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Team Brood Racing

Having the Creep in your crawler is like having a granny gear in that old F-100, perfect for pulling stumps in the back 40! Team Brood gives you that same grunt in one amazing package.

The foundation begins with Team Brood's Exclusive 4-magnet teardown, producing more power, more RPM, and smoother low speed resolution than any other 4-magnet motor on the market.

Each motor is custom built from the ground up, beginning with Exclusive teardowns. The armatures are hand wound with precision by the best in the business using optimized wire gauges for ultimate horsepower. Each armature is epoxy dipped to ensure durability and drill balanced to a zero tolerance for the smoothest power delivery possible.

The assembly process is a rigorous one involving hand shimming, precise brush hood alignment, low impact break-in, and dyno testing. The result? Positively THE MOST POWER you can strap into your truck.

Don't compromise performance, buying into other "motor tuners" gimmicks. Go with Team Brood Horsepower, real knowledge - real wins.

Hello World

Build Your Motor

Building a motor can seem overwhelming at first. There are so many components and options available that simply understanding what’s needed can be very confusing. As a result, many first-time buyers overlook certain options that would better tailor the motor to their needs.

The following tabs will cover how to select parts and options to build a motor that best suits your needs and price range.


Some armature differences are more profound than others, so it’s important to know WHY you are choosing a particular armature.

The amount of Electrical Steel in an armature is vital, as it will drastically alter the powerband of a motor, while also changing the efficiency. Typically, less steel in the armature will produce more RPM and overall power, but some tourque and efficiency will be lost. The loss of torque is almost always smaller than the RPM gain, which results in a power increase. Increasing the amount of steel in the armature will increase torque and efficiency while decreasing RPM and overall power production.

The most common way to reduce or increase steel is with the armature web, though other methods can be used such are reducing the diameter of the armature or by removing steel by grinding or milling cuts into the crown of the armature.

Armatures that are slotted will produce more RPM and overall power, but sacrifice torque and efficiency. A slotted armature will provide smoother low speed resolution, as they mimic a five-segment armature.

Armatures that are skewed will provide a very smooth start up, but sacrifice some efficiency and RPM at higher voltages.

Armatures with 5 segments will produce very good low speed resolution, but will lack in power and stall out quicker than the equivalent wind on a 3 segment, and have less drag brake.

Wire size and type is a significant modifier of power output and performance characteristics of an armature. Armatures with Big Wire will produce more RPM, more Power and more Torque than the same armature with smaller wire will. Small wire will often accelerate faster due the lighter weight of the armature. Armatures with Flat Wire will produce better low speed resolution and more torque, while sacrificing some top-end RPM.

The number of turns of an armature determines the amount of power, RPM and torque a motor will create.

The lower number of turns typically will make the motor produce more RPM and overall power, while torque will be reduced, but less than the gain of RPM.

Higher turn motors will produce the more torque, but will sacrifice RPM and power.

Lower turn motors will have reduced runtime and can require more maintenance. Proper maintenance and cleaning are much more critical on a lower turn motor.

Armature Types

Type T=5mm Web Armature
Type T armatures feature a 5mm webbing. Larger webbed armatures will produce more torque while being more efficient. This is the standard armature in RC motors.

Available Winds: 19t-20t-21t-22t-23t-24t-25t-26t-27t-28t-29t-30t-31t-32t-33t-34t

Type R=4mm Web Armature
Type R armatures feature a 4mm webbing. Smaller webbed armatures will produce more RPM and overall power.

Available Winds: 19t-20t-21t-22t-23t-24t-25t-26t-27t-28t-29t-30t-31t-32t-33t-34t

Type GR=4.5mm Web Armature
Type GR armatures feature a 4.5mm webbing. Smaller webbed armatures will produce more RPM and overall power.

Available Winds: 25t-30t-35t-40t-45t

Type GS=3mm Web Armature
Type GS armatures feature a 3mm webbing. Smaller webbed armatures will produce more RPM and overall power. These are very grunty armatures that can provide the extra power when needed. The Type GS is less efficient, so stock up on milliamps, and hammer down.

Available Winds: 20t-25t-30t-35t-40t-45t

Type GT=5.5mm Web Armature
Type GT armatures feature a 5.5mm webbing. Larger web armatures will produce more torque while being more efficient. These arms can produce part breaking torque, but will sacrifice some wheel speed.

Available Winds: 20t-25t-30t-35t-40t-45t

Type XLR=4.6mm Web Extended Stack Armature
Type XLR armatures feature 4.6mm webbing with an extended stack. The Smaller webbing allows additional power production from increase RPM, while the extended stack move torque back into the powerband without giving up the additional RPM gained from the smaller webbing.

