I am looking to up the power on my summit and maybe get a little more speed too. Obviously, brushless is the way to go. Here are the requirements for what I want:
-LiFe or Nimh (I don't want to deal with Lipo, please don't get mad at me for it. They are too delicate.)
-High discharge rate
-Able to physically fit in the summit (this is especially true with LiFe)
So far the closest thing I have found to meeting these requirements is doing a v-twin (dual vxl systems) set up. Is there anyone that runs a summit like that? How would that set up work?
Right now I have two team orion 4500mah 8.4v Nimh's with 120A discharge rates. They work good in the stock set up, but what if I were to put in a v-twin system. Would they be able to handle that well and deliver good performance/run time (I want some good run times here, not something like 10 minutes)? Also, what kind of speed could I expect out of that with stock gearing? And since the vxl's have a lot of power, could I increase my pinion teeth to get more speed?
I am just looking for a setup here that yields good power and maybe a little more speed (maybe somewhere around 30mph). I thought the v-twin might work but I am open to any suggestions. Thanks for all your help and suggestions.