Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD 1/10th Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit

Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD 1/10th Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit
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The Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD 1/10th Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit is a versatile platform, that offers outstanding performance on a wide range of grip levels, from carpet, astro and dirt. The Laydown has been developed by the Schumacher Engineering and racing team to be lower, lighter, easier to maintain, and faster!  With decades of race winning knowledge and experience, every detail of the Laydown has been scrutinized to make a fast, easy to drive, and user friendly 2WD buggy that can take you to the top of the podium.




  • 3 gear, low center of gravity sealed gearbox.
  • Small, low rotating mass transmission, including gear differential. With 3 position height adjustment, to adjust for driveshaft plunge and mixed track conditions. Optional ball diff available.
  • Easy access transmission system, for quick diff access and maintenance.
  • 2.5mm aluminium chassis, with sensor lead wiring channels.
  • Screw Piston Fixing, with titanium nitride shafts, for easy build, precision and durability.
  • Dual position radio equipment mounting plate.
  • Front shock tower cover to protect your car and the track.
  • Lightweight steel CVD driveshafts.
  • Low drop wing mount.
  • Lightweight lower spring retaining cup.
  • Rear wishbone geometry.
  • Inboard Toe Inserts.
  • Adjustable rear roll center, inboard toe-in and anti-squat.
  • Rear transmission mounted pivot strap. Increased chassis clearance.
  • Threaded spring collars, for better location and adjustment.
  • Spur Gear Shield.
  • Cable management system.
  • 2mm Hex Pro ball studs.
  • 23 super precision ball bearings.
  • Compact steering system for improved in-line weight placement, with adjustable and dynamic ackerman.
  • Front 5 deg yokes with adjustable roll center heights.
  • Strong front steering hub, with fine ‘Kwik Klip’ adjustment.
  • Class leading suspension geometry with durable components and a range of optional alloy parts, offering adjustments to set up your Cougar Laydown.
  • Big bore shocks with big bore “CORE” springs. Threaded collars and twin o-ring sealing.
  • Improved, more durable, lightweight ball mounted, two piece shock cap with bleed screw.
  • Front camber captive ball joints.
  • ‘Gull Wing’ wishbones with anti roll bar option.
  • 12mm Hex Wheels with industry standard offset.
  • Shock seal pack housing with 'O' ring sealing to prevent loosening.
  • Multiple battery fitting options.
  • Specially formulated composite molded side pods for advanced chassis stiffness tuning.
  • Easy to use battery thumb screws.
  • Durable, specially formulated composite "S2" material 4mm shock tower mounts.
  • Rear transmission mounted pivot strap. Increased chassis clearance.
  • Lightweight, twin pad 80t slipper clutch with ultra fine adjustment spring.
  • Optional rear shock location in front or behind the wishbones, standard in the kit.

Power Source: ELECTRIC
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

Saturday, Jun 15 2019 (about a year ago)
Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD 1/10th Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit
I've been running the b6.1 and TLR 5.0, so I will compare this to those. First off, the build is fantastic and this has a very comprehensive and intuitive build manual complete with detailed explanations of how every adjustment affects the handling of this car, and there are a ton of adjustments. This car is very different from the associated and TLR platforms, but the most noticable difference is in its steering. This has so much steering and front end bite, box stock, that I had to tune steering out. It drives and handles like a European car would, it's a BMW compared to a Ford in its driving mannerisms. For my first race out, I qualified 7th. With my Associated I was a better driver, but only because that's what I was used to. With the way this car reacts to driver input, there is no doubt in my mind that with a bit of wheel time and track tuning, I will be turning considerably faster lap times. One thing to note is that this car comes with an 80t spur which is great for mod, but if you're racing 17.5 spec like I am you'll want to order the 71t at the same time to keep those ratios down. Also, the green rear springs are too soft for high grip carpet, i'd recommend the black. I would recommend this car to anybody. It's fast, it handles like it's on rails, is infinitely tunable, looks sweet, builds well, and best of all, is different from the other cars on the track. It will take some getting used to, but once you do, it will be the fastest thing on carpet
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 26 2019 (about a year ago)
Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD 1/10th Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit
Love it! Build process is simple, kit instructions excellent and I love the details on adjustments. Quality of parts on par or even slightly better than my XRay. Infinite settings adjustments. Handling exceptional. This is an amazing buggy. About the only thing I don’t like is as these increase in popularity, which seems to be happening given the quality of the buggy, add on parts or spares are eternally out of stock. I’ve raced TLR, AE, and XRay, and this platform is on par with XRay, and seems far superior to my other mfg buggy’s.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Mar 10 2020 (about a year ago)
Schumacher Cougar Laydown 2WD 1/10th Off-Road Competition Buggy Kit
This is a wonderful car with tremendous CAD designed instructions that the common man can understand. For example, with XRAY a person needs a degree in technical writing and engineering in order to understand the instructions. One complaint I have with Schumacher thus far is the 80T spur gear. Would someone please explain to me why I can't get something like a 72T spur in the kit? Why would Schumacher expect I'm going to run a 5.5 turn motor? Have they considered that not everyone on the planet runs modified racing? Why must I buy a $44 direct drive spur kit in order to get a correct gear ratio? Should I just buy the new stock spec kit instead?