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    Hey guy!
    So I was thinking about changing the motor of my pede 4x4 vxl. Why you ask?
    I'm tired of overheat issue with 3s lipo. So I want a bigger motor. (It will reduce the heat, right?)
    I would like to have a lower kv motor, so I can increase the speed range:
    -9t pinion, low speed for off-road, bashing, wheelie, grass, mud, etc.
    -22t pinion, for high speed run. 60-65 mph is perfect for me.

    I calculated with this that I need a 2800kv motor to reach 60 mph with a 22t pinion. What do you think about this?

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    i would recomend a 2400 castle and up the voltage and then you could really change the gearing option to suit what you want to do

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    2400 castle with a 4s lipo? sound good to me. Any other recommendation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmanhello View Post
    2400 castle with a 4s lipo? sound good to me. Any other recommendation?
    I would choose the 2650 instead of the 2400 or better yet the larger 2200...

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    Yes put a 2200kv monster in your pede no more heat probs ever
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    Castle is not the only motor you should be looking at. The "4065" number is the length/diameter of the can. I can only speak for the leopard which I run 15/52 on 3S with a MMP and motor stays around 120 no matter how hard I run it.

    Leopard 4065 2700kv - $80
    ********* 4168 2650kv - $52
    ********* 4268 2350kv sensored - $60
    Tacon 4071 2650kv sensored? - $72
    Castle 3670 2400kv - $115

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    I made my choice, I might go with a Castle 1415 2400kv and a mamba max pro with a 4s lipo. What do u think, guys?
    Is there anybody with this setup that can give me some advice? Any trouble fitting the 3670?

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    Just got my 2400. Will be running 3s

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh62685 View Post
    Just got my 2400. Will be running 3s

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    When you're done, can you tell us how went the installation? You'll probably need to dremel some plastic....

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    Sure I will update. From pictures of others it looks like I will have to mount the mmp where the reciever goes.

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    Here's a video I just watched that might help you fitting things in place:

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    looks like you made a good choice with the 2400kv and with 3s it will run cool and be fast and if you want mental you can try 4s...peace
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    If you can find one, a castle 1512 1800 is a good option for 3-4s option:

    The chassis needs a little rotary tool work to fit:



    This motor is the same dimensions as the castle 2650kv.
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    [QUOTE=Slaughter33;5324410]Castle is not the only motor you should be looking at. The "4065" number is the length/diameter of the can. I can only speak for the leopard which I run 15/52 on 3S with a MMP and motor stays around 120 no matter how hard I run it.
    Leopard 4065 2700kv - $80

    Can I run a Leopard motor with my stock ESC, or should I order their combo to try it? If I put that in, does the programming still work on the stock transmitter?

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    If you want to run 1/8 motor you need something more powerful than the stock Esc, at least Mmp, if not you will burn it.

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    OK I got it mounted and am happy with everything's location. I dremeled half of the reciever box so I could mount the esc there. To me it looks good.








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    Nice job on the ESC mount. Should get good airflow and stay a little cooler than down in the chassis. I might have to steal this idea

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    Great! How much did you paid?
    Just one thing, you're not waterproof anymore....

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    I have a brushed 2wd Pede that I use for my water needs
    Combo was 230 at tower hobbies and 30$ off coupon. So I paid 200$

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    Love the way you have setup your esc man that will keep things nice and cool...peace
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    YESS!
    I received my MMP with 2400kv. Installation was easier than I thougt!!!!









    I'm really happy because I still can choose between 9t and 22t pinion

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    Josh, great idea to mount the esc...
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    lol, don't worry, duck tape is temporary.... Just need to find how to fix it

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    Cant wait to see your next vid with that power house setup manTell us what you think after a few runs..............peace
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