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    fiesta build

    I had originally had this in the gymkhana area. But now I am just using a regular fiesta chassis. It works. So I had originally a roller and the fiddly bits. But now I found out it is cheaper to get a brushed rally, and then get a brushless system. But first. Can I just buy it and pop in a brushless powerhouse or do I need to change out drivetrain components? And what wheels should I buy for drifting and what wheels should I buy for racing. What about the stockers? Are they good for anything?
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    You will need a different motor mount unless you go with a big block system(540 motor). The rest of the stuff is the same. Not sure on the stock tires as i never had them when i got my rollers. I use some cheap 1/10 wheels and tire on ebay from china. They work fine for all around use. For some real good ones HPI X-patterns that are belted are great. Drifters you probably can find on ebay too for 1/10 cars.

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    Is a "big block system" just a 1/10 motor in a 1/16 car? And drifting wheels I was thinking the stock gymkhana wheels, and racing, not sure on that,but any real road wheels will work.

    can anyone provide a link to the 1/16 motor mount so I can throw in a 1/16 motor in it? And is there a better (maybe 1/10)s motor that is cheaper than the combined price of the 1/16 vxl system and motor mount price?

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    Is this the right mount
    http://www.rcplanet.com/Traxxas_Moto...FW4Q7Aod-BcAwA

    does anyone know?
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    That should work.

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    Just ordered the brushed fiesta. On its way! Along with the mustang body (hope it works!) and an extra battery! So excited.
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    Enjoy the new Rally!
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    Haven't even gotten the truck yet, and am already looking at new wheels, and brush less setups. Just want to know, is the linked motor usable with dual battery set up? Or do I truly need a lipo? And what lipos do I need eventually?
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    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXDAVN
    Drift Wheels
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...Fc8F7AodwzcANw
    Regular wheels
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBRSW&P=7


    All I need is a battery connector for the ESC, what should I use?
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    lipo is definetly the way to go. That motor/esc combo is good. I have the 4600kv motor in mine. i like traxxas connectors.
    http://spcracingbatteries.com/index....&product_id=54
    ^ this is a great battery for the mini's. Just keep checking to see when they come back in stock.

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    Can the battery tray hold that?
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    Yup perfect for them.

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    This battery seems small
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    Here we go!.
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    Looks good bro....just got to remove those decals. Lol.

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    fiesta build

    Yep... Don't know what traxxas was thinking. I got my mustang body. It's gonna be classic blue and white.
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    There we go!
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    So here is my final upgrade list, and is there a lipo that has the traxxas connector stock.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDAVL&P=ML MOTOR
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAYLB&P=7 SPRINGS

    For tires I have X patterns, and T grips. I believe I saw the T grips are for drifting
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    Traxxas Lipo has traxxas connector stock. SPC has it with Traxxas connector as well.
    The traxxas Lipo is 2200mah & SPC is 2500mah.
    Both of these are good and can't go wrong.

    Looking forward to the end result.

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    now realizing that this is a real drifter at heart, is the sidewinder/4600 overpowered for a drifter, or is the 3m VXL better for a drifter, keeping the COG lower, not too likely to spin out, the only issue that I can think of is that it wont have enough torque. As well as the issue of a motor plate, but that wont be hard. What do you guys think.
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    or would the 1/10 system be a better choice, more power, more torque?

    Or if a big block is the way to go, how do you hook up the battery connectors, everything else makes sense, but the battery connector.
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    Ive never drifted so im not sure if too much power is bad. I think they like sensored systems or brushed because of the smoothness and no cogging at low speeds. For the battery connector you have to solder it on.

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    That what I thought, does anyone know where to buy a connector . Google provides only adapters
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    Motor: topped at 125 F
    ESC: topped at 105 f
    Battery: topped at 160 f

    I don't think the battery is normal. No matter what battery I use it gets this hot. This is all stock.
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    All traxxased up!



    Anybody on the above post?
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    She's coming along nicely! I dont run nimhs so idk what the temps of the battery should be.
    heres a link to the battery connectors....
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/191145356916?lpid=82

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    Thanks! That was the only thing I couldn't find
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    anytime bro.

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    That seems kind of hot for battery temps. It could be your power system is requiring more amps than your packs can provide. As for drifting, I am having good luck with an XL-5, and a 17t Reedy Radon motor powered by 2s lipo. It seems like tires play a roll as well. When I use my theToyz drift wheels compared to cheapie brands, I have a much easier time inducing and holding a drift. Lots of factors come into play such as road surface, suspension setup and battery placement. Even playing with the exponential and punch control have different effects on how the car performs. You just have to experiment and read up.
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    The reedy radon is brushed right? The xl5 can only handle brushed right? Is it faster than the Titan? Like, significantly better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by commando5184 View Post
    The reedy radon is brushed right?
    That's correct.
    The xl5 can only handle brushed right?
    That's correct.
    Is it faster than the Titan? Like, significantly better?
    From what I've heard, the Reedy motor will likely have a little more top-end speed, but less torque than the 12T Titan.
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    fiesta build

    So this
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXMUN9&P=8

    And an xl5? Is it 2.5 compatible?

    And is it a good upgrade motor, or just a better motor than stock to replace when the Titan breaks?
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    Awesome. That moment that you realize that the motor is starting to go. Less top speed, less torque, etc. I guess that new motor is closer than I think.
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    The nice thing about the Reedy motor, is that when the brushes start to wear out, I can replace them. You can't do that with the Titan. The Radon motor is kind of a middle of the road motor. Not the fastest or best, but a good value for what I paid for it. Also, it is a better fit with the shocks I am using. A traditional can motor is a tight squeeze on the chassis for me at best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXXXMASHER View Post
    The nice thing about the Reedy motor, is that when the brushes start to wear out, I can replace them. You can't do that with the Titan. The Radon motor is kind of a middle of the road motor. Not the fastest or best, but a good value for what I paid for it. Also, it is a better fit with the shocks I am using. A traditional can motor is a tight squeeze on the chassis for me at best.
    So it's just a drop in and go?
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    As long as you have a suitable esc and the 540 motor plate assembly, yes.
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    The motor plate in the brushed edition is 540/50 right? And is it 2.5 compatible, or do I need a xl5?
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    What receiver for the fiesta do I need for a tqi system out of the 1:10, because my slash has a tqi binding system in it and want to convert this.
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