a 2wd.
+1 Many companies 4wd SC is based off the chassis of their 1/8th buggy or something similar while their 2wd SC is designed to be light and nimble. Not necessarily a power house
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I tried this with my dex410 and I couldn't get the rear end to lock in at all. Even with 10000 weight oil in it. It would probably work better on a vehicle that has ball diffs like the B44.
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Would be heavy and poorly balanced for a 2wd.
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Old 01-17-2014, 06:37 AM   #6
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Front end geometry is totally different.
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