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    Need some help with new body and engine to 1/16 Ford Mustang Boss 302 (#7303)

    Hi.

    Im thinking about upgrading my boss 302 to be a faster car and get a new body.

    Is there any body that is fabric painted ready to mount on my car? Not talking about the "ken block or ford mustang" original body.

    And I want my car to go faster..
    I can use around 350dollar on a engine w/esc.

    I would be _realy_ happy if someone could help me.
    Im just to happy with my car.

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    Do you have the brushed version or the brushless version?

    I am not too sure what you mean by "fabric", but there are not too many options when it comes to bodies for the 1/16 platform yet.

    BTW, these are powered by motors and ESC's... engines take explosive materials to run. lol
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    edit: wrong answer from me.
    Its brushed version
    Last edited by Iminzilion; 11-23-2011 at 03:26 PM.

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    380 or 550?

    What kind of fast do you want? Straight line or twisties?
    What speeds are you looking for?
    Are you capable of running LiPo batteries?

    Sorry for all the questions, but it will help narrow down the field of options.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    its 550.
    I want brushless. What do I need to buy? (link?)
    Want to go sideways. But would make a good speed if I change the tires.

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    Brushless is the answer for speed... but there are still a LOT of options.

    You could keep your current mount, but it is going to handle differently than it would with a smaller (not slower) motor. With your current mount expect it to react as if it were a little top heavy which means it is going to take more work to keep it from flipping on its lid with every turn you make.
    There are many that have "big blocked" there 1/16's with great success, but I have chosen to keep the "small block" which can reach the same speeds as the big blocks but with a lower Center of Gravity (or CoG) so it handles easier than the big block counter part.

    I am currently running the stock motor and ESC that comes with the brushless versions with 2S LiPo and a 23 tooth pinion with a 50 tooth spur and am getting a consistent 30 mph RC that can corner rather well in my opinion.
    --Is this what you are looking for?
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    ok.

    Would I notice any difference if I go from 550 engine to Traxxas Velineon VXL-3m Brushless Power System ?

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    I had both at one time...

    The stock 550 brushed system in my Boss 302
    The stock 380 brushless system in my MERV

    The speed difference was night and day.
    The brushless system also had about a 1/3 longer run time.

    Unfortunately, I did not take any speed readings or keep track of actual time. The RC's were so new to me the excitement had not waned enough for me to think of taking down such data. lol

    I think you would be taking a step in the right direction...
    but I would do either...

    This:
    Buy the 380 mount; 370543548266 or 120795073995
    Get a SV2 Sidewinder; 150585632422
    - You would need to solder battery and motor connections
    - The stock ESC is a known weak point, might as well start where others end up.
    Get a stock motor; 190602114991
    - A very reliable hard to kill motor

    This:
    Keep your "big block" and get this: 130584225950
    - You will still have to solder your battery connector on, but the motor and ESC are matched and ready to go.

    Or go with the stock set up:
    The 380 mount; 370543548266 or 120795073995
    and this; 130453786552
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Since you have a good budget, go with a NEU 1112 motor.
    XO-1|SlashUE-MMM2200|Rally-SV2&MERV-MMP w/NEU1112

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    Realy thanks for the help

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