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Old 08-19-2014, 04:24 AM
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I decided to weigh some wheels & tires.

Stock Losi Wheel & Tire, 83g
Traxxas Dish Wheel & Response Pro Tire, 58g

That's 100g lighter for all 4 wheels & tires! I wanted to make them work. My other HPI wheels required just 2 washers for fitment, but the Traxxas wheels required more. Instead of using aluminum washers, I found some 1/4" long nylon spacers that work perfectly, and they weigh next to nothing. On top of being much lighter, they also give the truggy a 1/2" overall wider width (10.1" to 10.6"). The height of the tire is almost exactly the same.



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Old 08-24-2014, 01:43 PM
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Quick little video with the new motor.

http://youtu.be/6kkxmVG156c
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I decided to try out the Traxxas 48P 45T spur gear on my Velineon 380 powered buggy (same application as the truggy). This spur gear is made for the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo and is available in 45T, 50T, and 55T. It turned out to be the easiest thing in the world to do. It's a direct fit with no modifications needed. I'm going with 25/45 gearing on 3S, for some speed runs.

In order from right to left. Losi pressure plate, Traxxas slipper pad, Traxxas spur gear, Traxxas bearing, Losi small bearing inside of Losi large bearing, 2 Losi washers, Losi nut, done.


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Old 09-01-2014, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by 0verkill View Post
I decided to try out the Traxxas 48P 45T spur gear on my Velineon 380 powered buggy (same application as the truggy). This spur gear is made for the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo and is available in 45T, 50T, and 55T. It turned out to be the easiest thing in the world to do. It's a direct fit with no modifications needed. I'm going with 25/45 gearing on 3S, for some speed runs.

In order from right to left. Losi pressure plate, Traxxas slipper pad, Traxxas spur gear, Traxxas bearing, Losi small bearing inside of Losi large bearing, Losi washers, Losi nut, done.

Hum... i made that almost one and an half year ago but on the M8 it toke more washers...but that was the scheme! It works, and last's like if it was on a traxxas 1/16 rc. And i never stripped a spur and still using the same on my pink monster m8, but i don't put it on dirt/debris.. just speed runs till batery emptys








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Version 2

Losi pressure plate, Traxxas slipper pad, Traxxas spur gear, Traxxas bearing, washer, Losi small bearing inside of Losi large bearing, Traxxas bearing, 3 Losi washers, Losi nut.

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Old 09-12-2014, 09:34 AM
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Just got an update on the steel center driveshaft. The first piece is complete, now it's headed to heat treatment.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:27 AM
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Nice job, well documented build!
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Nice job, well documented build!
Thanks. Oh and thanks for shining the light on the TP Power 2940 motors. I just placed an order for the 4510kv.
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Thanks. Oh and thanks for shining the light on the TP Power 2940 motors. I just placed an order for the 4510kv.
Awesome! Looking forward to your results!
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My Velineon 380 motor finally bit the dust in my buggy. After 4 years of abuse. So I swapped in the Leopard 2845 and set it up for street only. I put my GPS on it but it was acting up unfortunately.

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TP 2940 has arrived.

29mm x 68mm
4510 KV
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Awesome! Proper overkill motor .
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lol o god......poor car lmao
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-Well one thing for sure is that you will not be the only one with such a thing! First, maybe! But not the last!

Good luck and report back! that thing should run 31T / 45T without fans till batery runs out.... for bashing with with i will not recomend it! lol

Thanks for posting!
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I went ahead and switched my truggy over to the Traxxas 48p spur and got rid of the gear cover all together. I did some gravel driving and was getting too many little rocks in there and they had no way to get out. I'm now running 19/55 gearing. Since I geared up, I wanted to cool it back down. Thanks to The Toyz for the heat sink and fan combo. Since clearance is limited, I had to cut off part of the heat sink that would normally go under the motor.

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