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Old 12-02-2014, 08:38 AM   #1
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RC has always puzzled me from a design standpoint. In offroad if you want 2wd, you run 1/10 scale. 1/8 is only 4wd. Even then 4wd in 1/10 offroad has smaller front tires than rear unlike 1/8 which has the same all around. Other difference abound. In onroad, if you want 2wd, you run pan car or F1. Admittedly 4wd pan car is a bit more difficult with a solid rear pod but has been done. I'm definitely not pushing for that. If you want a touring car, you only choose 4wd. There are no 2wd touring cars. This doesn't really make much sense. Lose the front drivetrain and now you've got an independent suspension 2wd onroad car. It could theoretically be cheaper and simpler which could mean easier to draw people into the hobby. Would anyone even drive a 2wd touring car since all anyone has ever known is 4wd? It just seems like this is something that should exist.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:41 AM   #2
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It existed, then dried up.

Look at the Yokomo YRF2 in the 1990s (or thereabouts)....
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Close as your going to get.

Could be fun if you have enough to make a class.

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Metalsoft,

Would be nice if someone other than Thunder Tiger was making the car. Outside of that, 2wd touring car is like having a 4wd pan car, overkill and yet another class of car to try to police with rules. I understand the fascination of wanting to run something unique/different. However, lets try to shore up and improve on the classes that we already have instead of trying to splinter the already low attendance of classes that we do have.
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RC has always puzzled me from a design standpoint. In offroad if you want 2wd, you run 1/10 scale. 1/8 is only 4wd. Even then 4wd in 1/10 offroad has smaller front tires than rear unlike 1/8 which has the same all around. Other difference abound. In onroad, if you want 2wd, you run pan car or F1. Admittedly 4wd pan car is a bit more difficult with a solid rear pod but has been done. I'm definitely not pushing for that. If you want a touring car, you only choose 4wd. There are no 2wd touring cars. This doesn't really make much sense. Lose the front drivetrain and now you've got an independent suspension 2wd onroad car. It could theoretically be cheaper and simpler which could mean easier to draw people into the hobby. Would anyone even drive a 2wd touring car since all anyone has ever known is 4wd? It just seems like this is something that should exist.
2wd touring cars exist and are very popular in some parts of the world.
I think that these would be a great addition to the TC scene as they are slightly less complicated and are not capable of the same speeds as a 4wd TC which could be good for less skilled newcomers.
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:13 AM   #6
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I always thought FWD TCs were the dumbest thing ever.
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Until a friend let me drive his race prepared TCS car. That thing worked great and was a real blast to drive.
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I'd still rather have a pan car.
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I still have an rc10ds i run when i can. But its usually just for my own amusement as I'm the only rwd out there.
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Not sure why 2WD TC never caught on but 4WD is definitely easier to drive. Seems to stem from when the TA-02 made TCs popular. You need to learn a lot of throttle control in 2WD. Imagine if VTA cars were all RWD TCs.......................
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I thought the original draw for 4wd TC's were that they were inexpensive, easy to drive and didn't need a prepped surface to race on.

Rear wheel drive with four wheel brakes would be nice.....otherwise it would be like driving a full size car with just a handbrake.
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Rear wheel drive with four wheel brakes would be nice.....otherwise it would be like driving a full size car with just a handbrake.
One-way diff in reverse??
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http://www.teamyokomo.com/gt/
http://www.teamyokomo.com/gt/event/2...ts_report.html
It seems to have a big following. They are around, just not in the US.

RWD pan car, stick pack/lipo ready w/ rubber tires. Awesome bodies.
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http://www.teamyokomo.com/gt/
http://www.teamyokomo.com/gt/event/2...ts_report.html
It seems to have a big following. They are around, just not in the US.

RWD pan car, stick pack/lipo ready w/ rubber tires. Awesome bodies.
Cool stuff.

So we don't have 2WD TCs because we have WGT and 1/12 scale. Sums it up I guess.
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Both FWD and RWD 1:10 onroad already exist. Though, not popular in the U.S. The FWD chassis is more like a traditional 4WD TC. The RWD falls under the pan car type chassis' aka World GT. This class is a hit or miss in the U.S.

As others stated above.
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It seems to have a big following. They are around, just not in the US.
That's just a pan car. I'm talking about full independent suspensions. I know about the fwd cars that have them. I've always had an aversion to fwd.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:04 AM   #15
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Here is the deal:

People whine and complain about grip with 4wd cars, now just imagine that with 2wd.....


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