Originally Posted by jastew1011
so i do have them wire with the esc's. I'm just wondering if it is possible to use those motors that have a max voltage less than the voltage of the battery.
Is this a vehicle you are designing yourself, or a commercial product? Ask the vendor/manufacturer.
to simply answer your questions:
yes, the motor needs to be wired with the ESC.
How this is done depends upon many factors such as what receiver you are using, and how it handles the mixing for steering, etc.
It is typically a bad idea to use a voltage higher than the rated voltage of a motor. It can be done (to a point) with the largest factors being the potential for the motor to overheat and if the ESC was designed for the higher voltage input.