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Old 09-15-2008, 11:32 AM
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my E-Maxx motors died after 3 days, I have done a lot of reading that the Titan motors are junk.. I am kinda upset that we spend all this money on a NEW truck and it is junk parts.
Old 09-15-2008, 12:05 PM
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ive gone through about 3 on my stampede in half a year. then i went to a modified orion motor. it was such a difference. i say get good 30 dollar brushed motor with bb or if you have the money a good bl setup with bl you only need the one motor, but you woud probably need two brushed. thats about 50-70 for brushed. vxl is 165 on tower right now
Old 09-15-2008, 12:23 PM
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A great replacement for these are the S-600's from great plaines at $16 each. The E-max was how I first got started with these motors and now have them in a dozen cars. Your other option is Kershaw designs 650 and 700 conversions. They're awesome and cheap.

Old 09-15-2008, 01:28 PM
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A good replacement is a MambaMax esc and an Ammo 36-56-2600 motor. Runs 5mph faster then stock and batteries last allot longer. If you want real speed you can get two for a cheap V-Twin
Old 09-15-2008, 01:35 PM
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Wow, I guess the old E-maxxes were better quality. I bought mine used (not sure how old it was) then ran it over a year myself before I had to change one of them, now its still running strong. Original always the best?
Old 09-15-2008, 02:01 PM
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No Jesse, it's the same motors. They seem to be hit or miss
Old 09-16-2008, 09:44 PM
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My motors are 4 years old. I must have logged an average of 20 hours/month, 240 hours/year = 960 hours. I clean the motors every month and lube the bearings. I have not needed any other maintenance. I guess I'm lucky.
Old 09-16-2008, 10:35 PM
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The Titans are complete junk, many people have shared that experience with you. Traxxas seems have no plans to improve them though, they're too busy competing with Losi to see who can rehash the most vehicles.
Old 09-17-2008, 06:30 AM
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If you treat them right, those motors will perform well and last a long time. They need to be broken in. They also need to be cleaned regularly.
Old 09-17-2008, 10:41 AM
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They also need to be thrown away and replaced with either some decent brushed motors (I.E some motors that weren't beaten with the crap stick at the Traxxas factory) or a BL system.

They aren't worth the hassle. They are expensive to replace, more expensive than better performing options.
Old 09-17-2008, 11:11 AM
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Count me among those who have had good luck with the Titans. In the interest of full disclosure, I have not used the higher voltage wind used in the Emaxx/Erevo, but I have a Slash and Stampede which run those motors, and both are going strong with several hours of runtime logged. However, I would replace them with speed 600s if they were to quit on me today.

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Old 09-17-2008, 12:51 PM
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Buzz - I'm familiar with the S-600 motors but i don;t know anything about the speed 600? Is it the same motor? If not who makes the speed 600. I have about 6 cars and trucks runniing S-600's right now but if there's something else out there i'd like to take a look.

Old 09-17-2008, 01:15 PM
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I don't have any comprehensive specs, but the S-600s are all either johnson or mabuchi motors. Multiplex, Great Planes, and Graupner all sold versions of them at one time, but cheap brushless setups kind of weakened their appeal to most folks. If it helps, here's a link to the GP version at Tower: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJ766&P=0 and the Graupner version at Hobby Lobby: http://www.hobby-lobby.com/speed600.htm
Old 09-18-2008, 07:06 PM
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Fairly comprehensive specs on a wide range of E-Maxx/E-revo suitable motors can be found here:

http://www.e-savage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8

As well as some very useflu information that may not be overly familiar to some.
Old 09-20-2008, 05:36 PM
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my e-maxx and e-revo motors died really quick. I tried a single 700ho but if you push it it will die quick too (you really need two of them) Kershaw designs has the 650 motors for 49 dollars and the 700ho kit for like $99(comes with costom motor plate for the HUGE 700s) I felt let down with the stock stuf too. Exspecially when you spent $360 on the e-maxx and $429 on the e-revo and they didnt run after 3 days

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