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USIC USGT 2016 Motor and Chassis list in qualifing order

TQ A.F. TSR A800
2nd D.J. TeamPowers A800
3rd B.S. TSR A800
4th M.L. TSR A800
5th M.F TeamPowers A800
6th D.J TSR Destiny
7th J.W. Trinity Monster '17 Xray
8th C.V TSR Destiny
9 A.C. TSR A700
10 B.K. R1 v15 A700
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13 J.L. TSR A800
14 M.L. TSR Destiny
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16 J.M. TSR. 15 Xray
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18 R.C. TSR T4
19 M.K. Reedy Powered M3 AE TC7
20 S.J. TSR Destiny
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30 V.P. Reedy M3 serpent 3.0
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Originally Posted by godzukihop View Post
I must be over thinking this.
1380 is min weight for USGT, correct?
If 2 cars both weigh 1380 and 1 has a 8200 mah battery and 1 has a 5200 mah battery I want the 8200, no?
Depends on if you can get the left and right weights balanced.
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Originally Posted by godzukihop View Post
I must be over thinking this.
1380 is min weight for USGT, correct?
If 2 cars both weigh 1380 and 1 has a 8200 mah battery and 1 has a 5200 mah battery I want the 8200, no?
no . Make the car lazy cause the 340g battery places the weight all on one side of the car ....
where a 5200 pack is 100g lighter and you can add all that 100g +the ballots weight down the center as much as possible keeping the CG lower and more in the center which makes a more agile car thatís less prone to traction rolling .
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Originally Posted by AlBundy View Post
Not really looking forward to buying another spec motor for a class that already has one. I get it that many feel hurt that usgt is using a canam motor in many regions but now the end consumer gets to fit the bill, not the right direction if we are trying to grow the sport.
canam is just a option itís not a mandated system . Plus this donít come into play till next spring (outdoor season ) ...
heck canam would have been changing the motors up come next aug anyways . The canam motors will change next season to companies that actually support the USA racing classes .
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no . Make the car lazy cause ten340g battery places the weight all on one side of the car ....
where a 5200 pack is 100g lighter and you can add all that 100g +the ballots weight down the center as much as possible keeping the CG lower and more in the center which makes a more agile car thatís less prone to traction rolling .
If you go with a lighter battery, you're going to add weight to the battery side to make it even side to side most times so. Plus, I'd rather have the extra voltage through the course of a race. Most times you're only adding 20-30 grams to the electronics side to even out the ballast so, it really doesn't make the car lazy. Those LCG packs do not hold voltage as long as the higher milliamp batteries.
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If you go with a lighter battery, you're going to add weight to the battery side to make it even side to side most times so. Plus, I'd rather have the extra voltage through the course of a race. Most times you're only adding 20-30 grams to the electronics side to even out the ballast so, it really doesn't make the car lazy. Those LCG packs do not hold voltage as long as the higher milliamp batteries.
if you have a Tekin speedo do a comparison . During a 5min run both with same consistency .01 voltage between a 5200 vs a 8400 isnít beneficial . If it was every 17.5 a main driver would be running big stick packs 99% of them donít cause they known the proven results of weight placement over comes .01 volts when comparing 2 equal quality packs with different mah .
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Originally Posted by godzukihop View Post
I must be over thinking this.
1380 is min weight for USGT, correct?
If 2 cars both weigh 1380 and 1 has a 8200 mah battery and 1 has a 5200 mah battery I want the 8200, no?
I cant think of a situation where I could answer ďnoĒ based on the way you put the question together. but if you have a weak spot in the system that limit speeds, cornering, consistency, or trade off you may have grounds to put the mass in something other than battery.
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There's a good chance the 5200 mah battery will be more durable, and likely a higher C rating... And likely 1/3 the price of the 8200. In which case you could have two batteries.
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Originally Posted by bertottius View Post
If you go with a lighter battery, you're going to add weight to the battery side to make it even side to side most times so. Plus, I'd rather have the extra voltage through the course of a race. Most times you're only adding 20-30 grams to the electronics side to even out the ballast so, it really doesn't make the car lazy. Those LCG packs do not hold voltage as long as the higher milliamp batteries.
Even with a 6000 LCG pack I'm adding weight to the electronics side to balance it out.
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Maybe itís just a amx thing but we balance all our cars with 260g battery
electronics on other side no added weight to balance .
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Originally Posted by jlfx car audio View Post
Maybe itís just a amx thing but we balance all our cars with 260g battery
electronics on other side no added weight to balance .
Im stuck with 260 for sure.
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Originally Posted by godzukihop View Post
I must be over thinking this.
1380 is min weight for USGT, correct?
If 2 cars both weigh 1380 and 1 has a 8200 mah battery and 1 has a 5200 mah battery I want the 8200, no?
All that extra weight on one side will make the car harder to balance/handle well. It can be done but not ideal. Power is useless if the cars handling isn't optimised. Food for thought.

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You guys forgetting that some mains run 8min in USGT and I have never lost a race because I ran a heavier battery. At the past nationals most of us ran 7400-10000 packs in USGT. The 5200 makes the car easier to balance but 1380 is 1380. I say it goes to personal preference. There's no right or wrong answer. I will say this.........most of the A-main driver's ran higher mah packs!!!!!
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^^^^^This! i agree. My philosophy.....Spec racing~large capacity(7200-8400). Mod racing~Mid range capacity(5600-6200)
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^^^^^This! i agree. My philosophy.....Spec racing~large capacity(7200-8400). Mod racing~Mid range capacity(5600-6200)
Personal opinion preached as fact far too often on these message boards. This is what has worked for many of us in Northern Cali. Not saying it's the way it should be but this is what has worked for us.

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Originally Posted by STLNLST View Post
Personal opinion preached as fact far too often on these message boards. This is what has worked for many of us in Northern Cali. Not saying it's the way it should be but this is what has worked for us.
I didnt see a single fact. it seemed like everyone was pretty careful in the way they spoke about their opinion and possibilities including you. which by the way was great info.
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