So my car started its life as a ken block rally vxl, which was fun for a few weeks, until I was bored one night and went on e-bay and saw cheap 1/16 revo parts, and decided to purchase everything needed to make my ken block rally into a e-revo. Which if you are wondering was only the; axles, upper and lower control arms, springs, remove shock limiters, front and rear posts/bumpers, with the rear wing, and front skid plate.
Then I ended up doing the center diff and dual servo mods, for the extra control. Than tragedy struck, I plugged in my 3s lipo and boom went the esc and motor. So while waiting a few weeks for traxxas to replace them, I made a trip to my lhs (Superior Hobbies) and picked up the castle sidewinder v2 esc with 4pole 1406 5700kv big block motor and then a tenbol big block motor mount. Its been about 2 hours now since the install has been completed, and I already am finding I need the smaller 7024x receiver box to run the 16t pinion, but for now to get the motor set up and some break in hours on it I have the stock pinion in, and all I can say is what a world of difference with torque, this thing is an animal with all the stock settings, ill be picking up castle link asap to dig deeper into the settings but for now all I can say is wow, and ill let some of the pictures do the talking, Don't mind the zip ties and extra long wires from esc to motor, I have not had a chance to shorten them yet, was just testing everything out when I decided to take some test snap shots.