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Old 09-14-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default 4wd fronts on a 2wd buggy: Handling?

Question: What handling changes would one anticipate if running, say a 4wd front Taper Pin on a 2wd buggy, rather than the narrower 2wd front Taper Pin?
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It isn't much of a difference except the tire rolls over the wheel more with the four wheel front.
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Question: What handling changes would one anticipate if running, say a 4wd front Taper Pin on a 2wd buggy, rather than the narrower 2wd front Taper Pin?
The way it was explained to me by my Sensei...LOL...was that you get more initial turn-in with tapers, but less when you're really cranked. I use them pretty regularly when the track is more dried out.
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On my CR buggy it seems that the 4wd tapers (mounted on 2wd rims, stock foam) gave more turn in but would make the car hook a bit coming out of the turn--a bit more unpredictable. I would try to find steering from other places and stick with a 2wd taper and play with the foam width and type.
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Panther sells some of their front tires labled for 2wd and 4wd. There really isn't much of a difference though, the 4wd's are just a little wider. I run Panther Clay Switches on the front of my B4, they are labled for 2wd and I love them.
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The biggest problem you are going to have running a wider front tire is that you will scrub off a lot of speed in every corner.... that is if they grab the type of track you are running on.

This is going to create a start and stop situation every time you turn. More heat to the motor and consistently slower lap times.

I wouldn't do it!

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