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Old 07-06-2009, 08:55 AM
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I just got the reedy 5100 pack and can not figure out how to put in car. do you need longer post ? I also have lipo pack holder still can not get it to hold down. Pics would be nice if you have any. Just bought the car from web site.
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if it has the lipo tray is it the AE tray? the post will be on the tray so they will be 2mm up if not put a 2mm spacer under the post
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I just got the reedy 5100 pack and can not figure out how to put in car. do you need longer post ? I also have lipo pack holder still can not get it to hold down. Pics would be nice if you have any. Just bought the car from web site.
You are not crazy. Team Associated showed some real attention to detail when they sold the lipo cradle. I had to shim the posts up probably 6-8mm to get the top plate on. Hooray for Associated! That Reedy 5100 pack was supposed to be designed in conjunction with Associated's Lipo cradle. If you call the and tell them what you have, they will treat you like you are retarded. I waited for 3 months to get the Associated Lipo cradle. I purchased the 5100 and it sat the whole time. I was so mad after this whole mess that I put the car up for sale. B44 with 5100 lipo (never ran), Novak 6.5 Motor, spare parts for $325.00 and it has never sold. Can't blame people for not wanting a B44.
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I tryed different things myself. I have the assoc lipo craddle. still can not get it work.
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Unsure about how they work with Reedy Lipo's, But the Diggity Design carbon fiber brace kit works real nice with Trakpower 4800 saddles which should be real close in dimensions to Reedy.
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Instead of using the thumbscrews, try using longer bolts and washers. That's what I do with maxamps...
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yes I just did the washer longer screw thing and spacers on bottom. Now the battery will not fit in going to sand the cases a little after I eat.
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Thats weird... My SMC 4900 is actually a little too small! I have to use velcro so that it doesn't slide
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Could you describe precisely what the fitting problem is? Maybe with more info we can help. because it's all a bit bague right now

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yes I just did the washer longer screw thing and spacers on bottom. Now the battery will not fit in going to sand the cases a little after I eat.
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i had the 5100 ae lipo and the ae lipo cradle and it works great. i used the stock thumb screws and i have not had a problem yet. i was really happy about how good the lipo fit in the cradle. it was perfect!
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Thats weird... My SMC 4900 is actually a little too small! I have to use velcro so that it doesn't slide
i have the 4900 and there is no movement at all
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a little common sence goes a long way.

the post will be shimmed up 2 mm with the lipo trey. Then you can use longer screws up top with a cone washer to hold down the strap.

I run the chekpoint lipos in my car and all i had to do was back out the allen set screws some and put some blue locktite on them to give the thumb screws a little bit of bite on the threads. I believe my set screws are only 2 threads into the post to give the correct lentth. I am also useing the carbon straps.
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Call Team Associated and tell them that a little sense goes a long way. I stated that the Associated Lipo cradle and the 5100 lipo were supposed to be designed to work together. Associated/Reedy? They do not work together. They do not work together. Again, they do not work together. The posts do mount 2 or 3mm higher. Still not high enough. I had to take a chassis mounted ball stud from a Carpet Knife, and cut the ball off and add it to the posts. I also used longer screws through the chassis to mount the posts. I didn't pay $135.00 for the Reedy lipo and another $25.00 for the Associated lipo cradle so that I would have to modify it to work correctly. I could have bought the Diggity cradle and another lipo brand just as easily and I would have had the car to the track much quicker. I held out for the All-Associated/Reedy setup and ended up with a headache.
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If you did like i said in my post and loosen the set screws on the top of the post and locktited them in the correct position everything would fit with the original screws and lipo mount there are 5 people local that all run that same setup with no aditional parts.
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take a pic of your car and post. My craddle hits the rear center drive shaft. I have it spaced up and it still does not clear. Please take a pic of your car.
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