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Old 07-06-2005, 03:44 AM   #1
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what is the best you can get, we race these batteries in stock and as of september 1st in pro-stock, need better run time and more power, give me your opionons on which is the best and where i can get them

i currently use Tamiya 1400,s which i found are good but is there anything better

also who produces the best 3700 just as a question
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I don't know who produces the best but have a look at www.hyperformracing.com www.surgeworldwide.com and www.maxamps.com

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Old 07-06-2005, 04:15 AM   #3
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first link dosnt work, and the other 2 only sell higher rated batteries

thanks for the help even though there was nothing there i want i appericated you help anyway

thankyou
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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We race 1500 batteries in my son's Hobby Stock Class, ZipPak 2 are working out well, also try, Duratrax Shark 1500. I would say try the ZipPak 2 first though.
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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Hi Judge

That rule sucks dont it!!

I just brought 4 new gp3300 packs for that grade, now I wont be able to use them.
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Let me get this straight, you are not allowed to run anything higher then 1500? I honestly don't understand this rule unless it is to keep costs down for all. Other then that you can get lower grade 33's that are reasonably priced as well and would give you better run time. Good luck finding anyone that does 1500's anymore for I don't know of any.
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:39 PM   #7
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It is the new rule , changed at the recent national AGM so most clubs must have supported it!

I cant understand it myself as gp3300's are nearly as cheap as Tamiya 1400's anyways , $60-$70nzd as oppposed to $45 for nicd .

They just should have outlawed matched packs if tryin to keep the grade cheap.

So now we have to make runtime 27t x 5min race

Can we all say... "drive slowly to conserve power"
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That blows since I have 37's that could easily do 8 or 9 minute races!!

I got 33's that will do 6- 7 minute races, so I don't understand why they just don't move up since I would think those other batteries won't be around much longer.
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I am another victim of this rule, however I have to say after testing it at my local track, I honestly think it will be very difficult.

I have tested my prostock with rubber tyres and Yokomo1500, lasted me 4mins at most. I think there will be a few set up change and some newer cell to get me up to the 5 minute mark. But I have to say it can be done, but for those in New Zealand, I have a strange feeling that it will be similar speed to our beloved silver can stock.
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I got 33's that will do 6- 7 minute races, so I don't understand why they just don't move up since I would think those other batteries won't be around much longer.
33's were the std, now they limiting capacity to 1500max
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I am another victim of this rule, however I have to say after testing it at my local track, I honestly think it will be very difficult......................................... .... I have a strange feeling that it will be similar speed to our beloved silver can stock.
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do you know the reason behind this rule change??
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MOVE, sounds like a stupid rule!! We don't have such stupid rules as that here in the US!!
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do you know the reason behind this rule change??
There were a few motives in this decision, some I favoured and some I don't, but at the end of the day, I favour the change (sorry to told who feel hard done by), but here is what I have heard: -

- Planning for future change - Johnson 540 will soon be harder to come by, we have to promote another restricted class as Stock racing usually is the biggest class there is.

- No matcher will ever spend time and effort in matching 1500mah batteries, so cost can be reduced.

- There is hope that there will be a new class emerging between the current 27turn and modified (23T or 19T with Nimh batteries)

- Being different to the rest of the world.

- Pushing more people into Modified racing.

But there have been huge arguement over this. Most racers in the current pro-stock class are moaning as they think it is a step back, but the some stock racer feel the transition for them into something quicker (yet to be proven) is easier.

I have just thought of this arguement, the current Johnson 540 motor is limited to 1.7amp current draw and is barely lasting 6 minutes in race situation. a 27T Stock motor in the likes of the Monster is drawing approximately 7 - 8amp in the same situation, now how does that suppose to last 5 minutes. <--- geezzz I think this is the best arguement to date~~~
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a 27T Stock motor in the likes of the Monster is drawing approximately 7 - 8amp in the same situation, now how does that suppose to last 5 minutes. <--- geezzz I think this is the best arguement to date~~~
Umm, get longer lasting batteries?!! I get 7-8 minutes out of my Monsters with no problem running 33's and can get almost 10 or more if I use 37's. I'm not really getting the logic, but guess I don't have to since it is your situation and you guys have to deal with it.
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hmmmm

I would be all for a 23t class, we run them as prostock up here.
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