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    Hoss motor into Rustler 4x4 VXL?

    So I'm interested in putting the motor from a Hoss into my car. What would that involve? In looking at the vehicles, the motor should bolt up no problem. How about the ESC? Would I be able to use my current VXL3s? I've seen somewhere about the Hoss motor having bigger wiring connections? I have already upgraded the axles, and I'll upgrade other parts as needed. Thank you!

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    You either have to replace the existing connectors on your vxl-3s to 6.5mm connectors or get adapters. The hoss motor uses bigger connector than the stock rustler 4x4

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoBelugas View Post
    You either have to replace the existing connectors on your vxl-3s to 6.5mm connectors or get adapters. The hoss motor uses bigger connector than the stock rustler 4x4
    That's what I needed to know! Thanks!

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    According to the specs for each motor, the 540xl is 1.38" longer than the stock motor. I assume you would have to push the ESC forward and relocate the receiver box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeekerOfTruth View Post
    According to the specs for each motor, the 540xl is 1.38" longer than the stock motor. I assume you would have to push the ESC forward and relocate the receiver box?
    No. There is enough space that the 540xl fits fine without moving the esc. I have one Rustl4r set up like that and it all fits as if it was preplanned. The 540xl is just 14mm longer than the 3500kv motor.

    https://traxxas.com/news/hoss-tech-velineon-540xl
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoBelugas View Post
    No. There is enough space that the 540xl fits fine without moving the esc. I have one Rustl4r set up like that and it all fits as if it was preplanned. The 540xl is just 14mm longer than the 3500kv motor.

    https://traxxas.com/news/hoss-tech-velineon-540xl
    That's what I was hoping to hear, but I was planning on figuring all that out once I get the project started. It will be a couple months. Will it hurt anything to use adapters to my current ESC, or would it be better to get one from a Hoss?

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    I would either cut off the current connectors on the esc and solder on the bigger ones, or wait. I’m not a big fan of choking the current coming out of the esc.

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    Just to update this thread, the Hoss 540XL and VXL3S fit like a glove! No modifications needed. The only thing I ran into is when removing the motor plate from the 3500 motor I stripped the screw head. I ended up having to drill it out. That was my stupid fault though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTSDart340 View Post
    Just to update this thread, the Hoss 540XL and VXL3S fit like a glove! No modifications needed. The only thing I ran into is when removing the motor plate from the 3500 motor I stripped the screw head. I ended up having to drill it out. That was my stupid fault though.

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    Thanks for the update. I saw the other post i was looking forward to seeing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoBelugas View Post
    No. There is enough space that the 540xl fits fine without moving the esc. I have one Rustl4r set up like that and it all fits as if it was preplanned. The 540xl is just 14mm longer than the 3500kv motor.

    https://traxxas.com/news/hoss-tech-velineon-540xl
    Realized I never came back to see your response. Thanks! I'm not sure where I pulled that figure from. I ultimately figured it out for myself and installed one into my new build.

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