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    Gearing

    So I'm in the process of converting my tmaxx to and emaxx and I'm wanting to try the stock motor out of my slash 4x4. I know it's a little small but I have it sitting on the shelf collecting dust. But anyways what kind of gearing do you think would works best or where should I start. Not looking for top speed runs

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    what motor & ESC???
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    It will work but use the lowest gearing possible at first for torque.
    the vxl motor can push an emaxx around I'm sure it can push a tmaxx if you remove all the unnecessary weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    what motor & ESC???
    Also what batteries do you plan to use. You are going to have to be careful with your gearing you are going to be asking a lot from that system in the maxx.

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    Not sure the kv but it's the stock vxl motor out of a slash 4x4 ultimate. I only have 3 cell 65c thunder power batteries. Would a 2 cell be better ?

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    The motor is the vxl 3500. Do you have a temp gun so you can monitor how much heat the motor is going to make on 3s ?

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    Yeah have a temp gun what's a good temp around 130

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    Traxxas says 200 max. I would keep it around 150 to 160 just to be safe.

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    I have a feeling the VXL will struggle in a Maxx, it's a pretty small motor meant for like a 7 pound truck not a 17 pound truck.
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    gear it slow & low. Take it easy, watch temps, don't hammer on it.....
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