well, just finished my install, thank you to hobbyguy and cwczx3 for their great writeups.
got the mount worked out a cpl days ago, then finished up the wiring and break in this evening.
i was pretty disappointed by the power of the motor, didn't really seem any dif than the stock setup.
bombed up and down my block, was wet out so my road rage tires weren't getting a lot of traction, but it was pretty clear that there'd be no wheelies even under better traction conditions.
after i burned through that set of batt packs, i thought to maybe try switching the wiring around, on the off chance that maybe I connected it wrong. I switched the neg lead for the other, things seem to have come to life.
still no wheelies, but i was spinning all 4 of my 40 series tires for a good bit down the street. crank the wheel and gun it, you've got a cpl of real quick doughnuts.
I know hobbyguy says to run one set of leads from the esc, but does it make a dif if you connected both to the same terminal of the motor?
what are you other guys out there with a single motor conversion running, and why?
I was hearing that 3 capacitors are needed, one from both terminals, to the can, and the 3rd connecting the two terminals.
I am wondering, why the 3rd capacitor? on the stock motors there are just the 2, what purpose does the 3rd serve.
I think i managed to connect it well, it's lying flat across he end bell, just barely fit, such a huge can.
I'm running 21t pinion, with the stock spur gear, but think i'll try it with the 62t spur tomorrow, see what that does for my speeds.
this is a killer mod, so worth it. its not brushless, but for the $40 I spent, I'm more than happy. I'm only running 6 cells, can't wait till I try this motor with some lipos, really see it come to life.