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Old 03-18-2018, 09:45 PM
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Question Slash brushed to brushless choices

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I'm looking to change my 2WD Slash from brushed to brushless. I would like some thoughts and recommendations on what motor, esc or combo to use. Our racing classes allow 2S or 3S. Please be as specific as possible and include names/designations of motors or ESC's and where to buy them.

Thank you in advance.
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Here are a few choices:

https://www.horizonhobby.com/velineo...-1-10-tra3350r

https://www.horizonhobby.com/sidewin...2-cse010012302

https://www.horizonhobby.com/ProductDisplay?product_identifier_token=product&urlRequestType=Base&catalogId=10051&productId=879517&errorViewName=ProductDisplayErrorView&urlLangId=-1&langId=-1&top_category=&parent_category_rn=58001&storeId=10151

Also if you are planning on running 3-cell packs then you have to do a lot more to the truck to make it reliable. 3-cells tend to rip trucks apart.

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Originally Posted by mackey1 View Post
Hi,
I'm looking to change my 2WD Slash from brushed to brushless. I would like some thoughts and recommendations on what motor, esc or combo to use. Our racing classes allow 2S or 3S. Please be as specific as possible and include names/designations of motors or ESC's and where to buy them.

Thank you in advance.
Just what type of racing are we talking about? Does the track have a website?
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Typically for 2WD SCT racing, I would start with a 7.5T motor for a reasonable power source and I would stay away from 3S unless you were going to run a 550 motor in a 4WD SCT.

For a reasonable budget I'd go with the Rocket Racing motors:
https://www.rcjuice.com/motor-esc/br...red-motor.html

Unfortunately they're out of stock right now

I've got a brand new unopened box for a Trinity Nemesis 7.5T that I'll sell for $45 shipped.

For a budget ESC this one here isn't half bad:
https://www.rcjuice.com/motor-esc/ca...-esc-2-6s.html

You kinda get what you pay for, so if you want a quality ESC then I'd go with this one here:
https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/prod...or-red-edition
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Moved the thread to Electric Off-Road section, you'll get more views here.

For your question, look at what your track runs. If its a small track made for 1/10 scale vehicles, you might not need more than a 10.5T motor. You want to be competitive, but not so blazing fast that you break all the time!
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Originally Posted by mackey1 View Post
Hi,
I'm looking to change my 2WD Slash from brushed to brushless. I would like some thoughts and recommendations on what motor, esc or combo to use. Our racing classes allow 2S or 3S. Please be as specific as possible and include names/designations of motors or ESC's and where to buy them.

Thank you in advance.
if you are new to rc as i am, for more safety, i just bought a cheap chinese combo : OCDAY or Surpass or GoolRc , they are something like $30 per combo, with waterproof 60a 2s/3s esc included cooling fan , 3650 3900kv motor, just plug and play, no need soldering issue, and it's with t-plug battery connector.
thats only my suggest, as i am newbie too ~ lol.. it allowed you to gear up the optional provided gearing, even upper , just test the temp always.

once going advance, i am thinking get get a better quality combo ~ ^^ that's only my advise, depends yourself.
good luck.
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if ya racing on dirt, leave it brushed...... otherwise if u slap a 120a ESC in there with a 550 motor 2/3 of the throttle range will be useless(instant wheelspin)

id reccomend checking out some of the 2wd slash races on youtube..... its not exactly high speed racing, more of a derby lol

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