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    Life batteries

    Found some life batteries at a reasonable price, but my question is can then be ran with the stock ESC? They are supposly longer lasting and safer than lipo. Has anyone tried them yet? Alot cheaper too. If this has already been discussed sorry for asking an already answered question, I couldn't find anything on traxxas site saying the are compatible.
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    They may have more charge cycles, but LiPo packs more mAh (run time) in the same physical dimensions.

    Are they safer?? Honestly, you really have to abuse LiPo to have them be dangerous...
    but LiFe will take more abuse.

    The stock ESC will run them, but you will need to run a separate LVA and run the ESC in NiMh mode.

    Expense all depends on what LiPo you buy compared to what LiFe you buy...
    it is relative.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Thanks thats all I needed to know

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    Not a problem!
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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