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Old 09-05-2006, 02:50 PM   #1
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WHAT MOD BRUSHLESS SYSTEM SHOULD I GO WITH for a b4??? leaning towards novak or lrp but what model is the best??? oo ya and should i go with the 4800 li-po pack or not??? thanks
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The Novak GTB systems work well, once you get the gearing right. I would suggest the 6.5, for really good torque, and speed.

The Li-po would be a good addition, less weight, plenty of capacity. With these two systems in your car, it's unlikely you'll have much maintainanace at all...
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Old 09-05-2006, 03:36 PM   #3
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I run the novak gtb and 6.5 motor in my T4. It has given me no problems at all. I actually turn down the throttle epa so it's not so crazy top end as well. I would recommend the 7.5 or higher motor for a B4.

I wanted to go with an LRP speed control and novak motor. $$$ is why I went with the gtb combo. It has been a pleasant surprise though as stated above no problems at all.

I am wanting to go with lipos myself. That way I can practice with the T4 for extended periods of time rather than killing my nitro engines. Plus the no voltage drop off sounds great to me!!
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I've been running the GTB with a 5.5 in my T4. I've had no problems except that it's a bit too much power. I've been ripping through the pin slot on the wheels with it. I've got a 7.5 motor on the way to try out.

Coupled with the Platinum lipos, I'm getting amazing power and runtime with it.
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Id get a 7.5 or 8.5 novak system. Any more is to much for buggy. Lipo ? im still on the fence there. A couple good 3800's will last a season and have more than enough power and runtime. Besides i have 1.5oz of lead in my b4 with 3800s.
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k kool thanks karl ya ill prolly get the 7.5 hey u know any one wit some 3800 for sale
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:33 PM   #7
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I'd probably wait for the Tekin system, unless you need it in a hurry.
From what I hear, the unit should be pretty groundbreaking.
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Novak 7.5 is more than fast enough for offroad.
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The mamba max 7700 is pretty fast and configurable, but not legal for racing. It's more than enough in a BJ4.

I run the Novak 5.5 in my B4, it is hardly even warm after 15-20 minute runs.

I wouldn't say the 5.5 is too much for a buggy, you don't have to floor it. But the power and speed is always there when you need or want it.

You can always program the speed and punch out of the faster motor, you can't add it to a slower one.

I am considering getting another Novak 4.5 for the 4wd just to be legal for racing.
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I run the 6.5 GTB in both buggy and Stadium truck. Karl is right, the 6.5 is a little much for buggy and I typically turn down my EPA 10-15%. The Novaks have been very reliable in my experience.
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