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Old 09-23-2005, 12:42 PM   #1
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hi all:most compains that offer electric motors use either the orion v2 or ready ti can and or endbell combo,so what do other companies that offer electric motors do to make their motors different?also are 3700 and or 3800 batteries going to be the standard for all types of electric racing such as stock,19t and mod. in 2006?thanks for the info
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Actually, each company has differnt techiques for packing as much magic smoke as they can into their motors. Of course, this is all negated if you run your motor too hot, thereby releasing the magic smoke.

On a more serious note, there are three main brushed motor "manufacturers" in the U.S. I use quotation marks because they don't really make the motors, as they are made overseas by Japanese companies. Anyways, the three main U.S. companies are Trinity/Epic, Reedy, and Team Orion(TOP). Each has their own (somewhat) unique design when it comes to cans, armatures, magnets, brushes, hoods, and endbells; but basically its the same core design.

Now, from what it sounds like in your post, you may be referencing "motor tuners". These are smaller companies that take a motor from one of the big three and tune it by balancing aramtures, aligning brush hoods, installing better brushes and springs, truing the commutator, polishing shafts and bushings, and centering the armature in the can. There are a wide variety of companies that offer these tuned motors, and most of them have their own thread in this forum so you can make an informed decision as to which motor to buy. Oh, and I'm sure there are plenty of people on this board that would be more than happy to suggest which company to choose.
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Now, from what it sounds like in your post, you may be referencing "motor tuners". These are smaller companies that take a motor from one of the big three and tune it by balancing aramtures, aligning brush hoods, installing better brushes and springs, truing the commutator, polishing shafts and bushings, and centering the armature in the can. There are a wide variety of companies that offer these tuned motors, and most of them have their own thread in this forum so you can make an informed decision as to which motor to buy. Oh, and I'm sure there are plenty of people on this board that would be more than happy to suggest which company to choose.
For clarity's sake, he is speaking about stock and 19 turn motors that basically come complete and ready to use. Some of the garage and smaller companies buy these motors and simply tune them. The companies that manufacture them usually sell tuned versions as well.

Modified motors are a different story and it is in side what counts. Winding and finishing the armatures is not easy to do, and hard to do it right. There are big differences in modified motors because of this.

When shopping for a modified, do your research. I would learn who actually produces their own armatures in house and therefore can control the quality. There are some garage companies that produce armatures in bulk for some of the smaller companies and you end up paying for a motor that does not get the care or attention that you arepaying good money for.
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hey there:thanks for the info it was very helpful...
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