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Old 11-01-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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I was wondering, has anyone tried converting a TC into a 2WD GT/Pan car ? I have a Xray T1 Factory Kit which is supposed to be a shelf queen, however I'd really like to transform it into a 2WD car to drive a few laps on the circuit between my TC drives . There is no 2WD competition in here so the car would be just for fun. I'd remove the front belt and the top deck, and voila - a 2WD . Maybe put wider rear tires ( foams from 1/10 nitro ? ) for extra grip if needed. Are there any pics of similar conversions?

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Sorry, not really able to do that. You can make a rwd version but it won't be a legal pan car. You would be better converting it to a CS drift car or maybe building a swb version to enter a mini class.
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I'm not interested in competing with it, since there is no 2WD class in here. I just want the car to have a somewhat decent handling, while being a project at the same time
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I dont see why you couldnt do it. I do know that Pans run wider tires in the rear for needed traction. You could purchase nitro shoes/nitro foams that are staggered in size to get something like that. I would assume the top deck is important for most touring cars even without a belt for structure, but shoot, give it a shot!
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Thanks for the support ! The project is already underway. I have lots of foams but only 26mm (front for nitros) , I will try a combination with 30 mm foams in the rear , it can only get better. I will remove the top deck in order to put the battery in the middle, for perfect weight distribution.

BTW Can a 1/10 pan body fit a TC in theory ?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:49 AM   #6
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I have made one out of my T1 FK05.

It worked way way better than expected.

I have the battery taped over the middle of the chassie with the esc across from the motor. with the radio behind it (towards the back) servo is on the same spot and the battery is pushed to the opposite side of the motor to get equal weight balance.

i also have some coints bolted onto the hole where the battery strap thingy normally goes to counter the servo weight.

It was fun to drive but it had a little bit of push. and perhaps a bit nervous during braking.

im a rookie regarding setup but i think it needs a bit more front weight.

But first thing i have done is to reduce the rear dive. and reduce the toe-inn.

i have to see if that works before i alter the weight Front/rear. its about 60% at the back. i also have new tires for next time.

The diff have also been given a overhaul so i can now tune the diff light without it slipping.


I had wheelspinn on the innerwheel in the corners.
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Feel free to post pics
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Extra info: 12xxgrams and a corally 4.5T that i turned as lown down as 40%

thats 200watts+

I did not run the pictured tire combo much. gave too much understeer.

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I was wondering, has anyone tried converting a TC into a 2WD GT/Pan car ? I have a Xray T1 Factory Kit which is supposed to be a shelf queen, however I'd really like to transform it into a 2WD car to drive a few laps on the circuit between my TC drives . There is no 2WD competition in here so the car would be just for fun. I'd remove the front belt and the top deck, and voila - a 2WD . Maybe put wider rear tires ( foams from 1/10 nitro ? ) for extra grip if needed. Are there any pics of similar conversions?

Regards,
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Denis, I did EXACTLY what you are looking for and did it with a T1. We had a class as part of the WCICS series in Canada, GT silver can. Basically any 190mm car with a silver can, 2wd, 4wd, with rubber tires. I thought 2wd would be better with the limited power of a silver can and we built 2 of them and raced them for maybe 3 seasons up there. They since retired the class.

I built ours with the Tamiya f1 style wishbone suspension on the front as it allowed light weight and the ability to run rubber touring tires. I'll see if I can find some pics.
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Can't wait to see the pics Bob
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