Thinking of a change

Trip

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I am thinking about converting my M/T to a buggy, I am not overly happy with the performance aspect of the M/t. I love the burn-outs the M/T will do, but of all the videos I see, of the marders, hook and go! Whereas, my M/T just does a bunch of tire spinning and roll-overs. :2guns: I want the handling that a lower center of gravity can do for me. Wheelies are great for showing off, but I am tired of getting whipped, at the track, buy 1/8 scale buggies and Savages! :nono:

I am going to ditch the side plates, M/T tires and body. I will keep the 8 shock setup though. :cool2:

I will replace the M/T tires with the Marder tires and wheels, Then replace the body and mounts with a buggy body and wing. Gearing will be changed to the 20 tooth and 44 (I think that is the ratio)

I plan to keep all the M/T parts, so if I choose to use them later to convert back to the M/T I won't have to buy new parts.

What do you guys think? Am I smoking crack? Anything I should look out for? I believe the chassis' are the same, am I correct in this? :helpsmilie:

Thanks,
Trip..
 

WoodiE

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Trip,

I don't know anything about the FG Marder, but I'd be interested in seeing your build along the way. Might make for some good viewing...

Good luck.



-Michael
 

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You should try getting the tires 1st and try that out, I have seen some on ebay. Try searching for both FG and Firehammer. The FireHammer is a clone of the Marder and it flips quite often too. The buggy tires will grip much more then the MT. :)
Is the MT the only one you have so far?
I could get a snap shot of my MT with the FH tire on if you like?
 

Trip

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We are waiting on the Monster Hummer, should be here tomorrow!! The Hummer is for the little lady.

Any idea how the M/T runs/handles with the buggy tires? I would imagine it would have so much low end, it's has to be about gut wrenching!!!

You could post a pic. if you would like to, curious as see what it would look like.

Thanks,
Trip..
 

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Ya, well you did the same thing - Na na na - just not as brown as I did. J/K :clown: Wish I could of known then what I know now about painting. Also wish I could buy some patience and upgrade that part of my brain.:)
 
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