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Old 08-19-2008, 05:17 PM   #21
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I am using the Mamba mini, but any brushed ESC will work.


I can't find anything any better than the stock motors that isn't MUCH better than the stock motors. The 2.3mm shaft kinda limits options too.
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I am using the Mamba mini, but any brushed ESC will work.


I can't find anything any better than the stock motors that isn't MUCH better than the stock motors. The 2.3mm shaft kinda limits options too.
I am confused, so the 454's are only slighlty better? i want to get some slower motors with more grunt on the low end.
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:34 AM   #23
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The 454's are leaps and bounds above the stock motors. I just couldn't find anything in the middle. Either non-servicable stock motors or cobalts, nothing in between.

The 454's are about 2.7x faster than stock, but they can be run on low voltage and still have tons of torque.
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The 454's are leaps and bounds above the stock motors. I just couldn't find anything in the middle. Either non-servicable stock motors or cobalts, nothing in between.

The 454's are about 2.7x faster than stock, but they can be run on low voltage and still have tons of torque.
Understood and about to order

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Old 08-21-2008, 10:06 AM   #25
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It didn't work as per the instructions, so I used the white wire and it worked. I was kinda stumped, and I need to call Castle about it.

Good question!
I had the exact same thing happen with mine and used the same solution. I called Castle and they were stumped as well. I'm guessing they just had an odd batch that came out.

It works great now though with the "alternative wiring".
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:42 AM   #26
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Do you think that the 454 would work in the Losi?
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Do you think that the 454 would work in the Losi?
No clue, I haven't seen a losi yet. I think it may be too big for it, and I don't know what pinion size the losi is either- nobody will take the time to tell me.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:29 PM   #28
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Looks good JRH!!! This should be on BYT...I think!!!
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:42 AM   #29
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why is it unpluged in to 2nd pic?????
Because they are poser shots. I had already broken the front gear by the time I got sense enough to take pics. Again, the breakage was my fault for having too much power and using it without discretion.

Well, since I was being a tool and broke a gear with some aftermarket power I decided to modify the truck a bit whilst it was taken apart. I just took the chassis off and bolted the axles up to a HBZ warthog tuber meant for an AX10. I used spare TLT kit links and emaxx ball ends for new linkages. I am waiting on parts from tower to get it driving again, parts I bought were extra gearsets, a ball bearing kit, extra dogbones, and the 11t pinions. I will be bringing it to the comp in KC for a play rig in the new form.

Once I get the electronics installed I will get some more flex from the added weight. This is more of a play rig than a comp rig, as the tuber is heavier than it needs to be for this little build. This puppy will be a wheelie machine now! But I will have to take it easy until the metal replacement parts are ready.


I really like this tuber with a short wheelbase. I will put body panels on later.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:51 AM   #30
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holmes,do you have any vids of your cliff climber in action?I'd love to see one
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Not yet, I will try and get one up soon.
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Good eye. It isn't off, just cocked since I outboarded one side but not the other. It isn't staying stock for long anyway. Very impressed with the handling though, with some better tires and a rear lockout it will be a very fun rig.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:27 AM   #33
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What about the reedy 380's?? I think those are rebuildable maybe rewindable. I know when I put 1 in my 18r it actually slowed down. Il'l check tomorrow if the its truely servicable.
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they never redid the parts manual. the truck actually comes with 11t pinions.
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Yeah, but they need like 8t or 9t pinions...

JRH, got a source?
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What about the reedy 380's?? I think those are rebuildable maybe rewindable. I know when I put 1 in my 18r it actually slowed down. Il'l check tomorrow if the its truely servicable.
Reedy only has 280 motors to my knowledge

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Yeah, but they need like 8t or 9t pinions...

JRH, got a source?
I am working on it, I am getting tooling made so my machinist can cut them for both the Berg and CC.
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:07 AM   #37
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I ran the motors for a while yesterday. WOW! They are sick man. You weren't kidding about how fast they are, and the torque is awesome. I put them in my fully optioned kit so I will bring it along with me to the Nats next week.
I will call you later today.
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Reedy only has 280 motors to my knowledge

You may be right I have to check what it is. hehehe

You are right!!! Just assumed that since the 18r's were 370 cans and it fits that it was the same.

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John, did you get the parts for your truck yet? i would like to hear any more pointers and tips on your setup.
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Old 08-28-2008, 08:09 AM   #40
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Yep, got them in. I just need to hack a few tubes off the frame so I can put lower shocks on there. Will do after breakfast.
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