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Old 08-20-2011, 04:13 AM   #1
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Ok so ive had a truggy for ages and havent driven it due to no money to get starter box batterys..
I hooked up my venom 3s lipo , just to see how it would go , i know its meant to be 12v or over ... I have a lrp z.30x engine , i put the wheel on the flywheel and it couldnt turn over the enginr once...not much torque at all
Its some starter box i got given , the wiring isnt thick either...
So is 4s going to cut it..? I know its hard over the net but is it a case of " if 3s doesnt work , 4s wont" ???
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You want to run 4s, that's what I run and sure everyone else also. That motor is pretty tight engine heat up to 150 to help turn over on your box.
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Is starter box wiring meant to be a descent guage? And what to use to heat it up..?
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I think my starter box has 14awg wire (not very thick) and I'm running a 4S Lipo without any problems.

Heat up the engine with a heat gun or hair dryer.

I see you are from Newcastle. Don't buy a 4S Lipo locally you will be ripped a new butt hole. Buy one from ebay or hobbyking.com
The price difference can range from 50-75% cheaper.
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ok so the box turns the engine over fine... it has a pretty big motor , but its some old starter box i was given and its so so hard to line the flywheel up with the starter wheel cause the cutout in the chassis isnt big ( cen matrix )

maby its me , maby its the box , the wheel has been hitting the chassis grinding the wheel away

is a starter box a starter box? which ones are "good"
just anything that will turn the engine over really..?
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For buggy and truggy I like the blue OFNA "truggy box". I use it with 4S and it turns over everything short of a really brand new motor.

But I recommend pre-heating, I always do.
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is a starter box a starter box? which ones are "good"
just anything that will turn the engine over really..?
If I was buying one right now, I'd be looking for one with twin 775 motors. The OFNA blue truggy starter box is what I run. The Q-World is the exact same box and colour just branded Q-World. Actually there is no branding on either they come with the stickers which I don't put on.

The Dynamite Ready-Start DM Universal Starter Box is also a good alternative and priced cheaper. The NitroRCX starter box is exactly the same as the Dynamite one.

Q World - Starter Box, Truggy [QW-10244] - $68
http://shopping.rcmodel.hk/product_i...ducts_id=13991

NitroRCX Starter Box - $45
http://www.nitrorcx.com/starterbox.html
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