FWD to RWD

Old 12-23-2007, 09:57 PM
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i currently drive a FWD Mini Cooper and am stepping into the unknown with a RWD Traxxas VXL. How is the steering with RWD compared to FWD?
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A rwd car will have alot more acceleration but but it will push when turning (make wide turns)

a fwd car lacks acceleration but turns alot sharper than a rwd.

Your talking about two totally different cars though. Onroad fwd and offroad rwd, there will be a big difference.

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yeah I'm hip- but my FWD has tons of power. So I need to look for major push in the turns huh? That's good to know. There are no tracks in my area so I'll be on the patrol through new housing areas and fresh dirt. Any recc's for how big batt i should invest in? I was thinking 3s LiPo. My FWD is powered w/7700 mamba, 2s LiPo so i need something close.
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good luck with steering it
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steering the Mini is an experience in itself but the foams really help. pretty sure the 3s Lipo in the Stampede is gonna be way too much power for any turns except maybe an offramp from a freeway. Would a 4200 NiMh be more tame and still give enough umphh?
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as long as they're 7-10 cell then yeah
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ok thanks Joe!
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Originally Posted by bowl806 View Post
steering the Mini is an experience in itself but the foams really help. pretty sure the 3s Lipo in the Stampede is gonna be way too much power for any turns except maybe an offramp from a freeway. Would a 4200 NiMh be more tame and still give enough umphh?

Try a 2s 5000 Lipo pack it'll work great for that truck.
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check out 2s 5000 at MaxAmps? Thanks for the help!
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it is hard to control the RWD during acceleration compare to FWD..
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brad(genreaper) came ova with his new stadium truck(RWD) went down the school oval for a thrash, the car is very responsive to the throttle, best way i found to control it was to constantly be on and off the throttle around corners, on the straight would be okay to open it up, but around corners it will easily do circles if ur not careful wicked fun to drive
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Originally Posted by Dave_x8 View Post
brad(genreaper) came ova with his new stadium truck(RWD) went down the school oval for a thrash, the car is very responsive to the throttle, best way i found to control it was to constantly be on and off the throttle around corners, on the straight would be okay to open it up, but around corners it will easily do circles if ur not careful wicked fun to drive
Thanks, i found that out. Got powered w/ 2s Lipo and 4200 to see the difference-heh heh heh. I am one happy camper! The wife constantly reminds me the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.
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Thanks, i found that out. Got powered w/ 2s Lipo and 4200 to see the difference-heh heh heh. I am one happy camper! The wife constantly reminds me the difference between men and boys is the price of their toys.
this is SO true
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