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Old 03-27-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default B2 Buggy Modification QUESTION

Hey guys I have a B2 Buggy that I bought like 6 months ago for my son We totally have rebuilt it and it has a 19 turn motor. Here is my question I have a 8 turn motor thats new just sitting on the work bench and I have a ESC to handle it. How much power improvement would I see if I ran an 8 turn compared to this 19 turm speed gem the 8 turns a older model D6....

Would their be significant speed gain?
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:08 AM   #2
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If I were you, I would leave the 19t in there. An 8t motor is way too much motor for a 2WD buggy. If you put that in the car, it would be out of control, and probably very hard on the drivetrain.
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I would listen to Chris. 8 turn would be overkill in a buggy.

Also other than the power issue, your also looking at a much higher load on your batteries which will reduce runtime significantly. Then also maintenance. An 8 turn D6 will need maintenance VERY often. For instance this weekend I ran a 9x2 (not D6 but similar) in a 1/12 scale. Keep in mind 4 cells is much easier on a motor than 6. After 5 runs, the comm was completely black, the brushes were blue, and performance was tapering off all the way until a hung brush brought my car to a rolling stop. After that, the comm needed a cut and new brushes.

If you're not racing competetively, its not practical. But if you want to take it out for a one run wonder, go for it. But be prepared to replace parts when you crash.
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I have a B2 and a T3 I want to run dirt oval. are these cars competetive. Or just get rid of them and get a B4 like everyone else.
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I'm gonna answer your question with another question.

If you gave Masami Hirosaka or Brian Kinwald an Old RC10 or Losi XX, and you had a B4 or XXXcr, whould you beat those guys??

Yes, those cars are still competitive, I run a losi XX against B4,XXXcr and RB5 and I keep up with them, with no problems.

As long a your driving skill are good enough, and the car is set up correctly,
b2 and b3 are still competitive, specially on dirt oval.
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