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Old 12-22-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
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I have the first of many questions to come, I'm sure! For my first RC car, I picked up a Losi 1/18 Mini Monstor Baja. My question is what affect will changing the pinion gears have on the drivetrain, motor, electronics, etc. I was wanting to slow it down a bit inside the house, it's just too cold out for me LOL. I was thinking of a pinion gear with less teeth. I can see a pinion gear with more teeth putting more stress on the drivetrain, and motor. But I would think less teeth would just slow it down with no other ill effects.
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more teeth=more top end speeds warmer motor.
less teeth=less top end speeds, more acceleration cooler motor
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You could stick something behind the throttle trigger to it cant reach full speed.

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then theres no fun. gear it down so you can throw wheelys up and down the hall.
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LOL, Thanks! Wheelies sound fun
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Welcome to the hobby! Lots of good people! Not familiar with the radio this one comes with. Is there throttle trim that can be used to slow it down?
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