Available Winds: 25t-27t-30t-35t-40t-45t

Type SLR=5mm Web Short Stack Armature
Type SLR armatures feature 5mm webbing with a shortened stack. A Shorter stack means shorter wire around the armature, thus increasing power. A reduction in steel increases the RPM, but at loss of efficiency and torque. Short stack armatures will also be lighter.

Available Winds: 30t-35t-40t-45t

Type R/S=4.5mm Web Reduced Diameter Extended Stack Armature
Type R/S armatures feature 4.5mm webbing with an extended stack that has been turned down in diameter. These armatures are custom made. Starting with the GR arm, the stack is extended to add steel and increase torque and efficiency. The diameter has been reduced to increase airgap between the armature and the magnets, to bring back some RPM and power.

Available Winds: 30t-35t-40t-45t

Type S/S=Slotted Armature
Type S/S armatures feature a custom machined vertical slot down each segment of the armature. These armatures will produce more RPM and power, while mimicking a 5 segment armature, therefore providing a smoother low speed resolution.

Available Winds: 30t-35t-45t

Type HHK=Big Wire Armature
Type HHK armatures feature larger than normal wire size. Typically HHK winds will use larger wire by about half a gauge. Bigger wire armatures are more efficient, while producing more RPM, torque and overall power. These arms are not for the novice driver, as they can, and WILL break parts if you dont know when to release the trigger.

Available Winds: 35t-40t-45t

Type LP=Flat Wire Armature
Type LP armatures feature a flat wire. Round wire sits in the stack like logs on the truck heading to the mill. Flat wire sits on the truck like the boards after processing, much tighter and more uniform. In the same way, flat wire packs more tightly and toward the shaft of the arm with a lower profile. All this equates to smoother startup and some additional torque.

Available Winds: 30t-35t-40t-45t

Type ST=5mm Web Skewed Armature
Type ST armatures feature 5mm webb skewed stacks. Skewed armatures will provide a much smoother startup while performing similar to a regular three-segment armature in power, torque and RPM. Some efficiency is lost.

Available Winds: 30t-35t-40t-45t

Type SR=4mm Web Skewed Armature
Type SR armatures feature 4mm webb skewed stacks. Skewed armatures will provide a much smoother startup while performing similar to a regular three-segment armature in power, torque and RPM. Some efficiency is lost. Higher power than ST due to smaller webb size.

Available Winds: 30t-35t-40t-45t

Type CVR=5 Segment Armature
Type CVR armatures feature five segments instead of the normal three. A five-segment armature will provide extremely good low speed control, but will sacrifice power, torque and drag brake. Typically half the winds of three-segment armature will result in the five-segment equivilant. EX: 35 Turn, three-segment = Approx. 17 Turn five-segment.

Available Winds: 11t-13t-16t-20t-22t

Armature Options

Commutator Size

Commutator size will have a very small, but noticeable effect on the motor’s power band.

7.5mm – Small – Smaller commutators will produce more RPM, and overall power while dropping off a little torque.
9mm – Mid - Mid size commutators will lose a little RPM and overall power, but have a bump in torque production.
10mm – Large – Large commutators will lose RPM and overall power while having a bigger increase in torque.

Balancing Method

Drill Balance – Drill balance is the industry standard. Small holes are drilled in the heavier areas of the armature to remove weight and fine tune the balance. Drill balancing will lighten the armature, thus increasing acceleration.
Epoxy Balance – Epoxy balancing is accomplished by adding epoxy to the light areas of the armature. The advantage of this is you do not remove any metal, which means no loss of torque production. Adding weight also helps slow down and smooth out the initial startup of the armature giving better low end resolution.

Armature Grinding & Polishing

Grinding an armature results in a more true outer diameter of the stacks. The laminations often expand with the heat during the baking process, thus grinding the diameter down allows the armature to have perfect airgap with the magnets. Polishing the armature provides the smoothest surface possible for any remaining imperfections.

Armature Dye

Armatures can be dyed after the Grinding and Polishing process to prevent rust.

Commutator Cap

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Commutator Ring

Coming Soon


Brush Configuration

Laydown Brush Hoods – Laydown brushes produce more overall power and RPM. They typically will cause accelerated commutator wear, to a degree, due to more commutator overlap. Though, with 30 Turn and higher winds, it’s almost a negligible amount of extra wear.
Standup Brush Hoods – Standups will produce more torque, but at the cost of RPM and overall power. Standups tend to be a bit more durable, as they cause less detonation and brush bounce due to reduced brush/commutator overlap.

