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Old 08-29-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
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how did all of you mount your batteries without the stock battery mount??

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Old 08-30-2004, 08:33 PM   #2
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there is a search function for a reason.......

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Old 08-30-2004, 08:44 PM   #3
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yes i know, but there is also a post function for a reason, to promote laziness...
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Old 09-02-2004, 05:06 PM   #4
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Old 09-03-2004, 12:20 AM   #5
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not one pic yet! Ain't we a bunch of lazy fawkers

well...I don't have a pic but mine is mounted to a couple of pieces of 1/4 alum. flat stock over the motor. I removed the stock tray and ran a alum bar from the stock mount holes on each side, front to rear, and have the batt. velcro'd on. same set up in back with the electrics. If no one post anything by thur. I'll post some...my dig. cam. is out in the rover and i'm too lazy to get up and go out and get it...
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Old 09-03-2004, 10:29 AM   #6
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Old 09-04-2004, 04:19 PM   #7
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how did you mount your batteries?

As low as possible!

RC-10 battery boxes, one mounted to the two screws on the front of the tranny, the other end mounted to the two screws for the front links.




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Old 09-04-2004, 04:24 PM   #8
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what the hell!?!?!?!?!?!? how does that work. what happens when it articulates?!

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Old 09-04-2004, 06:23 PM   #9
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what happens when it articulates?!
The battery fits loose enough in the boxes to allow full unrestricted flex.

This was just an experiment. It works as good as I had hoped, so now I gotta clean it up and make the mounts look better..... got a frame mounted pivot idea in my head.
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Old 09-04-2004, 08:06 PM   #10
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man that is kool, the only thing is, you can see it with the body on... o well, function over beauty for sure.

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Old 09-04-2004, 09:06 PM   #11
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man that is kool, the only thing is, you can see it with the body on... o well, function over beauty for sure.
Yeah the white batteries do stand out. I almost wrapped the packs in black tape a few minutes ago while I was out in the shop, thought that might camouflage them a bit. I'm not too worried about how the TXT looks though, I just want it to work.

I cut and drilled a couple of aluminum plates, now the nylon trays are 'sandwiched' between the aluminum and the mounting points.

I didn't measure it but it looks like the battery pack is at least 1.5" lower than the stock configuration. I took the truck out for a test run.... had to really try to get it to flip over. Much, much more stable than before. Me like, me likey a lot!
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Old 09-04-2004, 11:19 PM   #12
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...i may have to experiment with this myself...not to steal your idea. i may not though, cause im very happy with my battery mounted perpendicular to the chassis, through one of the many holes in it. it seems to work well, keeps it nice and forward.

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Old 09-06-2004, 05:56 PM   #13
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I got out and did a little crawling today. This was the first time I put the truck into real rocks to test the new battery location. It works suprisingly well! Balancing the truck in my hand, it feels like the center of gravity is about 1" above/2" back from the front axle centerline (1/4 lb of BB's in each front tire). With the weight lower, I don't have as much weight shifting to the rear tires on steep climbs. The front tires are doing their share now instead of the back tires doing all the work. I was able to take the truck up some big steep rocks and didn't flip backwards at all.

I drove the truck into this spot, took the picture, then kept climbing.



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