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Old 02-27-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
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hi i am going to start racing in electric stock motor class and i wanted to know what is the best type of stick battery pack in the 3300's to the 4200's mah and i have a budget of $45 where could i get the battery pack and what is the best kind of battery pack thanks
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:18 PM   #2
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SMC IB3800s, probably the best battery out there. Come in matched and unmatched stick packs.


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I would suggest going to your local track and ask around to the guys that have been racing there and see if any of them are selling their old packs. As long as they haven't been trashed you'd usually get better used bat's than buying new unmatched stick packs. Now that the 3800's and 4200's are out and going to be roar approved (in not already) guys are looking to off their 3300's which are still great packs.
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If it was me I would not buy "old" packs for racing, maybe practice packs.If the packs were any good why would anyone sell them.. I would look at the IB's 3600 or 3800,The 3600's are quite a bit cheaper than the 3800's with performance that is close.The 3600's seenm to have better punch than the gp 3300's.This is due to the IB's having lower IR.Pro match has pre built packs that have good numbers for a fair price.Their are a lot of good matchers out their.I would look at the IB's first and the GP's last..
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Since 4200's arent approved yet you've basically got to go with 3800's or 3600's if your track follows ROAR rules. If you can find some IB3600's pick a few packs of them up, usually they are quite a bit cheaper than 3800's, and its not like the extra capacity is something you need.
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I have raced pro-match packs for a while now and they are great pack. If you have a budget of 45$ I think I found something for ya. IP3800 cells for 32.99. They are unmatched packs but after about 20 charges your batteries will be unmatched anyway. So follow the link for Pro-Match!

http://www.promatchracing.com/main.htm

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First, when racers say stick packs they are usually referring to packs like in pic 1. Are you talking about those or packs like in pic 2? Most racers use 6 cell packs like you see in pic 2 but if you are just starting out stick packs are fine.

You will quickly find batteries will make up the biggest portion of your racing budget. Most higher end matched 6 cell packs go for around $60 to $70. At the $45 price point if you want a stick pack you can find IB3800 stick packs from Team Br00d for Fusion Batteries for $35.
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