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    Best motor ESC combo for 2wd slash.

    Alright guys. First post. What's the best ESC and motor combo. Preferably castle creations. For the 2wd slash.

    It is possible to stuff a mm2 in a 2wd?

    I mainly am looking for speed as I'm doing alot of all around bashing. Right now I'm running 3s with the vxl3s but I want something bigger and better.

    And what kv rating would be best for me?

    I've got MIP shafts, have widened the front end, strc hubs and casters, rpm arms, and integy shock towers. (I know, I was still new). Oh and integy front piggybacks and big bores in the back.

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    I'd go with a castle mmp and 3800 motor
    If you want power the the mmp and 2400 motor
    The 2400 can run on 4s and it produces a lot of torque
    You'll have to loosen your slipper for sure
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    if your looking for speed n 3s and above id be looking at the cc2400 combo - but the cc3800 on 2s is a pretty nice setup
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    The 2400 with MMP or mm2? I'll mainly be running 3s from now on. I like to go fast.

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    Will the 2400 and 3800 fit in the slash without a new gearbox?

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    The 3800 will for sure.
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    Awesome. Thanks. Sounds like the MMP and the 3800 on 3s is the way to go?

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    should be some insane torque on 3s
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    Can the 3800 handle 4s?

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    Would the MMP SCT edition with 3800 the combo to go with? I see they offer it as a package. What's the difference between MMP and MMP SCT.

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    The SCT race pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    I'd go with a castle mmp and 3800 motor
    X2 Watch the package prices it not always the best deal. It might be better to order separate and get a backup esc.



    The Mamba Max Pro will run you 100-125 and you might as well order the Sidewinder SCT Combo with 1410-3800KV Motor for 100 and keep an extra esc

    I bought them separate and paid $205.00
    so by ordering separate I paid 5 dollars more and got an extra esc.

    Quote Originally Posted by wwSome View Post
    Would the MMP SCT edition with 3800 the combo to go with? I see they offer it as a package. What's the difference between MMP and MMP SCT.

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    No difference in the esc but the 1410-3800KV Motor in the MMP SCT race pro will have a 5mm shaft that will be too large for your existing pinion gears if you have them.
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    Good thinking! Any problems with the 3800 overheating on 3s with the MMP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geeves View Post
    X2 Watch the package prices it not always the best deal. It might be better to order separate and get a backup esc.



    The Mamba Max Pro will run you 100-125 and you might as well order the Sidewinder SCT Combo with 1410-3800KV Motor for 100 and keep an extra esc

    I bought them separate and paid $205.00
    so by ordering separate I paid 5 dollars more and got an extra esc.
    I agree. I have the SCT 3800KV in my Stampede and the power is insane even with a 2S lipo. Doesn't even get much more than ambient temperature. Paid $105 or so shipped. The SCT has the ESC fan as well as the motor fan-although it won't fit with the stock 272 trans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwSome View Post
    Good thinking! Any problems with the 3800 overheating on 3s with the MMP?

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    I'm still trying different gearing. All the gearing combos that I have tried in the velineon have been under geared for this CC setup. When it get warmer im going to find better gearing but as for now it has not generated much heat on 3s.

    The only thing that its taking me a bit of time to get a custom to is the control at creeping speeds. It doesn't like going at a waking pace it almost feels like it cogging. Reverse is a bit different in its reaction time but tolerable.
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    If you're ever wanting to run 4s the 2400 and the mmp would be better suited for you.

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    So am I pretty safe running 3s with the 3800 and not having to worry about overheating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontlift19 View Post
    If you're ever wanting to run 4s the 2400 and the mmp would be better suited for you.
    Whats the 2400 like compared to the 3800? I like the idea of the speed of the 3800.

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    A whole lot more torque, and it's a 550 can motor. If you're wanting to go fast you won't be disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontlift19 View Post
    If you're ever wanting to run 4s the 2400 and the mmp would be better suited for you.
    At some point wouldn't this be overkill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontlift19 View Post
    A whole lot more torque, and it's a 550 can motor. If you're wanting to go fast you won't be disappointed.
    How would the 2400 perform if I were only running 3s?

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    Best motor ESC combo for 2wd slash.

    Who's doesn't like some opportunity for over kill - it's a bashers world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzforbrains View Post
    At some point wouldn't this be overkill?
    What's wrong with a little overkill?

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    Yes, it can be. I believe billy-bones go his slash to 82 mph on 5s using this setup. But like I said, if you're wanting to run 4s, the 3800 won't support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwSome View Post
    Whats the 2400 like compared to the 3800? I like the idea of the speed of the 3800.

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    2400 is slower on 3s but can be geared up and if you want you could go 4s
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontlift19 View Post
    Yes, it can be. I believe billy-bones go his slash to 82 mph on 5s using this setup. But like I said, if you're wanting to run 4s, the 3800 won't support it.
    Hmm.. I like the sound of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwSome View Post
    What's wrong with a little overkill?

