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Old 04-23-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Mabuchi or Johnson Which is more powerful???

Need to change my stock 540 motor as it is

So is it true that the Johnson 540 is more powerful than the Mabuchi??
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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Yup it is ... I remeber when i was a kid and we would look in the kits for the johnson motors...
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:10 PM   #3
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Yep it is. I had one that ran 1.56 during break in.
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Old 04-23-2006, 06:13 PM   #4
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agree, johnson seems gruntier.

can you even get them any more? seems all new kits come with mabuchi's ?

I run two really old 4-slot johnson silver-can's at the mo.. fired one up on the weekend. they were both out of an original clod buster kit.. gotta be 13 yrs old at least. hehe
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I just pulled a silver can off of an old tamiya car I had purchased fo rmy duaghter about 4-5 yrs. ago. I was gonna use it for the upcoming tcs event here ( i noticed one day that it hauled A$$). Are the 4 slots near the end bell,mine has them there.?? I also just bought a ta05 and noticed that both the new silver can and old silver can say "johnson" on them. Do I have the "good stuff" or not--Al
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But what is your daughter gonna race now ?
5.5 Brushless and GTB ?
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Nah she will be running a 4.5 gtb brushless with rocket boosters for the straight of the track.
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