- Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:34 pm
As for the second question: If you're running stock voltages you probably will be ok on the gearboxes, even with fairly grippy rubber. If you can get road-bike tires, they don't have quite as much traction as a mountain bike tire. I've installed these with some strips of foam on a nearly-stock Jeep Hurricane and it definitely quiets things down, but it will still slip a bit, especially under braking. I don't see any indication that it's too much stress on the gearbox, especially relative to the other more-heavily-modified vehicles in the fleet. I found a local seller on craigslist getting rid of some used tires for a few bucks a piece and picked up all the ones he had.
Adding a bike tire with some foam padding will definitely make it quieter and perhaps improve the ride quality as well.
F-150 - 24-36V with homebrew 100A variable-speed motor controller, 4x 775 motors (no, it's NOT all-wheel-drive--look HERE
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Pink Rocket Princess Mustang - 15mph, 36V, 4x 775 motors, homebrew PWM controller rev 2....
Hurricane - 24V w/50A step-down controller, 775 motors