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    Its really your choice. I don't have allot of experience with the 2400 system and I was asking the same question 8 month ago. But what I do know is you will need 4s to really wake the 2400 up. The 2400 will be a dog on 2s and I didn't feel like buying new lipos. The 3800 is light and responsive and I monitor heat so I was not worried about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontlift19 View Post
    Yes, it can be. I believe billy-bones go his slash to 82 mph on 5s using this setup. But like I said, if you're wanting to run 4s, the 3800 won't support it.
    Got it. I can't imaging driving these things that fast. 40mph is screaming when you are off road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeves View Post
    Its really your choice. I don't have allot of experience with the 2400 system and I was asking the same question 8 month ago. But what I do know is you will need 4s to really wake the 2400 up. The 2400 will be a dog on 2s and I didn't feel like buying new lipos. The 3800 is light and responsive and I monitor heat so I was not worried about it.
    Yea. I don't like the idea of dropping a bunch more money on more lipos than I already have.

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    You should read this post its got some good info. Scroll down half way.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...vxl-bent-rotor
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeves View Post
    You should read this post its got some good info. Scroll down half way.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...vxl-bent-rotor
    Awesome. I think I've made my decision. Hah. 3800 it is.

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    Imo the 3800 is a better choice with the slash, I have as stated above run the 2400 on 5s but thats pushing the limits.
    My 3800kv slash is a much better all around truck.
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    I am having great results with the Sidewinder SC/3800kv combo. On 2s it perfect for just general driving and back yard laps. On 3s its a handfull. I havent seen anything near 100degf on the motor yet. Although it is cool outside. And the combo is cheap on ebay. Handles 3s just fine even though they recommend 2s. Plus its already WP. If you choose the MMP buy it separately or get the SC edition. Its cheaper in the long run as advised from earlier post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerman View Post
    I am having great results with the Sidewinder SC/3800kv combo. On 2s it perfect for just general driving and back yard laps. On 3s its a handfull. I havent seen anything near 100degf on the motor yet. Although it is cool outside. And the combo is cheap on ebay. Handles 3s just fine even though they recommend 2s. Plus its already WP. If you choose the MMP buy it separately or get the SC edition. Its cheaper in the long run as advised from earlier post.
    Thought about that but that throws out the option of running a motor capable of 4s and beyond in the future.

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    If you really want to over power the truck with 4s, been there and its extremely over powered, and waterproof isn't important go with the mamba max pro, if you need a wp unit and never plan to run a sensored motor the mamba monster 2 may be for you.
    The 3800 will not take 4s but is a beast on 3s, unless I'm after nothing but speed I dont even run 3s in my 2wd trucks.
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    Agreed. But if you wanted to upgrade later. I have both the MMP and the SSC as well as the 4600kv and 3800kv. For the 3800kv on both ESC there was no noticeable difference in performance. So Its a very capable system for less than $120. And you can still use your batteries. And later if you upgrade to the MMP/2400kv now you just got an excuse to build another car since you have the extra gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerman View Post
    Agreed. But if you wanted to upgrade later. I have both the MMP and the SSC as well as the 4600kv and 3800kv. For the 3800kv on both ESC there was no noticeable difference in performance. So Its a very capable system for less than $120. And you can still use your batteries. And later if you upgrade to the MMP/2400kv now you just got an excuse to build another car since you have the extra gear.
    I like the way you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    If you really want to over power the truck with 4s, been there and its extremely over powered, and waterproof isn't important go with the mamba max pro, if you need a wp unit and never plan to run a sensored motor the mamba monster 2 may be for you.
    The 3800 will not take 4s but is a beast on 3s, unless I'm after nothing but speed I dont even run 3s in my 2wd trucks.
    Yea. I think 3s will be good enough for now. 4s sounds like to much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwSome View Post
    I like the way you think.

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    Thats how I got this.

    Right now powered by the SSC/3800kv and on 3s its a ditch digger. I was going to run the MMP/3800 for same reasons you are thinking the 2400 later. Aint gonna happen. This on 3s is enough. Allowed me to use the MMP/4600 in the Bandit. I chose the SSC because its waterproof features for this truck in the end. I did WP the MMP but why chance it. They perform identically on 3s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerman View Post
    Thats how I got this.

    Right now powered by the SSC/3800kv and on 3s its a ditch digger. I was going to run the MMP/3800 for same reasons you are thinking the 2400 later. Aint gonna happen. This on 3s is enough. Allowed me to use the MMP/4600 in the Bandit. I chose the SSC because its waterproof features for this truck in the end. I did WP the MMP but why chance it. They perform identically on 3s.
    She's.. she's beautiful. But yea. That's probably a pretty good idea. I don't want to risk getting the MMP wet even of I were to waterproof it.

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