Brush Type

Stock – Good combination of power, torque and rpm with good wear characteristics.
High RPM – Increased RPM and power with increased wear, while dropping a little torque.
High Torque – Increased torque, but with reduced power and rpm. Excellent wear characteristics
High Durability – Very High durability, but will not be as powerful as other brushes.
Team Edition – Extreme power brushes, but increased wear on the commutator.

Spring Type

The key is finding the correct spring tension to minimize brush bounce, but provide the optimal balance of torque, rpm, power and drag brake, while maintaining acceptable wear on the commutator. Team springs are specialized springs that apply a more even pressure to the back of the brush while retaining proper tension, even under extreme heat.

Stiffer Spring: More RPM, more drag brake and more brush/commutator wear
Lighter Spring: More Torque, less drag brake and less brush/commutator wear (unless brush bounce occurs).

Red Medium
Purple Heavy (Stock)
Silver Extra heavy
Black XX Heavy
Team Soft 90
Team Medium 115
Team Firm 135
Team Heavy 150
Team Extra Heavy 175



Steel ABEC 3 (Standard) – Stock bearings that come with all RC motors.
Steel ABEC 7 – Upgraded to a ABEC 7 bearing for less friction and smoother start up.
Ceramic ABEC 7 – Ultimate in smoothness and the least amount of friction possible. These bearings will provide you with addiotional RPM and smoother start up.

Lightweight Parts

Lightweight Screws

Aluminum Screws provide about .6 grams of weight saving per motor with no change in motor performance.

Lightweight Spring Posts
Aluminum Spring Posts provide about 1 gram of weight savings per motor with no change in motor performance.

Lightweight Heatsinks
Aluminum One-Piece Heatsinks provide about 1.2 grams of weight savings per motor with no change in motor performance.

Lightweight Timing Ring
Aluminum Timing Ring provides about 3.2 grams of weight savings per motor with a slight boost in RPM.


Precision Matched Pair

Matched motors utilize inductance and resistance matched armatures, with precision matched magnets. Multiple parts are matched between the motors (commutator, springs, brush resistance, etc). They are run through a series of tests on multiple dynos and specialized analyzers to insure they operate perfectly in sync with each other, providing equal power and operational characteristics. One motor is setup in reverse for correct dual motor installation. Motors are stamp F(Forward) and R(Reverse) on the bottom for easy identifaction.


Timing allows you to adjust the powerband of a motor. Motors come standard with 0 degrees of timing to insure proper installation in all vehicles. You may add timing up to 36 degrees in most motors, though we would reccommend no more than 12 in most motors. Please refer to our timing guide to understand the effects of timing on a motor.


Some vehicles require the motor to run in the reverse direction, if needed we can set the motor up specifically for this.


Let us know the vehicle type, as it will allow us to make sure you have chosen a motor that suits your needs and that you have chosen the correct settings.



  • 4 Magnet Can with TDK FB9 wet magnets - Maxmimizes torque and braking
  • 1.4mm thick Can - Stregthens the magnetic field for maximum torque and braking
  • Onboard Surface Mount Capacitors – Reduces radio interference caused by electric motors
  • Adjustable Timing - Fine tune the motors powerband to optimal settings
  • Rebuildable - Can be rebuilt to provide maximum power and longevity
  • Dual Precision Ball-Bearings - Reduces friction provides increased efficiency and power
  • Diamond Trued Commutator - Provides a perfectly round cut
  • Zapped Magnets - Assures magnets are at full and even strength
  • Cleaned and Lubed Bearings - Allows for the smoothest operation
  • Precision-Spaced Armature - Centers the Armature in the magnetic field
  • Precision-Measured Springs - Assures both springs are at the optimal tension
  • Aligned Brush Hoods - Allows the brushes to make full contact allowing even wear and max power
  • Fully Broken-In - Ready to install and run
  • Dyno-Tuned - Guarantees the motor is producing its maximum power, rpm and torque
  • Hand-Wound Armature – All Team brood armatures are processed from start to finish using the state of the art techniques, materials and equipment.
    • Armatures are pattern wound by the best winders in the world using the highest grade copper wire.
    • Armatures are welded using our high-tech silver brazing rod
    • Armatures are epoxy dipped with the aerospace grade epoxy resin
    • Armatures are precision drill balanced
    • Armatures are engraved with the wind on the armature shaft




  • Magnets: Quad TDK FB9
  • Break-In: 300 seconds at 3 volts, 30 seconds at 3.5 volts
  • Dimensions: 52.50mm Long x 37.75mm Diameter
  • Weight: 6.25 oz.
  • Voltage Input: 3.7v-14.8v



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