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Old 04-19-2007, 11:32 AM
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The grass is always greener, er, I mean red.. The EPs are red, and are in stock at Kwik..

Like I said, lipo is not legal everywhere, especially at the big races. And with the EPs performing the way they have, it's almost like having upgraded 3800s again.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:09 PM
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can u guys share some knowledge on settings for an ice charger for 4200
please.
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Old 04-19-2007, 06:30 PM
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Charge 5-6 Amps
Discharge 10 Amps
Peak Detection 3mv / cell
Temp Cutoff 46-48 deg
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:52 PM
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I would agree with all of that except discharge at 30amps which is what the cells are rated at
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:53 PM
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SMC IB 4200

THE NEW ONE'S
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Big B
I would agree with all of that except discharge at 30amps which is what the cells are rated at

Ice can't do more than 10A discharge though
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by george_georgoul
What are best cells money can buy?
Loaded question IMO...

Don't take this comment as an insult - but can you drive well enough to benefit from the top cells that are available? Personally, I have seen too many newer racers bolt-in 7-turn motors - or 4.5 brushless systems in their cars - use the top cells that are available and still turn lap-times that are slower then lap-times of a good stock racer. See that their lap-times suck in comparison... pack-up their stuff and leave - never to be seen again.

I am sure that if you are willing to pay $200 per pack, you can get whatever cells you want... heck, you buy enough of them and they may even come built with pure gold bars - soldered together with gold solder (hello oval crazies).

I would rather buy some really good cells from a matcher that you trust (i.e. SMC, eXpress, Kwik - or any of the well known matchers) and spend the rest of the money on practice.
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ford_racing
Ice can't do more than 10A discharge though
Good Point, you may want to look into a 30amp discharger such as the Reactor 30 or something simmilar, if money isnt an issue you may want to upgrade to the new checkpoint charger based on the ice, but with alot better functions
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duckman has a good point as well, I could have the best chassis, pit equipment, electronics, etc... but if I cant keep my car on the road, there is no magic cure. Did you start this thread purely to get opinions or to base your next perchase?
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramyuras
I was thinking the same, if I am going to just do the club thing I should just go and get me the Li-Po, the only info I need is will the 4800 fit the Cyclone?
A fellow at our track is running 3200 in the cyclone.
Not sure if he had to make any mods?
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by duckman996
Loaded question IMO...

Don't take this comment as an insult - but can you drive well enough to benefit from the top cells that are available? Personally, I have seen too many newer racers bolt-in 7-turn motors - or 4.5 brushless systems in their cars - use the top cells that are available and still turn lap-times that are slower then lap-times of a good stock racer. See that their lap-times suck in comparison... pack-up their stuff and leave - never to be seen again.

I am sure that if you are willing to pay $200 per pack, you can get whatever cells you want... heck, you buy enough of them and they may even come built with pure gold bars - soldered together with gold solder (hello oval crazies).

I would rather buy some really good cells from a matcher that you trust (i.e. SMC, eXpress, Kwik - or any of the well known matchers) and spend the rest of the money on practice.
Its important to my ego to know that just before I hit the wall at the end of the straight, I was gaining on someone..
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bigoTC3fan
I really hate to admit it but Wallstreet is right about the EP4200's very good cells, can use a couple of times a day and non of the problems that the IBs have.
I know that Hurricane has them.
and also Kwik

Good luck in racing
and pick up some EP4200's
What are the problems with the IB cells?
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:51 AM
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Venting, overheating, delf discharging to zero... Is a full time baby sitting job these days..

as quoted by another member's post.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:55 AM
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I personally havent had any problems with my IB4200, but I take the necessary steps to maintain my batts and all my equipment
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:19 PM
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After 7 years of not racing, I took my 7+yr old Sanyo 2000 packs, which some were still in the Pro-Match 2 discharge tray, and they charged right up with my trusty old Tekin B112C. Guess what, the cells still work like a charm. By all means nothing compared to the new cells, but man what happened to good ole reliability. Even now, when I am tryin to start getting back into racing, I don't know what cells to try. They seems to be all a pain in the ass, and I rather just buy a good lipo pack.
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