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Old 10-22-2011, 05:04 PM
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Speedzone. i beleive its only $49
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Reedy now has one
epic/trinity
losi/xceleron
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And there may be 1 or 2 more
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Old 10-22-2011, 07:25 PM
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I run my protek and xcelorin back to back and they both feel the same.
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:41 PM
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X2. I saw that cuda posted this yesterday about the placement of the battery. I tried moving it back and was def better then having if forward(if ur looking for overall rear bite.)Thanks cuda! Still some things to work out . Not really sure if its driver error or a tweak here or there on the car but after 3 weekends of running it it's getting better each week!!
Glad you got to try it, night and day huh?

I got turned on to this months ago and thought it was common knowledge by now. Max rear grip.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by F N CUDA View Post
You really need to try the shorty pack with one pad in the rear, locks the rear end in then all the little tuning aids will become effective.
In my opinion, the long pack will over rotate the car all day long if the conditions are not perfect.
I look at it as being inbetween the rear motor and mid motor configuration when using the long pack, lots of steering while sacrificing rear grip.
Rear motor and short pack for max grip.
How thick is the "one pad" you are talking about. I use one pad that fills the whole gap behind the battery. Just wondering if you have it about centered in the full tray length or a little farther back then that.
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Old 10-22-2011, 11:31 PM
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Default Getting close.

I am one to two seconds behind where I want to be. I just realized if I let off the gas some and not coast the rear end stays planted 90% of the time.

I run on a track that is more consistent when dry. So, I may go longer links in the rear and 0* on the bump steer and see what happens. I already went 3mm high on the inner rear link, 2mm on the hub. Running inside (1?) and Mid on the hub. Jumps fine, steers ok, thinking the 0* bump will help there.

Thing about it, I know if I could maintain traction I would be able to keep pace....lol.
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by rob martin View Post
Short list and if anyone knows of any others feel free to add.


Speedzone. i beleive its only $49
Promatch
Reedy now has one
epic/trinity
losi/xceleron
CRC
Venom
Protech
Anyone have experience on which ones have good performance and durability?
Seems like I remember from a while back people complaining about their xcelerin packs puffing up after a little while. Or is that not true?

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Old 10-23-2011, 06:47 AM
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My first choice is the Protek pack. I've been running them for almost 2 years without issue, plus its weight and dimensions (albeit slightly shorter) are the same as the TLR pack.

I have seen several of Losi's packs swell, but the performance hasn't diminished. I also don't believe that most of the guys I've seen run them, balance them, so I don't know if that is a part of the problem.

For those with more powerful chargers, remember that we shouldn't be charging these over 7.6A to begin with.

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Old 10-23-2011, 06:47 AM
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Anyone have experience on which ones have good performance and durability?
Seems like I remember from a while back people complaining about their xcelerin packs puffing up after a little while. Or is that not true?
My xcelorins puff up a little bit after a run but once they cool down theyre fine. Plently of power and time, no problem there.
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Old 10-23-2011, 07:20 AM
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I have Pro match shorty no problem so far. 4k 60c @$50. So far so good.
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Default Ball Cups

Is there a replacement UPGRADE to the stock ball cups for the 22... I don;t seem to like the stock ones... Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks...

And, any recomendations for upgraded A-Arms and Shock towers or just stay stock?
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Is there a replacement UPGRADE to the stock ball cups for the 22... I don;t seem to like the stock ones... Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks...

And, any recomendations for upgraded A-Arms and Shock towers or just stay stock?
Stay with stock - even in the ball cups. Why do you need an upgrade on the stock ones? I haven't had one fail yet...
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Is there a replacement UPGRADE to the stock ball cups for the 22... I don;t seem to like the stock ones... Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks...
I'm not sure of it being an "upgrade", but an "option" would be to try the ballcups for the HPI ESE truck...
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:16 AM
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This is my first build and it has gone well until just now.....

These turnbuckles suck! I have tried the chap stick trick, just cant get them to work!!! I don't have vise-grips so its still a little tough....
Arghhhh
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This is my first build and it has gone well until just now.....

These turnbuckles suck! I have tried the chap stick trick, just cant get them to work!!! I don't have vise-grips so its still a little tough....
Arghhhh
Exacto into the ball cups lightly to get off the burs. Black grease squeezed into ball cup. Stupid TLR turnbuckle wrench on the turnbuckle and a cresent wrench on the ball cup. No problems.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by AjMoney09 View Post
This is my first build and it has gone well until just now.....

These turnbuckles suck! I have tried the chap stick trick, just cant get them to work!!! I don't have vise-grips so its still a little tough....
Arghhhh
A body reamer works great as well to open up the ball cup some. Then i put some chap-stick on the threads and im able to almost thread it on all the way with just my hands.
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