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Old 04-18-2003, 01:01 PM   #1
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I've been running an Orion Chrome 11x3 and Core Touring 12x1 high speed in my XXX-S for a while but they're both past the copper so I need a new mod. I'm usually at the pointy end of the A final and I feel I've reached the limit of the motors I have. I was thinking of getting something around a 10 as my next motor, ideally one with a lot of torque.

I have quite a few stand-up brushes in good condition so I was thinking of sticking with a stand-up brush motor. But, I could use these brushes in my 2wd buggy and 12th (if I decide to go mod next season) and that leaves me the option of any mod, and there are lots, so I need help.

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Orion Core/ Peak Carrera - good durability and torque, uses standup brushes

Reedy Ti - fast, uses standard brushes

Reedy Kr - Looks good, I need to order a motor soon so unless Stormer gets some in within a couple of days I won't get one. I'd also have to buy more brushes.

Trinity D5 - bags of torque, but again I'd need to buy different brushes.

Any ideas?

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Old 04-18-2003, 01:17 PM   #2
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The link to Putnam's website is in my signature. Just email Todd and ask him what to get. He has mentioned a new motor that should be out. I'm assuming it's the KR based motor but I haven't asked. He seems to think it's the one to get. Anyway, if you're running good enough to consistently make the show, then you need to step up to a real motor like an 8x2 or 9x2. You will most likely have to learn how to drive them to make runtime, but that's part of the game
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Thanks for the link, I don't know if I'd be able to handle an 8 or 9 but the only way to find out is to try it. Most of the tracks I run on are short, the lowest the other drivers go is 9, so maybe that would be a good choice. I might pick up an armature soon to keep me going and wait a while to see what the tuning companies will do with the Krypton.

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Old 04-18-2003, 06:40 PM   #4
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The Putnam motors are smooth depending on your driving style. They are hand built by Todd Putnam himself, a well respected and reknown motor builder in the US. If you can't handle the 8 or 9's, a 10 has plenty of controllable power.
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Thanks RCInfinity, I'll try to get a Putnam when they come out, I've always heard they were fast.
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