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    king headz or Traxxas motor mount

    Is there that much of a difference to go to a King headz mount? I believe they allow you to run a bigger bearing but is it worth it? As my LHS doesnt supply King headz stuff I would have to get it off line but they have in stock the Traxxas mount. So just looking to see if anyone has had both or atleast seen both.

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    The larger bearing is selling point of the KH.

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    I don't have any issues with the stock mount. But, I also clean my bearings pretty regularly.

    I think the aluminum slipper bearing adapter is a more important upgrade.

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    The aluminum slipper bearing adapter is a good idea no matter what.
    But the KH larger bearing does help. Plus it comes with 2 so IF it should fail or need to be cleaned, you still have the second.
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    Thanks for the answers, I kind of figured that would be the answer. I already have the alum slipper bearing upgraded as I foud the stock one melted to the spring. I have been upgrading slowly as not to break the bank and would like to upgrade the motor setup come summer.

    Matt

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    With the larger 1/8 scale motors some of us run, an aluminum mount and large bearing handle the size and power better than stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaughter33 View Post
    With the larger 1/8 scale motors some of us run, an aluminum mount and large bearing handle the size and power better than stock.
    I will agree with this.

    I ran 2s in my vxl in my slash platinum the 2nd pack in a parking lot the bearing failed. I replaced the melted plastic with stock, threw in the center diff, got a bearing from avidrc, and it ran for a year before i dismantled it. It is the bearing that fails, not the plastic holder.

    The king headz or traxxas support will not hurt anything, just that sometimes it is not needed.

    If you are going to any 4 pole setup come summer, may as well get it 8)
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    I could not get the kingshead at the time i needed to upgraded so i when with the traxxas aluminum upgrade and use a ceramic bearing i got off ebay and its been bulletproof for over a year now with the alu bearing adaptor too......peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by ottawacats View Post
    Is there that much of a difference to go to a King headz mount? I believe they allow you to run a bigger bearing but is it worth it? As my LHS doesnt supply King headz stuff I would have to get it off line but they have in stock the Traxxas mount. So just looking to see if anyone has had both or atleast seen both.

    Matt
    You decide. I've got the KH myself.

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    I would have got the kingshead but i could not get any where at the time......peace
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    Get the KH motor mount and don't look back. I would also recommend a good bearing for the KH mount as I have heard and seen a few posts where the KH bearings have seized. This is JMO, good luck and god bless. Either mount will work better than stock as the aluminum will help with motor temps as well.


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    I got the KH and love it so far. The bigger bearing is a great selling point.

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