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why would you wand a 2wd buggy instead of 4wd?

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Old 01-24-2010, 09:35 AM
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I used to run 10th scale and miss it and really think my skills went down the shizzer since. I was thing 4wd but I will throw it in the garbage because of all te maintenance they need. Because of that alone I will probably go back to 2wd, wether it be truck or buggy not sure yet. I am looking around now that I made my mind up on 2wd, so my love=8th scale lap times will go down.
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:07 PM
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Why 2wd? Well for a start it's where it all began, and i'm nostalgic The original Baja's that the buggies were based on were 2wd.
I have both, B4 and B44. I cut my teeth in 2wd and it showed me a lot about how to set up a car, they are quite unforgiving at times!
The 4wd is a different story. You can just plow your way around the track and use the extra drive to make up for poor driving. Don't get me wrong, fast racers know how to set up any car they use well. But I see a lot of guys running 4wd mod that should really spend a season with a silver can in a 2wd and learn how to set up and drive a car
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Old 01-24-2010, 12:21 PM
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ya know, the 4wd is really cool with all the bells and whistles but I agree that 2wd makes drivers--and this is where the hobby started. If 2wd was so bad I'm certain manufacturers would have started w/4wd. I was going to purchase 4wd Platinum Slash but now I ask myself, "why?" Finally got my 2wd Slashes setup w/tires, motor, etc and I love it. It is so much easier to maintain, upgrade, drive than 4wd. If you feel the need to go 4wd, I say go for it but myself,my wife and friends love my 2wd. The 4wd Slash is in a class of its own so being so new-maybe in time the bling will wear off just like everything else.
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Grip it and rip it with my B44--lot's of fun. Actually drive and learn chassis setup with my B4 or RB5. I love both classes and I'm lucky to have both classes with decent turnout every weekend. Plus two of the fastest drivers in central U.S. is a bonus. There is always someone faster I can chase.
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What do you guys mean that there is alot more maintanance with the 4wd??
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What do you guys mean that there is alot more maintanance with the 4wd??
It's simple really, a 4wd drive train has way more moving parts, more diffs, more drive shafts, more bearings, etc... Moving parts means maintenance. They also weigh more and accelerate harder so when you hit something with one you hit harder and therefore parts take more stress. We're talking about 1/10th scale here. 1/8th scale is a different story.
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There are more moving parts. Not only is there a rear diff, there is a front diff, centeral drive shafts, front dirve shafts, four tires to replace versus two rears, (front ribs last much longer as they are not powered) then there is also a top deck to contend with.

My b4 everything was in the rear of the buggy out in the open. My b44 I had to remove the top deck, front bulk head, center drive shafts, just to access the differentials. Then becides rebuilding two diffs, there were also 12 bearings to replace rather than 6. (6 in each diff)

Though I only replaced them once (all by choice) it was rather expensive.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:18 PM
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ya know, the 4wd is really cool with all the bells and whistles but I agree that 2wd makes drivers--and this is where the hobby started.
Yep and that's why I cant wheel a 4wd for crap!!LOL.I have driven 2wd for so long that 4wd just feels foreighn to me.How it drives,and how it jumps, just feels wrong to me. I have to concentrate really hard to drive a 4wd fast, where my 2wd's are just 2nd nature to drive at full tilt wherever possible on the track. But that's just me.
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Ok how often does a front or rear break on a 1/8? Im putting alot of power to them but i dont know if its a weak point or not? The reason i ask is there is a guy who is selling front/center/rear entire kits on ebay for a decent price but id rather alot the money to other things if these rarely malfunction..
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Ok how often does a front or rear break on a 1/8? Im putting alot of power to them but i dont know if its a weak point or not? The reason i ask is there is a guy who is selling front/center/rear entire kits on ebay for a decent price but id rather alot the money to other things if these rarely malfunction..
They're not likely to break at all, and they don't wear out very fast if you drive smoothly and maintain you car.
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Allow me to break it down for you.

1/8th scale = Professional Wrestling.

1/10th scale = Brain Surgery.
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LOL.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:25 AM
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Why 2wd? Lets just say that driving and setting up a 2wd, especially mod, is a "sweeter science". There is nothing more difficult to drive than a mod 2wd electric an a slippery track. Of course its hard to drive anything fast and compete with like cars but that's another issue. You wanna get better? Get a B4 and stick an 8.5 motor in it and practice practice practice no matter what you normally drive. You'll be amazed!
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2wd>4wd. true in 1985, true today, true always.

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^^ Amen to that
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