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    Velineon 3500 in a 302 Mustang?

    Is it possible to fit a Velineon 3500 in a Boss 302 Mustang VXL? If it fits, do I need to change the ESC from the 3M to the 3S?

    Thanks!

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    Yes it will fit...just search on YouTube "big block revo, summit, slash, etc." and yes you will have to switch to a 1/10 scale esc but I'm not sure the 302 body will havenough clearence to fit but it should

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    The body will clear the motor. The 3S ESC is large... very large... not sure if that will fit under the body without some creativity.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Thanks for the replys!

    Do I need to buy a different motor mount or will the stock line up?

    And I guess a driveshaft upgrade would be in place to?

    Do the 3s ESC accept the amps and voltage of 2S Lipos in series?

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    That depends on which mount you have now.
    If you currently have a VXL setup, you will need a different mount (listed below). Also, if you have the VXL setup, you will be going slower with the same gearing and voltage after you install the 3500. Handling will be much worse as well.

    Stock drive shafts can survive with proper settings.

    The 3S only accepts up to 3S voltage, hence the name. Therefore, it will not accept two 2S in series, or 4S.


    The different mount:
    $8 Motor Plate (7380)
    $4 Gear Cover/Hardware (7379)
    $10 Motor Mount (7360)
    $10 Rx Cover (7024x)

    This is a picture of the difference in Rx covers:

    New style (for big block) is on top.
    Unless you have an OLD 16th, you probably have the new style box.
    Last edited by Jimmie Neutron; 11-16-2012 at 07:51 AM.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    make sure to post some pics and running video for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    That depends on which mount you have now.
    If you currently have a VXL setup, you will need a different mount (listed below). Also, if you have the VXL setup, you will be going slower with the same gearing and voltage after you install the 3500. Handling will be much worse as well.

    Stock drive shafts can survive with proper settings.

    The 3S only accepts up to 3S voltage, hence the name. Therefore, it will not accept two 2S in series, or 4S.


    The different mount:
    $8 Motor Plate (7380)
    $4 Gear Cover/Hardware (7379)
    $10 Motor Mount (7360)
    $10 Rx Cover (7024x)

    This is a picture of the difference in Rx covers:
    New style (for big block) is on top.
    Unless you have an OLD 16th, you probably have the new style box.
    Thanks Jimmie!

    I belive I have the new style cover. But what should I do to make my Mustang go fast with the 3500? I run 2x3S lipos parallel today. A rally will do +70mph with dual Nimh and the 3s ESC and 3500 motor?

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    I hope to record some vids tomorrow. I need to get my TQI transmitter replaced, it died today after driving the car for 10 seconds. 6th time I drove the car since new!

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    16th Rally? or the new 10th?
    The TQi has had quite a few issues... just check out the radio section!

    70 in a 16th Rally with a 3500 is going to be very difficult to achieve. By my calculations (which could be off) it would take MORE than 6S voltage to hit 70 when running the 3500 with a 31 tooth pinion and a 45 tooth spur and everything else stock.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Yes.
    Tires have a big effect on final drive ratio.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I know they do. A pede 4x4 with stock gearing can cruise right by my street machine rustler on 31/76 gearing because of the bigger tires. It makes me mad every time .
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