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    gearing questions

    want to go brushless and i was wondering what you need to change from stock brushed

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    That all depends on what you are changing it to.
    There is no such thing as magic gearing that works for everybody.
    The only thing that can tell you what gearing to get is a thermometer.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    just want to run with stock tires and traxxas 1/16 brushless system

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. JimmyNeutron's Avatar
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    The only thing that can tell you what gearing to get is a thermometer.

    Stock is 23/28 pinion and 50 spur.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    thanks i will have to get a thermometer but what kind do you use

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    I use a cheap-o harbor freight jobby:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/non-con...ter-93983.html
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Stock is 23/28 pinion and 50 spur.
    Stock Summit VXL gearing is 16 pinion and 50 spur.

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    Thanks for the correction.
    Even with that low of a gearing, you may need to go even lower... the bigger tires of the Summit create more heat.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I can vouch for that. I get a little warm sometimes on stock summit gearing, even though I cut open my body for more airflow.

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