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Old 01-22-2008, 03:30 AM
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hey all i am going to be racing stock 2wd buggy this year and wanna know if i have all my basic needs covered. i'm not new to racing as i have been racing nitro st and mt for a few years. first of all i have a losi bk2 buggy that i love. i like the feel of this buggy better then the cr. but i have 2 sets of tires for my track,2 c027 motors hitec esc rated down to 10 turns,hitec servo,smc matched 3800 pack,2000mah practice packs. what else should i do or get for the upcoming season? thanks and good luck to everyone this year
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Sounds like you are all set. I assume obviously that you have a charger, transmitter and receiver.

Really it doesn't take much to race. As long as your car runs right and is in a good state of repair.

Practice is the key, and enjoying yourself of course!
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That 3800 pack is going to get a real workout. Pick up a couple more packs if you can. At a minimum two race packs. One for Q1 and the main, another for Q2. You can get by with that, but really another one would be good.

Remember if you practice with a 2000 pack, and then throw in a high number model, it's like driving a different buggy for the race. Keep a lookout for some good used packs, you don't have to spend alot, just some.

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yea i figuired the battery thing would be an issue. but i'm trying to decide what company to go thru and what brand of cells to get. i know i can get some good deals on here used as well. any advice on what brand of cells are close to the best out right now as i dont need the absolute best.
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yea i figuired the battery thing would be an issue. but i'm trying to decide what company to go thru and what brand of cells to get. i know i can get some good deals on here used as well. any advice on what brand of cells are close to the best out right now as i dont need the absolute best.
dont buy any IB cells they are junk, try to get EP cells they are very reliable.
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hmm thats weird to here i've always had great luck with ib cells. but i have never used ep cells so i dont know
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hmm thats weird to here i've always had great luck with ib cells. but i have never used ep cells so i dont know
IB cells have been junk lately they just dont last very long, I bought 3 new packs the end of october and they are junk allready.
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One more thing that you may want to consider with running 2000mAhr packs, and then running 3800's for your races is WEIGHT.

I have quite a few GP3300 packs, and when I got back into Off-road, I bought a two 4200's. I had the same idea as you, run the 3300's in qualifying, and then the 4200's in the finals, but I found it hard to get my truck balanced when switching from the 3300's to the 4200's (for the finals).

I was aware of the extra punch from the high voltage 4200's, but it wasnt until I put the packs on a set of scales that I realized that there is also a 60 gram difference in weight.

Because of this, I have decided to only use 4200's, and I've been doing a lot better.

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so maybe i should buy 2 more matched packs and maybe find some other packs that maybe not be the best packs of the same size an mah rating so i dont mess with the weight of the car. would that work better?
i'm starting to realize that i was right in thinking that electric racing is just as expensive if not more expensive then nitro. thanks for the help everyone
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