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Old 11-15-2004, 10:30 PM   #1516
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yakob - I ran IFMAR Studs all day. Step Pins simply had too much traction (haha!) and made my truck push, so I stuck with Studs. I like my truck to have lots of steering.

I did my best to put on a show Sunday..both of my cars worked very well and I was having a lot of fun :-)

waterblast - Don't worry, I'll be out there again very soon, probably in two weeks!
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:37 PM   #1517
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hey aaron i got a Q for ya.. i just ordered a reedy quazar charger for my bolink (and mod off road in spring) and i was wondering what you charge your stuff at. not just the car packs, i mean everything. TX batts, RX batts, glow sticks, the works.

i know RX batts are usually charged around 1A, batts for stock around 6 - 6.5A, batts for mod around 5A, but what about the other goodies? what about 12V starter box lead calcium batts?

as soon as i get some cash im going to be putting radioshack NIMH 1800mah AAs in my transmitter, too, and charge them through the radios charging jack. would i be smart charging them at like 0.5A for a few hours to get the most run time out of them?
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:54 PM   #1518
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I use alkalines in my transmitter. I charge my starterbox batteries with a car charger, and my igniters with the charger that comes with the Trinity igniter.

I'd charge at 4A for club races, there's no reason to charge at 5 or 6.
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:49 PM   #1519
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once i get my charger im completely doing away with alkalines. the Rx batts last a lifetime, but the Tx batts i can easily kill in a day at the track. its not so much the cost as it is the inconvenience.

what do you mean a car charger for your starter box batts? like the kind you get at sears or somthing that plugs into the wall? i have a BIG one for jump starting my cars...
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:56 PM   #1520
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Yes..a normal autmotive charger.
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hey how much do transponders weigh?
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:42 PM   #1522
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Their 16 gr. lighter than club transponders.
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I tried driving after the races first with t-bones (which i used the other day when the track was dry) but those were not working. Then i used step pins which and, like you said, they had too much traction. So i guess i will have to run studs next time, thanks for the help. Are you going to race again this sunday?

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I run a rather stiff setup on my BK2 on a med-high bite track, but lately when the track is wet i feal an extreme loss of traction, however on a practice day when the track is bone dry there is almost to much traction i liek my car to slide a little in high speed turns but give a little push in low speed, but when the track is wet i either get no traction in either or just no steering, how can i get to the point of a bit more traction on a wet track withought going softer, i find a stiff setup is best for my driving style, which is pretty agressive.
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Old 11-16-2004, 06:25 PM   #1525
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dirtfreak - I'm not sure.

Jake - The only place I've run T-Bones in the last year or so was the track in Vegas; blue groove and very broken up.

I run Studs at quite a few tracks. IFMAR Pins will probably work very well at Palomar when the track is wet as well.

I have an electric race at Titus on Sunday so I won't be able to make it, but I'm gonna try to make it out there the following weekend.
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ok, let me refrais my question, will it effect my xxx-t`s handling when im driving it?
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Old 11-16-2004, 09:12 PM   #1527
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No, you probably won't notice a difference.
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Old 11-17-2004, 07:22 AM   #1528
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ok thats good. i have never raced and i have never seen one, i know what they do but i dont know what they look like. im hopefully going to start racing around January.
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Old 11-17-2004, 08:54 AM   #1529
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Are you going to the Maxi's race in florida.
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Dirtfreak-I believe a normal AMB transponder weighs 1 ounce and they are about 1-1/4" square by 1/2" thick.I can tell a difference with out it on my oval car and use a Trinity dummy transponder for practice on it but I can't tell any difference at all without it on my off-road car.Trinity makes a nice little bracket to mount them on a xxx but you can also just put a hole in the body to mount them.They have a little post and attach with a body clip.
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