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Help me choose Neu/MMM V2 vs Neu-Castle/MMM V3

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Old 04-22-2010, 12:15 PM
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Okay, so I'm going electric and I'm trading my brand new vspec to do it. I have two trade offers and I don't know which one to go with.

Option 1
2200kv Mamba Monster Combo
It comes with a new, not in box, ESC and a very slightly used 2200kv motor. The 2200kv is designed after the Neu 1515 as you guys prob know and I hear great things about it in the buggy.

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Neu 1512 2050kv with MMM V2 esc
It has less than 10 charges on it. The motor is better being an actual Neu but the speed control is the previous version.

None of the items are under manufacturers warranty. I can't decide. I hear that Neu is the best motor made but I hear the 2200 is perfect for the buggy. The V3 speed control fixes a problem with the BEC controller failing, if the V2 fails I can send it to Castle and get it replaced for $70.

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GET THE MMM V3 AND CASTLE 2200KV MOTOR BOTH ARE BUILT LIKE TANKS!
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I've got the V2 version and haven't had any issues with it. The 1500 motor, from what I'm learning, will give you longer run times. Might not be as fast as 2200 would be, but I'm guessing you'd not really notice the difference.

I run my 2200 on the lowest settings with my ESC and it is still a lot of power.

Can't really say which of two ESC's is better.

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The 1512 will be a better buggy motor it will get longer run times than the 2200 castle even though it's a v2 you can send it to castle and they will give you a brand new v3 for free I run a 2050 in my 808 and it works great
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I returned a v2 and had it replaced for free with a v3. I just didn't see taking any chances. When some of these fail, it can cost you the batts and/or the onboard electronics.
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I would go for the real neu motor for 2 reasons shorter can=less torque which is better on your drivetrain, also the neu motors are much smoother than the neu/CC motors. Both will last for ever but the CC version is mass produced to where the Neu is hand made. The Steve neu built motors feel sensored with a MMM. I had the MMM V3/2200 combo and didnt like it in my buggy. It was just too touchy down low, I like smooth better. Plus the 2050 is perfect for buggy. 1900-2050 are the most popular winds for buggy on 4s, I use a 2050 T8 myself now.
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The 2200 combo will be more durable it has closed endbells, bigger bearings and the wires are much beter.
I feel the 2050 is a better motor but it requires more maintenance, the endbells are open the the bearings are 1/2 the size of the 2200, the wires are very stiff and you must be carefull not to break the windings and short out the motor.

I have 2 of the 2050 motors waiting to go back to have Steve Neu repair them.
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Called Castle Creations today, it would be $70 to send it back and get the V3 since the V2 is out of the warranty period. So with that information, I went ahead and picked up the 2200 combo. I really really wanted the Neu but most people starting out have problems with the esc so I thought it was important to get the better one.

Thanks for everyones input, it really helped.
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