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    what are your temps like with the 13/54 gearing dude if not as you have said a 11t should keep you in the safe zone...peace
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    Sorry, but no temp readings yet.
    I've only run one 2S pack from my MERV in it just to check if all was working without any problems.

    I still need to order batteries from SPC:


    Once I get them, I will be checking temps to put the proper pinion gear in.
    I hope I can get away with the 13t!
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    Got bored while waiting for my wife to get my batteries and bought myself some parts.

    I haven't installed any yet, but had a question on one of the parts:

    I picked up the ET-2400 motor to go with my VXL-3S 4-Pole ESC.
    The ESC has White, Yellow, and Blue wires.
    The motor has White, Black and Red wires.
    Which wires connect together?
    I could not find any wiring diagrams/schematics that show what the wires are.
    Didn't they used to have the same WYB wires, but just swap the W and B?
    Any help would be appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Got bored while waiting for my wife to get my batteries and bought myself some parts.

    I haven't installed any yet, but had a question on one of the parts:

    I picked up the ET-2400 motor to go with my VXL-3S 4-Pole ESC.
    The ESC has White, Yellow, and Blue wires.
    The motor has White, Black and Red wires.
    Which wires connect together?
    I could not find any wiring diagrams/schematics that show what the wires are.
    Didn't they used to have the same WYB wires, but just swap the W and B?
    Any help would be appreciated!
    Any order is fine. If it runs backwards, you simply swap any 2 wires.

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    OK. I just didn't want to damage anything.
    Thank you and have a great weekend!
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    Nope. You won't hurt a thing if you hook it up backwards.

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    Great looking truck.....what is the lights that you got on, I have the 6784 light bar but have not installed or g=figure dout where to put it yet.

    That body is just awaome, mean looking, bad....dude thats going to catch up to ya
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    The front lights currently on my rig are the same as yours... TRA6784.
    I have the Stampede front bumper so it screws right in.

    I still want to replace it with a 3" light bar. We'll see...
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    What a great build! Looks great and I'm sure it performs great as well.

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    Thank you.

    I just installed an ET-2400 motor with my stock VXL-3S ESC.
    I have 14T, 17T and 20T pinions, but still need 3S batteries to figure out which one to run on for general bashing.

    Finished with more mods:

    1) Traxxas ET-2400 Motor and Castle fan
    2) Futaba 3PL 2.4 GHz FHSS3-Channel Tx/Rx
    3) Boca Bearings (green seal)
    I replaced all but the ones in the bulkheads... got too lazy.
    I'll put them in when my bulkhead needs to be replaced with the RPM bulkhead sitting in my toolbox.
    4) SimpleRC Motor Temp Sticker
    5) Revo Slipper replacement
    5) SPC 6500 mAh 65C 3S LiPos

    and since I can now pull wheelies,

    6) Exotek Wheelie Wheels for my Wing

    I think that's it for now.

    Just one more mod to go... I need to make a bracket so I can replace my Traxxas Stampede light cans with my RC4WD 3" light bar.

    Anyways, on to some pics:





















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    Motor temp sticker? How cool. I'll have to look into that.

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    Here's the link:

    http://simplerc.com/

    I also have an IR temp reader, but this is easier...
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    Those temp stickers seem like a simple and easy way to watch motor temps. I'm going to pick up a few.

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    Lookin' good Squeegie. Those temp strips look interesting. It's the first I've heard of them.

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    Love the wheelie wheels on the wing - if you hit those, the nose must be way up in the air!

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    Oops! I just remembered another mod I installed but didn't take a pic of... STRC CNC Machined Aluminum Multi-Piece Steering Bellcrank set (Gun Metal).

    For those that have installed it, how tight do you have your servo saver screwed down?

    Also, does anyone agree with this guy regarding the stock plastic piece (bellcrank horn)?

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    Do you like the bellcrank. I need a new one. Was debating stock vs aluminum

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    As usual, STRC's fit and finish are great!

    I haven't had time to really run it yet. Only ran it for about 2 minutes to check if all still worked after installing everything.

    Any advise from anyone on properly adjusting the bellcrank's servo saver?
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    I have mine backed off petty far. I tried to get it close to the feel of the stock. Haven't had much run time with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    As usual, STRC's fit and finish are great!

    I haven't had time to really run it yet. Only ran it for about 2 minutes to check if all still worked after installing everything.

    Any advise from anyone on properly adjusting the bellcrank's servo saver?
    I measured the height of the stock set up and followed that - it has about 1-1/2 threads showing on the top. I've been running this set up for about four months with no issues at all. I highly recommend the aluminum STRC in this application - really tightens up the steering response and has better clearance on the drive shaft on the LCG chassis.

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    Thank you for your reply.

    I'll adjust mine later today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Thank you for your reply.

    I'll adjust mine later today.
    No problem, glad to offer assistance - I've received so much from others on the Forum, its nice to be able to provide some assistance!

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    I've learned MUCH from the forum members here.

