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Old 08-14-2017, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default 17.5 motor shootout

Trying to choose a new motor.

Current options include:
- Team Scream "The one"
- Fantom 17.5 Turn v2R / v2T FR-1 Team Works Motor
- Motiv MC2
- Open to other suggestions

(2wd buggy - High traction - standard track size)


Please post motor suggestions, reviews, comments, Experiences.

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Old 08-14-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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personally like the maclan motors would be a option as well.
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+1 on the Maclan motors. and +2 for their Team Edition spec motors. Hauls azz and runs cool.
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My Fantom v2R is ballistic... runs a little on the warmer side, but gobs of punch and top end. It actually took a little getting used to, TBH.
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Good motor for small indoor carpet off-road track? Track is about 50x80 foot and usually a full length straight about 65 foot (by the time you figure a lane at each end of that straight).
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I have had at least 2 of all the motors you are suggesting. Below is my opinion.

- TSR the one - 5% more top end than Motiv Mc2. Maybe 10 percent less bottom end. Unquestionably one of the best motors. Better than Fantom V2r, V2t, Type M, and RS. No doubt. However, expensive, takes awhile to get, and is a little fragile. Solder tabs are getting loose running indoor 2wd buggy.

- Motiv MC2 - The winner. I'll take the 5% less top end in exchange for 10% more bottom end. You can gear this motor up 4 teeth from the TSR or Fantom. I'm at 72/32-33. Motor comes tuned. My sensor board has almost perfect deviation. Rotor strength in the 1680- 1700 Gauss. I have 3 of these motors now. they come tuned for only $109. Very sturdy and well put together. Value is incredible

- Fantom - Great motor still. Have the feeling Fantom guys havent run the Motiv or TSR or don't know how to gear the Motiv taller. I've had 7-8 fantom's in the last year. When I sent my motor back to Motiv, put the Fantom V2r works back in. Noticed a clear difference in all quadrants. Lap times off 1/2 second. This is with their works motor with 1650 gauss rotor. I still use this occasionally on an outdoor dusty track where I don't want to subject my motiv to getting dust in the can.

I've also run the trinity monster maxilla. had as much top end as the above but was very weak on the bottom end even with the TEP 1112 hi torque rotor. To get the monster max rotor may be a good motor, but am not paying $175 for 1650 gauss rotor new certified motor when Motiv MC2 is a sure thing at $109 and i've never seen a monster sensor board with almost perfect deviation like Motiv. I am not sponsored by anyone, just played the motor of the month game for way to long and have settled on Motiv. Still run my TSR's and love them too, but for combination of price, value, and service Motiv is without question the winner. Hope this helps as if I knew this awhile ago I would have saved a lot of money
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That's great info - just the kind of advice / opinions I was looking for.

Any experience with the Maclan motor that others are recommending.

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From other people that have run Motiv vs Maclan I'm told there is no comparison. Have no direct experience. Maclan is a top notch company thought and their ESC is by far my favorite. I replaced all my ESC's with theirs. The motiv ESC came out afterwards, which is why I haven't tried that one.

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That's great info - just the kind of advice / opinions I was looking for.

Any experience with the Maclan motor that others are recommending.

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The Team Powers Actinium V2 should be on your list to. Its in a whole new level compared to my old reedy mach 3 17.5, and I've seen it outpace schurrspeeds. It's predecessor was used to win 2wd buggy in the stock nationals.
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Expensive but schuurspeed select 17.5 is fast and has more power than I know what to do with. Runs with motors several winds down.
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Expensive but schuurspeed select 17.5 is fast and has more power than I know what to do with. Runs with motors several winds down.
I can confirm this, as well. In fact, my two motors are the Fantom and SchuurSpeed, and I never feel out-motored at all.
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I can confirm this, as well. In fact, my two motors are the Fantom and SchuurSpeed, and I never feel out-motored at all.
Was this standard or select? Which rotor did you run? I may try a weaker one, bottom end torque is nuts and I can't really gear up any taller.
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Was this standard or select? Which rotor did you run? I may try a weaker one, bottom end torque is nuts and I can't really gear up any taller.
Mine as just a run-of-the-mill purchase from Amain... but to be specific, it was the short stack version. My Fantom is faster, but it was a custom build w/ceramic bearings, premium rotor, etc. There are Motiv and R1 motors at my track... those and the Fantom are on-par with each other. The Schuur is slightly slower, but it was just a random pick from the shelf. If I was a perfect driver it would matter, but I'm not, so it doesn't
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What do you guys think of the new monster max team spec? Is in the same class as the other mentioned motors?
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What do you guys think of the new monster max team spec? Is in the same class as the other mentioned motors?
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