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Old 11-02-2004, 10:06 PM   #151
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Hi all

I have been reading about the concerns if chargers do not have the proper cutoff voltage settings. Therefore it is suggested that a max temp of 120-130F be used as a guide.

My question is if the charger cutsoff due to determining peak but the cell external temp is less than 120 (actual 110F) is this fully charged? The charger is an Integy 16x3Pro2.5. According to the runtime which is this chargers indication of being capacity was 483 seconds which is based on a 20-A discharge.

Does this sound charged or not?

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Old 11-02-2004, 10:09 PM   #152
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Well, by the time you have a worn bushing it maybe too late to save an armature that has bounced around in it. Kinetix spends the time to make sure the bushings are aligned, this is the key point, you can polish an out of whack bushing to mask the problem, but that is just a temporary patch and will ruin the life of the motor quicker. A motor with an aligned bushing set will polish quickly by the armature alone and life will be increased without lowering performance after the 2nd run or so. At a national event, you sometimes don't get those couple of runs to get a set of bushings polished well, balancing is always better than polishing.

Think of a real car, you can polish the heck out of a head but if the porting isn't balanced, it won't really matter.
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:10 PM   #153
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MTC3 - he means extra bushings...

Atomic - Motors look awesome.. will give an update on how they are performing in the offroad scene in a few weeks.

BTW great pricing as always...
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:12 PM   #154
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That makes sense. David, you ever come up to Mikes up in Dallas?
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:17 PM   #155
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Yeah, I won their grand opening race there and pretty much every mod sedan club race before that, actually I may have won all of them, can't remember. Quincy was too busy chasing cars and I moved to 8th scale offroad before he swiched to Xray and everyone quit running mod. I love Mike's and Mike is the man, wish we had him here in Austin, just such a far drive for club racing.
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:24 PM   #156
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you just gotta hitch a ride with Ron and Toastie. We havent run an open mod class here in a long time. Stock and 19 are all that is being run right now.
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Also, what is the "wrath" brushes. Putnams, 767's, trinity's
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:38 PM   #158
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Top Secret, they just work. Picture is the same as the 767's but that is because I got lazy, they are not the 767's.
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Old 11-02-2004, 10:40 PM   #159
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Joor - They are the square ones with leads right? lol....


You get your mitts on a TC4 yet? I need to get one ASAP.... Looked at one on Sunday one of the Team drivers has. Has the fancy blue aluminum braces. All I can say is WOW !!! And I should have brought my camera to snap some pics of them with the fancy stuff....

New wheels hex's are very interesting as well...
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You guys suggest putting 3/32 hole in the face? I did that in my last stock race and I had Mike asking me if I was cheating. (I was running as fast as the 19 turn guys)
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Mtc3od - In general you are taking material away from the brush , you happen to be taking it from the center which can help with brush bounce and alot of times can really help. It really just varies from track to track and motor to motor. You will see what I did to the brushes that are in the motors that i sent you . I took away material , just in a different manor. If you have a question about it feel free to call . And remember if you cut the brush the way i did that direction is very important. As far as the "WRATH" brush , they are in the motor. Try the motor , and let me know , try your favorite brush back to back and compare . I can pretty much gauranty the same on track performance with less comm wear.

Ultra - Your stuff went out today , make sure to give me some feedback and enjoy. I put the new star shaped brushes in yours so that there would be as many edges as possible that could break and hang in the middle of your TQ run.LOL
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Atomic - Sweet.... I will put those in when I run my new 6 ply agricultural tires I got from the local John Deere for my onroad car. I had them cut to fit and had them balanced at the local tire shop yesterday. Only had to put 6 oz of lead on each tire. Should really hook up good in the swamps and sand... They said I need to rotate them every 6 weeks of racing.
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Ultra LOL - I hear the sedan tracks in AZ are made of sand and that other cars are not traffic , you have to worry about an old lady crossing the track at about 1/2 MPH and dodge feet all day long. Your reactions better be awake and it sounds like the JD tires will be perfect.
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4 and 6 cell 1.18's are now available while they last. Call 512-825-6047 for more info.
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rinkrat99 - what is your cutoff set at and are you charging indoors or out?
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