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Old 08-26-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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I'm looking at getting a new brushed motor for my Traxxas Slash.....any suggestions? Need at least 15T (no lower).
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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Another question would be......Do I really need to go brushless, or can I get pretty good speeds from brushed?
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IMO you don't NEED to go brushless. I still run brushed motors and they keep up just fine. Many people prefer brushless because it requires less maintenance and for the most part you can just put 'em in and have a fast car instantly. By at least 15t do you mean you need a 15t+(16,17?) or you want 15 or less turns?
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i think that the esc in the slash has a 15t motor limit. id recommend the team checkpoint money 19t motor for some racing and some bashing.
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i would save the money and go brushless, so much easier, no more maintance alot more speed. my opinion
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IMO you don't NEED to go brushless. I still run brushed motors and they keep up just fine. Many people prefer brushless because it requires less maintenance and for the most part you can just put 'em in and have a fast car instantly. By at least 15t do you mean you need a 15t+(16,17?) or you want 15 or less turns?
Yes 15,16,17,19....etc
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i would save the money and go brushless, so much easier, no more maintance alot more speed. my opinion
Not disagreeing...but hey it could be nitro (tune,tune,tune)

So the "little" maintenance involved with brushed....I think I can handle it....at least for now.
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Ya for the money the Checkpoint motors are the way to go. Look to get the Money Motor 19 turn. A very good motor to run.
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WHOA!!!! Money motor....$50!!

Let's just say I got 30-40 bucks....
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If I were you, I'd save up and go brushless.. you will be so much happier with it and it will be fast...

I've seen the Castle Creations Sidewinder setup go for $129 on sale... that's pretty cheap.. maybe look on eBay for a used one!

Remember.. after a dozen or so runs, that brushed will be slow and need brushes and a cut... if you have the stuff to do it, go for it.. if not.. brushless sounds better and better!

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Hey JeromeK99, where did you see the Sidewinder combo for $129? I'm looking to get it and that would be a great price. Thanks
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check ebay
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If you don't want to spend the kind of money on a hand wound, go for some machine wound motors.

The two series that I had the best luck with are the Team Orion Methods and Trinity's Speed Gem series machine wounds.

AVOID VENOM FIREBALL MOTORS. They are cheap and they are utter crap. Mine won't even run after one lap, and gearing wasn't even an issue...
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If I buy on Ebay, how do I take care of any problems I might have with the product? Would it be through Castlecreations? Is it better to pay $145-150 from a hobby shop and actually deal with someone face to face and have a place to return it if I have problems? Thanks
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