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Old 02-19-2005, 03:53 AM   #2176
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Deck height is subjective. Lower deck height will give you more bottom end and less top..and the inverse is true.
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Old 02-19-2005, 07:30 AM   #2177
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Aaron,Do you run the pipe that comes with the drake 2 or a one piece?
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Old 02-19-2005, 10:58 AM   #2178
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Well, I took one shim out leaving 2.....so I'll try that today.


You bring up a good point Aaron, lower deck height=bottom end.....bigger gap between the pipe and manifold=bottom end. so would a low deck height and short pipe/manifold gap cancel eachother out?....then simply provide a nice linear feel.

I wish engines were more like electric motors....."just install a piston with higher silver content and you'll go faster!" Then run a glow plug with a stiffer spring for more torque......it'd be great if it were that easy!
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Old 02-19-2005, 10:50 PM   #2179
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1100! yee haw.
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Old 02-19-2005, 10:50 PM   #2180
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1100! yee haw.....sorry, just had to do that!
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Old 02-19-2005, 10:52 PM   #2181
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oops!....double post...sorry.

I guess this makes a tripple post...and 1102! sweet!
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Old 02-20-2005, 06:44 AM   #2182
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Is it possible to have your diff set to loose even if your slipper is slipping first??????????



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Old 02-20-2005, 10:41 AM   #2183
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mafia - Motor and setup aren't nearly as important in gas truck..especially on typical gas-style tracks.

sofast - I run the Losi headers and Drake pipe, with 1/4 inch in between the header and pipe.

Dave - Yes, but it's still not a good idea. The loosest your diff should be set is just to the point where it won't slip. Running it looser won't help in the handling department.
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:15 AM   #2184
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Thanks Aaron,Thats where i run my pipe.
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Old 02-20-2005, 12:29 PM   #2185
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We've tried bigger and smaller gaps and that just seems to work best.
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:36 PM   #2186
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Since you seem to be full of answers, Aaron, I thought I'd post my question in your thread


If a 7.2v pack of 3000mah NIMH sub-cs are charged to peak capacity, as is a 7.2v pack of 3000mah NICD sub-cs, at 5amps, will I notice a performance difference? I know there are many variables, but if all variables that can be controlled are controlled, will there be a difference?

I ask because I plan on spending a large amount of money on batteries soon, and don't want to make the wrong choice. I'm going to be running these in an XXX-4 with a stock motor for racing at a local track. What are your recommendations?

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Old 02-20-2005, 08:58 PM   #2187
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Where are you finding 3000 maH Ni-Cd's? I haven't seen anything larger than 2400's?

The biggest difference between the old Ni-Cd's and the first run of Ni-MH's were voltage at the beginning of the discharge; Ni-Cd cells would have a much higher voltage but dump much further before the end of the race, while the Ni-MH would start at a lower voltage but stay more consistent.

Today's Ni-MH cells have much more power than Ni-Cd's.
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Old 02-21-2005, 01:19 AM   #2188
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I didn't find any, I just pulled a number off the top of my head, lol.

Thanks for the info, guess I'll be going with NIMH.
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Old 02-21-2005, 03:06 PM   #2189
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I think NiCD's will be on their way out of the hobby before too long. Metal-hydride batteries last longer, have more capacity, are safer for the enviroment, and are just more bang for the buck.
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:46 PM   #2190
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Yeah. I was just hoping NiCds still had some hope, as if I begin using NiMH I'm going to have to buy a new charger.
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