Since I am getting 2.8 wheels/tires - What gearing should I put in it?

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DavidB1126

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So I already got the rear tires. The front tires are coming in this weekend. I still have the stock 16/90 gearing. I seen people down the pinion to a 14. Looking at other traxxas monster trucks like the stampede 2wd. The stampede 2wd (brushed) gearing is 16/90. The Bigfoot gearing is 14/90. So I am just wondering if i should stay with the stock 16 pinion or down it to a 14. Amain Hobbies on one of their videos says that you can keep the stock 16 pinion but watch motor temps. For the body mounts I'm getting the proline ones but I wont be getting them till Christmas. I like the proline body mounts and everyone should agree with me. You don't have to deal with body pins. Also you have alot of adjustability. Also I ordered a set of body scissors. And I'm planning to get a new body. If you want to see the new tires - last post
 

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I would temp it at the stock gearing and see what happens. if it gets to hot then step down a couple of teeth and try again. Rinse and repeat until it doesn't overheat.
 
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