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Can I turn an ECX Amp into a racing buggy? if anyone could help me on this it would be awesome

Discussion in 'AMP' started by JXB03, May 10, 2018.

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  1. JXB03

    JXB03 New Member

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    i want to find a cheap buggy i can turn into a racing buggy ik its a DB but i want to see if it can be like the kyosho ultima RB6.6 if any one could help me on this it would be awesome
     
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    i_r_beej Well-Known Member
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    Short answer: No. The Kyosho car is a much higher quality.

    Long answer: Maybe. Depends. KInds of. You CAN race the ECX car. I raced my Boost buggy and AMP/Circuit. They couldn't keep up with the other cars on the track in terms of handling (on a high-traction surface like astro or carpet as the ECX cars are optimal for dirt) but I learned a lot by tuning the cars as best I could. When I bought a TLR 22 3.0 buggy it was a night-and-day difference.
     
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    i_r_beej Well-Known Member
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    I created a thread documenting the mods I made to my AMP MT to get it ready to race >HERE<

    Look for posts by @Jeb as he's done a lot with his AMP and had some success racing it as a Stadium Truck.
     
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    nice i like stadium truck what is the buggy
     
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    i_r_beej Well-Known Member
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    The ECX Boost buggy is what I started with. The Boost is very similar to the AMP cars but it has a narrower track width and slightly shorter wheelbase (because it's a buggy). Then I got an AMP MT and converted it to a Circuit (only change was the rear shock tower. The AMP cars use the Boost rear shock tower and the Circuit rear shock tower has different body mount positions (I also bought a Circuit body) and slightly changes the top position of the shocks.

    But neither of those changes is absolutely necessary. Just get tires appropriate for the track surface and you'll be 90% there!
     
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    and here i am, turning an RB6 into a truck. :x
     
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    The Amp and Circuit can do well on dirt tracks, actually the looser the better. Not gonna be competitive on high traction surfaces, but still fun!
     

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