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    Bandit battery Modification

    Hey I was wodnering if anyone has modified their bandit Vxl to fit the 8400 lipo 11.1V battery cause I am thinking about doing it and I would like to know if I really should or not. All i really have to do is cut out the back area to get that little extra room under the esc and the battery should fit... input greatly appreciated

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    I have a chassis that's already cut out like that and has straps installed for the battery. Pm me for more info.

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    welli thought the esc stand and the original battery hold down peice should be more than enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC4REVO View Post
    Hey I was wodnering if anyone has modified their bandit Vxl to fit the 8400 lipo 11.1V battery cause I am thinking about doing it and I would like to know if I really should or not. All i really have to do is cut out the back area to get that little extra room under the esc and the battery should fit... input greatly appreciated
    I have a rustler but I just got a battery in the mail thats about 6mm too long so I had to cut out the area you speak of. It was very easy if you have a dremel tool. If not it could be done with any drill and a grinding bit.
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    yeah i was jsut gunna cut it off the 8400mah battery is about 1 cm longer than the batteries that jsut fit... i think i myt have to unscrew the esc holder a litte bit to fit the battery in.... the one hobby shop i go to because im not in my hometown this guy is an idiot saying its counterproductive for such a huge heavey battery but you need that extra weight to keep the car down when your going 130 km/h haha

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    If you want to add weight to keep the nose down, a bigger battery is an expensive method and the centre of the added weight is even behind the centre of the car.
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    just get a battery expansion kit and cut the back wall and it should be fine =

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    peter the battery is in the dead center of the car and i need the battery to hit over the 120 km/h mark lol so expensive yes but needed.. my buddys bandit literally eats the crap out of the road its sick but awesum

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    Quote Originally Posted by DC4REVO View Post
    peter the battery is in the dead center of the car and i need the battery to hit over the 120 km/h mark lol so expensive yes but needed.. my buddys bandit literally eats the crap out of the road its sick but awesum
    I use a 5200mAh 40C and did 138 km/h. The battery is further away from the front axles than the rear axles. It maybe around the centre of gravity of the car, but I doubt that a more heavy battery contributes to reducing the lifting of the front end. Removing the wing did in my case.
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