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Bigger pinion…what will get hot?

Old 06-12-2023, 06:05 AM
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Maler333
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Default Bigger pinion…what will get hot?

Plan to put a bigger pinion gear on my arrma
its a brushed motor, i guess the motor will run hotter…but what about the esc?
im all new to This ..help me out folks

its an arrma 4x4 mega brushed
it has a 14t pinion now. I would love abit more speed
only going for a 16t upgrade
plan to run it at a small track with some jump and stuff
is it wise?

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Old 06-16-2023, 06:16 PM
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if you're running out of gear (hitting top speed) before the end of the straights go ahead and up it a couple teeth, see what happens. as long as the motor and ESC temps stay in the safe zone it'll be fine. there is a trade off though, you'll loose some acceleration.

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