Show you what you get uh show you how to install them. The best and uh we’ll go from there and i’ll. Show you what it’s like when we’re done so enjoy. Grab some popcorn grab your favorite beverage and sit back and watch me work. în regulă, like i say in my previous videos, if you watched any for the b m parts, undo the staples very carefully, and you got yourself some stickers here, because the whole thing is just one sticker, so you can cut it up and give them some advertising On your vehicle, i’ll probably be cutting these ones up and sticking them on the roof of this car right here. If i can so that’s my plan anyway, what’s in these packages, real quick all right in the first package here i opened up – is the velcro strap. So you get two of the shorter straps here you can see and one really long one there now here is the battery plate itself. I chose the anodized blue because my truck is all blue and anodized blue aluminum throughout it, so here’s the plate itself, it’s really nice to anodized on both sides. Edges are natural, Aluminiu, really nice quality stuff by b, M., really happy with their quality, and the anodizing is just beautiful. Looking so anyway get on with this. They also include the hardware to mount it all washers screws and nuts and actually two different kinds of washers. I believe the plastic thicker washers i’ll show you where those go on the install, but they go underneath the plate, because i want to use a wampy 3 cell batteries in this, and they just were not going to fit into that battery compartment, as is so, i Needed to do the upgrade with the b m battery holder just gon na swivel this around all right i’ve got the uh battery uh compartment.
All cleaned out got the foam removed out of the back there. It was glued down, so i had to scrape it out and clean it up a bit okay, i got the battery plate here, Sunt., going to put it in and, am spus, i don’t see it having to go any particular way with those the cutouts on The corners i’m going to i think, i’m just going to install it this way, because the chassis uh towards the outside of the chassis edge uh. You can’t really see it on the camera, but right i’ll take this out and show you right in this area it’s flat, and then it steps up right there. You can see there’s a little bit of a ridge there. It runs down there and so that steps up so what i’m going to do is i think, i’m going to put these corners like this and uh it doesn’t seem to be really uh sitting bad or anything. So i think i’m, just gon na install it just like that and i’ll look on the bottom, make sure i’m not going to be hitting anything. When i drill through to install it, it doesn’t seem like it. Doesn’T seem like it so yeah. I think i’m going to install it just like that. You can see those cutouts are in the corners that’s to the outside of the chassis there, all right i’m going to get that marked and drilled the drill bit.
I used to drill those holes in the uh. The plastic chassis there, the battery area – is 11. 64.. 64.. I drilled those four out, but before i drilled this one here hold on i’m. Just gon na show you this last one here in the corner. I couldn’t drill through that until i took off the rear end, so you need to remove the screws this screw this screw and the two screws in the bottom of that skid plate. You can see that are missing there. You have to remove those four screws. Then the whole back end of the truck just pops right off just kind of wiggle it a couple times and she pops out of there and then you can drill through that last hole there or you will end up drilling into this part of the uh. The guard skid guard there so once you’ve drilled through there, you can see that the hole is now on the inside of where that skid will cover and that’s where the screw head will go and sit. So you won’t see that one, the other three you will see the screw heads from the bottom when you look at the chassis below all right i’m going to get this put together. I just want to show you this foam piece here, Uh. Practic, it has a sticky piece on the back peel that stick it down like a sticker right in the middle of that and you’re good to go there onto your battery plate like this, so that your battery is not just uh resting on the aluminum.
în regulă. Here’S the hardware that is included, you have four uh stainless steel allen, cap head screws or these button heads. I can never remember four stainless steel, washers, four plastic washers. These are the thicker black ones and four nylock nuts for this too. So what i do is i didn’t stick this on there. Yet i just want to show you guys how this goes down before you put your battery plate in you want to have the wash these plastic washers go on to each one of these holes. Sorry. Eu sunt.. Looking through the camera, while i’m doing this, so you want to have a washer plastic washer on each hole, that’s a spacer so that when you put down this plate that the velcro straps and everything that go underneath the plate, aren’t it’s, not all uneven. So just make sure you put those plastic washers down in there before you end up putting your plate down, so it all sits nice and flat and flush i’m gon na get this all put together, în regulă. The proper allen, wrench or allen size for this is 11 Uh. Sorry is 3 30 seconds that’s the uh allen for the screw heads and the nut driver i’m. Using a driver here is 11 30 seconds for these hold on for the uh. The nuts on the inside those are 11 30 seconds, so they’re not metric, they’re, Uh, sae, în regulă, so we’re going to continue on i’ll.
Tighten all these up. Show you what it’s like before i put this together. Our back together. I’Ve got the battery tray all installed there and the velcro straps everything’s, looking good right and i’ll show you that, after the battery installed, i just wanted to show you this before you put back together, make sure you uh check on the bearing that goes right. There that’s for your drive, shaft uh, the the input for your diff, your rear, diff uh check that bearing make sure it’s still good uh lubricated up. What i did is. I used some of the uh screamin demon, sdrc lube tube here the easy bearing lube. I just uh took off a little cap, squirted a bit in there rubbed it all. You know smoothed it all around made sure it was all good and uh yeah. This stuff is uh. What we use here in the shop and the crew and a bunch of the guys, uh online, our group – we all use this stuff it’s great right now – it’s actually only available in canada, but that’ll – be changing soon, we’re going to be changing the label on it And it’ll be out and available to the us all right, we’re going to get on to the rest i’m. Just going to put this back together and show you what it’s like with the battery installed all right there we go we’ve got it all installed. I got my uh three cell, the womp fee in there the battery i’ll be using in this truck and it fits great uh, it’s it’s in there it’s very, very snug, fitting i mean you can barely you can.
When you tighten these straps up, you can barely budge the battery at all. I mean i think, it’s it’s in there better than it and it would have been with uh the stock traxxas mounts definitely uh. The install time was probably, if i wasn’t doing the video, maybe a half an hour, if that, even so, it was pretty quick and easy and it goes from uh. You know the stock traxxas one where you can only fit certain types of batteries to this uh style. The b m uh battery plate style that you can fit pretty much any battery you’re going to want to use in this truck uh, depending on where your wires come out of the actual battery itself. Uh these with these strap style, it’s better. If you have a a post here and a post here on each side or the wires coming out of the corner of the battery, but nonetheless you can figure it out. Este., a pretty simple, straightforward style of mounting looks great. The bottom here, like i say all you see, is the three screws there um, which focus is a bit better, their uh counter or sorry they’re uh their cap head, so they’re, nice and smooth. You know they’re not going to drag on, rocks and stuff if you want bigger batteries and a good way to mount them in your truck there’s. Only so many ways to do it, and this is uh by far, cred, one of the best routes to go.
So if you’re interested in that check, out b, m rc uh parts, they’re uh from arc hobbies available available at arc hobbies, i’ll try and stick a link to the uh, if not the battery plate itself, but to arc hobbies at least anyway, and you can find All the stuff right on their site there, they have a lot of different products, very helpful uh people there at arc and always uh willing to help you out and get you through and on to the next part of your hobby that we love so much anyway. Thanks again for watching, if you enjoyed this video, give me a like thumbs up all that stuff hit the bell to and uh don’t miss any of the videos make sure you subscribe. It really helps me out around here and the rest of the crew at the sd uh compound all the boys here. We all appreciate it have a great time with your favorite rc’s get out there and bash sdrc screaming demons.