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    side by side battery question

    i was wondering if anybody has tried any side by side packs. if so, do they fit without any modifications? i was looking into getting some promatch but not sure if i should get side by side or not. also is there any advantages/disadvantages to side by side configuration?

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    can you explain what side by side pack are? then we can help you...
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    ok thanks..... as far as i know, people of the forum are using the regular packs. this is probably because they don't fit. the only difference between the to is the arrangement of the cells. the voltage, amps, mah will all be the same.

    how ever i may be wrong about the size and whether the fit... (i use lipo's btw)
    GARAGE
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    yes they do fit, I was using them until I went lipo, I have some of the duratrax 1400's and they work just fine. (side by side pack)

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    Most side by side (rc18) packs will fit. Some manufactures seem to wrap batteries in more plastic than others..

    My packs range from 100 - 102mm

    They are definitely longer than the stock traxxas battery.

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    yeah they fit just perfect

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    so they do fit. are there any reasons to get these over the regular packs? i didn't know if the bar that connects the cells made a differnece. they are a couple $ more each. thanks for help

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    Side by side is less internal resistance so they usually don't heat up as much when under heavy loads
    I was born to break the mould

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    Why is there less resistance? More battery bars should mean more resistance.
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