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    Gearing question

    Hey, So i have my Rally set up to run on the local offroad track. Stock VXL-m and on 1800 2cell Lipo.
    What would be the best gearing to run?? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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    The only way to tell what gearing will work for you... a thermometer.
    A non-contact thermometer can be had at Harbor Freight for $10-15. Then you can gear according to the heat produced by your ESC and motor. There is no such thing as gearing that works for everyone.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    There must be a baseline to start with. I contacted Traxxas and they gave me the gearing chart... thanks anyways

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    Still be sure to check your temperatures!
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Like jimmie said keep an eye on your temps. start with the stock gearing, if your temps are low then go for a faster gear and repeat untill your temps get to high
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    I always have my temp gun with me when I run my vehicles. I just wanted a baseline to go off of since i built this from a pile-o-parts. Thanks for the input

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    i run 31 tooth pinion, and 45 tooth spur gear. i run on parking lots only. i dont recommend that gearing since im on my second esc. but i like it.
    I'm not krazy. My mother had me tested.

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    so 28 pinion and 45 spur work good? not too many heating issues?

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    It may, it may not.
    Only a temperature gun can really tell.
    What works for someone else may not work for you.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I know this, you've repeated yourself on that, I was just wonder if anyone else ran that combo and their feedback... thanks tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoardN88 View Post
    I know this, you've repeated yourself on that, I was just wonder if anyone else ran that combo and their feedback... thanks tho
    Even if someone else ran x/y gearing with success, doesn't mean you will. Environmental conditions and throttle control are ever-changing variables that are never constant.
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    ok well I . Ordered a 45 and 50 spur, and 8 different pinions, ill get it figured out

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    200F is the temp to avoid.
    My person sweet spot is 180F... for some that is too high and they feel 160F is better.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Yeah i dont like to run mine over 160... thanks tho

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