Does anyone know if the brushless motor in the XTE series fit the 8e series, specifically the Earthquake 8e? I would keep everything stock in the 8e, including pinion gear and ESC. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
It should fit.
However, if you keep the gearing the same then it will be slower than stock.
The 8e motor is a 2200+kv motor, while the XTE has a 1744kv motor. Since both motors run on 4s lipo, the XTE motor will run at less RPM's than the 8e motor.
You could gear up the 8e to compensate, but honestly I wouldnt. The XTE motor will have more torque and will put more strain on the 8e's driveline.
Look for other 1/8 scale 550 sized motors that are around 2100-2300kv if you want to replace the stock motor with a different one.