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Old 11-03-2006, 11:09 AM   #1
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GP4300 or IB4200WCE?

I guess MaxAmps.com didn't get their shipment from GP as they were supposed to, so they can't make my $600 order. They offered to make my packs with IB4200WCE cells instead, saying they're actually better cells. I'm a bit weary of this because of the lower milliamp reading.

So I can either get a refund or go with IB4200WCE's instead. What should I do?
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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Well 7 of the top cell matchers only use the 4200WC cells...They can not all be wrong..

THe IB's are fantastic cells...
And if you spending $600.00 You could go to a Larger matcher and get a great deal since your spending so much...I know EA will give you free shipping on orders over $200 so give him a call and see what he can do for ya...His stuff is the best I have used..
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You are better off with these IB cells.
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IB's all the way!!
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Old 11-03-2006, 11:17 AM   #5
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All the top guys seem to be running IB's, so i would take them hands down over GP's any day........
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Default I found GP's to be soft....

Before I "graduated" to Li-Po, I used GP's for years. My first and only IB pack was a IB3800 and it had PUNCH that surpassed the GP's to the point where I thought the GP's were soft. If they are looking to give you IB's instead of GP's, check the cost difference, and see if you can be compensated with additional cells. If the IB's are less expensive, take the IB's and run!
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IB's for sure... as long as the numbers are equal vs. the GP packs.

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I am sure ther is a reason they did not get GP cells in.

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Why would you spend $600 on batteries? lmao
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direct copy from maxamps for IB 4200 WCE

The latest and greatest in Sub C cells is the new IB 4200 World Champion Edition. Simply the best cell on the market in both run time and voltage under load. These cells are KILLERS. Guaranteed to be at least 1.27V at a 30 amp discharge on your equipment or your money back.

now a direct copy from maxamps for the GP 4300

This is the latest and greatest in GP Performance. The brand new GP 4300 is the best Sub C cell that Gold Peak makes. It will give you average voltage of over 1.26V at a 30 amp discharge and extreme runtimes.

the IB's are better 0.01 better voltage not very much but a little, and look at what Andy Moore used at the IFMAR worlds
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So I can either get a refund or go with IB4200WCE's instead. What should I do?
At this point in time, take the IBs
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Why would you spend $600 on batteries? lmao

thats true. why you need $600 worth of packs for. what that 8 or 9 packs?

batteries they go "off" even if you don't use them. actually i found IB's liked to be used at lease once weekly or thier IR goes up.


just by maybe 4 packs. that should be plenty for practice and able to use it twice per day.
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what did andy moore used at the worlds? i am not sure

also if GP4300 are getting 1.26 volts average at 30 amp they arent too bad then! i prefer GP's any day!
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andy used the Team Orion IB4200SHV cells at the worlds. The new IB4200WCE cells are slighty better aparently, either way gp4300s or IB4200s they are both good batteries but the ibs seem to be very popular, its up to you
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What is the life expectancy of the latest version of IB cells? I know the numbers for new IB cells are better than GP's and if you are a worlds class driver or someone with a big wallett that can afford to replace packs every 3 months then the IB's are the way to go but how do the latest cells perform over a longer period?

I know all of the "Team Drivers" in my area used to recycle their cells every 2-3 months when IB3800's were the rage just wondering if the 4200's are similarly short lived? I personally use GP's because my budget doesn't stretch to new cells too often. I am currently using GP3700's that I bought second hand 4 months ago and for me they still perform well enough to finish regularly in the top 3. I have been thinking about a few new packs but want something I can use for more than 15-20 good runs.

And BTW I think you will find one of the main reasons most of the large matchers have switched over to IB's is because while they are undoubtedly a very good cell they are also much cheaper than the GP's so the margin to the matcher is greatly improved.
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