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Old 07-13-2005, 05:31 PM   #5551
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I dont get why everyone(it just seems that way)Wants to tape their batterys in.. I have NEVER had a pack come out when using the strap.And as far as the weight goes..
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taping the batteries in does 2 things, brings down the overall wieght of the car,and 2 if balances the car a little better since the batteries wieght a little more than the electronics
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And just how much does the battery holder weigh??I have seen some really fast Team drivers use the holder and it did not seem to slow them down or make their car handle bad..I guess some of us dont want the hassle of taping our batterys in..I would also bet that you would not see any differences in lap times with or without a battery holder..and thats the bottom line..
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Strapping tape when used right is stronger and more reliable than the battery strap. I have seen alot more batteries come out of cars with the strap than taping. It is still preferance. I hate taping but I like that it is stronger but the strap is just palin no hassle. I do both methods. Just sepends where I'm racing and who I'm racing against.
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I'm just having some fun,I have seen just as many batteries come out with tape as the battery holder,I just think it's funny when I'm told about the weight,I guess I'm not a good enough driver to tell the difference..
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i don't try and scrap weight 'for the difference'..since hardly anyone, even some of the top world drivers would notice the difference between a car weighing 1500 and a car weighing 1530...the laptimes probably wouldn't show any difference either.

i try and shed weight so i can balance my car, put weight where its needed.
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I agree on the strap issue. Why spend the money on tape, when you might need something more important,like shock oil

Wonder how many "pro" drivers actually use tape
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If ya can't afford tape and shock oil.... time for a new hobby...

psst.. do not buy rc branded tape... go to Walmart
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I'm just having some fun,I have seen just as many batteries come out with tape as the battery holder,I just think it's funny when I'm told about the weight,I guess I'm not a good enough driver to tell the difference..
I'm not worried about the weight it is just preferance for me. I only worry about spinning weight.
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I agree on the strap issue. Why spend the money on tape, when you might need something more important,like shock oil

Wonder how many "pro" drivers actually use tape
If tape is making not afford shock oil this might not be the right hobby. Tape is only like 3 to 4 dollars for strapping tape and will last months. Not picking on you but money spent on tape is so minimal it isn't worth mentioning. I race almost every week and use no more than 2 rolls a year at the most.
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Even Dumas and Burch run the battery strap on the Xray car so I'm sure it's not a performance killer on any car. I think it's the new reason to sell the stap seperate as an add on.
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used NTC3 diffs in their TC3/4 for mod racing? I wondered if the diffs would last longer between rebuilds.
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Diffs are the same, outdrives are longer for nitro.
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Taping your batteries down "Looks More Dialed" than using the battery holder. Plus these guys must have plenty of time in the pits. I'm a last minute person and all I need is just one more thing to do before hitting the drivers stand.

My answer "LOOKS MORE DIALED"
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My answer is that every little bit counts. All the little bits of weight saving, balancing, reduced rotating mass and setup all add up to a lot of time saved on the track. It all comes down to professionalism and preparation. If you want to win at the top level and if you want to be the best racer you can be you will think of all the little things and then put them into practise.
And as someone else said it is a balance issue with strapping tape as most cars are under weight anyway.
Conclusion: Strapping tape = fast.
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