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Old 07-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Hi im looking to get a 17.5t motor to run boosted but there so many to pick from like d3 sp v3 x12 ready sonic gm thunder power team powers so come on guy help me out here it will be run with hb xtreme stock
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Hi im looking to get a 17.5t motor to run boosted but there so many to pick from like d3 sp v3 x12 ready sonic gm thunder power team powers so come on guy help me out here it will be run with hb xtreme stock
Get whatever someone in your area is selling used in good condition at a good price. You should be able to find something for ~$40.

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Old 07-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:46 PM   #4
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I very much like the Speed Passion V3 motors for boosted. They are not the fastest for non-boosted, but very smooth and cool-running in boosted.
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I would say LRP X-12 but that motor only really runs well on boost when paired with the LRP speed control and its special setting otherwise it gets hot, at least it did when I tried to run it with the same settings as a Novak motor on a Novak Havok SC speed control... Overall though, the speed control is more important than the motor for boosted 17.5. A good speed control will make a slow motor fast.
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I have 3 17.5 motors. A duo2, a duo3 and a tekin redline. I use the duo3 most of the time. All of them are very close to the same speed though with similar boost settings. I've seen a ton of different motors perform near identically in 17.5 boosted class. Novak Ballistic, ORCA, SPv3.0, LRP X12, all of the various Trinity/EPIC Duo line of motors, Tekin, Murfdogg, etc., etc., etc.

I think the choice of ESC and the way you set it up makes a bigger difference than the motor does. Lately it seems to matter less and less which ESC you choose though. Most of them have come out with firmware updates now that make them very competitive.

More important than either of these things though is having the ability to consistently drive the best lines through the infield. That mainly comes down to chassis setup and most of all, the nut behind the wheel.
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the thunder power 17.5 is by far the best 17.5 motor i have ever used!!!
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All the fast cars in 17.5 boosted locally run either the D3 or the Novak Ballistic. Most with The Hobbywing as well.
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I very much like the Speed Passion V3 motors for boosted. They are not the fastest for non-boosted, but very smooth and cool-running in boosted.
+1 SP V3 for me too.
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