1/8 Conversion Advice Needed
So I have decided my next project is going to be a 1/8th buggy conversion. I am pretty new to RC, so I am looking for some advice from the Jedi electric conversion guys as to the best set up for this project. I don't have any significant budgetary constraints, so I am trying to find out what the most reliable set up is. I know I have three choices - fast, reliable, and cheap. I can only pick two. I am looking for reliable and fast.
In other words, if money isn't an object what motor, esc, and other parts (mounts) would you pick for a car that is lightly raced on a track and then used for up to 60 mph speed runs? I am assuming I need a 4s setup for the track and then 5s/6s maybe for tooling around the neighborhood with taller gearing.
From my research thus far, it seems Neu motors are the way to go, but I still don't know what ESC I am supposed to use. I am also a little confused about the sizes. I know I need 1512 and some say 1515, but I don't know if I need 2y or 1.5d, etc for my purposes.
Finally, which car converts the easiest? I am leaning towards an RC8 or 8ight. I also like the X-Ray. My main concern is having easy access to replacement parts. I am a new driver, so I am probably not going to notice the subtle difference in handling necessarily. I want durability and ease of replacing busted parts.
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