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    4WD Stampede XL5 Brushed vs Stampede XL5 4WD Brushed

    I have the 2WD XL5 brushed but was wondering how the 4WD XL5 brushed version stacks up? I like the 2WD but would like better climbing performance when trailing and crawling. Pros and Cons?
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    The xl5 titan combo is geared down for the 4wd pede, it will be slower in comparison to the 2wd. The 4wd stampede really needs a brushless to run nice. I imagine the higher turn titan 550 from an emaxx would work good in a brushed stampede 4x4 too, but I don't own one, I have never tried.

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    My 4WD Pede is now a 4WD Slash. It is a fun truck, but it is a monster, and as such, unstable at high speeds. With that, I would get another if the bug hit me. I have only owned the VXL version, but have seen enough of the XL5 version that I know I would not buy one. The 4WD Pede is a great platform, the XL5 is a great brushed ESC, the Titan motor, meh... so-so, but the XL5/4WD Pede combo is not a good one. To really enjoy the truck, it needs brushless power.

    This is kind of the same for the Telluride. It is a great trail platform, but will fry the motor if you put it through a lot of heavy-torque crawling situations.
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    Ok, thanks for the good inputs folks.
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    Is throttle response as good on the brushless version as it is with the brushed XL5 setup? My brushless X-Maxx is very jerky on initial throttle input, it's a mess in low speed crawling or trailing situations.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnybravo View Post
    Is throttle response as good on the brushless version as it is with the brushed XL5 setup? My brushless X-Maxx is very jerky on initial throttle input, it's a mess in low speed crawling or trailing situations.

    Thanks!
    Unless you're going to invest in a new motor and esc combo you're going have the cogging and stuttering. That's a sensorless brushless system for you. You need to get a sensored setup if you're going to do any slow speed trailing or crawling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post
    Unless you're going to invest in a new motor and esc combo you're going have the cogging and stuttering. That's a sensorless brushless system for you. You need to get a sensored setup if you're going to do any slow speed trailing or crawling.
    Thanks, sounds like my X-Maxx!
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