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Old 02-05-2022, 04:49 PM
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My experience is that none of the batteries out there fit very well. I use the peak batteries and had to shim one of the hold down standoffs to get it high enough that I could get a body clip through.

So you might just have to force it.
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Old 02-05-2022, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Vwmofo
My experience is that none of the batteries out there fit very well. I use the peak batteries and had to shim one of the hold down standoffs to get it high enough that I could get a body clip through.

So you might just have to force it.
The height on this one is fine it's just the length. It's a little too long for little vertical piece coming down off the battery tie down to go down far enough.
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Old 02-05-2022, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by TheRickster
The height on this one is fine it's just the length. It's a little too long for little vertical piece coming down off the battery tie down to go down far enough.
That's what I mean. If you shim one of the standoffs (I shim the rear one), it raises it enough that the little drop down piece will sorta fit.
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Even the Protek one doesn't fit that well, its a tight fit with the hold down.
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The charge & balance wires at the end of some of the "stick pack" style lipos can make it a challenge to neatly install them in a Tamiya TT-01e chassis. I usually install these lipos with the wires facing the front of the chassis. There is a way to position the charge & balance wires on either side of the front battery post so that they will clear the steering rack. I also route the balance plug through the clip that is holding the front of the battery bar to keep it away from the steering rack.

I will update this post today with a picture of the battery installed.


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Old 02-06-2022, 11:23 AM
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That's what I do as well. Do the TCS rules allow to remove that nub on the battery hold down?
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I do this also. I have tried running the wires in the rear but they get hung up on the inside of the body. I didn't shim due to the non-round shape of the posts. I had noticed that my body clip holes were starting to get oblong due to the the tension the battery creates when strapped in. So I just ended up reaming it out a little and now the clips slide easier and it all looks OEM.
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Old 02-06-2022, 10:12 PM
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I added photos of my truck in my earlier post (Tamiya Euro Truck Class). I am using a Reedy Woffpack 4000mah in this particular truck. Hopefully you can see clearly how the battery wires are routed in the car.. I have not had to modify anything on the chassis or the battery bar. As to the battery bar, the "nub" piece of plastic that points down is located at the back of the car and didn't need to be removed or modified in any way. Everything is a snug fit and doesn't interfere with the steering rack (but it is very close). I have tested/used other stick pack lipo batteries including the Protek 5000mah battery. I will post links to both of these batteries on A-main hobbies.

What you should also be able to see in the photos is how I secured the speed control & motor wires. The only legal modification I did to the ESC/speed control is to replace the Tamiya connector with a Dean's plug.

Protek Graphene 5000 - https://www.amainhobbies.com/protek-...129-19/p942346
Reedy Wolfpack 4000 - https://www.amainhobbies.com/reedy-w...asc752/p386695

There are other stick pack lipo batteries that should also fit in the TT-01/02 cars. Another battery available through A-Main is this one made by Gens Ace - https://www.amainhobbies.com/gens-ac...02s45d/p630464. Here is another one made by Venom - https://www.amainhobbies.com/venom-p...r15085/p154891.

I am not sponsored by A-main and luckily I can buy Protek batteries and servos at my local hobby store. The Reedy and Venom are also available on Amazon.

If you click on the description of any of these batteries on the A-main website, you will see specs such as length and weight of these batteries.

I hope this information helps.
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Hey Guys I am getting a truck this weekend. Just wanted to get some recommendations for a steering servo. I have read that you dont want to use a high end digital servo as it might smoke the ESC with to much draw. Just want something that works well in the truck and is reliable. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by agentorange
Hey Guys I am getting a truck this weekend. Just wanted to get some recommendations for a steering servo. I have read that you dont want to use a high end digital servo as it might smoke the ESC with to much draw. Just want something that works well in the truck and is reliable. Thanks.
My truck had a Ty Tessman Savox SB-2274SG in it when I got it. Way overkill IMO. I ended up swapping it out for an MKS DS1210 as I wanted to use the Savox in my short course truck. I've been happy with the MKS, but the Savox was no problem for the Tamiya ESC BEC. If I had to do it again I might use around a 10KG low profile servo so I can put the receiver between the ESC and servo.
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Originally Posted by TheRickster
Just looking for some updated info.

I have a Reedy Wolfpack 3300 thta came with a sct I planned on trying to use for this truck in our local class. Problem is the battery is like 2MM too long.

Kind of reaching out because this battery and a protek one are listed everywhere as being a recommended one. Am I missing something to get this guy in there or something?
I don't have that specific battery, but I dremeled out a slot next to the battery hold down post in the back to make room for the battery wires. I guess technically that's against TCS rules, but I ran it at a regional TCS race without issue. Guess if I was winning, someone would complain to disqualify me.
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Is it against tcs rules to shim out some of the slop in the suspension and axles?
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Is it against tcs rules to shim out some of the slop in the suspension and axles?
Yes. No shims allowed.
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Old 03-18-2022, 04:28 PM
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The Pro Tek lipo stick pack is what everyone is using here in California
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Kit just came in and started building the truck. Itís giving me two options for a short wheelbase and the long wheelbase. Which one does the rules allow?
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