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Worth it to replace wheels/cage on a stryfe?

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#1 Jumbo Pancake

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 04:46 PM

Hi,

 

I am currently planning for my first flywheel mod, on a stryfe. I am planning on going with a 2s lipo, battery indicator/alarm, 16 or 18 gauge wire (which is better?), Fang ReVAMPed 130 2s Neo motors, and some $2 clone switch. All of this (except the wire) would be bought from outofdarts.com. The total cost, including the stryfe, would be about 70-ish USD (including the charger as I do not have one yet). The last possible thing I could replace within the blaster are the flywheels and cage. What are the benefits/drawbacks of doing this? How will it affect performance? I would automatically get them if they were a bit cheaper, but they would bump the cost up to about 100 USD, which is quite a bit for my first mod. However, if they will have a dramatic affect on performance, I will take them. Which ones would you suggest?

 

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#2 Meaker VI

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Posted 25 October 2018 - 08:27 PM

Flywheels & cage are the driving factor to performance past 110-130 FPS. Stock geometry is glass-ceiling'd at that velocity, you can only break it by changing the wheel/cage geometry. Doing so means either going higher crush, which means higher power motors (180 format or maybe Neo-motors) driving high crush wheels or regular wheels in a high crush cage (but usually a mix of both, as you change wheels & cage at the same time); going high envelopment (eclipse/morpheus, T19/hycon, ultrastryfe, etc); or multiple stages.

 

If you don't want/need to break 130 FPS, stock wheels & cage are acceptable until you can afford to replace.Even if you eventually do want to break 130's, you can always use the stock setup and just play more aggressively until you can afford to upgrade it.


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#3 shandsgator8

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 04:24 PM

16 gauge is "better" in that it'll be more efficient than 18 gauge (all else being equal). Depending on your set up, you probably won't notice much of a difference between the two gauges, although you seem to have a build where going 16 gauge may be worth it.


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