Originally Posted by Scottrik
If you're consistently running 8 minutes (or 5 as the case may be) clean THEN the additional couple percent more power really makes a difference. Until then, you're fooling yourself.
Amen! My car is just as fast as the new 13.5/lipo, 17.5 Mamba-whatever using a 5 year old hand out motor with five year old Putnam Propulsion brushes still in it. I still can't drive 8 minutes without hitting a bunch of crap, but I would rather spend money on sets of tires and bodies to get track time than a new motor/esc that will supposedly make the car faster. Yea, right! I got beat last weekend by a car that was .02 a lap SLOWER than mine because he didn't touch a board the entire run. I ran him down at least 5 times only to hit something and have to start all over again. Boy was that fun though! That same motor and brushes will be in there again this Sunday. Oh yea, and the slower car is about 4oz lighter than mine due to the lipo he's running.
Hmmm, maybe I do need to go BL/lipo. Might make me drive better.