Starter box?

Old 07-17-2004, 10:26 AM
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What is a starter box, and what does it do? do you have to have one for a nitro car? thanks
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Old 07-17-2004, 01:05 PM
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Here is a starter box
This is the one I use for my 8th scale buggy it has very high torque. I use the Team Associated box for my NTC3. Its a very good box also. Starter boxes are worth the money. Pull starters are a pain in the neck. Especially when you have a new engine and the piston and sleeve still bind.

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Old 07-17-2004, 04:32 PM
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are they sorta like an electric start system?
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Old 07-17-2004, 06:04 PM
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and pullstart cords love to break
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Old 07-17-2004, 09:52 PM
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Yes its electric start.
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Old 07-19-2004, 07:55 PM
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around how much will one of those run me, I just need it for bashing and what not.
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Old 07-19-2004, 08:02 PM
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I got that one in the picture off ebay brand new for 50 bucks plus 20 for a gel cell. If you do buy one make shure its made from stainless steel. They hold up better and look better longer than the painted ones.

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:16 PM
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whats a gel cell?
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Old 07-20-2004, 04:25 PM
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Originally posted by RebelRacer
whats a gel cell?
A 12V gell cell battery.
It looks something like this.
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:15 PM
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starter is a device shaped in a rectangular prism that contains motors and battery which spin a rubber wheel that protrudes out of the top of the starterbox. When coming in contact with the flywheel of an engine, it spins the flywheel which in turn, gets the piston moving, which starts the car.

It is not necessary to get a starter box if your engine has a pull start. (much like a law mower)

Hope this helps.
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Old 07-25-2004, 07:08 AM
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as Neil said...

This is the one I use for my 8th scale buggy it has very high torque.
STARTER BOX are actually to START a RACE engine. Because race engine has HIGH COMPRESSION on top of the piston thus making the piston VERY VERY hard to move up and down. Only STARTER BOX with HIGH TORQUE are able to move the race engine.

If you are using RTR, usually it comes with a PULL START engine. Pull Start engine doesnt have the HIGH COMPRESSION as high as race engine thus no need for a starter box to start it.

so........ in short. if you are using SPORT or RTR engine. No need a starter box.
if you are using a RACE engine.... STARTER BOX is definitely going to be in your SHOPPING LIST.


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Or get one if you don't like pull starters.
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:55 AM
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hey man you don't have to put certain words in caps, i'm not an idiot.
but thanks for the help everyone.
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Originally posted by RebelRacer
hey man you don't have to put certain words in caps, i'm not an idiot.
but thanks for the help everyone.
OK....

oops...

ok

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Old 07-30-2004, 09:20 AM
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A pull start is a good way to go if you don't want to spend the money for a box.
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