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Old 09-11-2004, 10:43 PM
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i have been running the team orion element 19t mod with 24/72 gearing and i love it, i have just started using the reedy actron cavity brushes and they dont last very long so i was wondering if any brush COMBINATIONS would be good not only to get the most out of my motor but last long to?
i have heard that its good to use i high silver content brush on the + side and a brush with more graphite in it on - side?
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Old 09-11-2004, 11:11 PM
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Well, I ususally think actrons last a long time. You just have to gear the motors right with them to keep them from burning. If you dotn burn them they are some of the best brushes out there. 767's are a good alternative but they will burn up faster since it has more silver in it. You can always try the 767 +/ and 766/actron - combo. Usually works decent.

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Old 09-11-2004, 11:19 PM
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Sure Shot slotted...... great brush....

Putnum Blue/Green brush set up.... works great.

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Old 09-12-2004, 04:27 AM
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Stick with reedy brushes in reedy/orion motors. 767's are great but will tear-up the comm more then the 766's.

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Old 09-12-2004, 07:39 AM
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I hate 766's. I think they produce no power.

The above brushes I mentioned are what I use for MS's, and they always pull over 9 amps. Also, they arent comm killers, but then again I dont use brushes for more then 2 runs in any of my motors other then my V2.
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Old 09-12-2004, 08:46 AM
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Smalls - Putnam's and trinity brushes work well in epic motors but suck in reedy and orion motors. Try it yourself, drop some 4505's or Put. greens in an mvp or core stock. It WILL be slower then with 767's. Yes 766 brushes arn't the most powerful but he doesn't have a lathe so comm longevity would be good.

Actron = 766 They usually last a *long* time without tearing up the comm nearly at all. I've done over 20 runs with actrons in an mvp and although the comm needed a cut the brushes were fine. You can clean the comm with an eraser the type that you put on the end of a pencil(a comm stick is better though), but it will still need a cut.
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Either use the Reedy 767 or the Orion Sprint for the most power.....

If you want a little less power, but also less maintainence, switch to the Reedy 766 or the Orion Enduro....

The key with these motors is proper spring tension.....

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Smalls I can almost guarantee you that when your using 766's you arent letting them break in long enough.

But again I would recommend 766's for monster stocks unless used on a small-medium sized track and ONLY on the - side.

1/12th scale can use them on both sides.Sedan only - in most cases.Offroad the MS likes 766's on both sides but they have to be FULLY seated which actually takes a lil bit.

FatDoggy is EXACTLY right.
Your recomendation is for the WRONG motor.
Reedy(yokomo),Atlas(Integy),Top(Peak,Orion) all HATE trinity and Putnam brushes.
So please before giving someone advice please try it yourself or at least have experience with that particular motor so you dont cause someone to invest money in the WRONG brush.

KH15-If running onroad the 767 on the + and a 766 on the - and higher gearing compared to Trinity(Epic) motor's is the way to go.
Goodluck and have fun racing guys.
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