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Old 01-02-2008, 04:15 PM   #16
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I could do without the truck. Never really felt right in that class. Just something about buggies . . .

I am on the opposite end, I would like to see the vehicles beefed up like 1/8 scales are.
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If you make the buggies a pound lighter they will break a whole lot less often in crashes. Not to mention they will be a whole lot more friendly to your wallet.
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party_wagon: your weight savings is on the electronics if I understand correctly, which in turn keeps the same structural size used right now, correct? However, who is to say that manufacturers wouldn't decrease the weight and material used in the vehicle themselves?
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Yes, I am talking about running much lighter electronics. Simply measure the difference in weight of the lighter electronics to the norm & then reduce the limit by that much. You still get the power of a 19 turn mod which would probly be way too much for a 1050 gram car. If you want to run your car w/ the standard equip & chasis then go for it. If you want to shave 450 grams off of a 900gram roller then best of luck to you. I'm sure as heck not going to purchase that car.
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based on that, i don't really see how what you are stating is feasible other than a personal preference to not lower your vehicle weight by purchasing one that is heavier. I see the merit, just as I see the merit in building a more beefed up vehicle that can handle the rigors of the power being put out right now, just getting either into place I see as having a lot of resistance.
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I second the tought that 2wd 1/10th should be build like 8th' scales.
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One thing I don't understand and this is is more effective for 4wd buggies, is why in 1/8 scale you can run the tires front and rear the same, but in 1/10 scale, you have different sizes. Seems if there was a benefit for different sizes, wouldn't 1/8 do the same thing?
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One thing I don't understand and this is is more effective for 4wd buggies, is why in 1/8 scale you can run the tires front and rear the same, but in 1/10 scale, you have different sizes. Seems if there was a benefit for different sizes, wouldn't 1/8 do the same thing?
I think the center Diff is part of what makes this possible. Most 4wd buggies have had use of one way front ends (though it seems that's going away) which also increases steering.
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