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    correct gearing

    I have taken the stock wheels and tires off the rally and im now running 2.8 tranchers mounted on desperado wheels. i have noticed since then that motor gets really hot very quickly. Should i re-gear? and if i need to what would yall recommend?

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    What's your installed gearing, stock?

    Stock 13/54

    Optional 19/54

    This will help us help you with what your gearing needs to be.
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    +1 Digger. What's your current setup, sir? And welcome to the forums...
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    im still running the stock 13/54 and running a 2s 65c lipo.

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    here is the evolution of my rally so far.



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    that is also my first paint job, just finished it about 30 mins ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protonvxmatt View Post
    im still running the stock 13/54 and running a 2s 65c lipo.
    Nice paint job!

    You need to back it down 2 teeth on your pinion to control temps. You'll accelerate a bit faster, but with slower top speed. Here's the one you need:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Traxxas-11...item20cef2aa54

    If you haven't changed your pinion before, check with us first. It's easy.

    P.S. -- DiggerPede *might* have a different suggestion; if that's the case, listen to his advice over mine!
    Last edited by zippogeek; 03-26-2013 at 06:32 AM.
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    First off clean conversion man!!! Nice paint. Many will suggest you move to the Slash 4x4 LCG area. I say you are good to go here.

    Quote Originally Posted by zippogeek View Post
    Nice paint job!

    You need to back it down 2 teeth on your pinion to control temps. You'll accelerate a bit faster, but with slower top speed. Here's the one you need:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Traxxas-11...item20cef2aa54

    If you haven't changed your pinion before, check with us first. It's easy.

    P.S. -- DiggerPede *might* have a different suggestion; if that's the case, listen to his advice over mine!
    No way man!!!. You're totally spot on 'zippo'. I'd go back 2 teeth to 11T and then check temps. You went from way smallish tires to humongous 2.8" trenchers. You picked up some speed when you went larger to.
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    does going down 2 teeth greatly impact how hot the motor gets? im still new at all this and learning as i go.
    thanks guys

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    any time you go bigger wheels/tires you counter act it by going either smaller pinion or bigger spur.
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    I'm also considering upgrading the motor and esc down the road any rcommendations? I'm primarily using this car for bashing. i,e no racing. I want to be able to still run in the snow. Do i need to find a water proof motor/esc or is that something i can do to make which ever motor/ esc water resistant?

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