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Old 03-04-2005, 01:54 PM   #1
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Hello,

I am thinking about getting a trinity cobalt modified motor for this season. What I am confused about is the round wire vs flatwire.

Is there a real advantage to flatwire of is this just a gimmic?

If you go with the round wire, will you have less torque and just great mid and top end?

This is will used in multiple vehicles ( ie- 4wd buggy, 4wd sedan, )
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In My opinion, flatwire feels funny sometimes. It allows the armature to spool up faster, but it decelerates faster making it feel liek there is alot of drag brake. The round wire gives a broader powerband in my opinion. Its normally my choice to run it unless the track calls for the flatwire.
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on my D5 flatwire i seemed to be able to carry more speed through the corners (as sushi said, it deccelerates quicker and spools up quicker) so in effect i could accelerate quicker and slow down later.

although i have had bette results running the normal round wire.
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Good rule of thumb. Flat wire = short track. Round wire = big track.
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what about a track that has a long straight but tight infield sections? From what I have read, some of the top tuners don't do the flat wire at all?

Will the round wire still have good punch?
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Round wire works every where. It will have more than enough punch. If you need faster spool up try a silver spring on the positive.. Flat wire is pretty much used on short tracks only. As for what most are doing...... Round wire is definitely the favorite from what I have seen. I run Trinity products and I prefer the round wire on small tight carpet tracks...
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Old 03-07-2005, 12:59 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the info guys. I think I am pretty much set on what motor to pic, now just need to determine what turn and wind. Probably start with something like a 12 or 11 turn double. Thanks again!

By the way, how many runs are you guys getting on the XXX brushes?
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I've been hearing about 15 runs and cutting the com every 4 in sedan applications.

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thanks for the info. The brushes for the Cobalt are the P-94 sized ones correct? Which of the P-94 brushes are the longest wearing or is the XXX brush that one?
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xxx brush is the compound. I think they are available in laydown, standup and p94 size.
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Get the brOOd modified Cobalt. That motor rocks.
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The cobalt comes in either p94 or standup....and you can get the xxx brush in standup, laydown, and p94 sizes....

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But whats even better is to tell EddieO what you are running, and let him send you a motor for it.
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Where can yo get br00d motors? Their website is under construction.
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Eddieo: What do you recommend, P94 or standup for the Cobalt, also, is this a stock configuration for the Cobalt (ie- I can buy the standup version at the LHS made by trinity ) or is this something that has to come from a tuner?
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