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Old 02-12-2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Cautrell05 View Post
I can understand what your saying about using existing parts although I would think it would make more sense to put a shorter tower on vs raising the lower mounts. Seems to make more sense keeping everything as low as possible.

As for the hexes on a shortcourse it makes perfect sense to have them on the front. I just converted mine from the old AE front axles to hexes so I could run the wheels on the front or rear and it is nice. What I dont understand is the rush for 2wd buggys to have hexes on the front. the big thing I see is rotating weight. with the old style the axle is fixed and only half of the wheel bearing is rotating. With the hex style half of the bearing is spinning along with the axle(usually steel) the pin, hex and wheel nut. Im not sure if its enough to matter but I would think every little bit helps.

The front wheels only roll- they are not directly accelerated/decelerated by the motor, making the increase in centrifugal mass less noticeable.
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