Originally Posted by T.Clark
Hello im looking to get into electric onroad touring and need some direction. Ive been racing nitro on road for 15+ years but know nothing about electric. First off chargers and power supplys which ones are the ones to buy and which ones should i stay away from.Thank you
It depends how serious you want to get. If you are just dabbling, you can get many 5-6amp chargers with built in AC power. If you plan on doing electric for a while, I'd recommend as above, a 20+amp power supply. Chargers will vary, but ideally you will want something that can charge at 10+ amps. Charger quality does make a difference in consistency of battery power delivery, and if you are serious about electric, then you need a good charger. I currently run a CE Turbo 35 and Turbo 35 GFX at the local track, and take the GFX and an Icharger 208B with me when I travel. 20amp charge and discharge with all the bells and whistles. Thunder Power, Hyperion, Junsi, Competition Electronics all make good chargers. Best is go look at the fast guys at your local track and see what they have. It will be a good indication not only of brand, but of what features are important to have.
You will want access to setup tools. Many at our track lend them out and help those without them, but they are pretty much a necessity. You can get into a 3Racing or Integy setup station for under $100, or go full on Hudy for a lot more. You need at least a 2 wheel station (4 is just easier) to do toe, camber, and caster, a setup board (or some other true flat board), and a ride height gauge (you can measure droop over ride height, but not true droop with it as well). You can usually borrow a tweak station the rare times you might need it.
Of course the regular tools, hex wrenches, nut drivers etc specific to your vehicle. Most modern touring cars are metric, and you can get by with 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0 hex wrenches and 5.5 and 7.0mm nut drivers. You will also want a turnbuckle wrench (makes life much easier).
I borrow a soldering iron from my friend who pits next to me, so I rarely bring mine. It is something you will want access to, as you never know when you need to swap a motor or resolder something.