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Old 03-15-2006, 02:14 AM   #1
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15T or 19T Motor???

Hi all,

Thanks for a great site and resource.

I bought a Tamiya Blazing Star some months ago, and it really ignited my interest in R/C again.
When I was younger I used to have a Tamiya Frog so a buggy was the only alternative.
After playing around with that, I discovered the touring cars available.
Found a NIB Subaru WRC 2004 on a TT-01 chassi on ebay and I also bought some other hop-ups straight away..
Race Ball bearings and a Novak XRS ESC and a Power Capacitator.
The ESC can handle motors down to 15T.
I'm currently thinking of buying a new motor too and I have found one Team Orion 19T and one Peak Racing Vantage 15T.
So, to the question!
I recently read somewhere else that a 19T motor would be the best allround alternative, so I'm leaning towards that, but the little boy in me is screaming, 15T!!! 15T!!!
The 19T gives both good torque and speed, and the 15T gives better speed... as I understand it!?!
Whick one should I choose??
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19T motor would be a better choice because it does have all around torque and rpm. A 19T turn motor might give you shorter lap times in the track than a 15T! Plus it's quite easier to maintain it especially if it's a fixed timing motor. In my experience, I had a 19T turn that's just as fast as 15T in my 4wd buggy. So maybe you get the idea. Your little boy in you has wrong view of 15T's and 19T's.
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Old 03-15-2006, 02:32 AM   #3
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Hi all,

Thanks for a great site and resource.

I bought a Tamiya Blazing Star some months ago, and it really ignited my interest in R/C again.
When I was younger I used to have a Tamiya Frog so a buggy was the only alternative.
After playing around with that, I discovered the touring cars available.
Found a NIB Subaru WRC 2004 on a TT-01 chassi on ebay and I also bought some other hop-ups straight away..
Race Ball bearings and a Novak XRS ESC and a Power Capacitator.
The ESC can handle motors down to 15T.
I'm currently thinking of buying a new motor too and I have found one Team Orion 19T and one Peak Racing Vantage 15T.
So, to the question!
I recently read somewhere else that a 19T motor would be the best allround alternative, so I'm leaning towards that, but the little boy in me is screaming, 15T!!! 15T!!!
The 19T gives both good torque and speed, and the 15T gives better speed... as I understand it!?!
Whick one should I choose??

Moreover if you choose to get the 19 turn. If in the future you were to decide to go racing,then you could still join the 19 turn race.

If you want to race mod,no one these days use 15 turn for mod races.Mostly single digit turns.
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have to agree with ben. go with the 19T. it will give you the option to join spec races should you decide to later on. 15T is no good for mod racing .... but if you say its just for bashing and you want your ride to go as fast as your esc will allow, then the 15T is it for you.
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:03 AM   #5
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You mentioned that your ESC can only handle 15T motors, I suggest you get the 19Turn, instead of the 15turn. Why? If your motor can handle 15turn motors, dont use a motor that is exactly as what your ESC limit says. Give your ESC a 1 or 2 turn allowance, so as not to burden your ESC especially if you'll overgear your motor.
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:42 AM   #6
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Hi everyone.
Thank you for all the input.
Most of you seems to agree that a 19T would be the motor to go for.
In all honesty, i'm not planning on racing at all, I just want something really fast, that would suit both my Subaru TT-01 and my buggy.
I guess I want some more torque playing with the buggy, but at the same time I want the fastest bloody motor possible for my subaru.
Any brand thats better than the other??
The brands that I have my eye on are Team-Orion, Peak Racing and Reedy.
The Team-Orion is a "Element / Spec 19 Turn"
The Peak Racing is a "Vantage Touring 15x2 V2"
The Reedy is a "Associated/Reedy 19 Turn Spec Quad Mag"

So..i'm pretty much going to use it for street bashing.
Anyone?
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You said you won't be racing, so reedy 19T quad mag is the best choice for you. It's fixed timing, so you won't have to worry about adjusting the timing(timing - positioning of the endbell with the can). And it's pretty fast too. There's one touring car(yokomo MR4TC-BD if I'm correct) tested which reached 39mp/h only using the reedy 19T quad mag.(But of course the smooth drivetrain of the car may be one factor of its quickness)
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You mentioned that your ESC can only handle 15T motors, I suggest you get the 19Turn, instead of the 15turn. Why? If your motor can handle 15turn motors, dont use a motor that is exactly as what your ESC limit says. Give your ESC a 1 or 2 turn allowance, so as not to burden your ESC especially if you'll overgear your motor.
Is this really true? Because i have a receiver that handles up to 15turn motor and im currently running a 15turn motor and on the other hand, my friend is running a 17turn motor and his is 3x faster than mine, can this be the problem why my is slower????
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Go Komodo 19T. Fastest 19T I have owned!
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I also found that the once you have to replace the brushes in your motor. 19turn motor with the lock end bell uses laydown brushes(well most of them like the reedy quad and the Komodo drago 19. compare to mild mods like the a 15 turn which uses a stand up brush. the laydown for me in my LHS are cheaper.
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personally i have never seen a motor with as much torque as a TEAM1RC, but they are specialists that only sell highly tuned.
But really, if your car is shit and wont roll, you are wasting your time and money.
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Just curious...

Are there any 15T races? Most common are Stock (27T), 23T, 19T and Mod classes right?

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Old 07-27-2006, 04:43 AM   #13
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i think a 19t.
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Go with the Checkpoint Money 19t. You won't have to align brushhoods, the brushes last longer than most, and it has more torque than you need.
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