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Old 05-02-2019, 08:49 PM
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I think the biggest problem with 4WD SCT losing interest is the 2S LiPo restriction which severely limits run time and needlessly increases temps... if they opened up to same 4S electronics as 1/8 Buggy with same length mains, then the class would've survived.

In contrast, the 4WD ST class doesn't really need more capacity to make 10 min mains, but you do risk temp issues with 10.5T stock when you mix brands that are running lighter components and the heavier ET410 will need to gear up to match speeds.

In my ET410 I started out with a 5.5T motor which burned up as I was trying to figure out gearing... I switched to a 7.5T which felt under-powered, then settled on a 3900KV-4Pole which has been the sweet spot since... I'm probably going to try a 10.5T in my 401R-T just to see what my lap times look like, but I won't be surprised if I end up going with a 6.5T if interest in 10.5T stock doesn't take off in our area.
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I would just hope people run what motor they like and can handle, regardless of class. If each racer can properly utilize the car to its potential then it shouldn't that provide the best racing theoretically ?!
This is true, but unfortunately it rarely ever happens. It's too much of a blow to most people's egos to find out they're better/faster with a slower motor.
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Originally Posted by aspiringracer View Post
Xray has officially announced an Xt4!
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got a link to the announcement?
Started the XT4 Thread, not much news to be seen on the Xray site just yet, or on the European forums.
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I have a hyper tt and I LOVE the damn thing! Seems like 4WD buggy to 4WD stadium conversions are slowly becoming more common. I would love to see this happen! My one question is will 540 motors have enough oomph?
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:00 AM
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I have a hyper tt and I LOVE the damn thing! Seems like 4WD buggy to 4WD stadium conversions are slowly becoming more common. I would love to see this happen! My one question is will 540 motors have enough oomph?
Yes, I have ran a 540 with a 4-Pole in my 10TT and it did great!

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Old 05-03-2019, 07:54 AM
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I can keep up with 1/8 scale buggies on our outdoor dirt track using a 540 4 pole motor on my ET410, I see no reason to run a 550 motor. I just have to stay clear from them cause they will bump me right out of the way based on the weight differences LOL.
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:56 AM
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Best part about 4wd stadium truck is that itís a utility truck. You can race it indoor/outdoor, carpet/clay/dirt, 1/10 tracks and 1/8 scale tracks. I think thatís the appeal to a lot of the guys running the class. Itís also a great way for outdoor 1/8 tracks to introduce 1/10 guys to the big cars. They come out and race 1/10 truggy and see what the 1/8 scales can do, then likely end up getting an 1/8 scale too. The same goes for indoor 1/10 tracks and clubs. Itís a way to get the 1/8 guys to try out indoor 1/10.. next thing you know they buy a 1/10 2wd buggy or wheeler.

Either way you look at it, 4wd stadium truck is a great thing for both local clubs and the hobby as a whole.

As a guy who has raced in nearly every off-road class out there, I can personally say that 4wd stadium truck is the most fun Iíve had driving an RC car.

edit: thereís been some comments on weight. In outdoor open mod racing, weight is a good thing. Makes the truck more stable and predictable to drive. Since itís an open mod class, you can always throw more power in the truck to overcome the extra heft.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:09 AM
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looking forward to joining in on the fun. Just waiting on some more parts
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14mm ride height right out of the box!




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14mm ride height right out of the box!

DAAAANG! How low can you go?
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Originally Posted by MaX-D View Post
DAAAANG! How low can you go?
That's about as low as I can get with stock shock parts and ProLine tires, but with B6 shock caps you can go 2mm lower if you wanted.
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Originally Posted by billdelong View Post
That's about as low as I can get with stock shock parts and ProLine tires, but with B6 shock caps you can go 2mm lower if you wanted.
WOW! This thing must have some amazing handling.
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Originally Posted by MaX-D View Post
WOW! This thing must have some amazing handling.
It's a lot of fun to drive, that's for sure!

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for carpet / turf, what do you guys like for front tires?
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