Old 02-28-2018, 10:27 PM
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Hi mate, the newer cars are definitely worth getting for these conditions. I race in lower grip a lot down here in Australia and the mid motor cars are faster than rear motor due to their ability to carry such good corner speed. Its very rare to see a rear motor car here. Standup style mid motor is most common - laydown gives very fast corner speed but there is a window of traction below which they lose lap time as they run out of forward traction. When the B5M came out here we spent a lot of time back-to-back testing with the B5 rear motor, and the 5M was faster (or at least as fast) in every track condition.

The latest 4wds are just plain faster, tougher and easier to drive than the older models.

There are some setup changes usually required from kit for lower traction though. Generally some brass weights for the rear in really low grip, softer springs, more droop, higher ride height. In the case of the AE B6, I have made a setup guide for these conditions. The car is really fast in all conditions we run.


I also run a facebook page for help with driving / setup in these kind of conditions. Its new and Im still uploading content, but feel free to check it out.

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