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Old 04-28-2004, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default putnam brushes..... worth the extra?

just wondering if putnam brushes are REALLY worth the extra $2 or so over trinity 4499 crosscut.... i think?

was going to order some, but not sure if its really worth paying $5 or so dollars rather than $3

but by no means am i knocking putnam brushes or anything, i just want to find out


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Old 04-28-2004, 12:27 AM   #2
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If you are looking for that little extra, give them a try.
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In terms of proformance, worth every penny.
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:17 AM   #4
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:48 AM   #5
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My advice is get them. If your after all out performance go for the green shunt brushes on both + & -. It will wear you com quicker but will give the very best performance. Otherwise go for the norm Green + and Blue -. At least if you dont do any good you can start looking at everything else because the brushes are the very best.
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yes Putnams are great brushes...they are only 50 cents a pair more at my LHS though...if you can afford the extra money i would get the Putnams....for club racing i use Reedy 767 once in awhile and if the competition gets fierce i opt for the Putnams
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:12 AM   #7
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Xray racer, go for it man, just break them in properly and you will
see the difference the extra make.
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:18 AM   #8
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man their brushes are awesome for stock touring , used them for a long time with great results
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Old 04-28-2004, 06:45 AM   #9
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For you guys that run Putnam greens on both +/- do you run
them full face ? I got those in bulk from rc4less and was
hoping to try them out on my monster stock.
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the question isnt are they worth it. the question is how much do you want to spend to have the edge, they are beter but they also wear out faster. id get em..
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Default putnam brushes..... worth the extra?

Guys;

I get great life out of my Putnams. Probably 20+ runs before replacing them.

One thing to note:

Putnam Brushes do NOT seem to work as well on Motors that use a softer Copper in the Coms.

For these types of Motors, Trinity or Reedy Brushes seem to make more power. Do some experimenting to determine what works best for you.
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Old 04-28-2004, 07:26 PM   #12
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For you guys that run Putnam greens on both +/- do you run
them full face ? I got those in bulk from rc4less and was
hoping to try them out on my monster stock.
I run them full face and will chop them when i have trued the comm a little too much.
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Putnam brushes are great especially on Epic based cans like the Monster stock and P2k2. Never managed to get them to work on TOP cans like the Hellfire/Core stock motors.

They seem to lose some power when the serrations are worn out. Best to reserrate them when the serrations are gone.

They do wear the comm out more but that is the price you pay for performance.

My personal favourite all-round brush is the Reedy 767. A little less power and comm wear but performs consistently over an entire race day (~5-6 heats). Probably something to do with it retaining serrations for much longer.
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What about stock motors?
The Trinity Monster series, which ones would you all recommend?
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What about stock motors?
The Trinity Monster series, which ones would you all recommend?
Ive ran putnums and 767's and find that the putnum's wore faster and did wear on the com quit a bit . and it took a while to notice a diffrence .. 767's ran fine and 4499's seem to be the best Ive found for that motor . more consistant and more runs than the put's.. I think its more track situated along with gearing ..for onroad.
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