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Old 08-24-2010, 12:33 AM
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So I got my Aftershock last week, maybe two weeks ago. I have been bashing her pretty hard and all is very well. The only minor issue was I bent the left "Transverse" Drive Shaft. This was causing my truck to turn slightly to the right. With a little trim work, I got her going straight from time to time.

Today, was the bad day. With my buddy, I was trying out some 7.4v 3800mah 35C batteries (dual) and she got a little away from me, aaaannndddI hit a car tire going about 25-35mph.

SOOOO, Ihave successfully bent the front center drive shaft and bent (broke) the two screws in my front body post. The rear body post broke a day earlier at the track, where I was running the truck with my body (lid).

GOODNEWSEVERYONE:

My LHS has a HUUUGGEEEshipment of RedCat parts coming in on Wednesday. Soooo I am going to be dropping a bit of $$$$ on so new upgrades.
Iplan on getting:

C-Hubs
Servo-Saver Unit
Steering Servo Horn Linkage
Upper Suspension Arm Mount
Anti-Roll Bar Fixation
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....and anything else I think is good.

I shall have some before and after pics up soon so whomever is interested.

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Try to stay away from 35c batteries. They will demagnetize the motor.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:47 AM
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Try to stay away from 35c batteries. They will demagnetize the motor.

To be honest, I think that the truck is fast enough with the 7.4v 3200mah 20c that it comes with.
I am personally am going to run 20c, I had a rough time controlling the 35c on the track, so I think that I will have the advantage over my friend. Ithink he'll spend more time trying to controll his truck than I will. Thanks for the information though. Which 20c batteries would you recommend?? I have had a few people suggest these http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10098. I know these are cheap and probably have a chance of some of them not performing as well as the others but I think for the price it is worth a shot. Im kind of working on a budget here so I figured Id buy 4 of these so I can have a few batteries in my aresonal. Any suggestions would be cool. THANKS.

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Try to stay away from 35c batteries. They will demagnetize the motor.

To be honest, I think that the truck is fast enough with the 7.4v 3200mah 20c that it comes with.
I am personally am going to run 20c, I had a rough time controlling the 35c on the track, so I think that I will have the advantage over my friend. I think he'll spend more time trying to controll his truck than I will. Thanks for the information though. Which 20c batteries would you recommend?? I have had a few people suggest these http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=10098. I know these are cheap and probably have a chance of some of them not performing as well as the others but I think for the price it is worth a shot. Im kind of working on a budget here so I figured Id buy 4 of these so I can have a few batteries in my aresonal. Any suggestions would be cool. THANKS.

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Yeah I remember when you told that to me Kurt; sorry if I didn't mention that to you sooner DirtyChevyRC at beatyourtruck.com but I did mention to you to go no higher than 20c and what's the highest you can go without demagnetizing the motor Kurt ?

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20C is good enough for me, just need to find some cheaper but good batteries. Wooohoo, let me find some soon. Want to run this truck at the track so bad but got an expensive week to do some repairs/upgrades.

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Try to stay away from 35c batteries. They will demagnetize the motor.
do you know this for a fact? are the motors in these trucks so cheap that they cant handle alittle more powerful battery? we are not talking about upping the voltage to the motor, just the amps. if increasing the C rating alittle will fry the motor, then i would have to assume that the motor isnt very good.
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After running it for one battery cycle, the motor was hot but not outrageous. Ithink it did fine and I am pretty sure that it wouldnt hurt the motor. I dont think the guys at our hobby shop would of sold my buddy the 35C batteries if they were going to demagnetize the motor. They aren't the "shady" type. So I am not sure if this is complete fact...
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If your not looking to break an rc speed record this thing is fast and quick enough at 20c; ask anyone on here that owns an aftershock 8e or backdraft 8e.
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Try to stay away from 35c batteries. They will demagnetize the motor.
Uhh, why? The motor's not gonna pull any more than it was designed to. Provided it's not broken.
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After running it for one battery cycle, the motor was hot but not outrageous. I think it did fine and I am pretty sure that it wouldnt hurt the motor. I dont think the guys at our hobby shop would of sold my buddy the 35C batteries if they were going to demagnetize the motor. They aren't the ''shady'' type. So I am not sure if this is complete fact...
A LHS if you are not well known and respected there will sell you whatever you want to buy because they want your money; it's not there problem what happens to your truck in fact I was told this by LHS that I had an issue with.
Not trying to doubt your LHS DirtyChevyRC but honestly I would believe Kurt over them; I believe he's actually doing somebody a favor by mentioning this.
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Try to stay away from 35c batteries. They will demagnetize the motor.
Uhh, why? The motor's not gonna pull any more than it was designed to. Provided it's not broken.
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I did here the same thing you mentioned HJJFFFAA but I would rather listen to what urchobby says and not take the chance
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Try to stay away from 35c batteries. They will demagnetize the motor.
Uhh, why? The motor's not gonna pull any more than it was designed to. Provided it's not broken.
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I did here the same thing you mentioned HJJFFFAA but I would rather listen to what urchobby says and not take the chance; and if it is not gonna pull anymore than it's supposed to then what benefit does using a 35c have?
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The batteries will run cooler and you'll have more overhead for burst. It's not necessary to have batteries that can handle higher current draws, but it's not damaging like that guy says.
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