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Old 07-12-2007, 07:48 AM   #1
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Default Upgrading my battery

Hey guys well i finally got my hpi sprint 2 rtr the other day charged it up and had about 15 mins worth of fun after waiting 6 hours. Well i'm buying a quick charger next weekend, and i want to upgrade my battery packs, the car comes with a Nosram 1800mah 6cell 7.2v . What are some good batteries out there that i can upgrade, for longer charges and more speed..? i dont really know the numbers and what all they mean cause i'm a noob to RC's any input would help, the only thing that i know is that I "DON'T" want to use Lipo's.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:59 AM   #2
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Depends really on your budget.

If you are racing the latest EastPower and Intellect 4200s seem to be the best on the market right now.

If you are just bashing around there are lots of budget stick packs around that will do the job, but most are some way short of the performance of the race cells.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:06 AM   #3
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just make sure your new charger will do li-pos , ray
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:27 AM   #4
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Just grab some cheaper 3300 or 3800 mAH NimH packs for now, you dont need 50 dollar 4200's or even more expensive Lipos to drift.

Charger wise, it really depends on your budget. This forum is very racer oriented so when you ask for recommendations a lot of people will suggest some very expensive stuff
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:35 AM   #5
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if you want ease of setup and charging that can handle NiCD and NiMh 6 and 7 cell packs get a dynamite peak vision 2. should run ya less than $50. for my venom 3000 basher pack that i run in my pede and tc4 it takes about 20-30 mins to charge max. also works great on my 1800 packs.

im a basher so i have no need to have 8000 features on my charger or a need for lipos. hth!
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:31 AM   #6
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hurricane EP 4200


you want the sport pack
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:33 AM   #7
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The green Venom brand batteries aren't bad for bashing/drifting. Very cost effective too.
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