Originally Posted by Casper
Sorry guys I did not really try to stur up the pot too much. Just find it funny that the brushless was supposed to be one motor forever and it seems like it is always changing and the BL parts seem to be more expensive then the brushed.
They keep releasing new stuff...but that doesn't mean you have to
Most of the more esoteric tweaks and options are more the more...shall we say..."discerning" users.
Brushed is probably better for you. If you're one of those guys who can feel the difference between a red and green brush coming out of a corner in loose conditions, then you would no doubt appreciate the difference that a softer wind setup would bring to a brushless motor.
I think you could go out on a limb and say that the vast majority of brushless users just want something to screw into the car that you never have to repair/maintain and always makes decent power.
"Cost" is relative...it "cost" me more than a new brushless system the couple times I had new Monsters take a dump at SoCal. Between the wasted trip, wasted parts, broken wheels, gas and the wasted motors, it was easily more than $100 each time. Brushless, for me at least, means more track time, more fun, more reliability, more consistency...and that translates into less wasted entries and gas money.
I would never say it's refined as much as a more "personalized" brush setup...but most of us wouldn't know the difference either way...and the idiot-proof setup works awesome for most of us idiots.