I raced the USGT class for the first time over the weekend and I liked it alot. I converted a car I built for VTA to run USGT instead. I like this better than the VTA. I think the extra touch of speed makes USGT a little more fun to me.
Anyway, does anyone have a recommendation for a good 21.5 motor? I bought a new in package Trinity Pulse 21.5 (the model before the Duo) and its a major dog. It was cheap. Now I know why.
I was getting pulled out of the corners and walked in the straight all day long. I tried up and down in gearing and up and down in timing and nothing seemed to matter so I'm just gonna move on from it. I should have known better anyway. If your gonna do something, just do it right. Trying to cheap out usually just means doing it twice.
I have the Reedy Sonic for my 17.5 blinky TC and love it. Great bottom end and really good top end also. It runs a little on the warm side, but I can fine tune the temps with the end bell timing very easily, so its pretty easy to work with. I was thinking about just grabbing the 21.5 version, but figured Id ask here before plunking down the cash. I was also considering the Thunderpower motor or the Revtech. I know I'll probably get 10 different answers for whats the "best' motor so I am not asking that. What I really want to know is are there any to avoid? (like the one I bought already
All 3 of those motors seem to be pretty popular and I dont see any major complaints.
Also, any recommendations for a good FDR to start with on these cars? I tried from 3.54 to 4.05 and never found a decent usable range for with the motor I have. Always ran hot and slow. The best gearing with the motor I had motor seemed to be about 3.9.
BTW. Here are a couple pics of my car.
Dont mind the ugly wheels. They are "spec" for my local track.