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Old 02-23-2015, 09:05 AM
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So just bought the ruckus 1/18th and would like to upgrade to a bigger battery and maybe a brushless motor. What are u guys using? Thanks
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Here is a drop-in brushless combo that will make it go really fast. This is a LiPO battery that should fit and work well with it.

Now, all you need is a Deans connector and LiPO charger, if you don't have one already.
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K will look into it thanks
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I just bought and installed a Hobbywing quicrun 16bl30 along with a 4300kv motor and changed out the receiver to an Axial radio and bigger tires/rims.
The little truck is fun now and hauls butt.
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I see you took my tire advice well, Jim. Lol
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Which advice was that, Collector?
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That the Mini E Revo tires fit on the 1/8 Rukus.
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Yeah, I got them and they look pretty good. Thanks.
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What about better shocks? Just blew one shock cant screw the cap back on.
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Measure the shocks and look on Ebay, I found 4 aluminum shocks for $18
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Ya i seen some that said will fit and ordered them up. Whats a better rim and tire? Maybe a little bigger for ground clearance and what did u guys do to make them work? Not looking to drop alot, put in a brushless motor.
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Traxxas Mini E Revo tires/wheels are a direct fit and look good.
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Would the traxxas 1/10 rally tires be to big? Found a nice set on amazon for 35.00
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Those would be a bit too big.
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Ok so i need another idea for brushless system. I bought the trackstar 7.5t 6100v and having problems with it.
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Default Gearing Up a 1/18 ECX RUCKUS

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So just bought the ruckus 1/18th and would like to upgrade to a bigger battery and maybe a brushless motor. What are u guys using? Thanks

29OCT15 – On this dreadful dead I’ve succeeded in burning up a brand newHobbywing*EZ-RUN Brushless 2030 12T 7800Kv motor that had 4 minutes of actual usage on it before seeing the inevitable “Blue Smoke of Death.”*

I decided to install the 7800Kv motor in my*1/18 ECX Ruckus 4WD, in which I recently converted to a Brushless system, to see if I can gain a little more speed out of it over the*Turnigy*2-Pole 2040 4500Kv motor with a 16T pinion gear attached to it.*Hobbywing*had a stock size, 14T, pinion gear attached to it.

Initial speed run indicated that the two brushless motors can and did achieve identicalTop Speed*of 28 MPH in which I believe to be pretty darn good for an 18th Scale 4WD Monster Truck. My goal is to find the perfect ESC, Motor, and Gear combination that will push this lil’ MT to speeds of about 35 MPH. Is it possible, I don’t know, but I think so. Installing an ESC/Motor combo that can handle 3S battery will help me get closer to that goal.

I realize that the Power/Weight ratio exceeded what the motor could actually push with a 14T gear. The truck, with a 2S 2200 MAh 40C Zippy Battery, weighed in at 1.943 lbs. The smallest gear I have is a 12T pinion gear and a 62T spur gear, but seeing the temps reach 272 degrees I do not believe that the motor temps would have come down far enough to prevent the motor from burning up anyway. I probably would have gain about 2 more minutes of runtime from the motor.

Temps with the*Turnigy*motor in it ran like this:Trackstar*30A WP ESC = 75 degrees; Battery = 66 degrees; motor = 133 degrees. With theHobbywing*motor: ESC = 83 degrees; Battery = 72 degrees; motor = 272 degrees.*

The other thing is that the*HobbyWing*motor cogged with the 14T pinion gear whereas theTurnigy*cogged with the 12T pinion gear, but not with the 16T pinion gear. My guess is that the motor needed more timing with the smaller pinion gear in it. No mourning needed, just a moment of silence for a dead warrior whose time with us was much too short.*

Anyone out there know what would be the optimum motor/gear combo I should try to reach my goal or do I risk burning up another motor trying different combos? I also know that the amount of Amperage (Current) a Motor draws depends on the Weight of the Vehicle, Gearing (including Tire size and Final Gear Ratio), and RPM.

Nonetheless, In some ways it was cool seeing the lil' truck crawl to a halt, as if the battery ran out, and start smoking the way it was doing. I need to keep a fire extinguisher nearby, in case of fire, for future runs and experiments.
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