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Old 04-07-2004, 06:50 PM   #2506
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april or may brian?? cuz ill go if its in may later bro


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Old 04-07-2004, 06:51 PM   #2507
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Jason,
since I hear you are having issues with your email, I will try getting ahold of you on here. well i purchased a used BMI chassis for my TC3 and absolutly love it!! I could not believe what an improvement it was over te stock chassis and even other aftermarket chassis!
I will be calling you early next week to purchase another chassis for my TC3 ( I need a back-up car ). I was wondering if you had the following items in stock and ready to ship:
-Black 3mm TC3 Chassis with the Blue anodized aluminum parts
-Black 3mm Top Deck
-Black C/F Battery tie down

Could you also let me know what this would cost?
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:18 PM   #2509
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Burbs i usually run down at Trackside in stock rubber around the Novak race Sundays for practice ....i just love the announcing and the compeition of course
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:58 PM   #2510
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:09 PM   #2511
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Jason:

Hi, got your package today..........Thanks I will send out yours after the Easter break (I need the time to find it ) as always it looks great. can't wait to build it.

I did get the weekend of along with Monday so call me any time Monday. well I'm off to go play with my new toy!!!!!!!!! will post as soon as we get pics....I gotta play around with the network so everything will work again. Jason messed everything up on the hard wire end when he smoked his XBox and tired to fix it

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I see both John and Stevie from Hobby talk made it over here.......you guys lost???? and Stevie, Jason is NOT interested in making a top plate for your Cen Vision.
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Old 04-08-2004, 07:58 AM   #2512
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Hey Guys,

Got my BMI Racing chassis and Raced it this passed Wednesday.

The handling on it was really great. Only thing is that my batteries wanted to shift during hard impacts. I got T-Boned by the LHS son and it knocked my batteries into my drive shaft and snapped it . Didn't even notice it till after the race, was kind of interesting to be in RWD with my TC3.

So as a quick question, what do you guys do to get the batteries to stay in better? I am thinking that I need to get an aluminum or graphite plate battery strap as my plastic one ( or graphite composite, not sure ) just flexes the cells right on out.

Other than this the car really handled well. I just need to work on the setup more and the tweek but other than that, really nice vehicle.
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Old 04-08-2004, 08:07 AM   #2513
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You can tape them in. Did you file the battery slots or have them cut at BMI? This way the cells will sit in the slots and not flush with the top of the chassis.
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Old 04-08-2004, 09:50 AM   #2514
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I actually didn't do anything to the chassis as I thought it was already setup and ready to go. ( other than running a bead of super glue around the edges ).

So the chassis out of the box needs modification to keep the cells in?
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No, run an aluminum strap or tape the batts in (you'll need to slot the chassis to do that). The aluminum strap will hold them in just right. The AE aluminum strap works good.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:32 AM   #2516
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Ok. I will look into the aluminum strap. Wish I hadn't broke the drive shaft last race, the one the LHS had was the standard one and it was like 12 bucks.
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:40 AM   #2517
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Cain what I did to my TC3 setup was I used some servo tap under my BMI battery holddown and that tightened everything up so now my batteries can't pop out. Batteries fit tight with no damage to my shrink wrap. The other fit was mentioned as to just use strapping tape to hold the batteries in place.
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So the BMI Battery strap basically is a flat piece of graphite?

So if I take the stock TC3 strap, flip it over to the smooth side and put something like servo tape of some foam tape to take up the space, it should work?

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The BMI strap is flat but its wide especially at the ends it works great.
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So the BMI Battery strap basically is a flat piece of graphite?

So if I take the stock TC3 strap, flip it over to the smooth side and put something like servo tape of some foam tape to take up the space, it should work?

Thanks.
Well if you use the stock Associated brace you need to lower it a tad on the posts so it puts more pressure on the batteries when you clip it in. I know mine would chuck batteries on big hits when I used the stock battery holddown but I solved that by lowering it a little and that made it fit tighter on my batteries.
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