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    Best gears to prevent overheating?

    So I just hooked my Rusty up with a Mamba Max Pro 3800KV with a 3s Lipo 6400 mAh 35c Battery. Any suggestions on gearing?

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    you could try a 14 tooth pinion and that might help delay the heat some but I am not sure you are going to totally get away from the heat with a 3s battery

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    ok..Castle recommends 12T-19T pinion and 90T Spur

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    You can gear that combo up pretty good without worrying about heat.

    The stock 25/83 Rustler gearing should work pretty good to start with. If it's too fast drop a couple teeth on the pinion to 23 or so, if you want more speed try a 28t.
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    If you're using bigger tires and want to run through grass and what not I'd maybe try a 19t pinion.
    Last edited by brandon555; 02-13-2015 at 12:28 PM. Reason: oops meant to edit my other post!
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    yeah I'm running the bigger thrasher tires

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    i would start with 31/76 but do you need the better motor/esc to bash or will u start doing some hi speed runs too?

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    I like to do both
    I also just installed fans on both the esc and motor

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    where did u get your MMP? didnt you have to change out transmission housing too?

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    I did not have to change out the transmission housing. It fit in perfect. I did however have to do very minor trimming of the housing to get the fan to fit over the motor. If I could post pics I would show ya'll how it looks.

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    I ordered my MMP through TowerHobbies.com

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    I was using the same conmbo on a wd pede and traxxas 3 battery and my temps were excellent o 18/58 32 pitch gearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezza View Post
    I was using the same conmbo on a wd pede and traxxas 3 battery and my temps were excellent o 18/58 32 pitch gearing.
    Yeah that's pretty close to the 17/54 combo that I run. I don't ever have heat issues, even running through grass. The 3800kv motor is a beast. It will power a 1/8 buggy, so in a light 2wd like the Rustler it doesn't even break a sweat.
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