I have a 1/16 VXL system sitting here not selling and not being used. Are the brushed versions of the rally the same as the brushless versions? IE: could i just buy the brushed car and drop my brushless system into it or are there other considerations?
The car is "brushless ready," but you'll need the brushless motor mount--the brushed mount is different. --Pete
Id likely pick up a selection of 1/10 TC wheels and tires so that in itself isnt an issue... im more concerned about the rest of the car... I know its got a mount for a 550 titan... would I still be able to mount up my 1/16 system? Or would I need a different motor mount?
Yep, different mount. You need the 7090 plate.
Id probably end up buying a 1/16 motor mount with some sort of heat sink built in... so maybe the 550 size mount isnt an issue.
How does the 1/16 system do with heat? Id want to run it fast, but id also want it to stay cool so probably 2X2S lipos in series or 2X3S lipos in parallel... I would imagine the 3S in parallel would be pretty fast... fast enough anyway.
The ESC is limited to 3S in LiPo mode, FYI. It's thermal-overload protected. No fun to "thermal," but at least you won't hurt anything if you overdo it.
My reasoning for wanting this car, despite having so many other vehicles already, is that i end up running my trucks in paved parking lots by myself in the evenings... which means im going through tons of tires and all im doing is high speed runs and drifting around. Having a car meant for this type of running makes sense... so id likely sell off my RC18T and buy this car... then I go back to having ONLY traxxas products... cause you know..... im a fanboy.