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    Recommendation for build out

    Ok, just wondering what the consensus is for best setup for off road, trail running , and loose dirt/grass running. Will be running mainly 4s and 6s. So below is what I am looking for help on and anything I might miss as well. I DOnt wantbcrazy fast nothing above 40-45mph at most. Just power when needed to climb over things and go up hills and still have little more puch for ramping and what not. I just donít wanna flip and wheelie anytime I need to hit the throttle

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    Gears(brand and ratio)
    Tires
    Connectors for battery and esc
    Anything else I am missing?
    Money not to much of a issue. I already have the castle system and I am not much of a fan been more issues than anything. So what else is out there you would recommend

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    IMO, the Castle 2028 motor has just about the most torque you'll find out there, which is why you flip it over on a touch of the throttle. With that motor, you want to run almost 1:1 gear ratio to prevent the "it flips over when I touch the throttle" issue. For spur gears, you only have 3 options, if you don't want to modify things, & that's the Traxxas ones: 54t, 50t, & 46t. For pinion gears, you have a few options, but not many. I run a 40/46 gear setup myself, and it's easy to control, & still has plenty of torque to wheelie whenever I want. For tires, I recommend the Proline tires, since they don't turn into pizza cutters, & with the Castle motor, the extra weight is a non-issue. I personally use the Traxxas 4s 7600 batteries, & have had no problems with them, but I know many use other brands, with other connectors.
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    can you please provide me with links for the 40/46 gears. I will go with that setup

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    THANK YOU. I am going to go with the 40/46 Setup and see how that goes. Is there any way to find a bigger gear cover for the xmaxx or is that something we cant do with the castle setup?

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    Somebody made a 3d printed cover, but I don't know who. Maybe try Ebay?
    V1 6s w/8s conversion
    Max5 Leopard 1090kv

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    I really enjoyed the 8s X-maxx the way it is out of the box. What dont you like abou the truck as is?
    Im not sure I understand the issue or need to put lots of money into it.

    I have modified a few RCs with bigger motors ESCs and batteries and it always takes away from the handeling and reliability of the RC.

    My x-maxx has the Leopard 5882 and Max5 ESC. While its awesome, I would say the 5th scale power systems are overkill for what you described wanting (40mph-45mph) This motor is just ok on 4s but on 8s is where that punch really lives.

    Also to the comments above about the touchy throttle, I run a Futaba radio and you can tune the throttle curve. This took away the overly punchy throttle. A castle XL-X esc should be able to do that for you also if you wanted to keep the Traxxas radio.

    -Liberty

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