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Old 02-17-2011, 05:45 PM
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which one of the three would you guys prefer for bashing? do i have to shim the gears or something since idk what that is. and can i request to redcat or the dealer im buying from to not send me the lipos? because if i can, will dual NIMH work in it since it works in a ton of other 1/8 scale? sorry for all the questions lol.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:00 PM
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i have the earthquake 8e. havent shimmed the diffs on mine. its not that hard to do, and not every model will need it done.

the earthquake i would think is the best basher, higher ground clearance....bigger tires ect.

redcat sets the price dealers can sell the vehicle for. so even if a dealer is willing to pull the lipos out, you would still have to pay $299.99.

and im sorry but a pair of nimh packs will never power the truck like the stock lipos will.

im gonna be alittle mean here.....you need to get over your fear of lipos! they are simply awsome. treat ANY battery the wrong way and it will be bad. treat any battery the way it is supposed to be used and you wont have any problems.

start watching vid half way through, some serious earthquake bashing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDRdou6wNwc[/youtube]
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:10 PM
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my earthquake 8e on the stock lipos is a beast.  i also upgraded the lipos to the 5200's and 30c and whoa......
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yeah i know but i have seen other 1/8 scale rc cars from other companies running on dual NIMH batteries and they were running awesome!!!
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:19 PM
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why don't you want to use the lipos?
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:28 PM
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We use the NiMH batts in our rentals (backdraft 8e) mainly because of the expense of a toasted lipo. That said they don't even compare when it comes to performance. The lipos litterally blow away the NiMH packs.
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but they still work?
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which one of the three would you guys prefer for bashing? do i have to shim the gears or something since idk what that is. and can i request to redcat or the dealer im buying from to not send me the lipos? because if i can, will dual NIMH work in it since it works in a ton of other 1/8 scale? sorry for all the questions lol.
You may not need to shim the diffs at all. Get the Earthquake for Bashing and heart stopping speed it is nasty...... I have nmih and lipos but I have got rid of the nmih batts and got more lipos And the chargers are getting cheaper all the time I have a pro charger I picked up from my LHSand it works great and cost about $79. stick with the lipos if you can.
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Yes, they will work fine on non-lipo, but you cannot buy them without the LiPos and the LiPos are WAY better than the other batts. They're completely safe... Buy a $15 Lipo safe charge bag for charging....
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Yup, but it's a pain to go back and forth. If your running NiMH, you need to turn off the low voltage cut off or you will only run half the pack off. Make sure it gets turned back on before running lipos. You lose 5 or 10 mph with the NiMH.
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yeah im fine with loosing speed. but for the low voltage cut off, where can i find that setting to turn it off? on the esc?
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Iuse a turnagy advanced programmer, this lets me make the settings with my laptop.
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there is a program card you can get for the ezrun 80amp. same one that will work for the 150amp ESC. it will let you set the esc for running nimh or lipo very easy. also lets you set a bunch of nice ESC settings, punch control, drag brake, brake force, reverse power, motor timing and more.
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okay thanks. which programming card can i get?
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okay thanks. which programming card can i get?
i cant find it on ebay, it seems like rufaster, or urchobby or one of the other redcat e-stores had them.
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okay thanks. which programming card can i get?
http://urchobby.com/proddetail.php?prod=001LCD&cat=81got mine from Kurt and easy to use .
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