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Old 02-03-2015, 10:02 AM
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Yep, the onroad guys need to get with the 40amp cycling.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by EricF
I'm sure you are. I just find it funny that you guys are 'charging' batteries at such high voltages, so that you can get maximum punch from your batteries, and that off-road now competes on tracks that have more traction than a on-road track. Seems backward to me, but that's how things are now.
I charge to the same voltage as anyone else with a 2s lipo. Not sure why 4.20 voltage cut off is considered high.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:11 PM
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Socket
I charge to the same voltage as anyone else with a 2s lipo. Not sure why 4.20 voltage cut off is considered high.
He meant amps.

I wouldnt cycle at 40 amps with a stolen battery.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DesertRat
He meant amps.

I wouldnt cycle at 40 amps with a stolen battery.
I remember charging with my bc112c at 6 amps and people thinking that was overkill.
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Originally Posted by Socket
I remember charging with my bc112c at 6 amps and people thinking that was overkill.
Charging your pack so hard it needs 12 gauge or bigger wire and will melt an iffy soldering joint is probably a bad idea. At the last big event I went to they limited our charge amps to 14 under penalty of total disqualification and took battery temps and voltage before every run. Even practice.

Were not rug oval racers in the A main at the Snowbirds, nuking your pack will not determine if you win or lose.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DesertRat
Charging your pack so hard it needs 12 gauge or bigger wire and will melt an iffy soldering joint is probably a bad idea. At the last big event I went to they limited our charge amps to 14 under penalty of total disqualification and took battery temps and voltage before every run. Even practice.

Were not rug oval racers in the A main at the Snowbirds, nuking your pack will not determine if you win or lose.
have you ever tried it?
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:30 PM
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Well my charger will only charge at a rate of 10amps max so I think Im safe
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971
have you ever tried it?
The nuke charge? No, never had a charger that could. The nuke discharge? Yes. Big mistake, at least with that pack, it was nice and puffy.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:33 PM
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speed is expensive
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971
speed is expensive
One 7.5 turn is cheaper than 2 batteries.


Never made sense to me why stock guys spend tons of money exploiting a spec class when you can just stick a mod motor in a car and learn to drive with more power.
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Originally Posted by AZJP
One 7.5 turn is cheaper than 2 batteries.


Never made sense to me why stock guys spend tons of money exploiting a spec class when you can just stick a mod motor in a car and learn to drive with more power.
Yep, just that easy to race with the mod guys, right? Think you can beat Rivkin?

The main I was in this passed Saturday had a group of 5 drivers all within the same second....4 of us within the same tenth of a second.

Don't knock it until you've tried it. Spec racing is damn fun - you can charge at whatever amps you want, a few mistakes, and you're in the F main regardless. If you don't enjoy close and intense racing with 60 other entries in your same class on a club night, then you won't understand.
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Originally Posted by Socket
Yep, just that easy to race with the mod guys, right? Think you can beat Rivkin?

The main I was in this passed Saturday had a group of 5 drivers all within the same second....4 of us within the same tenth of a second.

Don't knock it until you've tried it. Spec racing is damn fun - you can charge at whatever amps you want, a few mistakes, and you're in the F main regardless. If you don't enjoy close and intense racing with 60 other entries in your same class on a club night, then you won't understand.
I don't have to beat Spencer (not like I can lmao), or even win an A main to race with the mod guys. Sometimes I get lapped 3 times by first place, sometimes I do better, but you can't get closer to running on their level by running a different class. Guess it's just preference.

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Originally Posted by AZJP
I don't have to beat Spencer (not like I can lmao), or even win an A main to race with the mod guys. Sometimes I get lapped 3 times by first place, sometimes I do better, but you can't get closer to running on their level by running a different class. Guess it's just preference.
So you're insinuating that you have more fun getting lapped three times racing by yourself versus racing against a very tight pack of cars and drivers that match your skill level within hundredths of a second after a 5-6 minute run?

Seems backwards to me. Racing under pressure is a TON of fun, and pushing yourself harder and harder to catch the person in front is why I race.
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He wants to trade his buggy for a SC, he wont have to race against rivkin anymore. I ran mod a few times, but IMO the stock class is more fun for the reasons you listed Socket.
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