Heyya mates. I just joined up on the site. Found this thread through a little research on the webs; thought I'd register and get the lowdown on the Firestorm. I dunno how active this thread is, it seems like a while since anyone has posted. But I'll give it a shot anyways.
I've got a 1st gen Flux, but my motor had a meltdown
Dunno if it was just dirty or what, but it won't budge. My neighbor bought the new(er) firestorm a while back, so I tested his motor with my battery and speed control, and it works fine. So idk what happened there. But I'm in the market for a new motor/esc since it seems this Sidewinder V1 is getting rapidly outdated.
Since my budget is currently on a diet, I've only got roughly $100 to spend. I was looking at this
Motor/esc. I've read a bit about the Viper systems, and haven't found much wrong about them. I'm just a pavement-pounder with some adventures on a nearby baseball field, and I don't have the cash available to drop of a Castle system; which from previous pages seem to be favored.
I'll try to post some pics ina bit of my set up, but it's pretty much stock, except some 2.8 anacondas I swapped from a Jato roller I bought, and shorter shocks, but I don't believe they are the correct offset. Which leads me to a whole other series of questions.
I'm looking at widening the stance a little more for stability. I know offset, or wideners, will greatly increase the strain on the other components, but I hardly jump my truck. Maybe the occasional curb hop, but nothing bigger. And the only danger of hitting anything is a some little cones I use for a mock track. So I don't believe they'll be a huge deal, but what's your all's opinions on them? I'm found some Junfac 15mm
ones that look good, and some Integy
ones with actually longer axles.
Any input would be awesome, if this thread is indeed still active.
Also, Nitro, that is a crazy storm. Where did you find the cf chassis plate?