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I ordered the 2.2 big joes and I'm wondering if I need to gear down my truck. I see a lot of people gearing down with the badlands but not much about the joes. I'm running a 28 tooth pinion and 56/32 idler. Plan on doing some speed runs but mainly bashing. Running the 2.2 geolanders currently.
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So I got the wheels in and installed. I also had a chance to run the truck a bit. Just some speed runs down the road and running threw the grass a bit. After about 10 mins the truck shuts off. The motor and battery cable are extremely hot. The motor has never been so hot it burns me to the touch. So I unplugged everything and let it cool down for the night. I was using a cheap 2s eBay special vortex lipo battery so I assumed that could have been the issue since the big joes weren't much bigger than the geolanders. I took it out again today with a 2s gen ace battery. I was able to run the whole pack without it shutting down. I'd check the motor by touch every few mins. It was hotter than normal but not hot enought to burn me till the pack was dead. Once again the motor and battery connectors were extremely hot. I Guess I can rule out the battery being the problem and swap the 56 tooth idler gear for the 60 tooth. What do you guys think? Anyone running the joes 2.2 with the stock motor/esc/ and gearing 28/56?
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