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Old 12-08-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation gearing for b44 brushless

i want to get a 3.5 brushless from novak and i am wondering what gearing i should put in it

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Old 12-08-2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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3.5 is too hot for offroad, if u must, then start with a 16t
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:29 PM   #3
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According to Novak, here at their site


They do not recommend a 3.5 for 4wd.

Now, you could go with a 4.5 and follow their recommendation of a 17 or a 18 . Their formula (spur/pinion) x internal drive ratio = FDR they recommend a FDR of 12 , a 17 pinion will give you 12.35 and a 18 will give you a 11.67 .

I have found they are pretty close, with this formual and their chart.

Good luck.
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:17 AM   #4
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Why keep making new threads everytime you need to ask something about the B44?

Just post here http://rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=171866&page=49, thats what the threads for.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:50 AM   #5
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3.5 is by far way to much motor for any thing off road. You will be so pissed at your self for wasting $80 on a motor that you will not be able to do anything with. 5.5 is the lowest turn motor that Associated is recomending, at least that I can see.

As for the 4.5, Personally I still think it is way to hot and it will still overpower the b44. Slower is faster 9 times out of 10 especially when your teetering on the fine line of motor overkill.

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I ran a 5.5 geared 21/78 and its STUPID FAST, going to get a 6.5 or 7.5
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I wouldn't go under a 6.5 for 4wd off-road.
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