Mounting the battery to the front of Rustler rear wheel drive

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Heisenburg

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I originally dismissed the idea of moving the battery of my Rustler from the bottom center to the top of the front bulkhead, for safety reasons. I am afraid a good front end collision could cause the battery cells to short and explode. But sizing it up, it seems to make some sense for a non-race car, especially with a STNC aluminum from bumper.
Would it be worth it? Any other ideas to make it safe?
 

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Lipos dont explode the hiss then smoke then fire until flammables are burnt off..not worth the upfront on anything unsafe.....
 

Heisenburg

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Lipos dont explode the hiss then smoke then fire until flammables are burnt off..not worth the upfront on anything unsafe.....
Yeah, that's why I did my Racing Rustler with the battery in the stock location, and I banned anyone else racing my league from putting the battery there.
Just out of curiosity, has anyone ever done it? I think I have already completed my quest to minimize understeer on acceleration, but just for fun, does the battery up front make it do crazy donuts?
 

Heisenburg

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Yeah, that and it seems to raise the center of gravity dramatically. Anyone want to see pics of my "balanced" Rustlers? One velineon, 1 Hobby wing
 
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