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Old 06-30-2005, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Trinity Cobalt VS Epic Shock motor: Which is better?

Im about to purchase one of these motors. Does anyone know which is better.

Trinity Cobalt or Epic Shock motor. Thanks.

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Old 06-30-2005, 06:02 PM   #2
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The epic shock is a sort of update of the cobalt. It has a endbell made of billet aluminum which will have much better cooling properties.

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Thats kind of what I figured. Does it come with the led a nice box as well and extra brushes?

If so im sold for the 4 extra dollars. Also is this the motor to have? Whats a good turn to get for an bk buggy/touring car if I decide to go that route. Normally small-medium tracks.
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I dont know abotu if it's THE motor to have. It's Definently a solid performer though if it's liek the cobalt. A good wind? I'm not sure. For Touring cars generally 10 turns or below. I generally like single winds for sedan. Off road I used to use like 13 and 12 turn motors.... It's been a long time though. Not sure what everyone uses right now.

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The SHOCK comes with the wood box just like the COBALT, as far as it being an update of the COBALT, the SHOCK can is different and with the aluminum endbell it runs cooler and more is more efficient.
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Cool, never knew the can was different. I guess I need to go look at some pics lol,

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Sweet I went ahead and got a 10T Flat-Wire shock. I figure thats a good balance for everything. Thanks for the input.
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Sweet I went ahead and got a 10T Flat-Wire shock. I figure thats a good balance for everything. Thanks for the input.

The Trinity guys say that the flat-wire is more aggressive and punchy than the round. From what I've read:

Under 10 turn for touring=round wire for efficiency
Over 10 turn for touring=flat wire
Off-Road is best with round wire

When I raced off-road weekly, I ran an Orion V2 12turn Black endbell. It was in a buggy with a locked our slipper I liked the way the V2 felt, and it was very smooth.

I haven't tried the Cobalt, I'm just relaying what I've read off this forum and the Trinity forum.
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Yeah the flat wire offers more torque. Caraction tested it and it does offer more torque while the round wire offers more rpm and smoother power.

They said flat wire is good for tight tracks while round is good for high-speed sweeping tracks. Then they tested an 8T and said torque actually still increased which normally it should have gone down.
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The flatwire wind also makes the car slow down more when you let off the throttle, just another thing to keep in mind.
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The flatwire wind also makes the car slow down more when you let off the throttle, just another thing to keep in mind.
Sounds good for cars with one-ways.
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