    My MERV VXL and Slash 4x4 Platinum builds wouldn't have been the same without all of their advise, knowledge, expertise, and assistance.

    ...then again, my bank account wouldn't be the same either!
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    what a awesome build thats going to be a beast!

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    I've wanted a bajr type of body for a while now, due to the bubble shape. I figure that will help it roll back over more often when I flip. I just couldn't sell myself on them, however, because I thought they are ugly lol.

    However, yours,with the trimmed fenders,completely changes that for me. I like the looks of your truck a lot.
    460, straightpipes, buried throttle, nuff said :D

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    Well, I moved my receiver box back into the chassis. I really liked the way it all fit with equal spacing around all the components with the box up top/front, but I hated the way the wire routing looked.

    I used STRC's graphite electronics plate and used velcro to stick my ESC in place. Why? So I could easily take it out when I have to change pinions.

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    Now I need some advise from you guys.

    I ran it with 20/54 gearing earlier this week and easily flipped it over going almost any speed when I mashed the throttle.

    My question:

    Should I

    1) switch it back to 17/54 gearing, or
    2) loosen my slipper a bit and train my trigger finger?

    What do you guys think?

    By the way, after about 5-10 minutes of running 20/54, the temp sticker on my et-2400 was on the 140˚ indicator. I did not have my IR temp gun with me at the time to get a more accurate reading.

    I'm leaning towards 17/54 for all around safety.

    Ant advise?
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    I'd go 17/54. Safety first.

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    Thanks. I was leaning towards that... just lazy and wondered if anyone would convince me otherwise.

    Thanks again for your advise and have a great day!
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    I actually run 15/50 to slow mine down a bit. It can take wayyyyyy more gear, but I have no need to do 50 mph on my front lawn. LOL

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    It was a blast on 20/54s, but I didn't need it to go that fast.
    It was too easy to flip at any speed... Back to 17 I go!
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    I am running 18/54 on mine and it is perfect. Now I just have to stop breaking/bending stuff. LOL
    I bent the Tekno axles, and today I broke a stock A arm, and bent a GTR shock shaft.

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    The truck is very clean, wires nicely tucked away.
    Definetely go back to 17/54 gearing, you will also preffer longer runs and learn more on the handling.
    I am also thinking of either getting a CC 2650 or the 2400, in the mean time I will stick my 2600 tacon, to try and gear taller for now; With the CC3800, I have not gone beyond 14/54 on 3s, but getting good temps and speed.
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    Turn the punch down on the ESC with a program card. It's great to tune the motor
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    I know I am very late to the party here but I have been looking at this thread for a while now and I've got to say that I love love love the job that was done. It pushes us all to raise our games a bit.
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    Hi,

    I'm going to buy new esc and motor combo. Traxxas 2400 will be my choice. I think about new VXL esc but i'm afraid of heat issues on 3S... I see you got this combo so how about esc temps after running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jrc121 View Post
    Turn the punch down on the ESC with a program card. It's great to tune the motor
    He has a VXL ESC. It's not possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    Well, I moved my receiver box back into the chassis. I really liked the way it all fit with equal spacing around all the components with the box up top/front, but I hated the way the wire routing looked.

    I used STRC's graphite electronics plate and used velcro to stick my ESC in place. Why? So I could easily take it out when I have to change pinions.

    Before:






    After:












    Now I need some advise from you guys.

    I ran it with 20/54 gearing earlier this week and easily flipped it over going almost any speed when I mashed the throttle.

    My question:

    Should I

    1) switch it back to 17/54 gearing, or
    2) loosen my slipper a bit and train my trigger finger?

    What do you guys think?

    By the way, after about 5-10 minutes of running 20/54, the temp sticker on my et-2400 was on the 140˚ indicator. I did not have my IR temp gun with me at the time to get a more accurate reading.

    I'm leaning towards 17/54 for all around safety.

    Ant advise?
    This looks great! Whenever people ask about the best waterproof setup with the 2400 motor I always think of you and recommend the way you have your truck setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    I know I am very late to the party here but I have been looking at this thread for a while now and I've got to say that I love love love the job that was done. It pushes us all to raise our games a bit.
    I've said it before on the first post on this thread and I'll say it again...
    Thank you everyone for the knowledge imparted on your threads and comments to make my build possible!

    This is my first Slash and most of what I did I have learned from everyone here.
    Some by straight knowledge some by example (by what to do and some by what "not" to do).
    Either way, once posted, it all becomes a part of the collective knowledge on this forum.

    Glad to be a part of this community and hope to one day to help give some of the knowledge that I've been given.

    Thank you everyone!

    BTW: Still more mods to come!

    Quote Originally Posted by Martinii View Post
    Hi,

    I'm going to buy new esc and motor combo. Traxxas 2400 will be my choice. I think about new VXL esc but i'm afraid of heat issues on 3S... I see you got this combo so how about esc temps after running?
    I haven't had the time to change the pinion back to the 17t yet. Once I do, I'll let you know.
    There are a lot of guys running this combo. Hopfully one of them will chine in for you!
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