yeah I know they made new u-brackets aswell. I was also thinking about upgrading the motors but that would require cutting away some of the mount in order to fit longer motors.
you know if anyone has tried that yet?
My SBX wont power on so I’m going the same route as you with a DIY build. Trying to decide on a esc now. Why did you go with 2 MAKERX minifoc plus rather than a dual drive esc? (I’m just learning about DIY esk8 building so excuse my ignorance)
you can use a dual esc as well. my reason for using the makerx is i already had one left over from another project that didn’t work out so rather than buy new dual esc I decided to just get a second makerx. the makerx also is very compact with is why I got it in the first place.
If your sbx is in warranty then you might be able to just send it in for repair. Summerboard support doesn’t like to honor there warranty so you might have to fight with them alittle but that’s honestly way easier then going the diy route.
yeah my leiftech casters were the nail in the coffin for an otherwise perfectly working V2. the casters on the sbx are alot better they lasted me a year with no issues. they are the only part of the stock sbx that I can trust even slightly.
Thanks for sharing, I’m thinking about doing changing the battery ESC and remote etc. Just curious, have you tried going uphill? I’m thinking from the original 12s => 10s there could be a downgrade on the torque power? I’m a newbie on DIY esk8. I’m trying to solve the problem on the unreliable battery issue and also I feel like the braking system is not reliable when the battery is 50% or lower. I love climbing hill and going downhill with this board so I’d want to fix this issue
Torque can definitely be affected if you dropped the voltage a lot. The actual torque is coming from the amps though so you could have the exact same or even more torque at a lower voltage as long as you changed the VESC controller settings.
The motor and battery are not the theoretical limit on torque it’s only the controller then heat dependent.
The belt and center wheel traction on bad roads is your limit.
Yes the current battery is a downgrade in speed and torque. The reason I am using it is mostly because I already had it siting there from another build its also more reliable and has better range than summerboard. I will be upgrading it to a 12s3p of molicel cells for best performance.