Originally posted by stoopidbstrd
i heard the x speed motor is pretty crappy. there are a whole punch of motors that are probably better. go to china or have someone go there for you to find some mini z stuff. there's hella there.
by the way: anyone ever heard of that mini z turbo chip? what the heck is that thing? does it really make the car go faster?
The "turbo chip" is a piggy back power amplifer. Let me explain.
The MiniZ has only one circuit board which contains both the control (like the reciever in a larger car) and the motor driving circuitry (like the ESC). As such, you cannot use a high ouput motor in the MiniZ without literally frying the board. The turbo chip uses the original power output of the MiniZ's board as a signal source and draws power seperately to drive the motor.
Well, this is what I know anyway, hope it helped.