View Full Version : GP 3300's
07-21-2004, 09:38 PM
i have been saving up for gp's and i was wondering where the best and cheapest place is to buy them. i have heard of ballistic, but their a little pricey...and promatch has 2 unmatched e maxx packs for 80 bucks????any other places and any feedback on ballistic or promatch? also i race every week and i was wondering about how much run time would i get on a race track going full thottle all the time?
07-21-2004, 10:05 PM
Last year I was doing 6 minute races with charge left over, probably can go for 7-8 minutes on a grueling track. 6 is safe though.
07-21-2004, 10:35 PM
promatch is one of the best world wide, and in 2 1/2 years of racing i havn't used any better packs. i hvae 3 promatch packs and they are all awsome. cant go wrong with promatch. if you can get the cheapest matched pack. that will really pay off in the long run.
07-21-2004, 10:52 PM
I know that nimh has a little less punch, but will I notice a diffirence between 6 cell unmatched gp's vs. my ballistic 2400's? I just mainly want some more runtime, 7 cells might be in my sights, but I dont know yet. More speed and power would probably increase boken parts and more money spent.;) It is also very hot here, like 100 every day, It already runs kind of hot.
07-21-2004, 11:32 PM
yea the punch loss is noticeable but it does run alot longer. you just need to get a few parts to cool the motors. get some heat sinks, and if that dosnt help egough put a small 40mm fan on each motor, that will help alot. and get some air flow throught the body. also you can space the motor away from the motor plate a little to let it cool alot better that way. you could always loose a tooth on the pinion, it wont hurt speed much. infact with a 17/72 gearing i gained alot of accel but i didnt loose much top end.
07-22-2004, 04:58 PM
I buy mostly from Ballistic. Their 7 cell GP3300 packs beat anything I've ever used including NiCad. Great "punch" and runtime. :-) Go Ballistic!
07-22-2004, 05:03 PM
the cheapest way to get gp3300's is to buy loose cells and assemble them yourself. I am making 4 gp3300 6 cell packs for under $150. I suggest buying a 24 cell bulk pack from promatch if you choose this route:)
07-22-2004, 05:29 PM
I've had great experiences with Promatch batteries (havne't tried Ballistic) with assembled and loose cells. I recommend them over many of the E*bay cheapo packs you'll find...
That said I'm sure Ballistic put's out a good product (lots of positive feedback I've read)...I've also had a good experience with onlybatterypacks.com though they don't (or didn't at least) offer matched cells...
07-22-2004, 08:58 PM
Does anyone ever have any problems with the 7th cell getting knocked off in a bad crash or constant bashing, like jumping, fliping, or cartwheeling? I hope when I get some I wont break stuff every run:) .
07-22-2004, 10:31 PM
I had one go on one of my ballistic packs, I just reattached it with tireglue.
07-23-2004, 01:09 PM
i just got back from a race last night and i ran my integy matched 7 cell 2400 and they went for nine minutes on my track full thottle....i was amazed! but the problem was they dumped at nine mintues and it was a ten minute main, so i threw in some epic sport packs and manged to place 2nd out of 7 nitro trucks. everyone was amazed when i was beating the new revo and the big block t-maxxes by more than a lap. lol:D. but i just wish i could have had gp's and i would have come out on top because a big block t-maxx gained a lap on me when i did a quick battery change:mad: , but o well it was a fun night. thanks for the help everyone i think i gonna go with pro-match and then take home the gold.
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