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Old 05-22-2007, 09:00 PM
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That might have been why my T-Plate broke at sumter was that extra 4 ozs of weight in the truck to bring it up to what the truck was designed for since the 8000 mah li-po is around 5 ozs lighter than a 6 cell nickel pack.

Ever notice any of Tebo's or Maifield's set ups always have a 1 oz weight added somewhere even with nickel batteries.
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Anybody know if a 4900 pack would cut it in a 20 minute main? Mabye with a 7.5t?
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Anybody know if a 4900 pack would cut it in a 20 minute main? Mabye with a 7.5t?
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Anyone got the link to where ROAR added this as a class?

Also, how many of you have converted over to GT2 stock arms over T4 arms and noticed an increase in durability?
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Anyone got the link to where ROAR added this as a class?

Also, how many of you have converted over to GT2 stock arms over T4 arms and noticed an increase in durability?
Nice article in this months RC Car Action Magazine about Maifield's T-4 with alot of GT2 parts including the front shock tower that I thought was identical, but is not due to a lower ball stud mount height. Except for the Front Shock tower we are already using all those parts including the rear dogbones and axles that are stronger.
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I just got a 6000mah max amps pack, and i have a gtx and 5.5 brushless to put in my truck.

Wondering how much time I'm going to get out of the pack, doing some testing this weekend.

Might have to get a 8000 for racing and 6000 be my practice pack.
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Craps: Can you give me a rundown of the parts he is using from the GT2 on his T4? basically like this:

1. GT2 shock tower
2. GT2 Arms

etc. As we as what had to be modified.
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They are also using the gts wheel mounts, they keep the tires very true and straight.
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Hey guys... what I'm wondering is how many gas trucks are running in these races and how they are doing. Are the gas trucks competitive????

I'm trying to get this class going at my track this year. We haven't actually had them running yet but I hope to have a few soon.

One of the reasons is to ressurect the gas truck class here... so the ones who wish we still ran them can dust them off and race. Adding the BL/Lipo trucks will help get the entries up and create a class.

But, I'm concerned that the gas trucks won't keep coming back after they get spanked a few times by the electrics. Your track is big so I would think a gas truck would do very well.... ??
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Originally Posted by Cain
Anyone got the link to where ROAR added this as a class?

Also, how many of you have converted over to GT2 stock arms over T4 arms and noticed an increase in durability?

http://www.roarracing.com/news.php

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Originally Posted by glassdoctor
Hey guys... what I'm wondering is how many gas trucks are running in these races and how they are doing. Are the gas trucks competitive????

I'm trying to get this class going at my track this year. We haven't actually had them running yet but I hope to have a few soon.

One of the reasons is to ressurect the gas truck class here... so the ones who wish we still ran them can dust them off and race. Adding the BL/Lipo trucks will help get the entries up and create a class.

But, I'm concerned that the gas trucks won't keep coming back after they get spanked a few times by the electrics. Your track is big so I would think a gas truck would do very well.... ??
The class grew around here by combining them making for better racing for both classes rather than race 3 or 4 of each seperately, we put them together, but please to be fair make a 5 second pit stop in 20 minutes to keep the gas guys happy and besides you don't want to win with an unfair advantage by running non-stop!

Great option to have a club race by combing the 2 classes!
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Have you tried playing around with the shrink wrap on the cells? The true rc cells are suposed to be the same width as the thunder power cells. Perhaps there is some cardboard under that shrink wrap that could be making those $75 packs not fit the slot.
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This is what our team drivers will be doing...
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which lipo packs are those?
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The best bang for the buck that doesn't require any chasis cutting are the truerc.com 6400 mah 7.4 volt 15c packs @ $80 a pop.
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