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Maximizing dimensions

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by PastorJack, May 21, 2019.

  1. PastorJack

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    I'm curious whether it's a rule of thumb to always go for tha maximum allowed length, width and ground clearance for the best performance. I started out with these cars roughly based on Zen Bluster's basic build guide but I got bored and experimented a bit on the MA car. I run these two cars to compare but as with almost every other thing mini4wd, a lot of the advantages and disadvantages depend on the track layout so basically, AR for speed and MA for technical. I just want to know if there's anyone else here who runs/builds shorter cars too. 15584231609401803174195.jpg 15584227467741768488727.jpg
     
  2. Drew

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    I've been thinking of the same thing also. I'm planning on trying to make a short build at some point in the future, as long as you stay within the measurement requirements, there's nothing to say you can't go shorter or narrower. But consider that building to the limits allows the car to have added stability.
     
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    I'm also not a fan of a long tailed car. Most of my cars have so many space in the dimension checker. I like to keep my car short most of the time. For the width, I personally think it's better to keep it as close as possible with the limit.
     
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    I built another Zen Bluster basic Tuned style build to compare to the other two.

    After extensive testing on all cars I can safely conclude that as with almost everything else mini 4wd, the answer is it depends. The shorter, and slightly lighter MA is significantly faster than both the FM-A and AR. While going for the maximum width is almost a no brainer and basing the overall length on the intended use of the build, I still cannot figure out the the pros and cons of having a very low front underguard.
     

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