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which motor would be the best to run in mod class for 2wd 1/10 buggy? i see some people running 10.5-8.5.. thanks for the input.
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7.5 is pretty much the standard.
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Originally Posted by B00t13g
7.5 is pretty much the standard.
thanks, the track im going to be running is about 140'X50'

not really any long straight, more corners and jumps/shacains, stuff like that..
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I personally run 8.5
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I agree, 7.5-8.5. Even on smaller tracks I prefer the extra punch of the 7.5.
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Originally Posted by t0p_sh0tta
I agree, 7.5-8.5. Even on smaller tracks I prefer the extra punch of the 7.5.
is there a tremendous difference in the 7.5 and 8.5?
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Depends on your definition of tremendous, and the motors you're using.

Going from my Orion 8.5 to an Reedy7.5 was like night an day, even with the 8.5 running a fair amount of boost. I wanted more low end grunt, and I found it.

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Originally Posted by t0p_sh0tta
Depends on your definition of tremendous, and the motors you're using.

Going from my Orion 8.5 to an LRP 7.5 was like night an day, even with the 8.5 running a fair amount of boost. I wanted more low end grunt, and I found it.

okay, see i have tekin on my rc's so i was considering the tekin 8.5.. i also was thinking about trying outm a LRP motor.. they seem pretty nice!
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I have a reedy 8.5 and a lrp x20 7.5. The 7.5 by far has a lot more power over the reedy 8.5. 7.5-8.5 is what a lot of people use for mod
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Sorry, I meant to say that I have a Reedy 7.5. The LRP X20 motors are low end monsters, I'd highly recommend them for 4WD buggy, but the smoother Reedy is better suited to 2WD in my opinion.

I was running an RS/Gen 2 9.5 combo, and decided to give a Flow a try. I like it.
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Originally Posted by BlantonBx8
which motor would be the best to run in mod class for 2wd 1/10 buggy? i see some people running 10.5-8.5.. thanks for the input.
There's always going to be some specific brand of motor that's going to be the "motor of the month" that will leave you chasing your tail buying another motor because somebody else said so. Always been that way, always will.

But your question reminds me of a answer that was said by one of the old salty dogs many years ago when I was a new guy at the track.
"Buy as much motor as you can control without buzzing the tires off your car coming out of every corner, because if you keep buying motors to go faster all you're going to find is that you're going to have to keep buying new tires too. Because faster motors, while they do enable you to go faster, also tend to wear out tires at an increased rate."
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My 7.5 in my B44 feels faster then my 8.5 in my B4. Could be motor brands. But when I ran the 7.5 in my 2wd it also felt way faster. More grunt. I prefer the 8.5 for my smallish home track.
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Originally Posted by BlantonBx8
which motor would be the best to run in mod class for 2wd 1/10 buggy? i see some people running 10.5-8.5.. thanks for the input.
I'll suggest using as LITTLE power as you need to get the job done. Too many people hamper themselves with too much power. My suggestion would be to use the power the track requires and NOT the power it takes to be as "fast" as the other cars. Going fast is fun but if lower lap times are the goal ..... I'll take 20 mistake free laps anyday. 10.5 is a common mod class, try that and if you need a bit more "speed" on a big straight just add some boost.
Then bolt in the 6.5 and go to the bmx track.
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There is most definitely a difference in feel between brands. If you're just starting out, keep it tame (8.5-9.5), and get a feel for things. As you progress, you'll start to notice a difference between brands.

Example:
-Orions are smooth as can be, but I think they're gutless and lack torque. Great for a 2WD class, but I'd pass on them for 4WD.

-LRP X20s run hot, and are very powerful both down low and up high. Great for a stock class, but I might pass on them for a hot mod just because they're so beastly.

-Reedys are smooth down low like the Orions, but offer more torque.

It all depends on what you're looking for, but you don't know what you're looking for until you've got some time under your belt.
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Originally Posted by t0p_sh0tta
Sorry, I meant to say that I have a Reedy 7.5. The LRP X20 motors are low end monsters, I'd highly recommend them for 4WD buggy, but the smoother Reedy is better suited to 2WD in my opinion.

I was running an RS/Gen 2 9.5 combo, and decided to give a Flow a try. I like it.
ok, i am running a RS pro/Gen2 as well and i'm considering an 8.5 because 7.5 just seems like it would be too much for 2wd buggy. i dont want so much power im just spinning everywhere like pablo said..

Originally Posted by chevmaro
My 7.5 in my B44 feels faster then my 8.5 in my B4. Could be motor brands. But when I ran the 7.5 in my 2wd it also felt way faster. More grunt. I prefer the 8.5 for my smallish home track.
so you are running the 8.5 in your b4 now? how does it like to put the power down on the track? im not looking wheel spin, i want it to be consistant and run good on the track. tires also plays a big part in that..
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