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Old 07-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Default 2wd versus 4wd? Which is faster on various tracks?

Are there certain tracks or track types/conditions in which 2wd have lower lap times than 4wd?
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Are there certain tracks or track types/conditions in which 2wd have lower lap times than 4wd?
why does it matter
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4wd is always faster...
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On a blown out track with ruts a 2wd Truck is faster than a buggy or 4wd...

On a good track.. I agree that 4wd is almost always faster.. at least mod to mod anyways...

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Probably the longer and faster tracks with less jumps... The 4WD out now aren't as good at jumps compared to the 2WDs in my opinion, due to the lack of kick-up in the front.

I asked myself this same question. I went to look at the OCRC race results, and the 4WD class indeed had a faster average lap time then the 2WD mod...

If 4WD is more of an advantage then a 2WD at OCRC, I wouldn't be the driver to display it. I constantly see the 2WD buggy guys pass me up when I go bashing...
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why does it matter
It matters to haulin79, that's why he created a topic with an excellent question.

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4wd is always faster...

You didn't even answer his post, he asked what type of track... And no, 4wd is NOT faster then a 2WD on a drag strip given a good length. 4WD have great acceleration due to the 4 wheels, but given the same powerplant (motor), a 2WD would be able to gear it taller since there are less loading on the motor...

You'd have to first define "faster" and in what application for that statement to be true...

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Just from experience, I have yet to see an off-road rc track where the electric 4wd cars weren't faster than the electric 2wd's, truck or buggy (driven by comparable drivers with comparable motors, of course). Off-road racing, even on the highest-bite tracks like Hot Rod or the Cactus, are all about available traction, and 4wd's are going to be able to develop and use the most.
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IMO... 4wd is faster/better because you dont need to slow down as much in the corners as 2wd... Just go crazy and once you line up your front tires punch it and your outta the corner. (But thats me... And I drive horribly)
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4wd is easier to drive and after running my B44 for a few months or so
I can now drive a 2wd truck pretty good now.
I did it backwards actually, when I should have started with a 2wd truck first
before I jumped on the mod 4wd buggy bandwagon.

And just like Tom Chang said above a 2wd can beat a 4wd if given the right conditions.
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It also depends on the vehicle. Ifyou have a XXX-4 against a xxx, the xxxwill win everytime because the XXX-4 wont make it around the track more than 2 laps w/o breaking . The b44 will beat the b4 anytime in most situations.
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I don't know which is funnier, the question or the resulting arguments.




When something so general and simple can be disagreed upon by so many, and the topic turned so many different ways, what it shows is that these discussion boards are all but useless.
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I don't know which is funnier, the question or the resulting arguments.
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When something so general and simple can be disagreed upon by so many, and the topic turned so many different ways, what it shows is that these discussion boards are all but useless.
Not really. The question is pretty ambiguous, even though it masquerades as a simple one. It's like asking which is faster: a Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz or Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz. The only sane answer is "It depends."

Besides, most people are agreeing that 4ws is obviously faster in most normal cases; 2wd may be faster in a select few. I don't see any disagreement.
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all i know is Hartson got a 15.990 at OCRC with 4wd and hasnt done it with 2wd yet so i guess that says something
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I've come close, but have never been faster with my 2wd over my 4wd.

I do think that 2wd can be faster on some parts of a track than a 4wd, but overall 4wd will be faster.
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