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Old 04-02-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default 8.5t & 2 cell lipo too much for 2wd off road?

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It can be, it will generally wear your tries out rather fast. If you tame the throttle curve you will have more fun and you will have long run times.
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No, you're fine with that combo. It's actually a little on the mild side. You will find most guys running 7.5 on smaller indoor tracks and 6.5 on a bigger outdoor track...
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No, you're fine with that combo. It's actually a little on the mild side. You will find most guys running 7.5 on smaller indoor tracks and 6.5 on a bigger outdoor track...
your right, I was thinking 3S, sorry
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Well I'm kinda new, and I was running an LRP A.I./Eraser 10.5 with a 24/81 gearing. The speed was plenty enough for me.

I have now an LRP Sphere Comp TC and an LRP Vector 13.5t.

I really want to get the same amount of speed my A.I./10.5 had, what size pinion should I use with the above set up to do that?

I was asking about the 8.5 cuz AE is selling them for $45 BNIB.
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You'll be fine in the 8.5 range for 2wd.
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It is much faster than your use to but its mild and you will like it.
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do you mean 8.5 brushed or brushless?? I had only been talking about brushless.
I mean my XXX-CR can go 75mph on gps with 5700kv and road tires.
My friends 7.5 brushless in his 1/10 4wd goes 68mph so
I would hope you guys mean brushed
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do you mean 8.5 brushed or brushless??
brushless..

but i may end up having to stick with this 13.5 for a couple weeks. Im trying to figure out how to gear it up to make it keep up in mod buggy
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do you mean 8.5 brushed or brushless??
There is no such a thing as a 8.5 brushed motor.



CaptainHowdyt13 - Ultimately motors should be chosen based on your particular track. Smaller, tighter tracks don't require the extra horsepower so you can run higher turn motors, while larger higher speed layouts will more than likely require the lower turn motors where they have room to stretch their legs.
But the best thing you can do, instead of following people here, is to ask the fast guys at your local track what they are running as it might prove more beneficial to your needs.
But don't expect to be able to gear up the 13.5 enough to keep up if it is a fast track, but I find it puzzling that you are jumping around so much from motor to motor if you're new. Stick with something for a while and work on your consistency and driving clean lines. That will help you to be fast more than anything.
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CaptainHowdyt13 - Ultimately motors should be chosen based on your particular track. Smaller, tighter tracks don't require the extra horsepower so you can run higher turn motors, while larger higher speed layouts will more than likely require the lower turn motors where they have room to stretch their legs.
But the best thing you can do, instead of following people here, is to ask the fast guys at your local track what they are running as it might prove more beneficial to your needs.
But don't expect to be able to gear up the 13.5 enough to keep up if it is a fast track, but I find it puzzling that you are jumping around so much from motor to motor if you're new. Stick with something for a while and work on your consistency and driving clean lines. That will help you to be fast more than anything.

Well, the reason is, I sold my AI/Eraser set up, with the intention of getting a better quality set up. I was comfortable with the speed and feel of it, but it was just a cheap set up and wanted to step up to something better. I was running a 24/81 gearing, so I may try a 28/81 with the 13.5 and see if its in the ballpark.
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There is no such a thing as a 8.5 brushed motor.
Oh, well I thought there was, silly me
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my math says you had the 10.5t pushing it to over 42mph in the truck with slight tire balloning and a good lipo.......you can get that out of an 8.5 but i doubt it out of a 13.5, btw im gonna run that 10.5 until my buddy gets his money together for it, but im gearing down to say a 20 or atleast a 21, that would put me into the mid-upper 30s. Is it an 81 thats coming on the truck?
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my math says you had the 10.5t pushing it to over 42mph in the truck with slight tire balloning and a good lipo.......you can get that out of an 8.5 but i doubt it out of a 13.5, btw im gonna run that 10.5 until my buddy gets his money together for it, but im gearing down to say a 20 or atleast a 21, that would put me into the mid-upper 30s. Is it an 81 thats coming on the truck?
It might be an 86. I can check tomorrow. Im about to crash. Whatever comes with the FT T4. I am pretty sure it's an 86. The T4 scoots with that 10.5 in it.
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