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Old 01-30-2009, 12:00 PM   #16
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Looks like a good box to me! I would prefer to have the bigger hand starter motor compared to two 540 size gear reduction setup. The larger motor will last alot longer with less movable parts. How much is that box?
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Looks like a good box to me! I would prefer to have the bigger hand starter motor compared to two 540 size gear reduction setup. The larger motor will last alot longer with less movable parts. How much is that box?
$50. And you get can get a bad ass starter box Lipo for $50 so it seems like a nice combo for the money. I would completely rewire that box with some Deans 12AWG as well, with that motor it should be a power house. My GO motors could use the extra punch.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:30 AM   #18
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I wish there was a way to mount a big ass motor like the one pictured above in the Losi box.
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Who makes that gray box pictured above?
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:43 AM   #20
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See the link above for hobbypeople.
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I wish there was a way to mount a big ass motor like the one pictured above in the Losi box.


as long as the wheel sat at the proper height and was the same OD wheel as the losi i dont see why you couldn't rig up one of these in a losi box. you kinda got me thinkin now...ive never seen or felt what one of these motor's would do on a 4 cell.....I think ill have buddy bring his over for a ghetto rig job to test it out.
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I wish there was a way to mount a big ass motor like the one pictured above in the Losi box.
I have done this to my losi box.. I will get some pics up as soon as i get home.
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I just ordered two Traxxas 23t Emaxx motors for mine. They should last longer and have some more kick over the stock Losi motors on 14.8V. You can buy just the motor pictured above from hobby people if you could find a way to mount the Losi wheel to it you'd be set.
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I have done this to my losi box.. I will get some pics up as soon as i get home.


I look forward to seeing those.
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Heres the pics.. I used the dynamite starter motor and mounts.. The bracket to use the stock losi wheel was custom made.

The box is sooo much smoother with this motor.. it seems more powerful and i think it helps the batteries last longer too.
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looks good. Though I'm not sure you really need a losi wheel. You could always just file the standard wheel down to be the same size as the losi. Very interesting though. What all did you have to do to get that bad boy in there?
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:55 PM   #28
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Well I didnt actually make it myself.. Ill get my buddy who did do it in here so he can answer your question better than I can.
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box in the OP looks dialed dude

Wish I had the extra scratch to lipo my truggy boxes!
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looks good. Though I'm not sure you really need a losi wheel. You could always just file the standard wheel down to be the same size as the losi. Very interesting though. What all did you have to do to get that bad boy in there?
Hey JAMMINKRAZY, I'm the one who did the work to yfzrider's starter box. You're right, you could just sand down the stock wheel and it did crossed my mind. But if the wheel ever needed to be replaced you would have to sand the new wheel down again. This way you just bolt a new starter wheel on and it's good to go.

I used the stock motor mounts but I had to raise the motor 3/4" off the bottom of the box and just used longer screws to mount it. I also went with a #6 screw instead of the stock 3mm for more strength since the screws were so long now. For the wheel I had to make a new hub. I just happened to find something laying around my work that ended up being perfect for the job with little modifying to make it right. You can't tell from the pics but the hub actually fits inside the center hole of the rubber starter wheel. The stock starter wheel for the big motor does not use a drive pin, it uses a press fit. There is a hole in the drive shaft on the motor for a drive pin so I used that instead of the stupid press fit design.
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