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Old 10-04-2007, 07:53 AM   #1
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ok so i picked up my 1st electric car i went with the Associated B4 ive been driving nitro for over 5 years now and decided to pick up an electric for the winter season.

can i have some suggestions on what to upgrade, motor to install what esc or anything else i might need, i was looking into the novak gts or a gtz it also came with a Axiom 27 turn motor i would like to stay in the stock class but havent decided yet any info would be greatly appreciated thanks
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If it is allowed, I'd say go with a Novak XBR and ss 13.5t pro. Or get the Novak GTB with ss 13.5t pro. For battery, get some 4200s.
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ok so i picked up my 1st electric car i went with the Associated B4 ive been driving nitro for over 5 years now and decided to pick up an electric for the winter season.

can i have some suggestions on what to upgrade, motor to install what esc or anything else i might need, i was looking into the novak gts or a gtz it also came with a Axiom 27 turn motor i would like to stay in the stock class but havent decided yet any info would be greatly appreciated thanks
Suggesting :

Lrp Competition Esc, Awesome & smaller so it fits better ....

Lrp 13.5 brushless for maintenance free performance....

Orion Carbon 3200 Li-Po battery , the best battery !

Orion Advantage charger, inexpensive compared to the other`s and does the same or more....


Enjoy & have fun !
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Hey I know the guy who sold that car.... races at my track.

It would be a good idea to grab a Novak or LRP brushless esc so you can run a BL motor in the future. But for now the brushed stock would work with these escs. I know some guys who run the Novak XBR combo ($177 at the LHS) and are very competitive with the more expensive 13.5 combos.

You shouldn't need any upgrades for the car, other than running the right tires for your track.
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well dependin on ur budget Would recommend the 13.5 brushless setup. If u decide to stay with brsuhed then I would suggest a Checkpoint motor. A very reliable motor.
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What would be a good charger? Do you need a power supply?
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Charger would depend on the batteries you are going to use. I would say at a minimum go with one that can be used in the future with lipos. I like my MRC989 as it can do it all. I have also been impressed with the Hyperion top of the line charger as well.

There are however good cheaper alternatives too you can look at. I just don't like to skimp on the charger.

If you are serious about brushed stock, you will most likely need to get yourself a comm lathe too. They can be had used pretty cheap now since everyone is going brushless more and more.

As for ESC, I really like Tekin stuff the best. They have a whole lot of adjustments you can do that are really easy to figure out. Novak is good too, I just like how easier it is to configure the Tekin G series.
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MannEdge,

depends on charger some do others dont. I run a Pitbull X3 charger which requires a power supply.
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I'll second the superbrain 989...not the top of the line but no power supply to buy. Only problem I've had is at some 100+degree outdoor races charging at over 7amps ...the power supply that comes w/ it got hot and the banna plug/female part inside the ps got hot and slightly melted..it all still works just the plug is off center some... other than that no issues...and I'll prolly buy a second one.

Orion checkpoint motor?... I've had a new 10x1t and hate that pos...damn round brushes...It had a bad 'brush sleeve'..I guess that is what it's called and wasn't smooth, brushes hung right out da box. got tried of the inconsentency and rebuilds, and bought a gtb/5.5. I know that is what the fast guys ran for mod classes before brushless was mainstream with no problems..but not me. I got 2 10t checkpoints for sale. lol.
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ok so i just purchased this setup what does everyone think about i will be upgrading in the future but since it is my 1st time running would this be fine

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jqtopa,

that setup will work fine. You can always upgrade later if u want.
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jqtopa,

that setup will work fine. You can always upgrade later if u want.
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ok so i have to motors now the axiom 27 and a 19 turn money motor with GTS esc was just wondering how fast the truck would go with each motor
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ok so i have to motors now the axiom 27 and a 19 turn money motor with GTS esc was just wondering how fast the truck would go with each motor
you won't know til you run them.... no one can truly answer how fast it will go. too many varibles..even if the varibles are the same/constant, each motor of the same brand/model is different...fact. If you've ever seen the dyno stickers on say co27 pro motors, none of them will have the same torque, rpm numbers.
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