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Old 07-27-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Default Brake servo or not... 1/8 E conversion

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For those who have doen the brushless conversions, I need some advice...

To keep the brake servo or not...

Pros and Cons?

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i think the only good thing about mechanical brakes is able to adjust your brake bias
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Hi gang,
For those who have doen the brushless conversions, I need some advice...

To keep the brake servo or not...

Pros and Cons?

Thanks,
Gizmo
No need, Run the Tekin system and the brakes are awsome! Set at 50% they work like ABS. Controled and predictable! No Clutch or Brake servo needed!
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i was told the extra load from adding in electric brakes is one of the main reasons so many have issues with SOME 1/8 systems, adn that if you keep the brake servo it alleviates some of the extra
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I run a brake servo with mine and really like having the room to adjust the brake bias. I run it with direct drive and just turned off the brakes on the ESC. Braking is very smooth and predictable.
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Keep em coming...

I ordered the RCproductions kit for my Jammin buggy and need to decide which way to go before the middle of the week...
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Adjustable brake bias can make or break a setup... particularly on a tight, technical track. If you decide to set it up with the servo, then try driving it once with the ESC brakes. If it still feels fine, then it's worth it to shed the weight. But if you want to brake late into a corner, then whip the car around 180 to take off again... keep the brake bias adjustability.

So many times I wished I had it in my 8ight buggy. However, in my Jammin Truggy, I have no brake bias and don't miss it. With that truck, I basically set it up loose. I can tap the brakes and rotate at any point in a corner. Because it's so big and things happen so slowly, its controllable.
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