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Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)

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The Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit was developed to keep up with the constantly evolving race world. Racing has changed. Tracks have changed. To keep up, cars have adapted, but until now have never been ahead of the game. The Cougar KC is designed primarily for modern carpet and astro surfaces. Offering the driver four different motor layout positions with multiple battery types and fitting options. The KC has the ability to be set up perfectly, on all types of tracks, tight and twisty or open and flowing. All the parts required for all the layouts are included as standard in the kit - the Cougar KC has you covered on Carpet or Astro!

NOTE: Tires and painted body shown in photos are for illustrative purposes only and are not included. See needed to complete list below for a full list of items required to complete the model.


  • 4 alternative motor positions for huge versatility on different track types and conditions.
  • 3 Gear transmission for opposite motor rotation, improves agility and steering on high traction surfaces.
  • Multiple battery fitting options. Saddle, square and shorty.
  • Super sleek, ‘Gull Wing’ wishbones with new anti roll bar option.
  • Front outer hinge pin design, grub screw fixing for improved pin retention.
  • Adjustable rear shock location in front or behind the wishbones, in the kit.
  • Sleek, ‘Shark Fin’ bodyshell.
  • Lightweight ball mounted, two piece shock cap with bleed screw and vented option.
  • Lightweight, twin pad slipper clutch with new ultra fine adjustment spring.
  • Larger 5x11x5mm layshaft and pulley bearings, increases durabilty and precision.
  • 2 sets of lightweight posts to suit standard and modern low profile batteries.
  • Easy to use battery thumb screws.
  • Alloy horizontally split transmission housings for easy diff access and maintenance.
  • Rear transmission mounted pivot strap. Increased chassis clearance.
  • Small, low rotating mass gear differential. With 3 position height adjustment, to adjust for driveshaft plunge and mixed track conditions. Optional ball diff available.
  • 2.5mm aluminium chassis, with sensor lead wiring channels.
  • Carbon fiber side pods for advanced chassis stiffness tuning.
  • Versatile chassis allows conversion between the high grip Cougar KC to low grip Cougar KD spec. 5 cars in 1!
  • Front camber captive ball joints.
  • Class leading suspension geometry with durable components and a range of optional alloy parts, offering adjustments to set up your COUGAR KC for all track conditions.
  • Front 5 deg yokes with adjustable roll centre heights.
  • 25 super precision ball bearings.
  • Big bore shocks with big bore “CORE” springs, titanium nitride shafts, threaded collars and twin o-ring sealing.
  • Shock seal pack housing with 'O' ring sealing to prevent loosening.
  • Compact steering system for improved in-line weight placement, with adjustable and dynamic ackerman.
  • Front shock tower cover to protect your car and the track from damage.
  • Strong steel universal driveshafts.
  • Strong, rigid 4mm carbon fiber shock brackets.
  • Large “CLAW” high downforce rear wing.
  • Adjustable rear roll centers, inboard toe-in and anti-squat.
  • Lightweight, narrower side gears for increased efficiency.
  • Pro ball studs with 2mm hex.
  • Quick release idle shaft.
  • Strong front steering hub, with fine ‘Kwik Klip’ adjustment.
  • 12mm Hex Wheels with clean look and industry standard offset.
Length: 395mm
Wheelbase: 285mm
Width: 250mm
Top Speed: 40 MPH+

Needed to Complete:
  • 2 Channel Radio
  • Motor
  • Servo
  • Electric Speed Control
  • Tires
  • Motor Pinion
  • Lipo Battery
  • Paint for Bodyshell

This product was added to our catalog on March 2, 2017

Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 14 2017 (about 2 years ago)
Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)
Very impressed with the overall build quality of this buggy. I had one small issue during the build with a steering post not being threaded properly. Amain got me the part quickly to take care of the issue. On my AstroTurf track this thing rips just with the stock kit setup. Can't wait to start dialing it in.
Verified Owner
Sunday, Nov 17 2019 (3 months ago)
Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)
1. What you get in the box at the sale price is as good as it gets.

2. Tolerances and parts finish is superb. I have wanted to build a Schumacher kit since the 80's. Super easy build, every step is in its own bag, you never waste a second looking for what size screw goes where (looking at you AE).

3. Curb weight is a bit high. The aluminum pieces for the tranny are brilliant works of art, but could probably be 'less' in terms of thickness to drop some grams. This likely applies to the chassis as well but I didn't actually weigh it. Domestic plastic designs look inferior as you build it, but lets be honest, they work pretty darn well, and are crazy light.

4. Carbon fiber shock towers, and other carbon fiber pieces, are the best I have ever seen in a manufacturer's kit. Plenty of them in all of the right places, but not a enough to offset the overall design with respect to weight savings.

5. Shocks are awesome. They use E clips, really not a big deal. My son (age 10), was wondering why they had those cool fused hinge pins for the rear which are a combination of a regular hinge pin + a fused hex head on the end, but did not have a threaded shock shaft ready to accept a cap head screw (like AE). I told him, change is expensive.

6. I am running position 4 on a tight indoor clay track that is maybe 80 x 50 feet. Adjusted oil dampening in the front to be about 35 wt. The 50 wt is strictly for high traction carpet. The belt drive will likely be upgraded to a lay down in the future. Only been out racing with it once. Most recently I ran SCT (6.1) that my son now races. It was an adjustment, but you can't break new tires in on the 1st day. Used to run a B5M Lite a few years ago.

7. The final drive ratio is not a big deal if you adjust your pinion and spur.

8. Probably not for beginners, belt tension, etc.. Parts ARE readily available from amain, but if you break and miss the main at your local track (no one else stocks parts), you probably will have a bad day. I do this for fun, so not an issue for me.

9. Cool factor is undeniable.

10. See #1.
Verified Owner
Monday, Jan 29 2018 (about 2 years ago)
Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)
Amazing kit, was fun to build and REALLY does nicely on the carpet. WOULD recommend to anyone looking for a high speed carpet track kit. I ran mine in position 2. seems flawless. front end is durable, especially with the nut guard. Rear A-arms are the only thing I have broken (twice) I would like to see a slight re-design on that but would not steer you away from it because of it. they are VERY easy to work on. Kudo's to the Schumacher team. (parts arrive in 3 days from the U.K.)
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jan 26 2020 (3 weeks ago)
Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)
This car, although soon to be discontinued, is a major force on carpet, handling is incredible and predictable, fit and finish is top quality, support and customer service was better than most. I did have an issue with the threaded portion on one of the drive shafts, a quick call to technical support and 2 days later i had 2 new drive shafts. Thank you Amain and thank you Schumacher for a competitive car straight out of the box.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Sep 28 2019 (5 months ago)
Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)
Coming from Team Associated, TLR and Tekno, this is a very different creature. It was a very straight forward and clean build. Quality and fitment are very good. While some parts, like the turnbuckle, seem too light, they are very durable and strong. Still messing with setup, but this thing flies around the carpet track. Extremely adjustable. Probably one of the most tunable cars I've ever worked on.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 25 2019 (5 months ago)
Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)
New to me but an awesome kit the build was super smooth.
Monday, Dec 11 2017 (about 2 years ago)
Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)
i love the kc...been running for 2 weeks now.......have not broken anything yet....and i think its nicer then the new x-ray!!!!
Monday, Aug 13 2018 (about a year ago)
Schumacher Cougar KC 2WD 1/10 Off-Road Buggy Kit (Carpet/Turf)
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