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Old 05-01-2013, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default How to rebuild hpi firebolt 15t

I've seen videos on how to rebuild brushed motors but this motor seems diffrent like it was mad to never be rebuilt could someone help me
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Get brushless, the brushed is old hat, and not even worth the hastle, u can get a brushless for less that u would have to spend in a few months of replacing brushed motors
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The motor is a sealed can, non-rebuildable motor. You'll have to get a new one. You could try spraying it out with motor cleaner to see if that helps. Good thing is a new one should be around $15.00.
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Get brushless, the brushed is old hat, and not even worth the hastle, u can get a brushless for less that u would have to spend in a few months of replacing brushed motors
I'm a nitro guy, I just had it in my sprint 2 drift. then got my d8 and sold it then got my 808 no use for it. I'm giving it to my friend who fried his Titan 12t but he sais the firebolt is weaker but it's about the same if i rebuild it it's old and needs to be cleaned out brushed just dosnt give that juice you need like brushless but I like nitro better over all
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I'm a nitro guy, I just had it in my sprint 2 drift. then got my d8 and sold it then got my 808 no use for it. I'm giving it to my friend who fried his Titan 12t but he sais the firebolt is weaker but it's about the same if i rebuild it it's old and needs to be cleaned out brushed just dosnt give that juice you need like brushless but I like nitro better over all
Ohh I see, well I like brushless because it is hassle free and has more consistency, and it's not noisy, and I don't have to keep buying fuel, or tune or breaking in or anything!!! Just a lot easier, and the power u can get out of sume bl setups is crazy, and makes nitro look like a toy heehee, just my opinion lol
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I'm pretty sure your firebolt is a 540 can 15t motor. Where the Titan is a 550 can 12t motor. So the Titan should make more power.
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