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Old 10-15-2004, 11:38 AM   #856
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Sorry for my ignorance my holyness!! I know how to solder. With your helpful tips and wonderful attitude you should be sponsored!
wow... if I offended you, or anyone for that matter.. it was unintentional. Im not sure your wise response was necessary- but I do know that sometimes it is difficult to "read" the tone of a post, you must have just been kiddin with me....

I am merely trying to make a point. I see a lot of posts about the use of connectors and how it is going to ruin someones day if they cant run them. The point I am trying to make is that most people rely on them for usually the same reason, they are afraid or intimidated by hardwiring. I was just sharing my feelings on the subject which are- that it is not a difficult process and if anyone is weiry of it they should ask a more experienced driver. I know I have given more than one soldiering crash course at a track..

I again appologize for contributing, from now on ill just read and keep my experiences to my self...

Id hate to see joe racer be intimidated and NOT BUY a JRXS because he was afraid to do a little soldiering-

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Old 10-15-2004, 12:23 PM   #857
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If you still need to run connectors... the XXXS is comming in an rtr now... perhaps the full on race kit is not for you???
After comments like that maybe you should just read and keep your smarta$$ opinions to yourself.............
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:31 PM   #858
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After comments like that maybe you should just read and keep your smarta$$ opinions to yourself.............
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:42 PM   #859
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Keith does have a point. When your out to design the fastest TC you dont alter your design so that some people can use connectors. And does anyone really know for sure that you cant use them? I doubt any of the factory guys who have the new car have even thought about using connectors, so maybe they will fit.
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Old 10-15-2004, 12:55 PM   #860
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Keith does have a point. When your out to design the fastest TC you dont alter your design so that some people can use connectors. And does anyone really know for sure that you cant use them? I doubt any of the factory guys who have the new car have even thought about using connectors, so maybe they will fit.

I knew I wasnt the only one-

i have held the car.. it is a tight fit. As it was, Gray had his solder tabs reversed so that the were facing away from the cell and angled down to clear the top deck.

Connectors could be done, but agian... why go through the hassle? You would have to mount them in such a way that the battery may be difficult to install and remove. its a tight fit with tabs, let alone bulky connecotors.
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<Sarcasm> Does anyone know if stick packs will fit?</sarcasm>
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:09 PM   #862
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im sure they would physically go in the car,, but routing the pigtail may be an issue.... at one end you have a spinning diff and the other a layshaft...

Again, with the ideal that a pro level car is to be used with pro level equipment, fitting a stick pack most likely wasnt considered an essential feature for the already cramped quarters...

I could be wrong...

Perhaps Hodge could chime in here...
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Old 10-15-2004, 01:46 PM   #863
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it has a white belt in front and a grey one going to the back? You would think that with the same configuration front/back you would use a same belts. I'm just interested.
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I wonder why people don't lighten up. connectors suck. heh
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Old 10-15-2004, 02:30 PM   #865
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Keith B. ... Wow it must be jump on Keith day

Nightbreed... is there anything you like about anything? you seem to hate everything or it a pice of sh_t. Your a confusing person to follow. you hate it, then you like it. Anyway, as to your belt question, I looks as if the belts are almost the same length but there not, so maybe to ease confusion durnig construction the belts are different colors.

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As for battery plugs... it looks they can still be used but...

You would still need to use a battery bar on the cell but you would shorten the bar or bend it so that i just clears the top of the cell and then mount the tube to the top of the battery bar.

You loss effeciency because you will now have 2 soldier joints to pass energy through in stead of 1.

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You dont really loose any efficiency using connectors over hardwireing. That is just a myth. The difference is so minimal its insignificant to our application.Its easy to believe because it would make sense that one solder joint should be better but its no better and no worse. A connector is consistant as long as they are cleaned properly. No chance of a bad solder joint if its done right the first time. With hardwiring the connection gets worse every time it is heated and cooled, contaminants get into the solder and the possability of having a bad solder connection is increased greatly. Again easily a moot point if all the right maintainence is done. Its a personal preference. Nobody should be ridiculed just because they choose to use a piece of technology. I was hardwiring back in 86 when I started racing. The only connector was the Tamiya one and we all know what a pile that is. The only option was to hardwire, thats how it all started. I hardwire my 12th scale for weight but I use Deans on my TC for reliability and convienence. From the pics Ive seen it will be easy to use connectors on the new car. To say that a car is pro level and isnt able to use connectors because of that is pretty ignorant. If ya think Im wrong go do the tests. I did and the numbers werent even worth writting down.
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I asked Andrew about the different colored belts. Evidently, they are different compounds, hence the different colors. Kinda like the green and blue center/front belts on the Street Weapon. I would guess that the rear belt is made to be stronger, while the front belt bends more easily to reduce drag.
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I am merely trying to make a point. I see a lot of posts about the use of connectors and how it is going to ruin someones day if they cant run them. The point I am trying to make is that most people rely on them for usually the same reason, they are afraid or intimidated by hardwiring. I was just sharing my feelings on the subject which are- that it is not a difficult process and if anyone is weiry of it they should ask a more experienced driver. I know I have given more than one soldiering crash course at a track..
Connectors are so easy to use, hardwiring is just a pain to me, having to solder and unsolder your pack every time. BTW it's not like you're gonna loose a reca by using connectors, you will barely feel any difference.
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