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Old 11-08-2006, 07:56 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by jgroenhof
Great post,
My son and I have been racing Novice stock truck at SoCaL.
So I bought us each a Birdman Motor, Nice and Fast, no doubt. (P2K2)

My question is, at another $10-15 is the store bought tuning making much difference? After a dozen runs is what I mean. At that point am I right back to having a standard stock motor? Also, does a comm skim, and new brushes bring it right back to the "new" condition, or do I have to be a tuning pro?

I need more motors to keep a fresh motor around. What's the word?

John G

Any stock motor will need to be cut and rebrushed frequently if you want to be competitive. The dyno tested motors (birdman, banzai, EA, etc.) will most likely run better than a normal motor, depending on the quality of the normal motor. After so many runs on the same brushes/not cutting the comm, any motor will not be super fast. That is one of the expensive parts of stock. I would recommend buying a comm lathe and even a brush reserrator if you want to get serious. Paying 10$ per comm cut from MT is kind of rediculous. Or you could bring it to me and I'll do it for free, I'm the one with the big orange box .
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:04 PM   #17
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