So in the last two weeks i have now had both my Titan motors ( stocks ) out on me. The one in the 3 week old Stampede died just running it on the street... was running fine in dry conditions and then out of now where started to smoke and stopped working.
Now recently the one from my 3 week old slash took a dump. I was running it in the 4x4 slash last night, With my 1/8th scale buggy tires. Was running fine, up and down the street, over the curbs through the grass ect.. It seemed to be losing power so i pulled it in to me thinking the batter was dead. It stopped where i told it to,, then went to drive it up to my garage and nothing was responding.
Everything else works the lights on the XL-5 are responding correctly and i am getting the same 9.98volts from the motor both in reverse and forward so i am sure its not the ESC. Now i dont have another motor on hand to test for sure but i am pretty sure... so i will grab a new one tonight.
Question is, Are these motors that unreliable? I am going to replace it so i was going to pick up a modified motor so i can change out the brushes when needed.
Should i be changing the gearing around to accommodate the tires? I mean really they are not all that much bigger, If anything more rim and lower profile tire.
I know plenty of guys are running them and racing them. Now i had been using them on my 2WD slash a lot and never an issue. Now i have only put two batteries through on the 4WD and this has happended.
So what do i need to do.. stronger motor ( What would you suggest that can run on the XL-5) or do i neeed to change the gearing?
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