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    Max temps for stock motor and ESC?

    Decided to put summit tires on my merv, what are the max motor and ESC temps that i wanna change gearing at, ran the motor to 170 and figured 180 is the limit, gonna try a dif pinion (smaller) but dont really know what baseline temps im looking for.

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    The ESC has a thermal shutdown and the baseline temp for the motor is any temp below 180F. A motor which gets temps up to 170F is a good reason to gear down.
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    Drop down about 3 or 4 teeth on the pinion and go from there

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    How long are u running the MERV for? What batteries did u hit 170?

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