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Old 09-30-2003, 06:08 PM   #1
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I am getting back into racing after almost a year away from the hobby and need a little help with speedo selection. What are the fast guys running these days for batteries & speedos?

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Old 09-30-2003, 06:10 PM   #2
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Novak GT7 esc
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Old 09-30-2003, 06:17 PM   #3
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Have you heard anything regarding the GM speedos like the ESC-SX9 or the GM ESC-V12 WORLDS EDITION? It's going in a 12th scale car..

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Old 09-30-2003, 06:19 PM   #4
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All I know is how much they cost.
the gm v12 is $160
the GT7 is $140
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ajg I know about 200 people that HATE the GT7.It stinks in stock due to NOOOO punch,heats up and cuts off all the time in mod and fry's more than any esc in history.
No thanks.
LRP quantum but for 4 cell it's Gm,Keyence.
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Batteries hands down would be GP3300's matched at 30 amps by a reputable matcher.
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Keyence -- smaller, better, slightly more expensive than GT7
LRP Quantum 2
Novak GT7

However, you may want to look into brushless. Novak's system can step you from stock/19t to 11t-ish mod speed with one speedo and one motor that you never have to true the comm or buy brushes for. Much cheaper than buying the now-necessary lathe and bulk pack of brushes. Plus, it is much easier to maintain, no decrease in performance, etc.

Batteries are usually GP3300s as stated above. Just get some good numbers from a reputable matcher. You can even get some good used packs on EBay or other source -- might be your best bet to get back into things. More packs = more practice time usually. The more you practice, the more you will know what you need.

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Thanks for the help and welcome back to the hobby.. has ROAR approved brushless in the months I was away?

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Thanks for the help and welcome back to the hobby.. has ROAR approved brushless in the months I was away?

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Brushless...Not YET. But I don't think it 'll be to long. When Novak and Hacker come out with the next generation systems I think there will be a few more converts.
Speedos....GM, LRP Q2, Mtroniks M3. All really small
Batteries....I think everybody will say GP3300's. There are alot of good matchers out there.
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if you want some good batteries at a cheap price look into some Fukuyama cells

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Default GM SX-9

I bought an SX-9 and I am more than happy with it......it is soooo smooth, small and it has MAD RIP in my 12th scale with some high voltage GP cells.....

SX-9 is the way to go for 12th scale man
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You still can't go wrong with the gool ol' cyclone . I run them in all of my cars and they work great. For 1/12th scale I would go with a LRP because its much lighter than the Cyclone or anything else. Even just the quantum pro sport would work good enough for 12th scale, and I'm pretty sure 12th scale mod too. But the quantum comp. 2 does look pretty cool, with its drive frequency that changes during different points in the throttle, and it's fully water resistant. I want to try one of those sometime.
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Post batteries !!

also check out team scream cell matching.... get info on rcheat .com.. very good numbers and run time ,,, great cells!!
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dont forget ZX RACING Batteries
cheap and GREAT service

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