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    Titan 12 T after 1 mth

    After only 1 mth. I was very disappointed in my slash2X4 brushed. Maybe 15 hours of run time . Just bashing with friends. 8.4 3000 Mah battery. All stock. I find Traxxas will not replace burnt out motor. So If i must buy a new motor , I decided to pull it apart to see what happened.

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    Hi,
    These motors typically don't last long if you get them hot. It will get very hot if running really hard and in the grass. When you replace it, get a temp meter as well to keep up with temps. You will have to maybe put a smaller pinion to keep temps down especially if you bash in the grass.

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    Did you break the motor in properly and do routine maintenance on it? This is critical to the life of the motor and often over looked.
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    Hey Charlie, welcome to the forum. What did you find when you pulled it apart? Usually the brushes and commutator develops a glaze so the electrical current can't pass through.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    I have the same problem with mine!! it is infuriating.....

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    Back when I raced my Slash in spec class, I would defend the Titan to no end. They are capable of running very strong and lasting a full season without issue. Apparently the fact that I was running six minutes at a time had a huge effect on longevity. In that amount of time, the Titan would barely go over 100 degrees and the track I raced on was very well-groomed blue groove clay, so dirt and debris wasn't really an issue.

    We recently started a backyard track and the Titan motors proved to be a completely different animal. I could still get great performance out of them, but the loose soil and long run times (15-20 minutes) seemed to take their toll. There were instances where a brand new, properly broken-in motor would be shot before the weekend was over. I contribute the majority of failures to the excessive heat from non-stop running. The dirt also had a hand in the Titan's demise from ripping the brushes clean off of the spring perches (or whatever you want to call them).

    Seems that if you do a proper break-in, regular cleaning and maintenance, and give the motor somewhat frequent breaks to avoid overheating, they're a great running motor. If you're not willing to follow those guidelines, you should invest in a brushless setup, or at least a nice rebuildable open-endbell brushed motor.

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    I was planning on getting the brushed version of the Slash for my son and I (2 trucks)...after reading these challenges folks were having, I decided it was worth the extra funds even for my 7 year old.

    I've now had 38 battery cycles (10.4 hours) thru my VXL with only a re oil of the motor end bearing. Majority were NIMH...until last half dozen...2 and 3S LIPOs. I show it no mercy when it comes to heat...

    I think a "Motor Up" is the only solution to regaining the enjoyment of a relatively expensive 'hobby.'

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    I just got another slash for my birthday and Yes it has the Titan motor. I will replace it , but i dont dislike it one bit. The motors are really good, when broken in properly. I cant complain about mine.
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