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Old 07-23-2012, 07:46 AM   #3571
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use tape... a battery hold down strap will limit flex, and will tweak the car.
Good to know .. hmm maybe a little servo tape under the battery and glue the tape down or something hahaha.
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Good to know .. hmm maybe a little servo tape under the battery and glue the tape down or something hahaha.
Well, what was the issue with the battery tape? Iv taped in batteries hundreds of times and have never once had an issue.

On another topic, is there a non-weighted battery holder for the 417? I have the 12oz and 15oz weighted ones that come with the kit, but the battery side of my car is a tad heavy, and I have no room to weight the left side. Id rather go lighter on the battery side...
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Well, what was the issue with the battery tape? Iv taped in batteries hundreds of times and have never once had an issue.

On another topic, is there a non-weighted battery holder for the 417? I have the 12oz and 15oz weighted ones that come with the kit, but the battery side of my car is a tad heavy, and I have no room to weight the left side. Id rather go lighter on the battery side...
The battery holder from the 417 are carbon pieces and are lighter.

14004079 - Narrow
14004080 - Wide
14004081 - Center

All three can be found here. That being said, most do not run the side pieces.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:06 AM   #3574
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The battery holder from the 417 are carbon pieces and are lighter.

14004079 - Narrow
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14004081 - Center

All three can be found here. That being said, most do not run the side pieces.
Most don't run side pieces at ALL? or they don't run the lighter pieces?

Also... have you ever been able to find shock caps or shock collars?
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Most don't run side pieces at ALL? or they don't run the lighter pieces?
Yes, no side pieces at all. I run the same setup as pictured here (courtesy of Kentech). The picture shows the Tamiya alum servo mounts in its place. With strapping tape it stays in place without issue. I can post pics of my car with the LiPO in place if you are interested.
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Yes, no side pieces at all. I run the same setup as pictured here (courtesy of Kentech). The picture shows the Tamiya alum servo mounts in its place. With strapping tape it stays in place without issue. I can post pics of my car with the LiPO in place if you are interested.

Yes please.

Tape let go for some reason, could have been a greasy top of pack maybe? I dunno but i don't want to lose a race because an issue like that anymore.
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Also... have you ever been able to find shock caps or shock collars?
You're looking for these 2 parts.

Tam49309 - Cylinder cap set
Tam49310 - Shock collars

Tamiya USA shows them as being discontinued. Your best bet is to call Speedtech and see if they can source them for you. I've never had to replace these pieces so I've not looked for them.
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Yes, no side pieces at all. I run the same setup as pictured here (courtesy of Kentech). The picture shows the Tamiya alum servo mounts in its place. With strapping tape it stays in place without issue. I can post pics of my car with the LiPO in place if you are interested.
Very interesting....how does one attached the servo mounts in place? Based on the photo, it would seem that they are attached within the cutouts? Also, the front servo mount seems to have something attached to it?

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Very interesting....how does one attached the servo mounts in place? Based on the photo, it would seem that they are attached within the cutouts? Also, the front servo mount seems to have something attached to it?

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The servo mount is attached on one (outer) of the 2 holes on the chassis for the OEM side 'L' pieces. Spacers are attached to the servo mounts to ensure a snug fit.
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Very interesting....how does one attached the servo mounts in place? Based on the photo, it would seem that they are attached within the cutouts? Also, the front servo mount seems to have something attached to it?

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You can see in the pics here where you use the unused plastic servo mount and a flat head to adjust it on the batt. I don't use the rear mounts, and never had an issue.
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to be honest, I can't tell WHAT that piece in front of the battery is doing, or how it would keep the battery from coming out the side of the car.
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to be honest, I can't tell WHAT that piece in front of the battery is doing, or how it would keep the battery from coming out the side of the car.
prevents the batt from shifting front to back. The way they are taped down, the batt tends to move forward back quite easily. You then use the mount with the screw to give just the right amount of tension (possible because of screw) on the batt so it becomes solid. My batt doesn't move at all, side to side or front to back. I've been in crashes where I cartwheeled down the straight, and it stayed in tact.
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Yes please.

Tape let go for some reason, could have been a greasy top of pack maybe? I dunno but i don't want to lose a race because an issue like that anymore.
I use the xenon tapes now, but even with the cheap white strapping tape from home depot, I had no issues. The only thing I can think of is that the carbon edges were not rounded enough and cut through the tape. Just make sure to degrease any surface that the tape comes in contact.
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I use the xenon tapes now, but even with the cheap white strapping tape from home depot, I had no issues. The only thing I can think of is that the carbon edges were not rounded enough and cut through the tape. Just make sure to degrease any surface that the tape comes in contact.
It is very important to file down the tape slot on both the top and the bottom of the chassis. CF can be very sharp...
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I use the xenon tapes now, but even with the cheap white strapping tape from home depot, I had no issues. The only thing I can think of is that the carbon edges were not rounded enough and cut through the tape. Just make sure to degrease any surface that the tape comes in contact.

Yes I've filed the edges of the chassis. I'll have to be a little more careful where i leave the car. I think i may have gotten exhaust from my nitro car, or some of the tire sauce on the battery because it was greasy when i just looked at it.
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