Originally Posted by Jstall7543
I'd just run a car you already have, doesn't matter much as long as its fast! You have a motor mount figured out for that BMT? Why did belt cars get ruled out? To fast? Also can you get extra belts for that? I ask because brushless will put alot more power in there.
The belt drive rally game chassis were outlawed in North American GT track racing for a lot of reasons; they’re basically 1/8 scale on-road cars on steroids.
The belt cars share the same wheelbase as a GT car, but that’s where it ends. The diffs are fully adjustable to full spool with the turn of a wrench, all the rotating assemblies/mass & tires run the same direction forward, the belts are lite-weight and don’t induce vibration…… I could go on about this chassis design forever, its crazy.
The BMT I have belonged to a friend “MikaR” in Finland. The race directors over there let him race it on the track against the DM1s & IGT GT cars once and outlawed it for their GT class the very same day.
He said it was almost as fast as his Kyosho Evolva 1/8 scale car, also said it felt like he had beaten everyone at the track with one hand tied behind his back running it.
Once it was outlawed for being ridiculously faster (with much lower lap times) than buggy based chassis, it sat on his shelf for about a year. We were talking about it one day, he said he wanted to sell two of them that he had, couldn’t resist it, so I jumped in with both feet. Since then it’s been a display piece with another one for spares collecting dust.
I don’t know if it would be any faster than a GT chassis for top-speed racing, but on the track? They’re not even in the same zip code, not even close. Lol
Motor opening size is about 3 ¼” long & 1 ¾” wide, what size “cans” will fit in there?
Sorry for all the different brand talk, I know this is a GT-V2e thread, I have a lot of respect for many of you top speed racers here and hope you'll don't mind too much.