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Default Your favourite Schumacher off-road?

Well now there is a Schumacher section to the amazing oOple forum, might as well use it!

I was just wondering, what has been your favourite Schumacher off-road buggy, 2wd or 4wd, heck both if you want, and of course why?

I have to say my favourite is the Cougar 2. Awesome buggy and I still have my original, and even a couple of second ones for spares and sorting out the original. Awesome handling buggy, and I certainly preferred the handling of the Cougar 2 over the Fireblade Evo. Why don't we see metal pans in 2wd any more? I think the low CoG and strength is well worth the little extra weight.

This isn't my cougar 2, just someone's from Schumacher website. I thought I'd need to stick a pretty photo to illustrate my favourite.
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I thought metal pans went out because they used to bend?
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My old cat 2000 SE with almost every chassis and alu parts modified and cut out Wish i had pics.
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for me my cat xls and bosscat
they just worked well everywhere,

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I drove various Schumacher cars when i started racing as a kid - the best one out of that lot at the time was Andy Shaw's Ex Factory Team Bosscat (not many people here would remember Andy but he was one of the sort of Top 10 UK guys back in the early/mid 90's).

That car had all kinds of prototype ideas ready for the Cat 2000 including a special rear shock tower moving the shocks on to the rear of the wishbones and some other bits.

I think overall though the Cat 2000 EC was probably the best car, it was so good on UK tracks - I remember Rich Barton winning the national at EPO when Kevin Moore was s*it hot around there with his XX-4, that must have been 1998/1999....... I actually had my best result with the Cat 3000 but that was at the Euro's, everywhere else it was pretty bad!
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My ProCat rocks

2006/07 York Vintage Off Road Master Champion and it's looking on the cards for the 07/08 series too

Oh, and it has soooooo much steering even Mr. Lowe has a job holding onto it!
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My fully tricked ex Team Ant Hill Mob Pro Cat (in obligatory early '90's fluorescent zebra stripe paint job). It brought home trophies and medals
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I had the pleasure of owning Juka's Cat that he came 3rd in the worlds with in america ! Ran it for a season ! it was beyond me at the time !
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The original Cougar was a brilliant car for it's day, remember how long the front dampers were on it? I loved that car (especially when Schumacher brought out the 'Super diff' for it). The TopCat looked cool with the front shocks (didn't it have the wishbones on elastic bands on the front too?)

My fave was always the CAT 2000 though, just so damn easy to drive and handled so well. I never fully appreciated it until i replaced it with a YZ-10
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The TopCat looked cool with the front shocks (didn't it have the wishbones on elastic bands on the front too?)
to quote myself (loser), i think that might've been the XLS
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top-cat has multi plane suspension, the front end on that thing was crazy! up/down back/forwards the wheels would go anywhere!
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mmm, then there was SACS
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I always got on with the SACS cars, whereas I never really got the Cougar2 to work well for me.

I had several Procats and never made the step to the Bosscat, instead I bought several second hand Procats and kept on with it. The one I used was fully MMS's up, Boss cat shell on it, wire wing mounts (very low and far back wing, LOL) and it was awesome.

The Cat 2000 was my next car, it was okay, didn't seem to work aswell as my procat did, but when i went to the EC - wow, I loved that car. Full graphite and purple alloy kit on it too.
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For me, my favorite shuey has to be the XLS, oh i loved that car. Still got most of the shells and the car in bits!! Will take pics when i get a chance. I had the XL, then XLS followed by a procat and top cat. Ditched 2wd when i got cougar upgrade. Bought the cat 2000 and as KOPITE replaced it with a yoke to my dissapointment.
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I have got a cat 2000 ec at home in a box at the moment, which I am trying to sort out, with some choice upgrades, and improvements, I reckon it will be reasonable on UK tracks, especially at my local club.

I am trying to fit some choice upgrades, but my next step will be Cat 98 side saddle chassis, (for possible lipo modification), assoc threaded shocks, and brushless speedo, should be good!

What you guys think!!!??

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Check this out...

1-2 at Batley 2004(?)

http://www.oople.com/rc/photos/batley150804/imagepages/batley4wdnational19.html

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That's the Cat 3000

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yeah... i didn't really like the 'look' of the Cat 3000. Just looked 'odd'.
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Cougar 2000 was great for me i really liked that car, i know a lot didnt
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In the late 80's i had Andy Butt's (regional champ or something) Short wheelbase original cat that was my favourite car by a country mile wish i still had that
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