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tamiya citroen 2cv rally - Dirt tuned motor

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Hey guys - 

 

Just picked up a tamiya citroen 2cv rally kit and was wondering if the Dirt Tuned Motor (53929) was worth getting for it.  If so... would there be anything else I would need for the kit if I got this motor?

 

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There are quite a few options for this chassis, I bought the same kit and hopped it up

Didn’t it come with a torque tuned? I would probably stick with that.

Steel pinion and oil dampers are probably all you need to get going but there’s plenty of scope. If you run LiPo there are alternative chassis parts available, as noted in the linked thread.

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48 minutes ago, Lunchy said:

Just picked up a tamiya citroen 2cv rally kit and was wondering if the Dirt Tuned Motor (53929) was worth getting for it.  If so... would there be anything else I would need for the kit if I got this motor?

I have the this chassis and have the Torque Tuned motor and it feels "just right" for the chassis although it does destroy tyres quick. It is a toss up between the Dirt Tuned, Lightly Tuned or the Torque Tuned and I just went with the cheapest.

The obvious required upgrade will be bearings and a steel pinion. I went with the biggest. I didn't get on well with my universals. 

Maybe get yourself a heatsink as mine got pretty hot buried so deep in the chassis. 

 

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I am with other gentlemen before me.  Ball bearings are a must because it improves everything.  

As for motors, because M-chassis are small it feels fast. Torque tuned can make you go from 30km/h to 32.5km/h.  

For RPM comparison, the stock silver can is 14,500.  Torque Tuned is 16,000.  Dirt Tuned is 17,000.  Sport Tuned is 18,000.  For buggies, I prefer Sport tuned, but for M-chassis, I just use the silver can.  

My suggestion is to run the silver can for a week.  If you have make a lot of turns as it's designed to do, you'd like the control the silver can gives you.  If, however, you have a long stretch of road, where you only run straight? It would feel slow.  At that time, you would know how much more you want.  You can choose a motor then.  

 

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With regard to tyres, the included rally blocks will wear quickly on asphalt but should last a bit on the loose stuff. If you are purely going to be a tarmac runner then it is worth investing in some appropriate m tyres.

I can't remember if I have softs on the front and mediums on the rear or the reverse!

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