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Old 02-18-2004, 09:08 AM   #16
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Does anyone use velcro straps?
No. Back in the pan car days lots of people used to make velcro straps for the cars, but I never found one that'd hold the pack in place in a hard crash.

And I must ask...why use tape at all? I love the fact that most all touring cars come with built in battery holders. After having raced pan cars, and having to deal with strapping tape for years, I love the fact that I can just clip in my battery and go. Plus I've never had a touring car crash hard enough to jolt the batteries free from any car equiped with built in battery holders. Are you doing it for the weight savings?
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No. Back in the pan car days lots of people used to make velcro straps for the cars, but I never found one that'd hold the pack in place in a hard crash.

And I must ask...why use tape at all? I love the fact that most all touring cars come with built in battery holders. After having raced pan cars, and having to deal with strapping tape for years, I love the fact that I can just clip in my battery and go. Plus I've never had a touring car crash hard enough to jolt the batteries free from any car equiped with built in battery holders. Are you doing it for the weight savings?
I use the xenon tape on my cuda because the battery hold down they include doesn't fit my setup.
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Old 02-18-2004, 04:12 PM   #18
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And I must ask...why use tape at all? I love the fact that most all touring cars come with built in battery holders. After having raced pan cars, and having to deal with strapping tape for years, I love the fact that I can just clip in my battery and go. Plus I've never had a touring car crash hard enough to jolt the batteries free from any car equiped with built in battery holders. Are you doing it for the weight savings?
Weight is the only reason I use tape as it is much more of a hastle than the strap. I have a TC3 with the battery mod done to it and without the strap I have to add almost no weight to balance the car left to right.
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Old 02-18-2004, 04:40 PM   #19
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Ya i use to srink my cells and then stoped because i would think of the heat it adds. The only reason I dont tape is because i dont wanna wreck the labels and that.
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Old 02-18-2004, 04:55 PM   #20
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I think if your going to use xenon tape I would buy the black to me it seems stronger then there blue color. i have never lost a pack with black and pass copule of races with blue 3 packs have fallen out do to the tape ripping
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Hey Guys,

I use zip ties and zip the batteries to the battery bar on my xxxs g+. Has any one tried that? At sears there dollar for a 100 of the super small ones.

What do you guys tape the batteries to, to secure them to the car?
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Old 02-19-2004, 12:37 AM   #22
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On my TC3 I milled slots in the chassis for the tape to go through.
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Thumbs up Tape 4 Rayspeed Chassis

I have been having problems with cells coming out on my Rayspeed chassis SD. I have bought some Xenon tape from Steve. The slot is slightly too small for it to fit, do you guys file it out? Do you then use the same piece of tape for a days racing?

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I am using the Xennon blue tape from Speedtech and so far so good. It's quality is just as good as the famous Tamiya tape (does that say enough about how good it is?). The xennon stuff is wider to cover more battery but is a hair thinner than the tamiya tape. So far I have had no problems with it and a strip will last all day if you prepare it right. When you tape your batteries in, fold over a tiny amount at the ends to create "handles" to pull the tape with. I've used a single piece all day in practice on Monday and kept it for racing on Tuesday. The same piece of tape is still in my car and I'll more than likely use it Saturday Good stuff and it matches my blue car perfectly...bling bling!
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I use red Scotch 899 Fiber tape. It works like a charm and it is really tough stuff. It's also easy for me to get.. cheap..
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but what do you tape the batteries too on the car?
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but what do you tape the batteries too on the car?
you tape the batteries to the chassis, where else????
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for me, i would tape them to the battery holder on the xxxs. Just wanted to see what everyone esle does.
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You're telling me you don't use the individual cell wraps? I sure as hell do. The heat trapped is negligible at best.
Charging at 6A gets the cells hot. I don't use Shoe Goo, I just make sure I have a good soldering joint.
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Charging at 6A gets the cells hot. I don't use Shoe Goo, I just make sure I have a good soldering joint.
I spend too much money on batteries to not take care of them... sho goo and shrink wrap for me.
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