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    vxl maintenance.

    is there any vxl maintenance to do? also and this is gonna seem really daft, how would i know if my vxl is on its way out? mines geared 23/86 for bashing as 18/86 just spind the wheels tooooooo much.
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    I dont have a brushless, but Im pretty sure about the only thing to do is oil the bearings on it.
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    Crazee think about that one.

    at 18/86 one full rotation of the pinion moves through 21% of the spur.

    at 23/86 one full rotation of the pinion moves through 27% of the spur.

    Rounding for ease, 5 pinion rotations for a full spur at 18 and 4 pinion rotations for a full spur at 23. So the 23 should spin the wheels more...

    For maintenance clean the bearing everyonce in a while, watch your temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by therealrsr
    Crazee think about that one.

    at 18/86 one full rotation of the pinion moves through 21% of the spur.

    at 23/86 one full rotation of the pinion moves through 27% of the spur.

    Rounding for ease, 5 pinion rotations for a full spur at 18 and 4 pinion rotations for a full spur at 23. So the 23 should spin the wheels more...

    For maintenance clean the bearing everyonce in a while, watch your temps.
    Correct me if Im wrong, but I think he's saying the 18t pinion has too much torque.
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    maintenance? what are you's talking about.... it's brushless.. by the time it needs maintenance it should be wore out and need replacing. there sealed motors and should not need anything done to them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billstmaxx
    maintenance? what are you's talking about.... it's brushless.. by the time it needs maintenance it should be wore out and need replacing. there sealed motors and should not need anything done to them
    Well, to make it last longer before going kaput, I recommend oiling the bearings on the shaft.
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    yeah i got far too much torque. Whats the crack with the vxl? Whats a rough shelf life on the vxl on 8.4v nimh's? Im only bashing.
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    what??? (ten char)
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    Quote Originally Posted by therealrsr
    Crazee think about that one.

    at 18/86 one full rotation of the pinion moves through 21% of the spur.

    at 23/86 one full rotation of the pinion moves through 27% of the spur.

    Rounding for ease, 5 pinion rotations for a full spur at 18 and 4 pinion rotations for a full spur at 23. So the 23 should spin the wheels more...

    For maintenance clean the bearing everyonce in a while, watch your temps.
    You got it backwards. Smaller pinion gear means more torque. More torque means more wheel spin.
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    my slash spins wheels alot too but wont lift the front end for a wheelie. If I wanted to get wheelies more often and less tire spinning should I get different tires? If so what type do you recommend?
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    Mine will pull wheelies on concrete or blacktop when going through a dip. I cant from a stand still. What oil do you guys recommend for the bearings?

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    ARCarle I don't know about a slash but on my rustler I found it wheelies considerably MORE with a taller pinion. I think there was too much torque at 16/86 and the tires spun so fast they never grabbed, at 22/86 it wheelies a lot better. I assume you are running a vxl. If you are running brushed then I don't think it's going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetdemon
    ARCarle I don't know about a slash but on my rustler I found it wheelies considerably MORE with a taller pinion. I think there was too much torque at 16/86 and the tires spun so fast they never grabbed, at 22/86 it wheelies a lot better. I assume you are running a vxl. If you are running brushed then I don't think it's going to happen.
    Sorry I didnt give specs before. Im running a sidewinder 4600 system with stock 18/86 gearing and stock tires. As foir the batteries I am waiting for my 2s1p 5000mah lipos to come in from back order. Until then I am using 6 cell 3300mah nicd. you think its the gearing or maybe the lack of power from my batteries? I was only thinking tires from the lack of traction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BYF619
    What oil do you guys recommend for the bearings?
    I would get some 3 in 1 machine oil or find some Trinity bearing oil. It doesnt take much, just a drop on each, spin it by hand to distribute the oil and then dab off the excess with a rag/towel.
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    nvm my mistake
    Last edited by ARCarle; 03-13-2009 at 11:20 PM.
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    Check both bearings... Mine died in less than ten runs, and I replaced them with ceramic bearings...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCarle
    Sorry I didnt give specs before. Im running a sidewinder 4600 system with stock 18/86 gearing and stock tires. As foir the batteries I am waiting for my 2s1p 5000mah lipos to come in from back order. Until then I am using 6 cell 3300mah nicd. you think its the gearing or maybe the lack of power from my batteries? I was only thinking tires from the lack of traction.
    Could be the batteries but I am only running 7 cell 3300s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhr77
    Check both bearings... Mine died in less than ten runs, and I replaced them with ceramic bearings...
    ten runs with a vxl? That must be a record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmr4life
    You got it backwards. Smaller pinion gear means more torque. More torque means more wheel spin.
    Pretty sure what i said was not backwards but yes, I did get his question wrong. I read the original question and thought it was rpm/heat/maintenance related and not too much torque for traction. My bad, it was clear enough when I just read it the second time. Throttle control and/or some new treads work well for that too.
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