View Full Version : 2WD Merv
04-09-2011, 01:24 AM
Having my rear diff stripped, I was wondering if there are guys out there who run their Merv 2WD on purpose. And if it is the case, are there ones who have front wheel drive? In then end there are more front wheel driven 1:1 cars than 4WDs, so why wouldnt an R/C car have it? I know... more power is harder to get on the road with FW drive. I think I am going to try it today. Not with my new 3S lipos, but with a single stock NiMH:lol:
04-09-2011, 01:38 AM
I had to run my erbe 2x4 (rear) for a while due to blown driveline parts and it wasn't bad at all. I also had to run my emaxx front wheel drive one outing when I blew the rear but that didn't work out quite as well...
Its worth a shot but I'm pretty sure you will have much better results running rear wheel.
04-09-2011, 08:39 AM
it is bad.... no control at all, and just rediculous amount of front wheelspin..... i tried it when i blew a rear yoke...... so i took off the other side so i could still play with it.... it got way hot, way too quick, and was horrible to handle....
04-09-2011, 10:49 AM
+1 for what Jimbo74 said, one of my nitro's had an issue with the rear diff resulting in the front wheels spinning too much to be useful so eventually I got bored with it and repaired the rear diff.
04-09-2011, 11:03 AM
i burnt the clutch out of my bl emaxx running front wheel drive when front driveshaft snapped also....
04-09-2011, 04:12 PM
Funny story. I went to the LHS and ordered only the parts I needed. After 10 minutes playing on the grass with a ramp I broke a driveshaft and decided to try to drive with both rear shafts out. Indeed... insane amounts of wheelspin and not really controllable. I ordered steel GPM ones. Traxxas ones are too much work to change. And more expensive.
Thanks for sharing your experiences and opinions.
04-09-2011, 05:08 PM
here's my RWD video:
it's cool for making donuts, but terribly hard to make it drive straight
04-10-2011, 09:01 AM
after seeing all the damaged gpm/integy/other driveshafts, i boug ththe traxxas ones... knowing they are the best, i wasn't worried abotu the fact i would have to take apart the diffs, i had both diffs out, repacked with grease, new yokes installled and truck back together within an hour......
04-10-2011, 09:07 AM
Maybe I will come to the same conclusion. Today I moved the shafts to the rear and did some speed runs. Worked pretty cool. Broke a rear link when I found out that we have a nice straight long flat but narrow bike road nearby. I decided to only use the 3S lipos for speed run kinda stuff and when I leave the hard surfaces I will stick to 2S.
After all the little car got a smile on my face again.
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