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Old 12-07-2010, 10:49 PM   #1
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i was going to put a vxl system in my tt-01 until i tried to put the motor in and the rotor is too long. i was wondering if anyone has ever cut a rotor down to make it fit and how so would i do that. i was thinking of using a mill to cut it?

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i was going to put a vxl system in my tt-01 until i tried to put the motor in and the rotor is too long. i was wondering if anyone has ever cut a rotor down to make it fit and how so would i do that. i was thinking of using a mill to cut it?

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Can't you shim the motor forward between the can and mount?

Or maybe remove a bit of material from the cover / chassis
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room to turn the pinion around?
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:02 PM   #4
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Can't you shim the motor forward between the can and mount?

Or maybe remove a bit of material from the cover / chassis
i thought about cutting a slot in the chassis but before i start cutting that i would rather cut the rotor cause on my b4 it sticks out of the gear cover
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Use a Dremel cut off disk to shorten the shaft up. This is a pretty common issue in 1/8 electric vehicles.
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Thing 3 racing do a spacer cooling plate
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Is the rest of your driveline up to the task of a vxl motor?
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just dremel it down
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Tamiya makes a spacer plate that acts as a heatsink and spaces your motor out. Just look at option parts under TT01 Drift.
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Is the rest of your driveline up to the task of a vxl motor?
This is an important question, the VXL will blow up the stock TT01 drivetrain pretty fast.
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This is an important question, the VXL will blow up the stock TT01 drivetrain pretty fast.
If you run it on a 2S LIPO you should be fine. I don't know why everyone thinks the VXL is some crazy power house motor and it's going to blow everything up.

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Just grind it down with a dremel. Press the shaft through a clear plastic bag and put blu tac around the hole so you don't get metal shavings in the motor.
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I don't know why everyone thinks the VXL is some crazy power house motor and it's going to blow everything up.

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