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Old 07-26-2005, 12:55 AM   #1
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2WD drive verses 4WD?

On a touring car, which is better, 2WD or 4WD? Silly question probably, but I don't know what the pros & cons of each are.
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Four wheel drive is always better. More traction, especially in low grip conditions. Two wheel drive is easier on tires.

I don't know of any touring cars that come in 2wd, but there was a 235mm 2wd class that may still be popular in Europe. In the US 2wd is all but gone.
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if drifting keeps up in sure 2wd will come back.
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4wd will pretty much destroy 2wd in all conditions. If you want 2wd effect you can always disconnect a belt. Front or Rear , depending on what kind of car you want to drive.
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2wd will help to make you a better driver due to having to use more throttle control (discipline) and radio setup. Yes, 4wd is faster due to putting the power to all four wheels but most drivers don't learn throttle control discipline due to being able to power out of situations because of the 4wd. Personally, I became a better driver running 2wd 235mm classes a couple of years back locally when 2wd was still the "in" thing. It taught me alot about what I mentioned above, especially proper car setup for track and conditions.
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2wd will help to make you a better driver due to having to use more throttle control (discipline) and radio setup. Yes, 4wd is faster due to putting the power to all four wheels but most drivers don't learn throttle control discipline due to being able to power out of situations because of the 4wd. Personally, I became a better driver running 2wd 235mm classes a couple of years back locally when 2wd was still the "in" thing. It taught me alot about what I mentioned above, especially proper car setup for track and conditions.

especially running the 1/12th scale
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especially running the 1/12th scale
Yes, your assessment on that is correct as well. With 1/12th scale, most racers develop quicker reflexes and reaction times over those of us that run just 4wd. 1/12th scale help one to develop into a more precision driver.
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