Ok after giving it much thought, I have decided to upgrade from the velineon system to the MMP 2400.
When I first got my truck I overheated the motor and seperated the magnet from the rotor. No big deal Traxxas replaced it for the warranty charge since I bought it second hand. I also bought a new velineon the day I sent it in because I did not want to wait.
A little over a week later I was running my truck in the front yard and I braked hard and sent it tumbling. I heard the spur strip and after I changed it the truck would not roll. Tried to turn the pinion and it was seized up. Motor I sent in came in this day so I installed it to find out my ESC was bad. Traxxas replaces them both even though the ESC was out of warranty. Thank you Traxxas! Motor and ESC came in on 4/6.
Yesterday 4/14 I was running my truck in an open field and noticed a small pile of clay next to the baseball field. It was about a foot tall so I started running my truck over it and progressed into jumping it. It was only getting about 3' of air each jump. Then one unlucky tumble I heard the spur strip. I give it throttle to see if it would move and all I got was a high pitched whine and no movement. Took the spur out and tried to turn the pinion and it was frozen again.
I love the velineon system but it doesn't like me for some reason. I put in an order on ebay for the MMP 2400 for $188 and bill me later approved it, yay!
Monday I will call traxxas and once I get the new velineon I may put it in my merv who knows.
Anyone have any tips or advice about running the MMP 2400? Gearing, Batteries etc?
I plan on running mostly 3s but maybe some 2s or 4s. I have trenchers and MIP all around. Will the stock servo hold up to that power? Plan on installing it as a Slash MT?