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Old 04-01-2013, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ess-Motor-105T

Amain says differently, and I think/know Tower is wrong

Bearing Dimensions: front: 4x13x5mm rear: 1/8x3/8x5/32"This is from tekins site:
Shaft Dimensions: 3.2mm (1/8") x 15.3mm for ALL of the gen2 motors
ok, thanks. i didnt think the whole 5mm shaft was right..

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Wow, before you drop a hundy on a new motor, why don't you use my spare LRP 10.5 for a weekend and see how you like it. You may want more motor and I would hate to see you waste money when a $30 tacon from hobbypartz is all you need for now.

good idea Nick, i know.. i would hate to spend 100 on a motor that i didnt like.. also have a 9.5 coming from a guy on this thread. wise idea, just going to do some experimenting before i set out and spend some serious buck.
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Originally Posted by BlantonBx8
im leaning toward the 10.5.. i feel like that is going to be what im looking for. new to 2wd buggy. i will be runnin a rs pro and i have a hotwire so i can tune it in how it needs to be for my driving.
I think you'll find that a 10.5 is plenty if you don't have big jumps with short run-ups. Very few drivers in the world can translate more power into a better lap time on an off road track. If you already have a Tekin speed control then you have lots of options for coaxing different or more power out of it with timing and boost adjustments.

This is coming from a guy who went to 17.5 after 15+ years of modified racing.
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Originally Posted by Davidka
I think you'll find that a 10.5 is plenty if you don't have big jumps with short run-ups. Very few drivers in the world can translate more power into a better lap time on an off road track. If you already have a Tekin speed control then you have lots of options for coaxing different or more power out of it with timing and boost adjustments.

This is coming from a guy who went to 17.5 after 15+ years of modified racing.
why would you go to stock class after 15+years??
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Originally Posted by BlantonBx8
why would you go to stock class after 15+years??
Because people aren't content with being a B-main mod driver and would rather podium in stock. #rant


EDIT: 1000 posts! Took me long enough..

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Originally Posted by BlantonBx8
why would you go to stock class after 15+years??
Stock is much more popular, closer racing, more fun since 17.5 blinky came out. It's plenty fast.

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Because people aren't content with being a B-main mod driver and would rather podium in stock. #rant
I did about as well in modified as I do in stock. Most weeks at my track there is no B-main in modified anymore. There's usually a D-main in stock.
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Ain't that the truth... I guess I should start shopping for a 17.5.
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No need for drivers who prefer to run lower winds to diminish the skill level of drivers who don't like to run low winds. I'm with DavidK on this one. My feeling is that each driver has to determine for themselves the risk/reward ratio of running a lower wind. Count each second that is added by a mistake, compare that time lost to the time gained during the good laps.
For me I just am not good with more power, always been like that. Doesn't mean I don;t have skill and am slow... like the day with stock truck I was overall TQ among all classes inc mod 4wd and pro4sc....
I guess it is this, use as much as you need but no more.
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All good, was just venting about a couple particular cases. Mod buggy is definitely no cake walk!
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Originally Posted by asc6000
No need for drivers who prefer to run lower winds to diminish the skill level of drivers who don't like to run low winds. I'm with DavidK on this one. My feeling is that each driver has to determine for themselves the risk/reward ratio of running a lower wind. Count each second that is added by a mistake, compare that time lost to the time gained during the good laps.
For me I just am not good with more power, always been like that. Doesn't mean I don;t have skill and am slow... like the day with stock truck I was overall TQ among all classes inc mod 4wd and pro4sc....
I guess it is this, use as much as you need but no more.
Agreed. I've always liked a faster motor with a softer low end - like a 12T "quint" or a 14T "triple". Those kind of motors are gone now with everything being a X.5 wind now. It's not really the same adjusting at the ESC. So I'm enjoying the 8.5 and 9.5 for now. Thinking I'd like to try a 7.5 next in my truck.
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Originally Posted by DanielC.
Because people aren't content with being a B-main mod driver and would rather podium in stock. #rant
Because running in mod doesn't mean you're fast, and isn't a measure of manhood, just means you bought a fast motor.
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Originally Posted by pablo040
Because running in mod means you're fast, and is a measure of manhood.
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Originally Posted by JR007
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Originally Posted by pablo040
You have a mighty fine collection of sarcastic (see: useless) posts for a new guy. Are you looking to replace a senior member on this forum?
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i run a 10.5 in my 2wd buggy and a 7.5 in my 2wd st truck and i can run similar lap times with both. it all comes down to throttle control, tires, and what line you run
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Originally Posted by DanielC.
You have a mighty fine collection of sarcastic (see: useless) posts for a new guy. Are you looking to replace a senior member on this forum?
So you're saying that now that you got your shiney new 1,000 post badge in the mail you're now allowed to run around (see: making your own useless posts) picking on us new guys here ?
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