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Old 04-09-2005, 04:32 PM   #1
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I'm new to buggy and am going to be running indoors on carpet.

Any suggestions on setup for carpet?
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slowly pull each of the offroad tires off, and carefully replace the BK2 with a touring car. Next, replace the offroad tires with rubber or foam touring car tires and you're all set!

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I'm new to buggy and am going to be running indoors on carpet.

Any suggestions on setup for carpet?
I never heard of 2wd indoor carpet?
BUt I would imagine if you tried the street tires that Pro-Line makes (Dirt Hawg I think) and used some traction compound it might work.
If they allow pins (which may ruin the carpet) I would go with a low profile one like Square Fuzzie or or Evil Twin, both by pro-line. For the fronts though, I would just stick with the Dirt Hawg III 2.2 fronts.
Get some stiff shocks and lower the car some, not much if you will be jumping. If their is no jumps, just slam it.
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Yes there will be jumps, we are running at Larry's Perf RC in MI.

All the buggies there are currently running foams for the front and rear, but they are all B4s.
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yeah a company out there makes foams for buggies...get hold of some of them...would be best for carpet.

other than that...i can't help you because when i race indoors...its on polished floor, carpet with some mats and wooden jumps....mixed surfaces i guess (going outdoors soon...woohooo )

might be best to go in the offroad section and post there? might get more answers
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If you want to run rubber all around get a set of four wheel drive front square fuzzies or something similar as long as it has nobs and cut the center out. Then re-glue them back together on a regular 2 wheel drive wheel and you will have some major steering. If you use regular front wheels you will push everywhere. You could also cut the out side nobs off of the rear tires.
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I do have the foams for the front and rear. Are buggy and truck setups pretty close? I am running rubber on my truck on carpet, seems like rubber has more grip, but I need to proper pistons, oil and springs for the foams, I noticed that the buggy is much lighter on the front end.
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I used to run carpet offroad all the time. We ran like 11 turns on the rug with 1700's and xx's. That was a good time. To run B4 axels in the front and switch out the bk2 front spindles with some b4 ones. Run short camber links all the way around. About 60 wt with 56's and hard springs. Slam the car to about 8-10 mm with limiting. See how that works.
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