I went to the local track over the weekend. Well they changed it from a high speed, to a lower speed and tight layout. My 2wd with 7cell nimh, Titan motor and stock gearing did fine on the bigger layout. On the tighter layout I couldnt clear any of the doubles, I was constantly coming up short.

I was wondering if switching to Lipo 2S batteries would give me the "punch" I need to get over these jumps. I wasnt missing by much. It is my understanding that the stock vx 5 ESC and the titan can handle 2S Lipo. Is this correct?

I know I will also be switching to some clay specific tires so this should help too.

Before anyone says "just go brushless", I just dont have the funds for it at this time.

Thanks in advance for any advice,
Rich