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Old 06-30-2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by lawnmowerjockey View Post
I posted last week about smoking my pro 4 and asked for suggestions about what motor to buy next. Thank you to everyone for their input. I was fixing to order a tenshock when I decided to call tekin. I told them what happened (rotor delaminated) and that it was well out of warranty. I asked if it was worth sending in or should I just buy a new motor. I was surprised when he told me to def send it in that if was not able to be repaired they would swap it for a brand new one for $73. Also about six months ago I had a problem with my rx8 which they had just repaired. I called up and told them that I had a big race the following week. They shipped me out a brand new one that same day for $165 and then refunded the money on my card a couple of days later when they received the one I sent back. I'm not knocking any of the other brands but to me that kind of customer service is worth spending the extra money on. I guess its official, I'm a Tekin fan.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by AMP-RC View Post
I need help! :O

What's up guys - I've had this truck for a while and love it. I just found out that my track allows 3s, so I bought one to stay competitive. I just can't run it, though. Temps are nuts. I have a TORO 4x4 SC ESC and the 4000kv 550 motor:

http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=137055

The popular Tenshocks are rebrands of these.

I ran for a little over a minute on my track with this combo and a 12t pinion. Motor got to 160 with a MASSIVE heatsink on it, and the ESC got up to about 150. Dang! I have some cheaper 4mm bullets between the motor and esc, these got to 150* as well. This is with punch control at 50% and low timing. Sheesh!

Got a few questions.
1. What role do the cheapo bullets play?
2. Does punch controlling actually raise temps?
3. Shouldn't regular 12-14 guage wire be able to handle 3s? Is it normal for it to get hot?
4. What kind of motor would I need to run comfortable temps on 3s in this heavy pig? Is it possible for a 550?
5. Is it ok to adjust timing on sensorless motors?

Thanks a ton, guys. I really appreciate the advice!
I found the Toro runs very cool and gives more run time. You are using way too much motor for 3s, try a 2150 or something similar.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Slotmachine View Post
I found the Toro runs very cool and gives more run time. You are using way too much motor for 3s, try a 2150 or something similar.
Wish there was a toro in that rating.
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hi,

anyone mod the stock chassis for the torque rod? mine doesnt line up anywhere so i used a rc8b aluminum rear brace (modded) to stiffen the rear.

ill end up with a new flex chassis to accept either brace but is there in fact a new hole needed for the torque rod on the stock chassis?

mip bypass shock kit is epic by the way..........
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by larlev View Post
Keep in mind most here don't have 3 trucks with each truck running a different chassis. Point being it's next to impossible to say one is faster or slower. To many other variables involved.
All of the them are good. Pick which one you like.

I have owned both the BCE and KH. Running KH now
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by BashemSmashem View Post
I have been using the HK EC5 connectors with the birdcage style bullet and they been working great , no more heat than was there before running Deans and Traxxas . The only thing I dont like is they are very hard to reuse/resolder if the wire breaks off as the metal inserts snap into the plastic housing pretty tightly .

Losi does have an EC5 connector that uses the solid male bullet instead of the bridcage type buy they are like 5 bucks a pair .
Awesome thanks ill give the losi ec5 a go.
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Originally Posted by AMP-RC View Post
I need help! :O

What's up guys - I've had this truck for a while and love it. I just found out that my track allows 3s, so I bought one to stay competitive. I just can't run it, though. Temps are nuts. I have a TORO 4x4 SC ESC and the 4000kv 550 motor:

http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=137055

The popular Tenshocks are rebrands of these.

I ran for a little over a minute on my track with this combo and a 12t pinion. Motor got to 160 with a MASSIVE heatsink on it, and the ESC got up to about 150. Dang! I have some cheaper 4mm bullets between the motor and esc, these got to 150* as well. This is with punch control at 50% and low timing. Sheesh!

Got a few questions.
1. What role do the cheapo bullets play?
2. Does punch controlling actually raise temps?
3. Shouldn't regular 12-14 guage wire be able to handle 3s? Is it normal for it to get hot?
4. What kind of motor would I need to run comfortable temps on 3s in this heavy pig? Is it possible for a 550?
5. Is it ok to adjust timing on sensorless motors?

Thanks a ton, guys. I really appreciate the advice!
I would go with a castle 1415 on 3s. I think it would have plenty of power.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:17 PM
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OK noob question...

with the shock standoffs you get in the TLR tuning kit.. its no longer a screw that keeps it in? And im assuming you have to add a nut to keep it in?
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Originally Posted by AMP-RC View Post
I need help! :O

What's up guys - I've had this truck for a while and love it. I just found out that my track allows 3s, so I bought one to stay competitive. I just can't run it, though. Temps are nuts. I have a TORO 4x4 SC ESC and the 4000kv 550 motor:

http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=137055

The popular Tenshocks are rebrands of these.

I ran for a little over a minute on my track with this combo and a 12t pinion. Motor got to 160 with a MASSIVE heatsink on it, and the ESC got up to about 150. Dang! I have some cheaper 4mm bullets between the motor and esc, these got to 150* as well. This is with punch control at 50% and low timing. Sheesh!

Got a few questions.
1. What role do the cheapo bullets play?
2. Does punch controlling actually raise temps?
3. Shouldn't regular 12-14 guage wire be able to handle 3s? Is it normal for it to get hot?
4. What kind of motor would I need to run comfortable temps on 3s in this heavy pig? Is it possible for a 550?
5. Is it ok to adjust timing on sensorless motors?

Thanks a ton, guys. I really appreciate the advice!
Drop to a lower KV as others stated...and yes, punch control will change temps dramatically if your not good with throttle control temps will go up if you like to hammer down or Nitro Finger as some call it
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:51 PM
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hey guys, been trying the Integy A-arms with the Tekno Driveshaft.. as could be seen @ pics - you must "mile your way" for them to fit together :



This is the top most angle with A-arm + Tekno outdrives :

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:16 AM
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:25 AM
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Are you worried about them bending in a bad landing? It seems like the aluminum might be more fragile. The stock arms are pretty tough and I have not heard of anyone breaking one. Are they lighter than stock?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:33 AM
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Yeah , alloy a arms are not the best idea IMO , all they are going to do is transfer impact energy into the next weakest part (the plastic inserts in the hinge pin braces or the pins themselves) and then that part fails .

Nice looking though .....
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Krits. nice looking parts. you had me right up to the YOU HAD TO chop out parts of the arms to get the dogs to clear. is that a new parts thats being tested. I agree with bashem. thats gong to hurt on a big 1/8th scale track with 20 foot jumps
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Just fyi guys. The new hobby wing sct pro system is incredible in this thing. I highly recommend it. For the price, I don't think you can beat it. The quality seems amazing as well.
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