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Old 05-02-2006, 11:22 AM   #1
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this may have been covered, but i am wondering if somebody has come up with a better way for battery hold downs. the battery arrangment is 4 - 2. i saw a schumacar buggy that had some cool hold downs but no model or ?? i am looking for ideas? part #'s would really cool.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:05 PM   #2
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You might want to ask here as well: 4wd Forums
The guys that own/run those forums make the x5 and x6.
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Old 05-02-2006, 02:56 PM   #3
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I have one on my X-5 that is alot better than the rubber strap you get for the 2 cells. I don't know where it came from, I got it on my first X-5 I bought used, somebody might have been making them at one time. Bats are dead in the camera righ now, I'll charge them up tonight and take some pics.
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have been to 4wdrc forum. there are a bunch of the cars with some nice straps in pictures, but i have the same question posted there for some time now and no response. so i am open to any and all suggestions.
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I'm sorry, but I just checked and there's no thread posted in the X - 5 section of the www.4wdrc.com forum regarding the battery strap.

Most guys who use a different strap for the left side use a Shumacher strap, but I don't have the part number.

We tried two different types of rubber, both black, for the left side and neither of them worked. One was too stretchy and the batteries fell out, the second broke where the nut & washer hold it in the car.

The brown one we supply is ugly, but it works really well. Holds the batteries tight and actually is not affected much by brief contact with a soldering iron or hot solder, something that happens from time to time when installing batteries.

For a Shooey part number, I suggest you post on the 4wdrc forum in the section for one of our English drivers.
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OK, here is the pic, it's a little fuzzy but you can see how it wraps around the first cell. It's bolted to the stock hole the rubber strap is bolted to, has a 90 degree bend right after the bolt and curves around the front cell and is flat all the way to the post in the rear. You realy have to bend the plastic up to get the two cells out but when it's down on the cells with the clip in, they can't go anywhere!
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A thread was started on the www.4wdrc.com forum and the Schumacker part number is there now.
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this may have been covered, but i am wondering if somebody has come up with a better way for battery hold downs. the battery arrangment is 4 - 2. i saw a schumacar buggy that had some cool hold downs but no model or ?? i am looking for ideas? part #'s would really cool.
as posted on the other site, in case u didntfeel like goingthere.. the part numbers are:

From the Schumacher USA site, off the CAT3000: part
"U2386 Battery Posts; Straps &"
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