Just received 2 ******* 2s 5000 lipos. I am running a sidewinder sct combo and am geared 23/86. Should I lower my pinion or raise my spur? What is the best combo to run?
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I also have a Castle Sidewinder SCT in my Slash. I'm geared 14/56 and run 9.9v almost exclusively and have never had any problems. Your geared up a bit more than I am (3.7 vs. 4.0) but I'm guessing you will be fine at 23/86 on 2s, just watch your temp. I do have a fan on my ESC .
Donny, for the gearing, it depends a lot on how you drive and what you're looking for for the gearing. Are you racing or bashing or doing street speed runs? There's no one perfect gear setup. Try different ratios and see what fits your driving style best. Just watch your temps. It's worth buying an IR temp gun.
According to Castle tech support, if an ESC needs a fan, it's not designed right. They only put fans on their newer Mamba Max ESCs because the market demanded them. Didn't ask about the Sidewinder series, but he made it sound like a broad generalization. Some people may feel otherwise. I still have one on my Sidewinder, but I put it on before I had that particular conversation. Just random FYI.
Welcome to LiPo... the only regret I ever had about LiPo was that I wasted money on NiMh before making the switch!
What broke, uh, needs upgrading now?
I have an older venom pro charger and it charges my lipos at 5.0 no problem. I've never charged LIFE batteries with it.
My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...
O.G. are you balance charging at 5A?