Originally Posted by bluedually
Aside from Unimogs, and technically Hummers, nothing really runs portal axles. They make kits for Jeeps, there is a yellow Rubicon in Twin with the portal kit along with a lift kit. Whole lota money and I've never seen it dirty lol.
The Mercedes G63 AMG 6x6 has portal axles from the factory. Now that would be a sweet RC...
So the portals are only to make it different from everything else, as are the lockin diffs. Which are completely unnecessary on an RC. The trucks don't weight enough to worry about unlocking for tight turns.
The 2 speed is only because the only question non RC people ask is "how fast does it go?" Doesn't matter if its a trackhoe or a race car.
the turning radius on my venom creeper is drastically reduced when I unlock the diffs. it doesn't "push" as much as it does when they are locked. I don't know how much of a difference the portals will make, but it would be nice if they have a better turning radius than the gmade portals.