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Old 01-25-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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Default Help me decide on batteries!! IB3800's

OK, i am going to order some batteries tonight and I can't make up my mind. I am looking at 3 different companies for batteries::
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I am basically going to start club racing and by no means am I 'good' I just want to be competitive with my equiptment and then hope that my driving improves enough to hang with the real racers. I like the idea that the Fusion batteries are assembled and come with Deans already installed. The Br00d batteries I would have to assemble, which I can do, but it isn't my favorite part of the hobby. I also want to buy a motor from Br00d, so that is why I am looking at them. The Pro-match seem to have the best name though. Here are the ones that I am looking at, tell me what you think:

Br00d:
Super-Stock 3800s 1.197-1.199 390++ 6-Cell $42.99
matched at 35 amps
they are sold out of everything else though these numbers seem to make you think they are equivalent if not better than the promatch

Pro-match:
IB381206A3PK 470+ 1.20-1.209** 3 for $164.99
matched at 30 amps

fusion:
IB3800 Race 6 Cell 1.180+ 460+ Sec 3-Pack for $124.99
These are by far the worst 'rated' packs, though they do come assembled with the deans on them. Very helpful for me.

Let me know what you think. Remember, I am not the guy fighting for the win in the A-main, I am just getting back into it after a 4 year hiatus. I am most likely going to upgrade to better stuff later on down the road when I am being held back by equiptment.

Thanks for all the help!!!
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Old 01-25-2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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http://www.teamhurricane.net/index.html

they have better prices and better packs and brad is so nice he will get it to u fast
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Old 01-25-2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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Promatch. I've been running them for 3 years with no issues. In fact most of the time I've cycled the packs the numbers have been better than the labels. Top notch customer service and real numbers (they've been matching for years yet others claim to have numbers at 35amp that Promatch has at 30amp). I find that hard to believe. Anyway, I wouldn't change if someone paid me.
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http://axxis-racing.com/ - batteries and motors.
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Go with Br00d, their packs rock!
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:03 PM   #6
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Give a look into Hyperform cells as well...
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promatch, jeff and erika will take care of you.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:15 PM   #8
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Here are the latest IB3800 3 pack deals from Fusion.
The Fusion batteries are fantastic.

IB3800s
R184604PK3 - Race 4 Cell 1.180+ 460+ Sec 3-Pack $79.99
R184606PK3 - Race 6 Cell 1.180+ 460+ Sec 3-Pack $124.99
R194604PK3 - Race 4 Cell 1.190+ 460+ Sec 3-Pack $99.99
R194606PK3 - Race 6 Cell 1.190+ 460+ Sec 3-Pack $154.99
R124504PK3 - Race 4 Cell 1.20+ 450+ Sec 3-Pack $99.99
R124506PK3 - Race 6 Cell 1.20+ 450+ Sec 3-Pack $154.99
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see what happens when u ask question like that?....
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Just pick a reputable matcher (any of the ones mentioned below are reputable) and buy batteries....They all come from the same place and most all are processed (zapped and matched) the same way...There is no magic behind it despite what some say. Consistancy is the key to battery matching.

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Yeah, i figured i'd probably get a million different answers, but I was just checking to see if there was one that 'stood out' above the rest. Seems as though as long as something is in my price range and still have relatively good numbers, I can't really go wrong. When I get better, then I can go out and get the 1.2+ packs and spend the big bucks!!
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Have you thought about IB 3600's?Same voltage as the 3800's but at a much lower price..
I see in your Sig. XXXS, You will have to do some dremel work to make 3800's fit,3600 fit with no work..
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Have you thought about IB 3600's?Same voltage as the 3800's but at a much lower price..

huh? I've owned and used IB36's since they came out on the Asian market, and still haven't seen anything that compares to the 3800's voltage wise.
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huh? I've owned and used IB36's since they came out on the Asian market, and still haven't seen anything that compares to the 3800's voltage wise.
Have you tried the new batch of IB3600'S..I have a few packs of Promatch that are above 1.2's..like 1.23's and they are just as strong as my 1.2 3800's.The first batch of IB3600's were JUNK!!.. at least mine were.This is the first batch of 3600's that I thought were good.
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give Axxis-Racing a try...i hear he great at what he does and such a nice guy to talk with
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