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Old 02-06-2012, 05:31 PM
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Alright, so I'm back into racing after a few years off. I have an SC10 and a B4. Someone help me with gearing for this track:
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Want something that's going to keep me from overheating, but perform fairly well, too!

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Old 02-06-2012, 07:17 PM
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What motor and what gearing are you currently running? What are your motor esc temps after a 6-8 min run?
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I'm running Castle CM36 4600kV motor and sidewinder sv2 combo in the buggy. I have not run it yet, I'm just seeing if anyone has a good starting point. In the SC10, I'm running the stock RTR set up.
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Originally Posted by Flagler View Post
In the SC10, I'm running the stock RTR set up.
Stock brushed or brushless? I'd be running the stock gearing and see how that goes, you won't need all that much top end by the look of it so both should go well on the track IMO.
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http://rctruckstop.com/2012/01/02/ge...uck-correctly/

This may help.
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As a starting point I would agree with above, start stock and see. There was one site i read once but i can't find now. It stated thet you should set your gearing so that your motor is wide open or near maxed out by the time you reach the end of your fastest stretch. This way you are getting the most speed you can while potentially not bieing over geared for you short slow spots.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Flagler View Post
I'm running Castle CM36 4600kV motor and sidewinder sv2 combo in the buggy. I have not run it yet, I'm just seeing if anyone has a good starting point. In the SC10, I'm running the stock RTR set up.
Not sure what your transmmission ratio is but I had that combo in a Rustler running 16/90 trans mission is about a 2.5/1, It had good speed and averaged temps of 120-135f. You buggy is much lighter so your temps should be lower.
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Thanks for the help, guys. If anyone else has any good tidbits keep them coming?
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