View Full Version : Relocating batteries
01-29-2005, 01:04 PM
Is moving the batteries up front where the receiver is a standard thing lots of folks do? I'm considering it (eventhough I haven't even broken it in yet)
If you do this, I guess you just leave the batt box on the back and empty?
01-29-2005, 01:08 PM
Why would you want to move your batt to the front? It will make the center of gravity higher. I brought one of those flat packs and i zittied them securley to the place wherre the box is supposed to be. But if you do that you will have to find another place for the place where the exstart plugs in.
01-29-2005, 01:10 PM
To move more weight to the front to help keep the tires down for steering was my thought
01-29-2005, 02:20 PM
yes, many people move thier battery packs up to the front, im in the process of doing it myself. also, to take off some extra wieght, jus go ahead and take off the whole rear bumper with the battery box, the screws are located under the chassis, the very last ones i believe. as for the ez start adaptor you can be creative and find a place to put that, i removed the on/off switch and put it there and zip tied it in through the screw holes:cool:
01-29-2005, 02:25 PM
also, in fact, placing the battaries up front in place off reciever and reciver in front of that imporoves steering/handling alot
01-29-2005, 02:37 PM
we move the batteries up front for a few different reasons. some people do it because their jumping style is different and the front end tends to go up from holding the throttle too long. so they put them up front to counter that action. some people have problems with wheelies (yes they get very annoying) so they put them up front to keep the front end down. some people (like me) put them up front for racing. when there is more pressure up front the front tires dig in more give you better handling which the rusty needs desperatly for racing. heres what i did.:)
01-29-2005, 06:24 PM
i placed mine over the stock receiver area, and moved my receiver up into between the front shock towers, and made a small 90 in placed it in front of the receiver to keep it from going forward when i decided to slam it into something. i use a zip tie to keep it from going sideways. the batteries are secured to a hommeade tray cover (because the stock one kept breaking) and have yet since to have by batteries come out yet. the plastic, any for that doesnt like nitro cleaner and this plastic hasnt borke yet....the relocated batteries in my opinion help alot in keeping the front ON the ground and hugging a corner..
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01-29-2005, 06:27 PM
I did the same as HH did
01-29-2005, 07:39 PM
too many zip ties for me, and the battery compartment i want to get to quick, as for dirt, i got a 160 psi compressor that gets the dirt out quickly after running it..
01-31-2005, 01:36 AM
does moving the battery pack up to the front also rob the truck of some of its rear tire grip, making it more likely to peel out rather than have good traction? It would seem that would be one effect of moving the battery pack.
01-31-2005, 06:53 PM
no...thats not enough weight, it improves handling tho. youre gonna spin the tires on the rusty unless u strap a brick to the back of it. relocating the rec/batts helps on balance and handling the rusty, I wouldnt run mine without doing it.
01-31-2005, 08:39 PM
Here's what I ended up doing. . . these treads seem to kind of blur together. . .
I couldn't seem to make the AA batt pack fit nicely on the front shock tower
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