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Old 02-01-2002, 07:57 PM   #1141
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Do any of you guys run Sanyo HV's in your Yok Specials? More importantly do you heat shrink the individual cells? Because I did this be now the cells won't sit flat in the chassis, and it is a real tight fit. Anyone else had this problem?
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Old 02-01-2002, 08:01 PM   #1142
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Do you think I should remove the extra layer of shrink wrap that I put on from the cells?
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Old 02-01-2002, 08:02 PM   #1143
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Yes, I have them, and they are heatshrinked with the thickest heat shrink I know of...They fit a little loosly in mine, but that may be because I dremeled some areas out of the tray and filed down the sides of the posts. I had trouble with my 2400's fitting when I first got the kit.

You may want to try filing down the sides of the battery posts a little. If that still doesn't work, do what I did and on the two end slots, dremel the ends out a little bit so they are square instead of rounded.

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Josh is correct on the tires for the Novak race. Both Baker and Chris ran yok 139gs2 compound tires.
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Old 02-01-2002, 10:14 PM   #1145
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Man, he was doing crazy things, but it must have worked!
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Thanks for the input on the tires guys.
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Old 02-02-2002, 12:18 AM   #1147
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Anybody know of an alternate battery-hold-down method for the Special?

The way my battery posts are bent right now, there is an extreme danger of the aluminum Yokomo bar bridging the packs. I'd rather avoid that, if possible, without re-doing my packs (I have many of them! heh)

Is there any sort of aftermarket battery bar available for the car?
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Old 02-02-2002, 12:23 AM   #1148
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Futureal- use a small zip tie and zip a piece of lexan onto the battery hold down at the battery post - no danger of shorting then...

U can kinda fold it around the brace to make sure....

BTW, I can ue DW4 to upload the pics from the Snowbirds- I forgot it was on my laptop...hehe
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Old 02-02-2002, 12:27 AM   #1149
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That's such a crazy (and cheap!) idea that it will probably work just fine!

If for any reason the IP I gave you does not work, just send me a quick email and I will double check things. I tested it from a friend's house today and got in just fine, so it should be all good.

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Old 02-02-2002, 10:55 PM   #1150
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Futureal,
I'm using the TC3 battery hold down in my Special. I know the Yokomo aluminum hold down acts as a heat sink, but I just didn't like the way it fit. The pieces way flopping around an making noise. So I switched to the TC3 hold down.
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Old 02-03-2002, 03:24 PM   #1151
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I have a TC3 aluminum hold down from my Pro I might re-drill to fit the special.
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Old 02-04-2002, 02:05 AM   #1152
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

I'm surprised you guys are having difficulty with the Special battery hold down. it covers a larger area of the cells than any other I have seen, and nobody out here has had any problems with it, unlike the old MR4 TC style battery hold down arrangement.

Quite right, if you cover the cells with shrink wrap, like I do, they are a tight fit, but that's a good thing, and I'm certainly not complaining at that.

Had a strange day's racing yesterday. Finished 4th in the A in race 1 with a reasonable performance. Son Josh won with his TC3. He was 3 seconds off 23 laps - I was 3 seconds off 21....and still 4th.

In the second final, I decided to changer tyres, having had a bit too much oversteer in the first race, but didn't bother weighing the car after the change to softer - and lighter inserts. Result - the car was underweight at post race scrutineering and I was disqualified. Shame!

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Old 02-04-2002, 02:20 AM   #1153
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Battery Strap,

If you find the battery strap on the loose side, try fitting a thin piece of foam material between the cells and the strap. I need to do this when running 1700Mah cells in stock.
My Sanyo 2400Mah are a nice snug fit so don't need the foam.

One of the best features of the Specail is that battery brace. I thought it looked cheesey at first but it grows on you. Plus it makes an exelent heat sink.

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Old 02-04-2002, 06:31 AM   #1154
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Here is a picture of my car.The Body Shop
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