With the majority of the front end taken care of I headed toward the back end of the 8ight Mini. First I change the motor to a Castle Creations CM26-6800Kv Motor. This motor uses a larger, 1/8″ output shaft so I needed a new pinion gear. Luckily I had a few blue anodized pinion gears from Novak electronics that fit the bill. With the motor re-installed and the rear diff back in place I re-installed the top plate and decided to upgrade the stock ESC with a Tekin Mini Rage. I like the Mini Rage because it is perhaps the only mini specific esc to feature solder posts. This way I was able to solder the motor directly to the esc with very little hassle.
Pictured above, the 8ight Mini with the new Castle motor installed with a Novak pinion gear.
Pictured above, the 8ight Mini with the Castle motor and rear diff in place.
Pictured above, the rear shock tower is put back into place with a few pieces of gold bling and titanium screws.
Pictured above, the Tekin Mini Rage esc mounted on the graphite Xtreme Racing top plate.
Pictured above, the top deck.plate re-installed and the Castle motor soldered to the Tekin esc.