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    Gearing for Off-road bashing

    Well camping season is right around the corner, and I am planning to bash the rusty a lot out at our campsite.

    The campsite has al bit of gravel roads around, along with some grass and stuff.

    What would you recomend the gearing be?

    Right now I have stock gearing, but I was thinking of maybe a 19/86 or something to help keep the heat down
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    Yeah, that seems good. Low might be good for better acceleration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tycoonman
    Yeah, that seems good. Low might be good for better acceleration.
    Well a higher pinion gives you a higher top speed, and a lower pinion gives you more torque. Since I would be off-road, a high topspeed would be meaningless
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    You have to tell people what ESC/Motor you are running when asking for a gearing recommendation. 19/86 is pretty low for a VXL but might be a good or a tiny bit high for a MM/5700

    EDIT: I see it in your sig now....19/86 should be about right I run 18/86
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj
    You have to tell people what ESC/Motor you are running when asking for a gearing recommendation. 19/86 is pretty low for a VXL but might be a good or a tiny bit high for a MM/5700

    EDIT: I see it in your sig now....19/86 should be about right I run 18/86
    I was planning on going to the LHS and seeing what they have available and what the price is. I know LiquidRC has pretty much any pinion size combination I could want, but I don't know if I have the time to wait and order it through them or not

    Actually I've got some money stashed in Paypal, I should just go ahead and get a 19tooth from them
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    Now, I notice LiquidRC has both Steel and Aluminum. Which would be better since the spur gear is plastic?

    I'm leaning towards steel, mostly because an 18tooth 48p pinion is $5CAN where the 19tooth 48p aluminum is $7
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    i run a 23/90 gear off road on my rusty.
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    don't get an aluminum pinion they wear out fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dj1793
    don't get an aluminum pinion they wear out fast
    The steel was cheaper, so I grabbed that. Should be a week before it arrives
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