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Old 12-18-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default gearing and nimh suggestions

allllrighty. i am buying a pack for a slash that i will buy after the holidays but will also use it as a practice battery in my xxxt-cr. it may not be logical, but if it doesnt compare to the lipo in the least bit i will put it only in the slash.

what do i look for? i'm guessing nimh is purely mah rating as far as runtime? of course gearing/driving/abuse to part as well but how do i know what is good and whats not good. i don't want anything over 40 bucks as our slash class is VERY beginner oriented and im not in it to be 10x faster than the next guy. just want something to chug along and last numerous races.

that being said, i need gearing for my xxxt-cr. 10.5 losi with all stock equipment tire and suspension wise. was told stock spur and 20tooth pinion?
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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Newer, larger NiMH batteries (4500mAh and higher) can also offer higher amperage draw and better voltage under power.

check out enerG 4600, Elite 5000 and other larger batteries on the market. www.promatchracing.com has the enerG cells - they can build you a nice practice pack of unmatched cells which I find to be as good but lower-cost as their matched packs. The Elite 5000s can be gotten from www.cheapbatterypacks.com Don't skimp on 3000-3500mAh older packs - the newer stuff is pretty good. Both packs (6-cell) would give you prices under 40. Definitely buy two so you can switch them out for each alternate race. On a race day, run heat #1, #3 on one battery and practice, heat #2 and main on the other battery.
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+1 on the enerG 4600 cells.

20T on stock spur would be about right for a brushed 19 turn, but from what I hear you might want to go up a little (22 or 23T) for the brushless unless your track is real short.
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