Belt drive! For bashing?

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Has anyone put a belt drive on the felony? What's the pluses and minuses? Only kit I found was for a xmaxx.
 

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Has anyone put a belt drive on the felony? What's the pluses and minuses? Only kit I found was for a xmaxx.

Are you looking for a belt drive system from the motor to the center diff..?

Or, are you looking for a 4WD belt-drive system (a belt to link the rear diff to the front diff??) Like something in a Schumacher RC?

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If so, then that'll involve total redesign of the F+R diff housing And Diffs..
It obviously can be done. It'll be very cool..
But at what cost?
 

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Are you looking for a belt drive system from the motor to the center diff..?

Or, are you looking for a 4WD belt-drive system (a belt to link the rear diff to the front diff??) Like something in a Schumacher RC?

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If so, then that'll involve total redesign of the F+R diff housing And Diffs..
It obviously can be done. It'll be very cool..
But at what cost?
Motor to the center diff.
 

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Motor to the center diff.

The shear amount of torque that these new motors can put out.. it will totally shred a belt drive system. Especially for Bashing.

You will go through half a dozen belts as compared to the stock metal pinion & spur combo.

Now I'm sure there's a good application for it in street racing or speed running (maybe) but for general use.. I don't think it's feasible.

Even if you can DIY your own system, the headache and hassle of getting random small peddles/rocks pinched (or stuck) in between the belt & pulleys and having it nic the tooths on them... Will just accelerate the wear & tear on the belt.

Unlike a pinion & spur setup where any such rocks/debris would simply get flung off/out of the system/chassis..
 

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The shear amount of torque that these new motors can put out.. it will totally shred a belt drive system. Especially for Bashing.

You will go through half a dozen belts as compared to the stock metal pinion & spur combo.

Now I'm sure there's a good application for it in street racing or speed running (maybe) but for general use.. I don't think it's feasible.

Even if you can DIY your own system, the headache and hassle of getting random small peddles/rocks pinched (or stuck) in between the belt & pulleys and having it nic the tooths on them... Will just accelerate the wear & tear on the belt.

Unlike a pinion & spur setup where any such rocks/debris would simply get flung off/out of the system/chassis..
Thanks! I might build it for drag racing.
 

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Thanks! I might build it for drag racing.

Well.. drag racing with 4WD?

You probably have Greater performance gains if you come up with a "Direct motor-to-rear axle" setup instead than a 'belt to center diff' combo ,for dedicated drag..
 
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