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Old 11-17-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Best 17.5 brushless motor for off road?

I'm in the market for a new 17.5 brushless motor and want to know what some of you people have come up with as to a good 17.5 motor for off road. Im currently running the speed passion 17.5 and it just feels soft. My Final drive is at about 6.9 and I just want something more. I want to know if anyone has ran the new LRP, Orion, or Trinity motor's and what they think or how they feel to them. Thanks for any help
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Old 11-17-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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Seems like Novak motors is what almost everyone runs.
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What car are you running and what is it geared? I have used Speed passion, Losi, and Novak and like the losi and Novak the best. The speed passion felt a little laggy to me but it could have been geared wrong.
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XXX-t cr and it has a 29 pinion 82 spur with an internal of 2.43. The actual final drive is 6.81 I also want to hear from anyone whose used a novak compared to a LRP, Orion, or Trinity. Thank you
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I have the new Trinity 17.5 in my T4 and it's a torque monster. I run 31/76 for a final drive ratio of 5.78. It accelerates very good. 31 is the biggest pinion I can get on there.... for now. After a five minute main it's just barely warm, so you could go bigger on the pinion.
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Well I am running a novak 17.5 and my fdr is 5.0. Running a 72 spur, 36 pinion....I am going to put a 38 pinion in it soon as my motor/esc only gets to about 50c. That will give me a fdr of 4.7! You have to run brushless near the limit to get the best out of it. In comparison to the lrp, speed passion etc, I would have to say it is fairly close. No wonder you are getting sluggish performance running @ 6.9 fdr. How hot is your esc/motor getting?
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LOL Im geared crazier then anyone at my track. They recommend 7.5. Ill push it to the limit and run it at 6 or 5.5 and see how it goes!
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dennis, ur gunna have to run a smaller spur, ur gunna run outa room!
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Im going to pick up a 78 or 80 tooth spur and get the biggest pinion I can in there!
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well call me COPY lol dont you think that going a lower fdr will have a disadvantage with the tight track we run at?
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I would like to hear more from people with the Trinity, new LRP, or Orion vortex. Maybe even the Tekin sensored motor which looks pretty good as well.
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I run Murfdogg motors which is a Trinity based brushless they are very torquey which is really good in offroad. I used to run Novaks and they are good as well off the shelf.

I have tested speed passions and they are alittle soft on the bottom end.

The Orion's are looking really good as well with there phase 3 brushless. Not out yet though.
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anyone run the new hacker or trinity? even the tekin looks nice
im still undecided as i have herd of a few people buying new 17.5's coz theres others were no good, i have only herd bad news from the speed passion :s
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Lol great I could tell it was a dog when everyone with a novak is ahead. Well the new trinity pulse is comin out and the new orion. Im gonna gear this thing higher and just hope it blows.
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Well i can guarantee that everyone that is fast has a lower fdr. Do you check the temps after each run? You can run a novak upto say 175 before it will go bang. I know some ppl who have a fdr of around 4.0 in a b4!
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