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Old 02-01-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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hi, i was just wondering, ive put my battery on the front axle and weighted my front wheels, by doing this could this put my differentials in danger?,

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Old 02-01-2011, 03:05 PM   #2
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what rig? my ax-10 kit axles seem to be taking a scale chassis with the battery in the front(on top of chassis) and 14oz weight in front just fine with a rooster crawler and a tekin 55t
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:14 PM   #3
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yeah, mine weights a whooping 12 pounds total and it's no problem, I am however running 3s lipo and a 7t puller motor, gets me around for sure just don't go crazy with the throttle and you should be fine.

BTW, what's your set-up?
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:04 PM   #4
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12 pounds? holy crap! I thought mine was a pig when it started pushing 6 lbs!


to the OP: I think most folks move the batt to the front axle and weight the tires. You have nothing to worry about.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:06 AM   #5
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to the OP: I think most folks move the batt to the front axle and weight the tires. You have nothing to worry about.
+1, very common move is to move the battery & do tire weighting. I prefer weighting the axle instead of the wheels so it:
1-Does not drop wheel speed
2-Less load on the axle bits

But, you are sorta limited on how much weight you can get on the axle without starting to drag it on the rocks.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:34 AM   #6
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ive got 3oz in each front wheel and a total of 8oz on the housing of the axle (split on either side of the servo)
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:47 AM   #7
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thanks, i asked the question because i was just worried about hearing a 'CRACK' ,,lol,
but defanatly runs better now with battery mounted on axle.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #8
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More weight, Then add more power lol and then have fun
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:46 AM   #9
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thanks, i asked the question because i was just worried about hearing a 'CRACK' ,,lol,
but defanatly runs better now with battery mounted on axle.
You definitely want the weight as low as possible and biased toward the front of the rig.

The best thing about hearing a 'CRACK' is that you get to upgrade parts I always half-hope to break something when I go out crawling cuz it's an excuse to buy cool RC stuff and tinker on my rig
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The best thing about hearing a 'CRACK' is that you get to upgrade parts I always half-hope to break something when I go out crawling cuz it's an excuse to buy cool RC stuff and tinker on my rig [/QUOTE]

lol,, very true!
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:57 AM   #11
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yeah, mine weights a whooping 12 pounds total and it's no problem, I am however running 3s lipo and a 7t puller motor, gets me around for sure just don't go crazy with the throttle and you should be fine.

BTW, what's your set-up?
now i dont feel so bad, a puny 7#
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:00 PM   #12
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Thats the way we do it!
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