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Old 10-22-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default FT T4 battery placement choices

I'm using the Cavaleri clay setup and was wondering what the thoughts were on battery placement. I will be using lipo, no weight in the tray, but I did add the 1.5 oz to the rear. To the back for traction or to the front for steering? I had a T4 awhile back and if I remember correctly the battery was placed to the back and it still had plenty of front end bite, but wanted to see if anyone has experimented on it.

Oh, and running stock truck class if that matters.
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I run lipo with 2 foam spacers in front and 1 in the back.
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I run 1.5 battery spacers in the front, 1.5 in the rear

I line the battery tray with a 1/16th inch lead plate and an additional ounce on the battery strap.

I run 1 ounce in the rear behind the antisquat hinge pin block thingy, zero in the front.
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FWIW, My setup for the local medium traction clay track with my T4 is

1.5 oz. in the rear
.5 oz in the front
Orion 3600 Lipo w/2 full foam spacer blocks in front of the pack and 1/2 foam spacer block in the rear of the pack

Proline M3 Edge tires in front and Proline M3 Step Pins in the rear.

Play around with the location of the spacers a bit and get a good feel for the truck in each configuration, i.e. run a whole pack with each configuration, then you'll be able to tell what feels best. HTH

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