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Old 06-27-2011, 10:17 PM   #1
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Hoping somebody can clarify something for me so i do not buy the wrong stuff.

Working on a deal for a TC4 with the Reedy brushed motor and LRP Ai esc. (stock RTR) setup i guess. i want nothing to do with that am i would like to go brush less and Lipo. is the Castle Sidewinder SCT /3800kv combo what im after for the conversion? I was looking at what limited specs they list on the lhs website i would be buying the castle from and it doesn't list the actual size of the motor, and neither does TA for that matter in the Radon that comes in there.

The car would be shipping in but i would buy the ESC combo in the mean time and just install when the car gets here. Am i on the right track as far as that motor esc to just drop into the TC4 once it arrives?

** will be running 2cell lipo maybe 3cell but no more than that **
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the SCT isn't quite what im after.
Looking at the castle website, im leaning to either the SV2 5700 or the MMP 5700. With the intent to never run anymore than 3s is there any benefit to the MMP over the Sv2 in a 2-3s application?
Truck will be in tomorrow, would like to get the BL combo at least ordered tomorrow if not picked up and installed.
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the SCT isn't quite what im after.
Looking at the castle website, im leaning to either the SV2 5700 or the MMP 5700. With the intent to never run anymore than 3s is there any benefit to the MMP over the Sv2 in a 2-3s application?
Truck will be in tomorrow, would like to get the BL combo at least ordered tomorrow if not picked up and installed.
i have had tc4 and i put brushless in with a tekin speedo fits fine i also changed to 64 pitch gears worked great. motors are the sam size that is a 540 size motor
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i have had tc4 and i put brushless in with a tekin speedo fits fine i also changed to 64 pitch gears worked great. motors are the sam size that is a 540 size motor
3s will add power what turn motor r u looking at im not familar with castle stuff.

17.5,13.5 etc.????
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im looking at the Castle Sidewinder Sv2 5700 BL combo. not sure what that relates to in "turns"

another thread answered that Q for me. 7.5T is the closest "turn" to 5700kv
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The tekin rs pro 7.5t system is probably the best for you, and when you add timing , it will be just as fast as a 4.5t with no timing! You can also run it with 3s easily, and download the newest software through their website! Add a 17.5t and a 13.5t motor to your garage and you can participate in any event boosted or unboosted...
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im looking at the Castle Sidewinder Sv2 5700 BL combo. not sure what that relates to in "turns"

another thread answered that Q for me. 7.5T is the closest "turn" to 5700kv
wow thats is gonna be rediculously fast but will fit
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even on 2cell? should i look at a slightly lower KV like a 4600 or even a 3800 from the SCT?
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How will the diffs hold up to that much more power?
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thats why im here asking questions

Truck was delivered to work tonight, but all other options are up in the air yet.
If im aiming too high in terms of the combo im looking at im hoping someone cam push me in the right direction.
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I've always heard 10.5 turn was about the limit for the stock diffs... I could be wrong
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I run a MM with a 5700 in my TC4 with 2s and its a blast. However I agree that I think I may be pushing the diffs too hard. I can hear some clicking/ other bad noises that I need to investigate further....
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Cars here, now i just need to decide which path to take in terms of the BL combo. Definitely do not want to be shredding the Difs non stop so i may go a bit calmer than planned.
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Looks great. Personally I'd look for a cheap Velineon setup. 3500kV and waterproof. Maybe not as advanced as other but rock solid.
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that the one off the VXL-3s ESc?
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