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Old 09-09-2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the Carbon B4 chassis cause any issues with the battery.
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I've been out of the game for about a year now, but i'm still at the track weekly keeping up with things and car support. But in my racing, I ran Losi, with the graphite chassis and the battery box sticky clear side wall protectors to keep the battery tabs from contacting the chassis directly....but after they started wearing holes...I eventually took them out of the chassis and ran the batteries straight with no barrier and never once had a hint of a problem....BUT, never hurts to be safe, if you can find the clear protectors, wouldn't hurt to stick them in there, but IMO...not necessary
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While we are at it , how can you tell the differences in the two chassis? I bought a couple chassis's in a parts lot and one is supposed to be carbon. It doesnt look anything like the carbon battery strap. Anybody have any comparision pics of the plastic and carbon chassis? Thanks

Like the thread starter I want to know as well if there is any harm in the carbon chassis. If what I have is the carbon chassis I may switch it out when I rebuild my car over the winter.
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The plastic seems a little darker. Perhaps you could differentiate them by tweaking on it. Also, so make sure to run some sort of insulation in the battery tray on the graphite chassis. Shorting out your battery is the only "harm" that could come from not running the chassis properly. AE suggests running the plastic chassis because the car is more forgiving, that is to say, a little easier to drive.
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does it cause any battery issues. I ran it months ago and didnt have any issues. Just wanted to get more insight on it.
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The graphite chassis makes the car a little more edgy and it will short the battery. This is not something that will cause damage to your batteries run to run, it will only hurt your batteries if you leave the pack in it overnight, then it will be over discharged. The plastic is what everyone runs on the B4, it gives the car more traction and makes it a little more forgiving.
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yes I will go back to a plastic chassis. Dont want to have any issues. thx
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if i was you i would use the stock chassis the plastic one.
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[QUOTE=tonyking73;3656303]While we are at it , how can you tell the differences in the two chassis? QUOTE]

If you can weigh them, the graphite chassis should be lighter than the plastic chassis.
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