Hey everyone brand new to the forums and the MERV, so gf brought me a brand new MERV and I love it. Haven't been in the RC car hobby in over 10 years and I love this truck. My engine temps are about 130-140 using the 2C lipo, and 160-170 F when running the 3C LiPo. Are these normal temps?? Im running a 20T pinion, and the ambient temperature in Atlanta is about low 80's? Can you guys chime in please.
Please note that I was running Proline Titus wheels with dirt hawgs but switched to HPI 5 spoke 2.2's and Speed Hawgs since I mostly run on road and a bit of dirt driving. I just want to make sure the temps aren't gonna cook the ESC or Motor.
I was into pan cars a few years back and don't remember the temps being this high also LiPos didnt exist back then I mostly ran NiMh and yes I have a IR temp gun to guage the temps I always do after every 5 mins. TO ensure I don't break the 170 degree barrier. As Ive read that at 200 degrees F your killing magnets on the brushless motor.
Thanks again for any feedback.
PS this lil monster is insane compared to my old pan cars I used to run. Especially after installing the HR racing sway bars, and installing wider street tires. Its a MONSTER!!!!