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Old 03-24-2009, 09:46 PM
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I actually bought the 2.0 nitro buggy and just converted it to brushless. 80 for the conversion kit, 250 for the castle combo, 2X 4s 5000 zippy lipos at 100 bucks each. A little for the pinions and for a couple bodies so bout 600 plus the buggy. I sold most of my nitro components and made a little back but the main reason I did this was that I got this 2.0 new for 325 using the live.com deal before xmas. For my first race I had about 875 in it after selling some things and I've probably dumped another 600 in it just testing stuff out... I love it though. Its a great buggy
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Originally Posted by Pete Taulbee View Post
I actually bought the 2.0 nitro buggy and just converted it to brushless. 80 for the conversion kit, 250 for the castle combo, 2X 4s 5000 zippy lipos at 100 bucks each. A little for the pinions and for a couple bodies so bout 600 plus the buggy. I sold most of my nitro components and made a little back but the main reason I did this was that I got this 2.0 new for 325 using the live.com deal before xmas. For my first race I had about 875 in it after selling some things and I've probably dumped another 600 in it just testing stuff out... I love it though. Its a great buggy
I see! Well, I got the 1.0 in November and plan to race this year so am looking to upgrade to 2.0 in time. Your buggy looks great and love the attention to detail. Good to know the new body is designed to fit the longer 2.0 chassis. Thanks for the update. Cheers!
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:17 PM
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Could someone please let me know how to disassemble the xcelorin motor? I took out all of the screws but it still feels solidly together and I dont want to start hitting or pulling too strong without knowing what I am doing.

Side note: the reason I am doing this is because I believe I may have separated the rotor. All of the sudden the motor would only go less than 1/4 throttle - is this a common symptom of a separated rotor?
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by battlecat3 View Post
Could someone please let me know how to disassemble the xcelorin motor? I took out all of the screws but it still feels solidly together and I dont want to start hitting or pulling too strong without knowing what I am doing.

Side note: the reason I am doing this is because I believe I may have separated the rotor. All of the sudden the motor would only go less than 1/4 throttle - is this a common symptom of a separated rotor?
Remove the 3 screws holding the back cover on. Then holding the can in your hand center up a 3/32 driver on the now exposed rotor shaft. With a couple fairly hard bumps the end cap on the other end (pinion end) will come off.
If your magnets are spinning on the rotor shaft send me a PM
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:52 PM
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Hey guys, I was looking for some advice. First, I am wondering if the 2.0E is worth $100 more than the 1.0 competition roller with the Losi electric conversion. Second, which MMM motor combo to use 2200 or 2650 or is it better to stay with the Losi 2100 combo it comes with? I am using this for backyard and local outdoor tracks and not for legit racing. I plan on using SMC 4S 40C lipos since I have heard good things about them. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Sorry I haven't had time to read through the millions of posts about this topic already.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by EC Racer View Post
Hey guys, I was looking for some advice. First, I am wondering if the 2.0E is worth $100 more than the 1.0 competition roller with the Losi electric conversion. Second, which MMM motor combo to use 2200 or 2650 or is it better to stay with the Losi 2100 combo it comes with? I am using this for backyard and local outdoor tracks and not for legit racing. I plan on using SMC 4S 40C lipos since I have heard good things about them. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Sorry I haven't had time to read through the millions of posts about this topic already.
Get a 2.0 roller, conversion kit, and MMM 2200 combo.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:52 PM
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Get a 2.0 roller, conversion kit, and MMM 2200 combo.

add in a 9100s servo, or something along those lines, and the setup you have will be the best out right now
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:12 PM
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Just an FYI. I ordered a Losi conversion kit for my truggy recently and I noticed it came with a plastic 45T spur gear. My first conversion came with a steel 45T spur.
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hey guys quick question, do you think i should risk it and try to run 2 2s 5000mah losi lipos which i already own in my 8ight that has a mmv3 esc andfeigao motor or just spring for the 4s 5000mah zippy pack?
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by bradfox2 View Post
add in a 9100s servo, or something along those lines, and the setup you have will be the best out right now


9100S is for throttle Not steering...and FWIW the 9000 and 9100 have top case issues.....i would look into a Hitec 79XX series if you want a bomb proof servo that will last Years to come.
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Originally Posted by Integra View Post
9100S is for throttle Not steering...and FWIW the 9000 and 9100 have top case issues.....i would look into a Hitec 79XX series if you want a bomb proof servo that will last Years to come.
I ran the 9100S for both throttle and steering last year with no problems and now one of those servos is my steering servo in my 8ight-E. They have plenty of torque and are super fast.
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Originally Posted by losiracer18 View Post
hey guys quick question, do you think i should risk it and try to run 2 2s 5000mah losi lipos which i already own in my 8ight that has a mmv3 esc andfeigao motor or just spring for the 4s 5000mah zippy pack?
Why not, they should handle it just fine.
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Ok guys, for those of you that have had the Xcelerin motors apart.... how the heck did you do it? I've been trying to replace the rotor in mine, and so far all I've accomplished, is knocking the wires off, and scratching the case. Is there some nifty trick to it? I don't want to try heat again, my hand is still sore from the first attempt!
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by rocketron View Post
Remove the 3 screws holding the back cover on. Then holding the can in your hand center up a 3/32 driver on the now exposed rotor shaft. With a couple fairly hard bumps the end cap on the other end (pinion end) will come off.
If your magnets are spinning on the rotor shaft send me a PM

This is from the Xcelorin guy himself...
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by warpig View Post
This is from the Xcelorin guy himself...
IT WORKED!!! I was concerned doing it that way my break something. It did reveal, that the sealed motor isn't as sealed as I thought. There was dirt all up inside it. So if you have one, ran it allot, and haven't cleaned it... I suggest you do so to prevent any issues.
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