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Hi Nate
It is straightforward to convert some chassis from anglewinder to sidewinder. It is impossible to convert others.
I agree with Rick's request, please tell us what sort of chassis you want to convert.

Two major reasons for using anglewinder rather than sidewinder are
1 Anglewinder allows a smaller diameter axle gear and therefore smaller smaller diameter rear tyres and a lower centre of gravity
2 There's a limit to the length of motor that'll fit between the rear tyres of a sidewinder, anglewinder allows a longer motor.

If a car takes advantage of either or both of the above, that can outweigh the motor torque reactions and procession issues.

As Rick says, sidewinder should be better with respect to motor torque reactions and procession. This differance is more significant in a large angle anglewinder.
 

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Rich makes a good point about boxer style motors on tracks with magnet traction.
For sure magnetic attraction is often the dominant factor in cornering performance in these condition.

However, on wooden tracks with copper tape or braid, magnetic attraction is non-existent. In these conditions the strong magnetic fields of boxer style motors make no differance to cornering performance.

On another thread, I did spot this from Nate.
QUOTE (Mr_Nate @ 28 Jul 2011, 12:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I do race on the taped wooden track .........

It is worth mentioning that anglewinders have been the dominant chassis design for scratch built cars racing on with copper tape or braid for some decades, these pre-date boxer style motors by a long way.
 
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