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Old 09-09-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default motor for electric 4wd?

so im still trying to find a new motor for my dark impact but cant seem to put my hands on anything. i was looking into the traxxas velineon system. and ive heard ti runs great in the DI, but the esc doesnt fit into the chassis so you have to turn it into a truggy. which would be awsome, but im not sure if i could race that and im planning on racing it soon. what other motors are good for racing and bashing?
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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Novak GTB system or a MM ESC and an Orion brushless motor.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:30 PM   #3
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id say any lrp or novak brushless system, if your newer to racing rc, i wouldn't get too fast of a system, a 13.5 or 10.5 would be great in a 4wd for a beginner.
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I'd recommend no slower than a 10.5. A 13.5 would really be no faster than a good brushed motor. Since you say you're interested in racing, you'd need a sensored system, like the Novak, to be ROAR legal.
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I'd recommend no slower than a 10.5. A 13.5 would really be no faster than a good brushed motor. Since you say you're interested in racing, you'd need a sensored system, like the Novak, to be ROAR legal.

agreed. anything above a 10.5 and you wont be happy with it for long.
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but if he is new, then he wont be happy with anything faster then an 8.5 because he will be crashing and breaking more....we just need more information on the driver, what classes are raced, and where he is even racing....if its at the club level, im pretty sure a 13.5 in novice if he is newer would be perfect.
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remember high posts doesn't mean he is an experienced racer....and if its an indoor track, less motor would be needed....i like the xbr system for low-level racing because it will run a 8.5-13.5 brushless, and has no limit for brushed motors.
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I understand what you are getting at. what I was getting at is that the 4wd's are the easiest of all the 1/10th scales to drive imo and running it in 13.5 will get boring quickly.

without information about him or where he is going to race, you are more right than me I think. but where I race, no one races 4wd with a stock motor. and I think I have the slowest motor in the house at 7.5

you are not wrong however, you are giving good advice. I was just trying to keep someone from needing to spend another 80-100 dollars for a faster motor in a month, two at the most.
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i would recommend the Novak Velocit brushless setup. I ran the 6.5R in my 4 wheel.
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you are not wrong however, you are giving good advice. I was just trying to keep someone from needing to spend another 80-100 dollars for a faster motor in a month, two at the most.
i agree, you can always dial down a motor....to an extent....personally i only run 2wd truck and buggy, with plans for 7.5s in them both for ourdoor, 13.5 in the buggy & 10.5 in the truck for indoor.
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ok so i havent filled in everything as good as i should have. and yall are all assuming im a beginner aparently. ive raced MT for a few years. currently ru na 10 turn motor in my buggy, but want something faster, yet not to sure what will be wheel spinning torque with a ton of speed too. only for a tc. yes i am experienced with 4wd. no its not an indoor track. its a large 1/8th style outdoors track. fast with a few tight sections. that help any?
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ok so i havent filled in everything as good as i should have. and yall are all assuming im a beginner aparently. ive raced MT for a few years. currently ru na 10 turn motor in my buggy, but want something faster, yet not to sure what will be wheel spinning torque with a ton of speed too. only for a tc. yes i am experienced with 4wd. no its not an indoor track. its a large 1/8th style outdoors track. fast with a few tight sections. that help any?
6.5 or 7.5 should fit the bill nicely. I recently raced on an outdoor track much like the one you just described and had plenty of power, and fun with my 4wd setup as it is in my signature.
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get a mamba or a novak.esc and motor
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i was looking at possibly the MM 4600. i kiidna want to stay away from sensored motors. they dont feel smooth enoug hto be good in off-road for me. i like an extremely smooth motor. my LRP seems a little too jumpy for it. great for tc, but not so much for off-road.
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i have a mamba 5700 in my lazer zx5 .. im very happy with it...
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