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Old 26-06-2007
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The LRP brushless motor I installed was a good fit, the Mamba Max was CLOSE but would fit with some persuasion. the new Mtroniks brushless motor I tried to fit was no where near fitting in the car, the chassis looks like it would need some dremeling to fit.
Which MTroniks won't fit? I thought most 540-sized motors, brushed, or brushless, should be roughly the same size? If I were to buy a brushless for the D4,what should I pay attention to (size wise)
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Brushless generally are all the same length as brushed motors - but where a brushed motor generally is narrower at the rear, where the brushes and end bell are, some brushless are different.
The Mamba MAX for instance is square at the rear - so it is maximum diameter all the way to the back - but this motor is shorter than some, so it will just fit. The LRP motors are beveled at the rear so will fit even though they are longer than the motor area cut into the main chassis. The Mtroniks motors are same length as the LRP motors but same diameter all down the length like the Mamba motors and so foul on the chassis (the rear of the motor sits up on the chassis).

It's probably not a big problem for most cars, but the D4 could have used a longer motor cut out is all.
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Old 27-06-2007
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Thank you Jimmy for the explanation!
D4 still out of stock in HK! Can't wait to get my hands on one...
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Old 27-06-2007
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Heyup John.

Looks nice that does fella.

Hopefully see it running at the York regional ?

Will be nice to see you driving something that doesn't sound like it's trying to eat itself from the inside ! (X-5, obviously)

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Not York I'm afraid Andy, you'll have to be at Southport, Bury or Oswestry if you want to see it run this year
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Hows the review looking??
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Very nice, I like!
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Old 18-08-2007
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Any more progress on the D4 review Jimmy, i know you're busy with all the other stuff, euros, nationals etc. Can't wait too see it thats all!!
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Old 20-10-2007
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just nlticed tht the review isn up, dno how slow i am lol
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Old 20-10-2007
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not as slow as me ! been done for a long time but not had the time to devote to doing the final html especially with going to japan then all this hacking / server madness. oh well.
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worth the wait, another fab review jimmy!!
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Brilliant review as ever. Personally like the understated black ali but that is just me!
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Old 24-10-2007
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N1 review again.
you should mail hbeurope.com about your review! theres a front page link to the offroad cult review. could bring you some serious traffic and lots of interested people

http://hbeurope.com/news/en/2007101701.html
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Old 24-10-2007
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I just got me one of these Jimmy the review is top notch as usual and I will be going back to you review over and over to make sure I dont miss anything when doing maintanence.
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