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Old 06-03-2004, 09:44 AM   #1
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The last piece of my new 10th scale venture is almost complete. I need to find a good, reliable source for loose cells. I see that most everyone run GP3300 cells.

I will only be bashing/parking lot "unorganizied" racing...so i dont need the best cells available (matched, etc).

Where can I get them?

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Old 06-03-2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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I will only be bashing/parking lot "unorganizied" racing...so i dont need the best cells available (matched, etc).
Uhh, why do you want loose cells then.....

Try Fukuyama and Pro-Match. Haven't heard anything but good about them. www.fukuyamaracing.com and www.promatchracing.com
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:50 AM   #3
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Promatch has great prices if you want to go bashing around your neighborhood.
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:51 AM   #4
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thanks guys...i will look at both companies suggested.

I like to build my own packs.....that is all. Plus i purchased the XRAY T1R chassis it requires the saddle pack config.

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Old 06-03-2004, 09:58 AM   #5
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That's cool......thought you would have had a lower-caliber car (for bashing purposes, nothing against you) that could have fit stick packs

Good luck to you
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:02 AM   #6
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Regarding the low caliber car comment: True.....but i MIGHT do some racing in the future...so I wanted a car that would be a good choice to start on. I also went with a 11X2 Motor....but I will be turning down my throttle ATV's in the begining. I just did not want to get into the 10th scale electric on-road car scene, and then have to buy a new car if I wanted to race. I guess kind of like the Brushless vs. Brushed motor debate. BL is more expensive upfront...but long term it is cheaper!

I think i will buy the Fukuyama cube and some bars. This will give me (3) good "sport" packs! Thank you guys!
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:22 AM   #7
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Kinetix & Surge offer low price matched 1.15s around $35....Best deal I've seen on unmatched GP's is $30
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Well, the cube he's talking about would put each pack right under $30, so it's perfect.
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:55 AM   #9
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aviaar,

I sent Fukuyama and email about the difference between the cube and the standard 6-cell loose cell pack, are there any "noticable" difference that I would see between the two:

1.150+ (6 Cells) $33.99

and

FR Power Enhanced Cube (18 Cells) $88.00

Thank you.
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No, not really anything noticeable for bashing. The difference would be that the standard loose pack (1.15) is matched and the cube cells are not. They are both treated for voltage, so both are strong cells. You really only need the matched cells for racing. And even then, there are some people who do great with unmatched cells in a race. There shouldn't be any noticeable performance difference. The cube should be near perfect for what you are using it for.
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The last piece of my new 10th scale venture is almost complete. I need to find a good, reliable source for loose cells. I see that most everyone run GP3300 cells.

I will only be bashing/parking lot "unorganizied" racing...so i dont need the best cells available (matched, etc).

Where can I get them?

Thank you
We have 11 brand new, fully assembled short cell packs for sale. (Super clean assembly with Deans Probar3's, they look fantastic!) They have been matched & zapped, and display the latest Surge labels.

Here's the catch - They runtime and voltage numbers are not closely matched. There is a 5-10 second varation on runtime and .01-.05 varation in cell voltage on most packs. We won't be matching anymore of these rainbow shrink cells due to the fact we now match the green/yellow wrap cells, so we just assembled what we had and are now dumping them off much cheaper then normal.

In all actuality these packs will perform just fine!

Stage0 (1.150-1.159) - $30
Stage1 (1.160-1.164) - $33
Stage2 (1.165-1.169) - $35
Stage4 (1.170-1.174) - $37

If your interested shoot me an email at [email protected]
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aviaar,

I sent Fukuyama and email about the difference between the cube and the standard 6-cell loose cell pack, are there any "noticable" difference that I would see between the two:

1.150+ (6 Cells) $33.99

and

FR Power Enhanced Cube (18 Cells) $88.00

Thank you.
Nice choice! Than soon you'll be ready for the high voltage and long run time cells for mod. Do you have a charger already? If not, shoot me a PM and I can suggest something that will work well with the Fukuyama cells and your budget Welcome.

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Old 06-03-2004, 01:44 PM   #13
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Thanks.

I ordered the cube, deans and 3.0 bars...I cant wait to get them.

I have two chargers..i hope one or the other will be good enough:

Triton Charger (more for my lipos)
INDI 16X5v6 1-10 Cells DC Computerized Charger

What are some good charging rates to use on the S-C's cells? I know all about 2/3a and 2/3aa cells due to micro cars...but it has been a while since i have been involved with sub-c's
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Indy 16x5 charger will work fine.

5 amps @ 3-5mv/cell peak detect. You want your cells about 135 when done charging. Run them right away, than discharge to 5.4volts/pack and cool for 1-1/2 hours to 2 hours without a fan on them. Never run them more than twice a day. Hope this helps.

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Indy 16x5 charger will work fine.

Never run them more than twice a day. Hope this helps.

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Wow...good thing i got enough cells to make 3 packs!

Thank you
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