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    Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car



    Im interested in recreating a RWD model (Will look at AWD/4WD later) and am wondering about what platforms out there offer that. I am a novice in the RC hobby so i havent looked into on road cars yet. My requirements are that the model be RTR, RWD, Electric. All opinions and advice welcome. Thank you!

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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    what are you recreating? knowing that will be a big help. and is it something you plan on driving? or just puting on a shelf?
    ill tell you right now you're not going to find much in rear wheel drive on road unless you go with a pan car (or convert a 4wd).
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    yes ive noticed there arent many RWD/2WD on road cars. I want to make a semi realistic chassic for any RWD car. I havent decided on a body yet.
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    Both the Tamiya TT-01 or the HPI E10 can be used as a rear wheel drive car, all you have to do remove the driveshaft.
    Both cars are RTR and under $200

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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    Yea, i saw the Tamiyas and HPIs, i guess there isnt a stock model available for RWD huh? I wonder why is that?
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    They are impossible to drive, impossible to stop, not fun at all, give it a try and you'll know what I mean.

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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    huh really? nothing like that ocurred to me, i just wanted a more realisticly handling on road car.
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car


    ORIGINAL: Uncle Vinnie

    They are impossible to drive, impossible to stop, not fun at all, give it a try and you'll know what I mean.
    they are not. haveyou ever actually tried driving one? iv logged a lot more time on pan cars than touring cars. even ran my nitro RS4 2 in a rear wheel drive configuration for a short time after a front outdrive broke. rear wheel drive isn't hard to drive if the set up is right. it just requires a little skill andtechnique. you could almost compare it to driving a porsche 911.
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    I hope your not trying to compare a pan car to a touring car....2 totally different things, of all people you should know that.
    Did you continue driving your RS4 2 in rear wheel drive configuration??? I bet you didn't, explain why...because it's not fun.

    JBLking is a beginner, with a rear wheel drive he will be so frustrated that he will give up trying to drive the car.

    And by the way, referring it as driving a Porsche 911, come on....how many people do you think in this forum have driven a 911.

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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    What is the difference between a pan and touring car? Enlighten me
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car


    ORIGINAL: Uncle Vinnie

    I hope your not trying to compare a pan car to a touring car....2 totally different things, of all people you should know that.
    Did you continue driving your RS4 2 in rear wheel drive configuration??? I bet you didn't, explain why...because it's not fun.

    And by the way, referring it as driving a Porsche 911, come on....how many people do you think in this forum have driven a 911.
    i did actually contenue to run it like that. i removed the front belt and front dogbones and drove it that way for over a month. with a little bit of tuning it wasn't that bad. i actually injoyed it, it was more of a drivers car.

    and rather you've driven a 911 or not, you know the credo "slow in, fast out". that's what i had to do with the RS4.

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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    PAN Car


    As u can see from the pic they are very different from a toruing car. biggest things are they are RWD, Live axle, Motor in the rear, 2" wide foam tyres, Very light & little suspension travel.
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    huh, looks like the setup im looking for in terms of the RWD, but doesnt look too much fun to drive.
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car


    ORIGINAL: suburban_hooligan


    ORIGINAL: Uncle Vinnie

    They are impossible to drive, impossible to stop, not fun at all, give it a try and you'll know what I mean.
    they are not. Β*haveΒ*you ever actually tried driving one? Β*iv logged a lot more time on pan cars than touring cars. Β*even ran my nitro RS4 2 in a rear wheel drive configuration for a short time after a front outdrive broke. Β*rear wheel drive isn't hard to drive if the set up is right. Β*it just requires a little skill andΒ*technique. Β*you could almost compare it to driving a porsche 911. Β*

    Yes they are... sure pan cars are eaiser to drive, but thats not what he is talking about, have u ever drivin a touring car converted to RWD?

    I have, my first Nitro car was a Great Vigot V2000 shaft driven 4wd touring car.... here is the thing the, mine was the 2wd drive version.

    It handled like crap, it was to over powered for the 26mm wide tyres, yeah maby Adam Drake on a carpet track might of had more luck than me but This was my first car and i mainly bashed it on the crappy roads around here. I found it very fustrating

    I even fitted a 2 speed gearbox & found each timeit changed gear the rear would loose traction and it would be going sideways up the street....no fun at all.
    It dident take long for me to upgrade it with the 4wd kit... it handled 10 times better after that.

    Every tryed drifting a 2wd toruing car????Lets just say there is a reson they are 4wd and use plastic tyres

    U cant compare a real car to a rc car, i mean look at the surfaces we drive on, A real road has a vearing surface of say 15mm....thats nothing to a real car but it really upsets a rc car,if u were to mimick this u would need to find a surface that doesno vary more than 1.5mm... only thing close to that is ultra smoothe concreate
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    ORIGINAL: -JBLKING-

    huh, looks like the setup im looking for in terms of the RWD, but doesnt look too much fun to drive.
    they're fun to race on a track do to slot car like handling. but unless you're weird (like me) probably not the most fun to bash with it. i like bashing pan cars because it reminds me of bashing ale mans prototype race car. if you want to replicate a muscle car, they aren't the most ideal chassis for your need
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    I'll take your word for it. Guess that discouraged me from 2wd then what touring car chassis would you guys recommend? in terms of realism and just good tunable quality.
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    have a look at the tamiya M06

    here is a good example

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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car


    ORIGINAL: suburban_hooligan


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    Β*huh, looks like the setup im looking for in terms of the RWD, but doesnt look too much fun to drive.
    they're fun to race on a track do to slot car like handling. Β*but unless you're weird (like me) probably not the most fun to bash with it. Β*i like bashing pan cars because it reminds me of bashing aΒ*le mans prototype race car. Β*if you want to replicate a muscle car, they aren't the most ideal chassis for your need
    Do u know whats even worse to bash????
    A Fwd chassis, I had a Tamiya M03 and man talk about a boring car to bash lol
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    U just need to work out rc cars are nothing like a real car...and they never will be, apples to oranges
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    Wow, thats more like it! I dont have experience with Tamiya at all (Still a novice, im getting there haha) but from my digging, i would say they are a somewhat reputable brand. The M0-6 looks like the first RWD in the series, i hope i dont encounter any first design problems if i were to choose it. Looks like a nice compact chassis tho.
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    The tamiya kits look great, but is there anything more RTR? i can work with the kits, but the less i have to buy, the better.
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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car


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    huh, looks like the setup im looking for in terms of the RWD, but doesnt look too much fun to drive.
    they're fun to race on a track do to slot car like handling. but unless you're weird (like me) probably not the most fun to bash with it. i like bashing pan cars because it reminds me of bashing ale mans prototype race car. if you want to replicate a muscle car, they aren't the most ideal chassis for your need
    Do u know whats even worse to bash????
    A Fwd chassis, I had a Tamiya M03 and man talk about a boring car to bash lol
    seriously? iv got an M03 chassis. love that thing (once i put bearings and universals in it). it's a total drivers car. the only down side is it's slow with the silver can motor. i put a 20 turn in mine.
    friend of mine had an FF-01. that thing was awesome as hell.

    front wheel drive cars just have there own unique style. it's ether a technique you understand and master, or they're a frustrating nightmare.

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    RE: Looking for a Rear Wheel Drive OnRoad Car

    How much are you looking to spend????
    Compact doesn't necessary mean good....it's hard to work on them, specially if you have big fingers like me.
    Sometimes in order to replace a part you'll need to take the whole car apart....

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    Im looking to spend no more than $300, low 200s high 100s.
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