I ordered the ICE AMPS BLOWER SYSTEM from RB INNOVATIONS on 1/28/2013. Before I start, let me familiarize you guys with the parts so you can follow along... I took it for the team so here we go!
ICE AMPS Blower assembly:
ICE AMPS Mounting Bracket:
ICE AMPS SCOOP:
I want to tell you guys on the forum that the ICE AMPS BLOWER system does not fit on top of the Traxxas Velineon motor at all. They mentioned on their website that the fan is a "Blower system specifically for Traxxas products listed below" and they also mentioned it's a "Blower system specifically designed for all Traxxas products". In my case, I have a stampede 4x4 vxl. See link below.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ps2348fddd.jpg (Circled in Red)
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ps4746c562.jpg (Red Arrow pointing that it can fit a stampede 4x4 vxl)
RB INNOVATIONS did not specify on their website that the ICE AMPS BLOWER SYSTEM is NOT a direct bolt-on type of blower on the Velineon motor. I tried installing the blower assembly on top of the Velineon motor, but noticed right away that the fins on the blower assembly cannot turn freely due to the wires of the Traxxas Velineon Motor getting in the way. See links below (Circled in Red).
Even if I pulled the wires aside, the whole blower assembly still cannot sit on top of the motor properly due to the cramp spacing. See link below (Circled in Red).
The solution to this problem is to use a side of the motor where the wires don't get in the way. However, read the next line, which is installing the ICE AMPS mounting bracket...
With the ICE AMPS mounting bracket attached on the Velineon motor plate, the motor cannot slide in place due to the thickness of the ICE AMPS mounting bracket. The ICE AMPS mounting bracket is literally touching the motor mount and this makes it impossible to push the motor down any further. See links below(Circled in Red).
Also the screw for the ESC gets in the way so it's really a very tight squeeze. I might break something if I force it in. See link below (Circled in Red).
ESC screw and motor mount stopping me from pushing the motor in any further:
This is where you start modding... I was really hoping this blower was a direct bolt-on.
Finally, the bottom part of the scoop is hitting the top part of the shocks. See links below (Circled in Red).
You may have to trim some of the scoop off so that it won't be hitting the top part of the shocks.
If I spent $49.94 on an item, I would like to have total satisfaction that it fits specifically in a Traxxas vehicle (in my case, on my Stampede 4x4 vxl) with NO MODS AT ALL. I am not satisfied with the website's explanation since it was not explained clearly at all. RB Innovations should have specified and PROVIDED A DISCLAIMER that the ICE AMPS BLOWER SYSTEM IS NOT A DIRECT BOLT-ON item and will not fit on the standard Traxxas Velineon Motor since the wires get in the way. They should have mentioned that MODIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED to make it fit on the Velineon motor on a stamplede 4x4 vxl.
IMHO, if your the guy who like direct bolt on stuff like me, this blower is not meant for you. I will say it again, it is NOT a direct bolt-on to the Velineon motor since the wires get in the way. However with MODIFICATIONS, you will be able to fit this blower. Btw, the picture on RB INNOVATION'S website show an E-revo brushless. The ICE AMPS BLOWER is a direct bolt-on on that model since the wires on the motor stick out on the side, not like the Velineon motor, which runs above the motor.