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Old 05-22-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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I'm in the process of building my Losi 2.0 truggy to race and am wondering if it is that critical to run the center Smart diff. ? What are the pros and cons to running it?
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I'm in the process of building my Losi 2.0 truggy to race and am wondering if it is that critical to run the center Smart diff. ? What are the pros and cons to running it?
you run a little slower lap times but in the long run your run a faster overall time because it will make you more constants in corners.

it not crucial to have but it helps. i have one in my buggy and it helps a lot in corners. try it out. if you dont like it i may buy it off u for truggy
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Its not crucial to have, but it really helps you stay consistent. I believe the pros are actually running faster laps with the std. diff, but for the average driver like you and me it's a great option. I have really seen my lap times drop with the smart diff, since I can take corners faster than with the std. diff.
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I run the Smart in my buggy

and I think it gives you more consistency on the track and it handles better through turns

the only time I wouldn't run it is on a track that has lots of transitions and jumps

it's more for on-road feeling off-road tracks
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They along with the 2.0 truggy have made me very consistent. i run them all the time. But I think its a preference and driving style thing. It smoothes things out.
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Did you run it with the motor I bought from you?
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I run the SD in my 1.0T and my friends run it in there 2.0T's center only so far. What you will notice is allot of free spin when off the gas going into the turn. Which makes you faster entering the turn. However you will need to use more brake than you were used to with the standard diff entering the turn. You carry mucho speed into the turn. Once into the turn at midpoint you can start accelerating again to exit turn. Without pushing to the outside or losing control. You will definitely notice more forward bite in the front. You may even experience tire ballooning issues when you first start using the diff. (it needs a few tanks to break in).

Is it a must have NO!!! Is it a great tuning option YES!!!

Remember it may not fit your driving style and could possibly make you slower. Not everyone has liked it thats why its not standard.

One myth I want to dispense with is it saves you gas NOT!!! Although your off the gas before standard diffs entering the turn. Your on the gas before standard diffs exiting turns. So its an even wash on and off the gas.

Do I like it yes it seems to fit my driving style. Now if I could just figure out what my style is.
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i have both the smart diffs i have ran just the front or just the centre and both at the same time my thoughts on them i went back to just the standard diffs mur track has lots of big jumps and well i couldnt feel or see any advantages to using them for my self i would prefer to spend the money on other hop ups or goodies for the cae
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From what I'm reading it helps you roll thru the center of the corner faster and lets you accelerate sooner. I've never run a Truggy so I don't really know what my style is going to be.
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i guess its like most things eather you like it or you dont just depends like you say driving style
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