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    Run times?

    Is anyone running 3s 5400mha 90c smc batteries in a stock 8s x maxx with the optional spur gear? If so what kind of run times you getting?

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    Ok how about this can anyone answer this question should I step up to 8s lipos or is 6s more controllable?

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    8 cell all day long.

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    Ok that's one vote for 8s

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    Ca 15 min WOT run time with 2x5800mah 4 cells lipo.
    Normal bashing maybe 20 min

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    Its going to vary greatly with any battery depending on long you keep the truck at WOT. With my 6S setup, I only get 10-12 min if I drive it around a big area with the throttle fully engaged for periods of time. Theres a spot I go that has a few jumps but isnt big enough to hit top speed and I can easily get 35-40 min out of it.
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    Wow ok then I defiantly going to go with 7400mah batteries at least just have to figure out if I wanna stay 6s or go 8s.

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    My 8s i get 20-25 min of mostly wot. When i take it easy and am more technical I get 45 min to an hour. The last 5 min is usually at 50% power.

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    What mah are your batteries mazzy?

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    I'm using 6700mah.

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    My 8s X-Maxx runs for 30 to over 60 minutes with mixed throttle, playing, slow and fast running. I don't see how you could run this truck wide open the whole time! LOL. I use:
    - 2 old SMC 6700 4s batts
    - 2 new HobbyPower 7200 hard case batts.
    - 2 new Protek 6700 HV lipos. (6200 at normal 14.8 volt charge)
    After updating ESC firmware right after a couple runs (due to the random brake clipping issue) truck runs stupid strong and great run times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightflier x4.6 View Post
    Wow ok then I defiantly going to go with 7400mah batteries at least just have to figure out if I wanna stay 6s or go 8s.
    Which 7400 batts you going with?

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    Those ought to be GREAT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightflier x4.6 View Post
    They’re fantastic, like I said, Rag6 told me t flip the battery hold downs. Add the foam in the rear of the tray. They fit perfect

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    When you say to flip the battery hold downs what exactly do you mean gripdog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightflier x4.6 View Post
    When you say to flip the battery hold downs what exactly do you mean gripdog.
    Literally take them out and make the top the bottom and the bottom the top.

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    That's what I thought you was talking about but wasn't a hundred percent sure.

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    8s all the way! I've got the Traxxas 6700mah and get about 20-25 min time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHC8 View Post
    8s all the way! I've got the Traxxas 6700mah and get about 20-25 min time.
    The C rating on the Traxxas 6700's is not high enough. 6700 ought to run longer than 20 to 25 minutes. I've heard this a lot too.

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