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Mid Motor 2wd Buggy

Old 10-13-2013, 10:57 AM
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Default Mid Motor 2wd Buggy

So this seems like a new subject just lingering around these days. I've wondered for a long time now, why do we still have the motors hanging off the back of these 2wd cars like there aint already enough weight back there? Has anybody drove a mid motor 2wd buggy? Do they drive well? Will there be a rtr in production and would it drive better then a 2wd buggy?
Old 10-13-2013, 02:49 PM
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The reason they mount the motor on the back is to increase the weight on the driving wheels, doing this increases the rear traction especially on power for even harder acceleration on low traction surfaces.
without the gearbox and motor been back there it would be so light. And weight plays a huge roll in traction. And traction plays a huge roll in acceleration.

moving the motor forward u will loose some of that on power traction but gain some on power steering.
off road u really need the weight on the back wheels, but inside on a high traction carpet or clay track its not such a big issue. Because they already have crazy amounts of traction so a slight trade off with steering is well worth it.

Check out these... They have moveable motor mounts
Losi 22, 22T, 22SCT
Durango DEX210, DEST210, DESC210
Old 10-14-2013, 09:21 AM
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The Schumacher Cougar SV2 also has a mid mounted motor (but their latest one, Cougar KR is rear mounted since it's "designed for dirt").
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You forgot about Venom!

This buggy has moveable motor mounts, big bore shocks, and is built with strong plastics and metals. Plus, the price is only $147 for a race-ready roller! How do you top that?
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rear motor turns better for my driving style, but the mid motor can be pushed harder. Example- my track is a high traction indoor, and has a high speed sweeper. the mid motor can run wide open through the turn, but is a little slower in the infield, where the rear motor i have to ease up on the sweeper but i can make up on the infield.

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