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    Question Motor Diameter 42mm Length 74mm is there any chance it'll fit?

    Title ^ there's gotta be some way to fit it?

    Early Christmas shopping, leaning towards bandit/Rustler or another mini

    Whatever it is, it's gotta be fast!
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    74mm Will be at the shock caps
    It's got the be raised up over them
    No reciever box and esc mounted above body?? 42mm

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    In the end there probably will be a way to fit it in. There are vids on Youtube of guys who did it.
    But if you want an insane fast 1/16 scale car, that certainly is not the best way to do it. Way too heavy, way to high COG.
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    "So you're tellin me there's a chance"

    Lol yeah, whatever has to be done, can it work?
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    True, what's the best motor for it, I want very high gearing with cool temps on parallel 3s..

    Maybe it's a dumb idea, what's the biggest motor that will fit without any mods?
    Last edited by TQi; 10-06-2012 at 12:51 AM.
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    One of worst problems to deal with is finding batteries that are able to feed a combo with much more power than the VXL set. If you want to keep everything under the body without having to cut holes in it, there are quite some options for more powerful combos. Neu motors are a way to even stick to the same size motor as the Velineon one.

    I use a MMP/4600 combo myself which is fast enough for me. Every once in a while I run it on 4S. The 5700 will give even more speed with the same gearing. 50togo has tons of experience with high speed Mervs. You can also do a search for "big block" (include the quotes).
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    Yeah, I don't want to break any records, maybe just have it able to run 60-70 mph + consecutive packs without resting to cool off
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    Besides getting a power plant and batteries which give you that speed, there is another issue to consider: how to keep it on the road at those speeds.
    Maybe the better choice is in your first post: get a Rustler. Much more suitable for high speeds and you will have way more control than with such a tiny fella as the Merv.
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    Yeah you're right, might settle for 50mph lol we'll see, I do want fast but also compact.
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    If you never did 50mph with a Merv, just try that first. It will feel like 80mph the first time
    At the same speed, the Merv just feels faster because of it's size.
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    Yeah exactly, the minis look awesome flying at insane speeds
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    In a neu powered merv 50 is easy to control 60 takes some control and 65 isn't really any fun!
    A neu 1110 1/y will do the job with a mmp. 3s and a mild 28/45 will do 60 run after run. Like Peter said anything over that and you will be wishing you had a rustler! But a merv doing 60+ is as fun as a rustler doing 80!

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    Hard decisions, does the neu 1110 1/y need a bb motor mount?
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    No it doesn't its a 380 can like stock

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    Is the 1/10 vxl-3s system better than the neu? Because I'll just swap that over from my pede to a roller if it works
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    Mmp is more tuneable

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    Yeah, alright thanks man, I'll see how it goes
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