Originally Posted by academygaz
Ask yourself why any 2wd car (of any class) isn't just a 4wd minus some parts. 2wd buggy vs 4wd buggy is a good example. It just doesn't work because:
- the weight balance is all wrong
- the suspension geometry is all wrong
-....its just all wrong!
Sure it ''works'' in the loosest possible terms, as starts, stops and steers, but designing something for the purpose would be a million times better.
You're totally missing the point. In OFFROAD
weight balance is very important because dirt has very little traction which means you need the weight over the end with more traction that's why 2WD OFFROAD has the weight in the rear while AWD OFFROAD is more like 50/50. Now if you converted a AWD OFFROAD buggy into RWD it won't handle the same or as good as a standard 2WD buggy because the weight balance hasn't changed to benefit the RWD configuration.
In ONROAD it's quite different because traction is much better than dirt. I've converted a TA03F AWD into a TA03R RWD and it handles quite well. It of course has less traction....duh...and requires a different driving style....duh again. A stock AWD TA03R has a layout that is very close to today's TC with the motor just in front of the rear axle so in terms of weight balance it's basically the same.
Originally Posted by NitroLuver
yea but they don't seem to work properly when you do that..I've tried many times before
They don't work properly as in how? If you're talking about traction then duh..RWD can never have the same traction as AWD. They do work I've done it, they just work a different way and requres a different driving style. If you expect a RWD car to behave the same as a AWD then I'm afraid you're missing the point.