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Old 06-18-2015, 03:03 PM   #1
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Question Battery Relocation Problem.... has anyone attempted this before?

Hey guys- sorry about my rampant posting lately- my Jeep has been giving me some problems

Anyway- my latest problem occurred after I attempted to relocate my battery.

After ordering all of the necessary screws, I followed this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJzPVwBu3rU

Yet- despite being the same model (CR Edition SCX10) and having my body posts in the same position- I can't seem to fit my shell back on the Jeep.

Is there anything I should check? Has this happened to anyone before?

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The front grille is being pushed outward due to the battery tray....



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If anyone could provide some insight I would really appreciate it!

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Old 06-18-2015, 03:42 PM   #2
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Here are some reference images....





The front grille is being pushed outward due to the battery tray....



Some more pics...





If anyone could provide some insight I would really appreciate it!
Imgur tip: add an "h" to the end of the image name and right before the ".jpg" to convert to a manageable size. Can't see what the hell is going on in your post.
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Old 06-18-2015, 03:58 PM   #3
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Imgur tip: add an "h" to the end of the image name and right before the ".jpg" to convert to a manageable size. Can't see what the hell is going on in your post.
Tried that with no luck... is it any better?

Sorry
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:34 PM   #4
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Have you tried to flip the tray 180? It may be shorter that way.
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:52 PM   #5
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Tried that with no luck... is it any better?

Sorry
Looks good now, images are the same size as in my quotes. Anyway, looks like the tray is angling down in the front, should be pretty flat. Double check the spacer size from the tray to the front crossmember.

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Old 06-18-2015, 07:51 PM   #6
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if you look at the picture that post (AX80027) in the front isn't there. I'm thinking that's all that it is.

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Old 06-18-2015, 08:41 PM   #7
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Have you tried to flip the tray 180? It may be shorter that way.
Nailed it!

I ended up flipping the battery tray and cutting down the ends of the "cage"... Unfortunately having the battery in the front caused my tires to split from the wheels while driving at top speeds.

I removed it all and will probably end up buying a new battery tray soon.

Not a great mod idea for me- Thanks for the help though!
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Glad you got the tray issue sorted.

Regarding the tires peeling off the rims, this is the perfect justification to buy beadlocks. Go!
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Old 06-21-2015, 05:13 AM   #9
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Looks good now, images are the same size as in my quotes. Anyway, looks like the tray is angling down in the front, should be pretty flat. Double check the spacer size from the tray to the front crossmember.

Not to bump/revisit an (old) thread but should all of three posts be the same?
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Not to bump/revisit an (old) thread but should all of three posts be the same?
Yes, two sit on top of the receiver box and the third sits on top of the center post on the front chassis brace.
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SCX Front battery mod

Much better solution...
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:34 AM   #12
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Best location for battery
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:09 AM   #13
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I made a sheet metal bracket and had it secured to the frame with plastic servo mounts. It worked well. I got a knight customs 3d printed one, because you know, its 3d printed. It works extremely well, survived my frame wreck crash, even with a 5000mah 3s strapped to it.
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Hey i just went through the same thing and followed that dudes video. He uses that small insert when you should use 3 of the identical posts to level the tray. The solution is to just lift the body with the body lift posts to accommodate the battery.

If you don't like the look, time for some 2.2's..
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Hey i just went through the same thing and followed that dudes video. He uses that small insert when you should use 3 of the identical posts to level the tray. The solution is to just lift the body with the body lift posts to accommodate the battery.

If you don't like the look, time for some 2.2's..
Or as a couple others have posted already, cross mount the battery behind the front shock hoops. You still gain the benefit of forward biased weight, and a lower center of gravity.
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