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    Question Broke the stock motor. Want to upgrade motor and esc??





    Hey Guys! I am new to this forum. I am also new to rc cars and recently bought an X-Maxx 8s. Somehow the set pin came off of the pinion gear and got thrown around that gear cavity and pushed the pinion gear way back on the drive shaft. I had to beat it off with a bench vise on the pinion gear and hammer the driveshaft. So it pushed the driveshaft through the back plastic plate :/ and it also expanded the front of the driveshaft from hitting it. so the motor is kinda now. lol so I was going to get a new stock motor (1275kv), but figured this is a great time to get a upgraded motor and esc combo. I hear hobbywing has a good set up?

    I have never swapped out an aftermarket motor or esc. Do I need different mounting plates? Is the new motor diameter the same so I can still use the stock large heat sink and dual fan set up? What else will I need. And what are the best motor and esc combos?

    I will mess around with the gearing ratios on the pinion and spur. I have a 16 tooth pinion and a 46 tooth spur I can put on it now..

    I am using the proline trencher tires. So they are a bit heavier then the stock ones. Also I put 1 million weight oil in front, rear, and center diff. I am about the change the rear out to 20 million.

    Also is it worth it to get a different motor/esc or just use the stock one? Will traxxas rebuild my motor if I send it in? the rear washer is also messed up on the driveshaft and that rear plastic plate. I thought of having them rebuild it and buy a new stock one while i was waiting on them to reubild it. So then i have two... thoughts?


    Thanks!!

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14A...-5M-j7WV3Ka6MN

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=140...fK12Vne2vrMYYy


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    Youíll need a motor mount if you go with a larger diameter motor. I run a Max5 Leopard and made my own Carbon Fiber fan mounting for the motor fans. I have a build thread out there if you want to check it out.


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    why the max 5 over the max 6?

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    Iím using a hobbywing esc and motor which I like so far, that said itís a lot to spend and the stock setup is very good. It did require a new motor mount and I decided on a belt drive which many caution against.

    Iím interested in if anyone has tried the TP power motors and if they have tried them with the stock esc?


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    Quote Originally Posted by beatitup View Post
    why the max 5 over the max 6?
    I believe the 5 is for 5th scale?


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    ahh got ya. so the max 5 is better. I looked at this... any thoughts? these gears look odd to me.

    https://wforccustoms.com/collections...mate-combo-kit

    also I cant figure out how you guys are attaching photos directly on here .
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    Took me awhile to figure out, I use the Tapatalk app on my phone to do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beatitup View Post
    ahh got ya. so the max 5 is better. I looked at this... any thoughts? these gears look odd to me.

    https://wforccustoms.com/collections...mate-combo-kit

    also I cant figure out how you guys are attaching photos directly on here .
    That looks like a good one and done purchase but they look to be sold out.

    The gears are oversized think?

    If you buy individually you’ll need a motor mount, gears, the motor itself and possibly a new mounting place for the esc depending on the size of the motor.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beatitup View Post
    ahh got ya. so the max 5 is better. I looked at this... any thoughts? these gears look odd to me.

    https://wforccustoms.com/collections...mate-combo-kit

    also I cant figure out how you guys are attaching photos directly on here ****.
    Great set up



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    Quote Originally Posted by Overpowerxmaxx View Post
    Great set up



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    do you have more pictures possibly?

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    Yes I can take some in a couple minutes


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    Quote Originally Posted by beatitup View Post
    do you have more pictures possibly?







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    Quote Originally Posted by Overpowerxmaxx View Post







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    Outstanding equipment!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beatitup View Post




    Hey Guys! I am new to this forum. I am also new to rc cars and recently bought an X-Maxx 8s. Somehow the set pin came off of the pinion gear and got thrown around that gear cavity and pushed the pinion gear way back on the drive shaft. I had to beat it off with a bench vise on the pinion gear and hammer the driveshaft. So it pushed the driveshaft through the back plastic plate :/ and it also expanded the front of the driveshaft from hitting it. so the motor is kinda now. lol so I was going to get a new stock motor (1275kv), but figured this is a great time to get a upgraded motor and esc combo. I hear hobbywing has a good set up?

    I have never swapped out an aftermarket motor or esc. Do I need different mounting plates? Is the new motor diameter the same so I can still use the stock large heat sink and dual fan set up? What else will I need. And what are the best motor and esc combos?

    I will mess around with the gearing ratios on the pinion and spur. I have a 16 tooth pinion and a 46 tooth spur I can put on it now..

    I am using the proline trencher tires. So they are a bit heavier then the stock ones. Also I put 1 million weight oil in front, rear, and center diff. I am about the change the rear out to 20 million.

    Also is it worth it to get a different motor/esc or just use the stock one? Will traxxas rebuild my motor if I send it in? the rear washer is also messed up on the driveshaft and that rear plastic plate. I thought of having them rebuild it and buy a new stock one while i was waiting on them to reubild it. So then i have two... thoughts?


    Thanks!!

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=14A...-5M-j7WV3Ka6MN

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=140...fK12Vne2vrMYYy


    *Traxxas has a strict language policy, refrain from using such language. Thank you.

    I have this below in my xMaxx with 45 tooth pinion������power!. You'll need the temp motor wire from Traxxas though, Oh and the WFO motor mount..

    https://www.horizonhobby.com/1-6-mam...p-cse010016501
    Last edited by Teegod; 04-20-2020 at 02:48 PM.
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