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I found my old Terra Scorcher (not sure where the body shell went but found an old Thunder Dragon one) in my parents loft which up there at Christmas.  A new A5 part and a new battery got her going straight away.

We headed out to the nearest car park on Saturday with my boy’s new christmas present which we’ve hopped up with a sport tuned, new gearing (68/19) and a few blingy bits.

I put my Garmin GPS watch on them and I was suprised by the reults. The Neo clocked about 18mph whilst the [28] year old un-modded/thrashed to an inch of it’s life Terra Scorcher hit about 16mph.

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The sad part is, I'd wager on an actual off-road course, the Terra Scorcher would out-perform the Neo Scorcher as well. We've gone from buggies that could handle true off road to ones that are converted touring cars in 28 years.

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2 hours ago, Saito2 said:

We've gone from buggies that could handle true off road to ones that are converted touring cars in 28 years.

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It's just the TT02Bs and DF02 (which really should have been a TT01B, sharing most of its driveline components) that are converted touring cars. When you look at the DB02 or the DT03 they're fully functional buggies, not converted on-road cars.

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9 hours ago, GooneyBird said:

Hi.

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It's just the TT02Bs and DF02 (which really should have been a TT01B, sharing most of its driveline components) that are converted touring cars. When you look at the DB02 or the DT03 they're fully functional buggies, not converted on-road cars.

Hi. Sorry if I wasn't being specific enough. When I said "buggies" (or more specifically, when I said "ones") in my reply, I was referring to the TT02B buggies referenced in this thread from my previous sentence. Again, I apologize if my statement added to anyone's confusion.

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I prefer the old buggies better than the new ones, BUT the TT02B is actually closer to the modern race buggies than I first realised.  As an example dirt tracks are dying and people race indoors on carpet (touring cars with bumps) - now people modify them to allow a lower ride-height and one of my major complaints about the TT02B is the ride-height is too low.  The TT02B turns better and out handles the old buggies in the right conditions, they just aren't the conditions I would rather run on.  And they don't jump.

 

Back to the original post though, thats really cool you can run your old car with your son now.

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On 2/11/2019 at 4:49 PM, ZanderThePanda said:

I found my old Terra Scorcher (not sure where the body shell went but found an old Thunder Dragon one) in my parents loft which up there at Christmas.  A new A5 part and a new battery got her going straight away.

We headed out to the nearest car park on Saturday with my boy’s new christmas present which we’ve hopped up with a sport tuned, new gearing (68/19) and a few blingy bits.

I put my Garmin GPS watch on them and I was suprised by the reults. The Neo clocked about 18mph whilst the [28] year old un-modded/thrashed to an inch of it’s life Terra Scorcher hit about 16mph.

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Swap the wheels and the Terra Scorcher will go 18 mph    :D

 

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1 hour ago, Thommo said:

 

Swap the wheels and the Terra Scorcher will go 18 mph    :D

 

It needs a **** good strip down and rebuild. It’ll probbaly do over 20mph when done!

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