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    Question running 23/86 geearing

    hey all, i recently got a ruster vxl but changed the motor to a castle creations sidewinder 4 brushless motor, yes the esc has a fan, im running the optional 23/86 gearing, loving the speed i get out of a 2s and 3s lipo. is this gearing okay? i do feel my motor does get hot, hoping its not dangerous on the motor

    also how do i keep the front end down? she does lots of wheelies, but i know throttle control is key. ive been using a go pro with it, so much fun to see an onboard video of it.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    How hot is the motor. If you donít know, spend 15 bucks and get an infrared temperature gun. Over 160 and your shortening the life of your motor.

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    yeah ive been considering checking the temperature

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    Welcome to the Traxxas forums!

    As others have said, an IR Temp gun is an excellent and inexpensive investment.

    It sounds like your Rusty is a 2WD.

    If it is, you might get more help in the Rustler-Bandit sub-forum:

    https://forums.traxxas.com/forumdisp...Rustler-Bandit

    This is the sub-forum for the Rustler 4x4.

    Have fun and good luck!
    Last edited by Squeegie; 11-01-2018 at 01:56 PM.
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    so i did a test run max temp i saw was 155.

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