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Old 09-18-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
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Hey guys need your help, I finally got my new to me XXXT and have a battery question. I'm running 3800/4200 saddle packs in my 501x with tabs on the sides. These tabs are preventing them from sitting correctly in the truck. I have 6 or so 2400 blue packs from the summers TCS series and am wondering if these who be enough for a 19t motor/ 5 min race? I really don't want to alter the saddle packs and tabs if I have to. Donavan
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:51 PM   #2
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They will last you.. sure.. but you wont have the voltage the punch that a quality 3300+ pack can give.

Now that being said.. how will that work at Sids?? well I think for the most part you will be fine, and now with the current layout I think you will ok..

I assume the 2400s are still in good shape.. You wont have the PUNCH.. but its all about smooth really anyway right?

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The 2wd Truck may not use as much juice as your 4wd Buggy so it will probably be ok.
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Old 09-19-2007, 12:50 AM   #4
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as long as you pull to the outside of the turns and slow slightly when the orange T4 comes up behind you you should be fine
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Are the tabs preventing you from mounting the battery due to the extra width that they are adding to the packs?

Hammering the tabs until they are flattened can sometimes help.
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Old 09-19-2007, 10:55 AM   #6
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The 2400s should be fine for 5 minutes. I'm running a Checkpoint 19T and get more than 9 minutes with 3300s. I remember Dave Lyons saying a couple of months ago these were his favourite for 2wd offroad. The runtime with 3800/4200 is amazing but I find I have to use my oldest touring car batteries, otherwise the torque is too much. Even with so-so 3800/4200s you have to really be gentle with the trigger coming out of corners.

By the way, did you get the MF2 truck. I've been very happy with mine. I've run it all summer and only broken a ball end on the rear shock tower. I switched to titanium and haven't had a problem since. The Losi truck is great - tons of steering on and off power and excellent side grip. You'll definitely need to make some changes from the stock set up to get better forward traction, though.
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