Well this is a new low in electric snobbery.
8" brushed motor = no good scumbag lamo conversion.
9" brushed motor = awesome future tech amazing coolness.
get a grip. If an inch or 2 was that important our wives would have left long ago.
It's about weight and size. Is 11" enough for a truck? maybe not. Each vehicle has a range of workable motors depending on desired use.
Obviously those poo pooing 8" motors haven't searched evalbum and seen how many nice conversions use them. Don't forget that even a couple of years ago the 8" motor was seen as an "unnecessary" upgrade to the 6.7" motor.
Now you are supposed to be embarressed with less than 9"??
This thread is about upgrading brushes, not dissing motor size. If 8" sucks so bad, there should be a crowd ready to upgrade. The fact that I get little response suggests that those 8" motors are out there working fine. Where are the stories of failure? Isn't it the 9 and 11" fancy pancy Netgain motors that are going "boom"?
Please respond if you have something positive to say.