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Old 03-25-2003, 03:21 AM   #1
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Hi guys,
Just a quick one. I am looking at buying either a Monster Pro or P2K Pro. Can someone please tell me if there is much difference in performance.. The monster is about $30AU more expensive than the P2K is it worth the extra??
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Old 03-25-2003, 03:56 AM   #2
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I think that Horsepower has more Top end while the P2k has more torque
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Really depends on your track, I use the Monster for larger more "open" tracks and the P2K2 Pro on tighter tracks. Just be careful with your gearing, you can't gear them the same. I've dropped 2 to 3 teeth from the P2K2 to the Monster. Hope that helps a bit.
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Thanks for all your help guys,
I posted the same question on the Australian site and got the same advice. I might start with the Monster and get a P2K as soon as I can afford one so then I have all bases covered.

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Normally I run P2K (not P2K2) on a tight technically track. But lately I got a Green Machine (also high RPM, less torque). I thought the GM wasnt suited for small tight tracks, but I've been told it also depends on driving style AND the tolerences of the particular motor.

If driving style is "floating", that is, not too much breaking down and keep up the speed, then a high RPM motor can do really fine on tight tracks.

Some of these high RPM motors got more torque than others. Mine GM got more - it's a used one (only 5-10 batteries) and I got from a guy, which always manage to make things faster than most other people. So some motor tweaking / optimizing might also do a difference.

This is only what I've been told, I have yet to try out my Green Machine. But I've seen that GM in action, so I tend to believe it.
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Go monster champ..

I didn't have a P2k pro but i did have a Core and the monster left it behide !

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run a monster, i got my butt kick with a p2k2, so i bought a monster and love it, run reedy 767 brushs in it, its the best.
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what if you love both? I love the monster's capacitor setup, but need the p2k's torque... can i just put in the p2k's armature into the monster can an have it perform the same as the p2k?
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Then it wouldn't be a legal ROAR motor.

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well then, we need to petition trinity to make a TORQUE version of the monster
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It's not that simple, the torque version of the Monster basically IS the P2K. Aside from can & armature designs, the magnets are exactly the same in a P2K as they are in a Monster. The armature is by far the most important design factor in how a stock motor performs(especially when you talk about Trinity's numerous motor designs), so in getting more of one performance spec you generally MUST sacrifice something else for it(like low-end torque for high rpm)....
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welll sure, but the monster can AND design is way cooler than the p2k's. love that cap. board on the endbell...and those huge cooling vents....

I tried the monster on my track... its fast, but not on the infield...atleast not as fast as my p2k...and since the straight is rather small...oh well.
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I am not totaly positive on what these are as they have gone from my memory but there is lots of discussions on what brushes to put on this motor to optimise torque....go to big jims forum @ rccars.com click on message boards when you get there then click big Jim...he has a thread on his forum( you might have to look for it a little) on what is the best way to tune the monster
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the p2k2 pro has alot of torque and not as much top end
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Old 03-29-2003, 06:25 PM   #15
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Thanks to all who replied.
I can confirm what most of you have said about the Monster being a higher RPM Motor and the P2K having more torque. Therefore as mentioned the Monster Pro is more suited to fast tracks with long straights and the P2K is better on technical tracks.
In the end I bought one of each to cover all bases.

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