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Old 07-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #1
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Hey im getting a T3 and i want to put new stuff in it to make it go faster. What kind of esc should i use? And what kind of motor? I was thinking about a 14 t motor but dont know which brand to go with.
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Being someone who has a T3, I went through the same dilemma you're going through right now. I wish I knew then what I know now, as I'd have alot of wasted cash back. When I first bought it, it was an RTR, which was WAY too slow for my tastes. I then spent some cash, and got a duratraxx streak, and a speed gem 17 turn. Still way too slow! A few months later, I went out and bought a Novak C2 limitless ESC, and a speed gem 14 turn motor. Still not quite as fast as I'd like, so I went to a 9 turn motor. The 9 turn was just about where I wanted to be speedwise, but unfortunately, my runtimes were lucky to get to 5 minutes, and even less in an offroad situation. I had finally had enough, and decided to go brushless, so I got a lehrner 1560 and a schulze 5300. Although expensive (I got it for a little under $300), this setup is worth every penny I spent on it. It has more than enough speed to compete (and even beat) the nitro stadiums, plus I get a runtime of about 10 to 15 minutes with 7 cell 3300s. The best part is that I've done literally nothing maintenancewise to it! If you want some advice, save your cash, and go brushless... it really is worth it!

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Old 07-28-2005, 11:07 AM   #3
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I have a t3 also, and am going to make a "ROAD RAT" out of it. Ive heard street tires r good enough for parking lots....my prob is which to buy Heres what im working with
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Old 07-28-2005, 12:44 PM   #4
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When I ran mine in onroad races, I had great luck with either of the Road Rage series tires from Pro Line. A good combination of performance and durability. The key to running a T3 onroad is lots of rear camber... anywhere from 2 to 4 degrees. That'll keep your rear from sliding out from under you (sounds like a personal problem...)
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I would go brushless but it seems too much . So what esc & motor should i use. and if i do go brusless what kind should i get
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i race my T3 at the local offroad track at least once a week lately. anyway, i use a lrp v7.1(i have some for sale) and i race with a 19. what is your skill level and what do you plan to do with it? are you racing it at a track? if you know what class you want to run buy the right motor for the class. if you race stock, i suggest a p2k2 pro or a monster horsepower. if its 19T, then go with a chemeleon 2. if its mod, get a team orion revolution, D6, or cobalt 12turn double.
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Well, after cleaning all the dirt and crud off the truck, found a CF front shock tower on it... So the Team build begins. put a set of team front shocks on it.
Ive got the screw set, rear motor plate, turnbuckles,ball studs, RPM front,rear bumpers,gear cover,and front kick up plate,all in blue on my wish list at tower hobbies. is there anything im missing
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Old 07-28-2005, 11:29 PM   #8
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go for the T4 threaded shock bodies yo. they are worth the extra!
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Are you racing or bashing?

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yes, the big question. let us know!
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Mostly bashing but a little racing
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Old 07-29-2005, 10:38 AM   #12
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well then get the v7.1 esc, and i would get a reedy quad magnet 19t spec motor. it lasts a while without needing a cut compared to others and is a good racer. they have a ton of power so itll get you through most things you will drive in. a mod might be more fun but you need to maintain it and that is a pain, and its expensive too. a brushless would be the way to go if you had no money limit, because it has no maintainance
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If your starting in the 19t class get an Orion Element V2. 60 runs without a cut!

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thats very expensive
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What do you need to maintain on a modified motor? I also want speed.

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