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    Which battery is good for 2wd vxl to make it run faster?

    i want my truck to run a lot faster! What all upgrades should i do ??

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    What batteries are you running now?

    The easiest we to go faster is to upgrade to 3S. You will want to look at your manual to get the right gearing, and you will wan to monitor the temps for the first couple of runs (every 5 minutes or so).
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    ..... start with a 2s lipo, it is worlds apart from a nimh

    then tune it gearing wise......

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    I am using the stock batteries which i got with the truck!
    Should i change the motor also to increase the speed?

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    you can change the motor, however, the stock esc will be the limiting factor

    start with going 2s lipo, and adjust gearing

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    I agree with Jimbo. Start out on a 2S lipo and go from there. I would suggest going with two 2S 5000mah 7.4v batteries and buying some extra pinion and spur gears to experiment with. You can do quite a bit with the stock motor/ESC and you don't really need to upgrade it right away. Once you understand a little more about gearing, temps, and motor types, get an 11.1v 3S lipo and you'll be throwing down some serious acceleration!

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    the problem with going 3s (although it is awesome) is that it will break parts..... the stock plastics can't handle that stress

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    I think the first thing to do is familiarize yourself with your RC. You'll need to understand gearing, safe temperatures for your electronics, battery care, etc. LiPo technology is fantastic but you will need a LiPo charger and you will need to understand this particular technology really well to be safe. I wouldn't use a 3S LiPo with a VXL because it's been known to be a fatal combination. Yeah, friends have smoked their VXL-3s ESCs with 3S LiPo packs. Saw it happen.

    My wide mod P2de runs Trenchers with a Castle Sv3/4600. On a 2S LiPo, it's stupid fast.
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    What if i upgrade to Velineon 3500 motor and esc..? Is it good?.
    I want my truck to go stupid fast like 70+mph!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yethinder Ragav View Post
    What if i upgrade to Velineon 3500 motor and esc..? Is it good?.
    I want my truck to go stupid fast like 70+mph!!
    Money being no object because this is RC addiction we're talking about, my personal preference is the Castle Creations Sv3 with a 4600kV motor combo. Waterproof. Oh, the Sv3 just so happens to be less expensive than the VXL! I really love this Castle system in my P2de. Vertical eight feet in the air. Stupid fast.
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    +1 on the sv3 4600 combo. Great performance even on 7cell NiHM's. Hopefully I get my Lipo's and charger for x-mas.
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    Jerry, Jerry, Jerry. Still running NiMH. Tisk-tisk. You've been spending too much time throwing beads to gals. Haven't you!


    May Santa bring you the joy that is: LiPo pow-ah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jvogel View Post
    Jerry, Jerry, Jerry. Still running NiMH. Tisk-tisk. You've been spending too much time throwing beads to gals. Haven't you!


    May Santa bring you the joy that is: LiPo pow-ah.
    If not I hope the gals I been throwing beads to will
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    Tanx for ur suggestion!! ill get Castle Creations Sv3 with a 4600kV motor combo!!
    What about the battery?? Which is good!!?

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    I am building a rc car !, i need radio transmitter and receiver,where can i get it for cheap rate ??

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    I would personally go with the 3800kv combo from castle. Just for room to grow on 3s... Not that the 4600kv can't do it its just the gearing that the 3800kv can do on 3s

    And for cheap stuff eBay or daller hobby.com
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    Ok! What is the best gearing for on road and off road?

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    This question of yours is like your first one. My response in post #8 still rings true.

    Gearing is dependent on a great deal of variables (tire size, ambient temperature, driving style, electronics used, etc.) and is governed by the temperatures of your electronics.

    So the question, "What is the best gearing for on road and off road?" It's like asking, "What size tires do vehicles have?"

    If you are "building a rc car", a Stampede 2wd with a "Castle Creations Sv3 with a 4600kV motor combo" and a 7.4v SMC or SPC LiPo battery (as I suggested), then it may be best to start with the Castle Creations gearing recommendation: 12-18/90.

    My wide mod P2de, Pro-Line Trenchers, TRX steel shafts, RPM gearbox with toe in, Sv2/4600 combo and SMC 7.4v 5000mAh LiPo is geared: 17/86 (almost the same as 18/90) for running on a dirt track. Given the temperature readings it has currently, it can be geared even higher.

    Please keep asking questions. None of us were born knowing this stuff.
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    Thanks for your suggestion!! I will definitely ask you about my doubts!!
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    I bought my first rc car 2yrs back but still i dont know much about gearing!!
    I have a 3d printer too! Can u suggest sum usefull parts which i can build!

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    The only thing I can think would be cool is a driver figure for an Axial Wraith. Most RC working parts are made of very durable materials and I don't know if a 3D printer uses those. I sent you a couple PMs about gearing to hopefully help you.
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