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Old 11-03-2004, 12:45 AM
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Ive been debating for the last few days on whether or not to buy a shaft driven car or a belt driven car.Ive previously owned both a XXX-S, and a TC3 and Im leaning towards getting a Xray T1. As far as I know belt driven tends to be alot smoother along the track as shaft driven seems to hold more torque.

what are some more pros and cons of the 2?
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Didn't I see this forum recently? How about doing a search?
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Yep, there's several threads about this...
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couldnt find one....
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1: Click on search
2: Keyword=belt
3: Choose "Electric On-Road"
3: Click on "Search titles only"
4: Click on "Perform search"

and you'll find almost 10 threads about belt versus shaft.
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The shafties just got belted at the worlds. LOL. From the coverage I've seen through the mags. and net. Belted cars have had more major wins than the shafties this year. As a matter of fact, can't remember the last time a shaft car won a major event here in the U.S.
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Interesting observation... Especially since I like belt cars

Anyway, I dont think one principal is superior to the other... if it was, all cars would be running it... For the companies it's a lot about marketing blah blah and selling more cars.

I think average joes like me, is best suited with finding out what suit their needs.

For me, it goes like this:

I consider myself as reasonably good in setting up cars, but I'm not that good, that I want to deal with torque steer.

Low maintenance might be an advantage with shaft, but to me there's not THAT much maintenance with a bet car.

Outdoor, a sealed drive train is an advantage. But both shaft and belt cars can do this.

A shaft car might FEEL faster in acceleration, but thing is it doesnt seem to matter on a track when it's about doint most laps.
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Originally posted by dasupacat
The shafties just got belted at the worlds. LOL. From the coverage I've seen through the mags. and net. Belted cars have had more major wins than the shafties this year. As a matter of fact, can't remember the last time a shaft car won a major event here in the U.S.
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both belt and shaft work. yes a belt driven car just won the worlds but there was 7 shaft cars of 4 different manufactures in the A final.
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well, belt or shaft, it's really up to personal liking.
They definately have their own strength and weaknesses compared to one and another, at the end of the day it's really up to u.
Also, perhaps see what is the better suited drivetrain at ur local track, may be that will tell u something
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yep thats true almsot everybody at my local club is running shaft! and they dont have the problem of belt slip
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I think that both are great, I drive them both and both have there advantages and dis advantages to both but Yokomo makes them both great. Just my two pennies,
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Originally posted by dasupacat
The shafties just got belted at the worlds. LOL. From the coverage I've seen through the mags. and net. Belted cars have had more major wins than the shafties this year. As a matter of fact, can't remember the last time a shaft car won a major event here in the U.S.
ha ha.......

You didn't put much thought into that post, did you?
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