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Old 03-16-2017, 05:41 AM
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So you run 0 toe in the rear? lol
I had three degrees toe in the rear, and the car was dragging alot on the crc carpet. I also saw a few competitor's setup sheets with 0.5 to 1.5 degree rear toe in, so I decided to start at 0 and go from there....Wish me luck. Hopefully I can pick up a little speed....
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Lol, may wander a bit on you.
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Lol, may wander a bit on you.
that used to be my issue...i've since improved my driving, so i'll start looking at playing w/ the rear toe and freeing it up some
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Can't find the proper thread to post this in, yet I know there are a billion threads on this subject.
(this thread seems appropriate).

here it goes,
My 3 or 4 yr old Revtech/Team Trinity 24k 17.5 motor is finally in need of replacement. Its been running a bit hotter than it should and also seems to be lethargic, not what it used to be. Its fine, I have 3 solid race seasons on it.

Looking for a new 17.5 replacement.
$100 is around my budget, yet seems like all the 17.5's are in that price range.

I am looking at the R1works and Motiv, -thoughts?
I am using a Motiv in my VTA and LOVE it. Yet R1's are popular at the clubs I race at, yet I don't have any experience owning an R1. Any other recommendations?

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Originally Posted by eR1c View Post
Can't find the proper thread to post this in, yet I know there are a billion threads on this subject.
(this thread seems appropriate).

here it goes,
My 3 or 4 yr old Revtech/Team Trinity 24k 17.5 motor is finally in need of replacement. Its been running a bit hotter than it should and also seems to be lethargic, not what it used to be. Its fine, I have 3 solid race seasons on it.

Looking for a new 17.5 replacement.
$100 is around my budget, yet seems like all the 17.5's are in that price range.

I am looking at the R1works and Motiv, -thoughts?
I am using a Motiv in my VTA and LOVE it. Yet R1's are popular at the clubs I race at, yet I don't have any experience owning an R1. Any other recommendations?

thanks,
Depending on what surface you race on I've heard good things and seen goos things of the Surpass v4s for carpet. For outdoor on longer tracks where you want revs the R1 V21 is popular. If you want something a bit different the SMC low rider was equal if not better on KV than the R1 in a test I watched and I've loved running the motor personally
For options this is a guy who runs a small shop in the UK and does some of the most detailed motor reviews I've seen
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Depending on what surface you race on I've heard good things and seen goos things of the Surpass v4s for carpet. For outdoor on longer tracks where you want revs the R1 V21 is popular. If you want something a bit different the SMC low rider was equal if not better on KV than the R1 in a test I watched and I've loved running the motor personally
For options this is a guy who runs a small shop in the UK and does some of the most detailed motor reviews I've seen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUbHBAy9iyg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlWHrcuRd1Y
I always take his reviews with a pinch of salt as he only tunes them to 6A no-load. He's given unfavorable reviews to good motors because they don't perform as well when tuned that way.
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I always take his reviews with a pinch of salt as he only tunes them to 6A no-load. He's given unfavorable reviews to good motors because they don't perform as well when tuned that way.
While I see what you're saying I think his reviews are still worth giving to as I don't think there's many others that have tested and compared quite so many motors.
And while as you say the 6A method doesn't give best performance at least doing that his reviews are comparable from one motor to another as they are being tested under the same conditions. It's not perfect but it does I think give a decent indication
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Originally Posted by gigaplex View Post
I always take his reviews with a pinch of salt as he only tunes them to 6A no-load. He's given unfavorable reviews to good motors because they don't perform as well when tuned that way.
the old 6amp sweet spot myth lol , funny my motors perform better under 4 amps
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While I see what you're saying I think his reviews are still worth giving to as I don't think there's many others that have tested and compared quite so many motors.
And while as you say the 6A method doesn't give best performance at least doing that his reviews are comparable from one motor to another as they are being tested under the same conditions. It's not perfect but it does I think give a decent indication
Correct !!! Don't worry too much about the folks here that are jealous of Nick Adams and Bert...Nobody comes close and nobody is perfect !!!
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Sure bahd lol..
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at this 42 degree setting its getting 780 more RPMs than the old mighty 6 amp myth , ran 4 tenths faster and came off the track at 123 degrees instead of 167 degrees at 6 amps.
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at 40 degrees it had a little more rpm but the lap times were a little slower
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at 6 amps it was getting around 23k RPMs and 3180 KVs but the motor always came off hot and the lap times weren't there , i do a base setting with then fine tune it with the lap counter
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