Originally Posted by LiL_JaSoN
Thinking of getting a elect on road for fun to run a 17.5t with lipo.
Do i need to upgrade anything to run lipo?
what size lipos fits? would intellect 5000mah 40c fit?
what pinions are you guys running on 17.5? iv been reading you cant fit a pinion on 17.5 because the pinion will be too be for the motor mount
Also any recommended upgrades?
You don't need to upgrade anything to run li-pos. Your 5000 should fit.
I'm running a 25.5 motor and I'm running a 47 tooth pinion. Don't know what you would need for 17.5 but I imagine smaller.
Is suggest buying the vertical motor mount. Makes motor install easier. That's it really. All I changed at first. I've slowly upgraded some of the plastic to aluminum parts. Rear bulkhead, front suspension mounts and the steering mechanism ao far. By the way, if you get the vertical motormount, you will have to switch the belts. Ling belt will go on right side and it will be in the way of battery mount. I nodded mine to fit so I could still use the mount, but you can still just tape battery in and should cause no trouble. It's a good car, and easy on the wallet.