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Rc10T4, What's THE motor to have?

Old 11-15-2012, 05:44 AM
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I am new to the whole 1/10th scale truck. I normally race 4wd SCT. I recently aquired an RC10T4 to run for this winter, however, I need to put an electronic system in it. I have a Castle Mamba Max Pro ESC already and am looking for a motor. What is THE motor to have for a 1/10th scale truck??? I will be putting this system into a 2wd SCT after this winter, so it has to have enough b*lls to power that as well. I would prefer sensored 4-pole, but am really indifferent, as long as it is a good, strong, reliable motor. What are your thoughts?!

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The best 540 motors out there right now are the Trinity D3.5 motors. Pick the wind based on your class or skill.
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An 8.5 is a great mod motor
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Any 2-pole 8.5 would be great. If you want a 4-pole, my wife has a Trinity 4XS 3800 in her T4.1 and loves it. It is about equal in performance to the 8.5 in mine.
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OK, sounds like 8.5 is the way to go... How are the Tekin Gen2 Redlline motors? I have heard a lot about them...

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Originally Posted by wesmissler
OK, sounds like 8.5 is the way to go... How are the Tekin Gen2 Redlline motors? I have heard a lot about them...

Thanks for the input!
Why, they are awesome!
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Originally Posted by wesmissler
OK, sounds like 8.5 is the way to go... How are the Tekin Gen2 Redlline motors? I have heard a lot about them...

Thanks for the input!
You just opened up a flood about to come pouring down. I heard this motor is the best, that motor is the best.... Good luck! FTR in a stadium truck I wouldn't run anything higher then a 7.5. If you need to push an ass heavy SC later on an 8.5 aint gonna cut it. At least with a 7.5 you have gearing choices with an 8.5 you can either run high and hot, or undergeared and slow.
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Originally Posted by jpcopeland1
You just opened up a flood about to come pouring down. I heard this motor is the best, that motor is the best.... Good luck! FTR in a stadium truck I wouldn't run anything higher then a 7.5. If you need to push an ass heavy SC later on an 8.5 aint gonna cut it. At least with a 7.5 you have gearing choices with an 8.5 you can either run high and hot, or undergeared and slow.
By your very scientific method 17.5 binkey classes should be seconds slower than mod on 1/10 tracks, and this isn't the case.
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Originally Posted by jsinclair
By your very scientific method 17.5 binkey classes should be seconds slower than mod on 1/10 tracks, and this isn't the case.
In my experience what I wrote is true, and true of many others. Think what you will. I don't really care.
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I hope this thread doesn't derail! There is an abundance of options for 1/10 scale mod motors, and you can read until you are blue in the face before you can reach an educated decision. I appreciate all input, pros and cons, on different options.

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I run mine on a reedy 8.5, and it rocks. Could use more though, and I have seen quite a few guys run 7.5 and 6.5, mainly to get better gearing options, and smooth out the powerband.
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