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Old 11-01-2011, 09:30 AM
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Default 2wd buggy on carpet mid or rear

mid or rear motor and why???
I picked up a tq racing sx10/team c tc02 buggy
going to be racing it on carpet and wondered if the current rear motor setup would be good or if I should invest in the mid motor conversion for this buggy. any thoughts appreciated. thanks
cost to upgrade to mid motor with shipping would be about 77 bucks. just not real sure it would justify performance gains if their are any on carpet.

just looking for some thoughts hopefully from people with this buggy.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:32 PM
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Mid motor. It will carry more corner speed.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by discgolferlee View Post
mid or rear motor and why???
I picked up a tq racing sx10/team c tc02 buggy
going to be racing it on carpet and wondered if the current rear motor setup would be good or if I should invest in the mid motor conversion for this buggy. any thoughts appreciated. thanks
cost to upgrade to mid motor with shipping would be about 77 bucks. just not real sure it would justify performance gains if their are any on carpet.

just looking for some thoughts hopefully from people with this buggy.
The mid will be the way to go on the carpet Lee.Iam waiting for the next batch of durango 210's to get to the states ,and you better beleive it will hit the carpet in MM form!as for the why mid motor, as fergy mentioned, it will carry more corner speed, also mid cars tend to jump more "flat" and are consistant in this nature.They shine in high traction situations.

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+1 Mid motor.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:56 AM
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:51 AM
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so does anyone actually run this buggy with mid motor conversion or just posting out of preference for their own brand. just curious. I appreciate all the feedback and trying to decide if I want to drop 80 bucks on conversion kit for this thing
http://www.tcmodels.net/index.php?pa...mart&Itemid=71


they also have a evo conversion for like half price that just looks like it is a longer chassis and maybe skinnier but is not mid motor
http://www.tcmodels.net/index.php?pa...mart&Itemid=71
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:03 AM
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Last year, I ran mine in mid on a loose dirt rough track. As weird as it could sound, I was a lot faster with it, I could drive agressively going out of corner without loosing the rear-end (no pelendium effect). The car had a little less sterring due to that but was awesome for me. It was driving alot like the xFactory cars that were the best locally as well... Our track is now carpet and I couldn't find a proper shock setup for the big bores and add issues with idler gears so I went with the losi (in mid again).

I just ordered some delrin gear so I'll give my car another chance as it was so good on dirt.

The Convertion kit was well worth the money for whats included. I'm also getting the EVO upgrade for my second car that will be ran on a dirt track
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I wish they had a evo mid motor conversion because I wouldn't hesitate. You don't know of any us distributors of parts where i could get the conversion kit do you?? the shipping is what is costly from tcmodels.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:51 AM
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This should belong in the carpet off road thread, but definitly go mid motor, and get the saddle version over the stick one if you can. You could also consider getting a whole car as they're only $150

http://www.rcmart.com/rc-team-racing...r-p-32928.html
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well I have an array of stick packs already and not a huge budget to dump into this buggy. so I was trying to stay away from ordering more batteries. that;s why I was leaning towards stick pack. I bought it to put together another class to race for cheap but I always get sucked in to wanting to upgrade.
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picked up a mid conversion kit saddle pack version from another member on here. can't wait to get er going.
just wondering if a pair of rubber slicks might hook up at all on the carpet or if tires are a must right now. already spent more than I planned on this buggy lol

here is the conversion i got and for good price too
thanks Michael#81
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wat wil be diferent setup wise from rear to mid.?
i run my rear motor chassis on carpet and its great but my mid motor chassis
with tyres and schock setup its terible .it hooks at front and lifts a rear tyre with cornering.
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