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Old 01-23-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Hi i have been running off road nitros for the last year and have recently got my first electric rc... I have been looking into motor changes and was wondering what the '60t' or 8t' means... Which is better? Thanks in advance, Ben
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The "T" stands for turns. It's the number of times the wire inside the motor is wound around the stator. A motor with a lower turn count is a faster motor. For example, a 6.5t is faster than a 13.5t. Very high turn motors (35 and up) are generally used in crawler applications. Off road racing applications can use anything from a 17.5 all the way up to a 6.5. However, lower turn motors can be detrimental depending on the surface. On a high traction clay, you could run a 7.5, but on really loose stuff that much motor can be too much and not let you put the power down. More powerful is not always better.
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