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  1. #1
    RC Racer
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    Changing tires means new pinion??

    Just got my erevo brushless today.

    This looks like an awesome truck. Batteries are charging and if there is no rain tomorrow it wil get it's first workout at my local school ground.

    My question is regarding changing the tires.

    I have some proline big joes for my emaxx. I had to change the 2 pinion gears from the Titan motors to 14 tooth to handle these tires since they are bigger than stock.

    If the stock tires don't have the performance I want I was considering putting the big joes on the erevo.

    Considering the power of the brushless motor is changing the pinion gears needed in the erevo if I am staying with the stock batteries. The big joes look to be 1/2 inch taller than the stock tires.

    I have no desire for lipo warp speed yet....

  2. #2
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    You're gonna put stress on your driveline with the Big Joes, they're big and they weigh a lot...

    But no need to change your pinion, the Mamba 2200 kV is more than able to handle the extra rotating-mass.

  3. #3
    RC Racer
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    What other tires are suggested for general use?

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    A lot of guys like Proline badlands, Trenchers, and Trencher X's.

    I have the X's and really like them.
    ERBE, Summit, Thunder Tiger MT4

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    PS go ahead and get lipo batteries.

    The castle motor is not getting anywhere near its potential with the stock batteries.

    If you don't want insane speeds, start with 4s (two 2s batteries).
    ERBE, Summit, Thunder Tiger MT4

  6. #6
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    What would be the difference between the big joes and the trencher x...

    Approx same size, are they not. Similar weight??

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    stick with the stock gearing if you are still using the NiMH batts. When you go to lipo then you can gear up...
    When you get lipos you will need Castle Link to program the ESC......
    Tires Badlands taped more pic post 80........
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...=1#post4908845

    some reading info....

    AOD's Links Revo

    Erevo 101:
    EREVO FAQ

    Lipo, LVC, Brushless & Battery charger/charging guides & purchasing links:
    TUTORIALS

    Refer to this to setup the Mamba Monster ( MMM ) esc for maximum performance:
    CASTLE LINK GUIDE
    or
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...stleLink-Guide

    Refer to this to find parts, upgrades, batts & chargers etc:
    USEFUL LINKS


    And direct from CastleCreations ( the esc manufacturers ):
    MMM FAQ

    Driver's ED Manual

    LED warning light meanings
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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