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Old 09-06-2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default MGT 3.0 help Motor choices

I am working on my 3.0 and had swapped on a SH .18 that actually ran pretty good but its laid down on me. I have a Megatech .16 and OS max CV-R .15. I would prefer the OS max but I am concerned its power band is not for trucks this size and would not work out. I know Traxxas has used some .15 before but it seems most that have used them complain they are underpowered. Not looking to do 50 mph just have a fun basher is all.

The other oprion is to just buy another SH and be done.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:11 AM   #2
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Also is the MGT 3.0 a fully locked AWD setup? All 4 tires spin all the time and they do not have an open diff at all. I am confused by this as this thing is difficult to drive.
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I've seen a few MGT 3.0's with Traxxas motors in them so a good choice would be a OS .18 intended for a Traxxas truck. I don't know much about the MGt 3.0 so I don't know what would be involved in fitting one to the truck. I do know that the 3.0 does have normal open diffs and they are not locked stock.
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I'm not sure on the motor choice. I had the stock motor in the two I had. You should open the diffs up it sounds like something isn't right. The ones I owned both handled awesome and were a lot of fun to drive.
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If the diffs are locked the somethings wrong
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If the diffs are locked the somethings wrong
No offense but try rereading his post and looking up any terminology you don't understand. The truck drives and no funny noises were mentioned. But instead of the diff being open (spin a wheel and the other rotates opposite direction) the diff is locked (both wheels spin same direction). This is indicative of a modification not something being wrong. Whether doing the modification was smart is up for debate however, I wouldn't lock a diff unless the truck was only going to be run on ice, mud, sand or other low traction surface where a diff could unload really easily. The previous owner could've installed a spool (which gets rid of diff cup and spider gears) or locked the spider gears together with silly putty, JB weld, epoxy or a removable diff locker.
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