Originally Posted by SyCo_VeNoM
He said 3s lipos.
on that the gearing for traxxas RC's is not suitable for running 3s for extended durations as they are geared way too high.
Where did the OP say he uses 3S Lipo? He DIDN'T. In fact, he didn't tell us much at all, as to his setup, other than he has a VXL. Bkoz said he's run 3S in his MERV. Were you drawing a correlation between Bkoz's MERV and the OP's Stampede? That being, Traxxas tends to gear their cars too high in general? I might buy that. If that is the case, then every Traxxas owner should own an IR thermometer, and probably, gear their car down a tooth.
I maintain, however, that brushless systems and NiMh batteries are not good for each other. I bet the OP comes back and confirms he's been using NiMhs.