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4.5T or 5.0T for TC Mod?

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I would like to get into 1/10 TC mod. Right now, Iím having the hardest time deciding between 4.5 and 5.0 motor. 5.0 would be smoother and 4.5 would be slightly faster and punchier. I run at 360V2 which is a fairly large black CRC carpet track with insane grip. I donít have the funding to try both. What would you guys recommend?

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I would like to get into 1/10 TC mod. Right now, I’m having the hardest time deciding between 4.5 and 5.0 motor. 5.0 would be smoother and 4.5 would be slightly faster and punchier. I run at 360V2 which is a fairly large black CRC carpet track with insane grip. I don’t have the funding to try both. What would you guys recommend?
10.5 with a little boost will be plenty and alot easier to drive
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10.5 with a little boost will be plenty and alot easier to drive
Actually, we have a TC super spec class at 360 that uses 10.5 CamAm motors. For the TC mod, it's usually 4.5 or 5.0 turn. 10.5 would be a lot easier to drive but I would be the slowest one... : (
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Actually, we have a TC super spec class at 360 that uses 10.5 CamAm motors. For the TC mod, it's usually 4.5 or 5.0 turn. 10.5 would be a lot easier to drive but I would be the slowest one... : (
10.5(not fixed timing 10.5) with boost trust me you will not be slow
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So, just to put everything in context. Top drivers for USGT (21.5) are doing 24 laps, for Super Spec (10.5) 26 laps, and finally for Mod (4.5-5.0) 27 laps. The difference isn't all that much between Super Spec and Touring Mod.
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5.0 at 360v2 is good. If you are or plan to run Hobbywing, you should reach out to Sam Isaacs for a setup to start with. Sam has some great settings for 360v2.
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10.5(not fixed timing 10.5) with boost trust me you will not be slow
I hear ya...10.5 with boost ain't no sloutch. But, I only have funding to buy one motor and I might as well go with what others are using for TC mod and get use to the power/punch that 4.5 & 5.0 can deliver. I need to work on my throttle control and with 4.5/5.0, it would be a better at honing my skills no?
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I hear ya...10.5 with boost ain't no sloutch. But, I only have funding to buy one motor and I might as well go with what others are using for TC mod and get use to the power/punch that 4.5 & 5.0 can deliver. I need to work on my throttle control and with 4.5/5.0, it would be a better at honing my skills no?
like Mr.Dodge stated the 5.0 is a good one
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5.0 at 360v2 is good. If you are or plan to run Hobbywing, you should reach out to Sam Isaacs for a setup to start with. Sam has some great settings for 360v2.
Yeah, Sam is awesome but he runs an Awesomatix and I run a Xray. Currently, I'm using Alex's winning setup from Vegas and I like it very much.
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Ok 5.0 it is then
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Yeah, Sam is awesome but he runs an Awesomatix and I run a Xray. Currently, I'm using Alex's winning setup from Vegas and I like it very much.
Nvm... I mis-read. You meant the HobbyWing Esc setup and not chasis setup...lol.
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Yup, Alex's chassis setup is good for Mod at 360 for sure. Alex also posted his HW settings so you could try those as well. Between Sam and Alex you are sure to find a good starting setup for your HW.

If you get the HW 5.0, you should also consider getting the 12.1 rotor. 12.3 isn't bad, but 12.1 is easier to drive.
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Last weekend I saw the world champion Cohelo and other top "mod" guys in XRS Italy round. Medium size indoor track, tarmac ground, hi grip. They (almost) all were using the 5.5T, plus they often charge to 8.2V instead of 8.4, to reduce global punch without loosing mid to low rpm torque.
In my opinion, a 10.5T boosted is fast, but is mor difficult to manage, because the power and torque curve is not linear.
In your place, I would pick a 5.5T motor, not less. (maybe the last Hobbywing, very smooth and reliable). You'll always have enough power, and until you completely get used to mod class, you can limit your power through esc and battery voltage.
Just my two cents.
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Originally Posted by R Dodge View Post
If you get the HW 5.0, you should also consider getting the 12.1 rotor. 12.3 isn't bad, but 12.1 is easier to drive.
The HW 5.0 is really great for indoor TC Mod. I used it last week and was suprised how smooth it was.
Using it with the new 12.3 Titanium bonded rotor is a great idea to make it feel more smooth.
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5.0t is more than plenty for 360v2.....
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