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Old 11-23-2019, 07:17 PM
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Default What's the "hot" ESC for 13.5 4WD buggies these days?

I'm getting back into racing and I bought a B74 and now I need electronics. What are people running these days?
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:28 PM
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To me it seems like most top racers run the hobbywing xr10 pro g2 160a esc.
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Old 11-23-2019, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by riceball777 View Post
To me it seems like most top racers run the hobbywing xr10 pro g2 160a esc.
Thanks. I do have a Hobbywing Xerun XR8 SCT but I suppose that's too big to run in the B74. It's meant for e-buggy. I had planned on running e-buggy but I really like 1/10th the best... maybe I could use it for a rock crawler or basher.
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I'm interested in the replies here. I thought I needed a new one but found the problem so don't, but did a bit of looking. I run an Orca B32 and have no complaints until it stopped working but was told get an ESC with a high amp rating. I don't understand why. But anyway, looking at the resistance some were much better than others and so maybe higher amp rating is an indicator of better components?

FWIW i was all set to buy the SkyRC TS160 - it was an unplanned purchase so the price mattered and the bang for buck is good. It has one of the lowest internal resistance of any that give the resistance (many just say 'super low resistance').

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Originally Posted by jgil089 View Post
I'm interested in the replies here. I thought I needed a new one but found the problem so don't, but did a bit of looking. I run an Orca B32 and have no complaints until it stopped working but was told get an ESC with a high amp rating. I don't understand why. But anyway, looking at the resistance some were much better than others and so maybe higher amp rating is an indicator of better components?

FWIW i was all set to buy the SkyRC TS160 - it was an unplanned purchase so the price mattered and the bang for buck is good. It has one of the lowest internal resistance of any that give the resistance (many just say 'super low resistance').

Keen to hear from others though
i use to love the skyrc ts160a. It does everything a high end esc does. But the issue with that esc is that it’s not roar approved. So if you ever go to any big races they won’t allow that esc. But for your typical club race it’s fine. But if your looking for a high quality budget esc that does everything like have high voltage bec and ability to run high power mod motors the smc rf 170 is the best for the money. But if money is no issue and you want the best get the hobbywing xr10 g2 160a.
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XSC150P from pro performance rc it is the most powerful esc for 13.5 4wd itís all i run in all of my cars now after trying one
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Originally Posted by Losiracer12 View Post
XSC150P from pro performance rc it is the most powerful esc for 13.5 4wd itís all i run in all of my cars now after trying one
Thanks, haven't heard of this one.
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They are a new specialized racing only company and after trying a servo/esc setup for one car am hooked I went instantly faster and switched over every car and currently have all of my other equipment up for sale
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Originally Posted by Losiracer12 View Post
They are a new specialized racing only company and after trying a servo/esc setup for one car am hooked I went instantly faster and switched over every car and currently have all of my other equipment up for sale
No info what so ever on their website on the speedo. Half a picture and pushing $200...Ö..what made you dive in to try one?

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No info what so ever on their website on the speedo. Half a picture and pushing $200...Ö..what made you dive in to try one?
their website isnít available yet I am not sure what you are seeing, I have witnessed their products first hand doing well at many races around here so I sent them a message on the Facebook page out of curiosity. The person that I spoke with was very thorough answering my every question. I tried the XSC150P and I went instantly faster and now it is in all of my cars it is the best esc I have ran and I tried many especially the past couple years. Their servos feel better than sanwa servos with my m17 the difference is absolutely amazing itís all I will be running
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Originally Posted by Losiracer12 View Post

their website isnít available yet I am not sure what you are seeing, I have witnessed their products first hand doing well at many races around here so I sent them a message on the Facebook page out of curiosity. The person that I spoke with was very thorough answering my every question. I tried the XSC150P and I went instantly faster and now it is in all of my cars it is the best esc I have ran and I tried many especially the past couple years. Their servos feel better than sanwa servos with my m17 the difference is absolutely amazing itís all I will be running
I google searched the part number and this is what popped up.


https://www.scale-speed.com/xsc150p-esc.html


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That is just one of their dealers I believe
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Originally Posted by Losiracer12 View Post
XSC150P from pro performance rc it is the most powerful esc for 13.5 4wd itís all i run in all of my cars now after trying one
Do you have resistance figures to back this up? Tekin claims they have some different materials in the RS Pro Black that guarantee lower resistance numbers than anything else on the market...
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If you're just running stock the 80a hobby wing esc is awesome. Handles 13.5 without a fan on the esc and is small and light. I have one in my truck that works great.

If you're going to run mod some times, Then something like the 160a HW or the Reedy 510R is what I'd get. I recommend trying mod as it can be fun and stock gets a lot easier when you go back to it. But not a huge deal if you dont want it.
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