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Old 04-16-2003, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 1.16, 1.17, ?.?? Gp3300

Does a hundreth in voltage make a bit difference at the track in stock or modified. Wheres the best place to get batts I am in need cause I charged my bats on a fan and the run time went from 3300 to 2789. This sucks big time so help if you can
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all i have to do now is complete order should iget highest voltage or just get 1.14 or 1.13s or 1.15. HELP please
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The higher the voltage, the better.

If you plan on running modified, you'll want as high of runtime as possible.

The more you use your batteries, the more the runtime will degrade, even if you take care of them well. It's just a fact of life.
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but i've only had for 3 months
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ProMatch or KMR is the best places to get packs... Next would be SMC
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i had 6 promatch packs the first two were run alot. and the next two were charged on a fun (i'm a newbie and made a costly mistake) and the last two are just fine. Voltage is fine but runtime is down. Should i get new packs THe thing is is that its
10$ for each hundreth of a volt
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well i got world class bats 1.14 400+ sec and for 48.75 I could justify 80 bucks for 3 hundreths of a volt when the batteries only cost 5.50 a piece anyway
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Old 04-16-2003, 11:27 PM   #8
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mike_webb said it best....KMR or ProMatch.
Now...as for performance....don't drive yourself nuts over 1 mv. Lots of variables but if you're thinking like most of us.....Buy the best you can get for the money you have to spend. I buy KMR and Pro Match because I can buy their best numbers for alot less than what the "BIG" companies want. I only run stock or spec class. But to me it's value that counts.
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On the runtime: 3 months is an awful long time, where that is concerned. If you take perfect care of your batteries, always doing the exact same thing from time to time, you can preserve it. But it will almost never be as good as it was for the first few weeks.

On the voltage: If you are not already an excellent driver, do not worry about the difference between a 1.14 and 1.16. The extra bit of voltage will not help if you need to be marshalled even once in a five minute event. Drive first, speed later.
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since you said that you are a newbie then I would just stick with the batteries that don't put a hole in your wallet. Have fun first, learn what it takes to take care of your packs, then get killer packs later on. If you're just starting out you won't be able to tell the difference between a 1.14 or 1.115 etc... hope this helps some
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It helps thanks alot guys, but i must say that promatch's prices are not that cheap. For their 1.16 its 72$ and for the 1.17 its 84$ which says its 12 bucks for 0.01 volts. I understand supply and demand but 84$ versus 50$ a pack is a big difference. THanks and i get marshalled about 3 times in five minutes every race but i'm always in the a-main and place 2-4 everytime
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Remember to compare apples to apples and not apples to oranges!! Voltage is only one aspect of battery performance AND price. A 1.17 discharged at 20 amps and a runtime of 300 seconds is not the same as a 1.17 at 30 amps with 400 runtime. The price reflects overall performance so equating dollars per volt is a rather narrow way to figure value. If it works for you than go with it,but I think you'll find the effort to be frustrating at best. Good Luck
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I think that Futureal and STLNLST said it best... most racers cannot tell the difference between the mid level and high end packs... if you are out to play in the street at all - Don't spend the money on the high end packs - it would be a big waste of money...

In terms of companies to purchse from... I would also stick with ProMatch... in fact I just picked up a pack from them last night...

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I have different levels of batteries I use for just about all my stuff. 1.17-range cells for racing, 1.15-range cells for practice, older 1.13-1.14 cells for my friends to use (they are more beginners) and if we ever want to just play around with an old car.

Obviously I'm also nuts, but that's beside the point. As people have said, don't worry about running 1.17+ packs if you are just learning. It may actually hurt you more than it helps you (not to mention financially).
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Futureal... .13-.14 packs for the friends huh?? Nice... I would have to agree with that... can't have em beating you with your own equip!!( at least that's the thought)

As for the pack that I picked up last night... I would also fall into the category of nutz... 1.177-1.178V... 13-14IR... 412 Sec... I will have to see how this pack does next week

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