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Old 12-09-2011, 12:19 PM
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Default aftershock 8e wheel? do i need different gears or motor setup

i have the aftershock 8e and wanted to put bigger wheels on it the stock size is aprox. 4.5" tall x 1.75" wide the ones i have are aprox 5.75" tall x 3.5" wide i had to change axles and hexes not a big deal as i have the stuff i ran the truck with them on and noticed shorter run times and it seemed to get hot and cutoff so i switched back to normal size tires my question is what will i need to change i.e. motor, gears or whatever to run these tires without any issues
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:36 AM
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Default RE: aftershock 8e wheel? do i need different gears or motor setup

this is what im going for if this helps......someone has to know something
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Default RE: aftershock 8e wheel question

Do you have the heat sink or cooling fan option for system? I've taken my Aftershock and run it with Avalanche/Monsoon tires with no problems. I do run the fan and heat sink on my setup.

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Default RE: aftershock 8e wheel question

I've done the reverse as well.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:12 AM
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esc has fan as far as motor no fan or heatsink
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what are the size of your tires compared to mine
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Default RE: aftershock 8e wheel question

The Avalanche tires not pictured are over 6" tall and 3.8" wide.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:24 AM
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ok did you run axle extensions
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Default RE: aftershock 8e wheel question

Yeah I put the Redcat extensions, / 17mm conversion, on and they were enough to run the larger tires. At top speed that tire is probably more like 9" tall and 0.5" wide. The Earthquake flies on that lager size.
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ok yea my wheels ar 14mm so i have 1.5" extensionswith 14mm hexesthat slide over axles but i also have redcats 17mm conversion kit just no 17mm wheels....my wheels are from a tamiya
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