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    Gearing Question (again, lol)

    Yes, yes, I know there have been lots of threads about gearing. But I have one question.
    I just found a 28t 48p pinion gear. Right now I'm running the cc sidewinder SCT 3800kv on 2s geared at 23/86 my temps are usually around 80 to 90 degF and on 3s it's crazy (in a fun way) today I hit 37mph. but the temps get to 130 degF or so. At what temp should I be concerned at? And would I be able to run 28/86? On 2s or will the motor run to hot? I'm still not a pro at gearing so, I wanted to check before I do anything.


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    Anything under 160 is fine.
    160-180 is acceptable for short periods.
    Over 180 start worrying.

    I ran that same motor with a 35/83 combo for extended periods of time with no issues. Of course the Slash was going like 40MPH continuously so there was some airflow...

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    Wow, 35/83 that's insane! Ok I always have my temp gun ready, even when I know it will run fine. Anyways so I guess 28/86 is nothing, compared to what you have run


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    i don't allow mine to go beyond 165
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    So far I have found the 28/83 to be near ideal. Keep in mind that the air temp has been around 40deg. I contacted CC about a few concerns and a guy by the name Daniel replied. He stated that Neu Castle 4 pole motors are good till 200deg. Advised to try to shoot for 180 or less to be safe. Keep your temp gun close and you will be fine.
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    Yes the air temps also have a lot to do with gearing, so what kind of speeds are you getting with that gearing?


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    I have no idea. But on 2s its fast enough. 3s is just silly. I cant do anything but dig ditches with 3s. Keep in mind I am not running a Stock Chassis. I am much lighter than stock.
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    What chassis? LCG?


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    Its the Chuckworks Slice Db. LCG.

    Same specs as the slash. Just a little more compact. And a lot lighter.
    Got my boots on. Its getting deep!

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    Wow, sweet truck man! Looks sick, oh and BTW how are your badlands holding up, I got some for Xmas and the rear are staring to wear down a bit, maybe cause I spin the then to much on the road lol. They tear up my backyard so sometimes my dad gets mad, cause all you see is 2 little lines throughout the yard. Lol


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    They hold up very well off road. On road they wear quick. And yes it leaves ditches through my yard. I have had the same set on one of my Nitro cars for about a year and a half. Still in great shape. The Badlands SC last longer than the 2.8 just because they don't swell as bad.
    Thanks, The truck is a beast. And since everything is centered, it handles like its on rails. I don't see full throttle often on the SPC 6500 65c 2s packs. It needs a lot of room to wind it out. If you just mash it. Your digging a ditch.
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    Yup, easy way to make a backyard track, probably one of the best ways cause the truck is making it itself, just run it around for a few packs, lol I don't think my dad would be to happy then


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    My kids have it made. I will make the track for them. I actually had a track for a couple years.
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    Looks like a lot of fun, what do you mean by you HAD? Did u get rid of it?


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    Yeah. It started to wash the soil away when it rained. I didn't want a ditch thru my yard. Plus I bought them both ATVs so they needed the space to run. But I don't care if they tear the yard up. Its grass. It will grow back. I mke it muddy myself running my ATV thru the yard.
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    Yup, what do you like better rc's or atv's? Or what about a rc atv?


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    I have been riding ATVs all my life. I also own property in Wv and without a 4 wheeler your not going very far. So I have to say ATVs. I am going to buy a new one in the next couple weeks. Just waiting to get all the goodies installed on it.
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    So I ran a 2s pack through it today, ran great with 28/86 gearing. Temps were around 100 and 105degF roughly.
    Tomorrow morning I will do some speed runs on 2s and 3s, hopefully I will hit 40 or 45mph. My overall goal is 50, then I will be very happy. I probably won't get 50 with this gearing but maybe something a little higher. I will post results and maybe a video.


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