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Old 07-09-2004, 05:40 PM
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Whats the best electric motor?

I have an HPI sprint that has a 17 turn motor in it. When I raced it i got in 2nd, only because the 3rd guy had a micro car. The 1st place guy smoked me. I dont know what he had under the body, but I know that a faster motor will defenitely help since I have geared the motor out as much as possible. I am about to get a esc that can handle an 8 turn motor, but dont know what motor to get for under $80. Epic or Trinity? Peak or Orion? What motor would be suitable for me?
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Old 07-09-2004, 05:45 PM
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I dont know as much as the pro's but i like a good trinity 11 turn double thats what i use and i can keep up with the crowd on carpet.
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First off, were you running stock or modified? Or you guys are out just running around?
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mod carpet racing
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:10 PM
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The least expensive mod I know of is the Trinity D5 motor. I have a 9T single. Sorry it toook soo long, had to check the motor again.
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:11 PM
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Oh, I forgot......cost me 59.00, sorry.
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:14 PM
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the new d6 is bad ass and i recomend that one . remember money isnt ur proplem.
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:19 PM
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See? D6 are cheaper now. they ran about 99 to 100 dollars when I was in the States......
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:21 PM
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the d6 is also awsome for 2wd buggies like the xxx.
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:48 PM
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off topic, but they have a track in anchorage now?
where at? diamond center maybe...
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:56 PM
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well the outdoor track sucks because they dont know wtf they are doing because they all race gas!!!!gay< but we race carpet in a church's gym in downtown.
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I have run the Peak Vantage (same as orion V2) and a Reedy Kr for the last 2 seasons of mod, both 8 turns. I think the Reedy makes marginally more power, especially in the mid range. The peak/orion, though, would be my choice for 95% of racing, because it takes so little maintenance. Last week I melted the ESC leads off the endbell, and from the looks of it I wont even retrue the comm. Its quite maintenance free.

But for a big race I might go back to the Kr, it has a little psycological edge, to me at least. Maybe its the sound.

I havent heard a good thing about a Trinity motor from anyone Ive raced with lately. Stick with whats winning races, and thats the V2/Vantage and Kr
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Reedy Kr and Pt are great motors!!. Especially a quadmag motors!!.. You won't get wrong!!!.
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i have a D6 in my XXX-T and i love it. You may also want to check out the Peak Vantage or Orion Revolution motors.
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if u didnt know
at the reedy race trinity and reedy had to buy v2s because there motors couldnt last the race so i guess v2 would be a pretty good choice
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