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Old 09-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #2206
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I start with 200 then turn to Larry and say "man I don't know if I'm doing this right, can you do it for me?"
I'm so sitting next to Larry at the next big race if thats all it takes!
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:53 PM   #2207
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I start with 200 then turn to Larry and say "man I don't know if I'm doing this right, can you do it for me?"
Now thats the way to do it!
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:58 PM   #2208
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Its not like I was doing anything.


Anytime buddy.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:23 PM   #2209
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A personalized diff ring sander? Sweet!
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:55 PM   #2210
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thanks mates, for the diff problem. later i gonna get 200 girt.

another question. did anyone try fit yokomo bd 5 44mm u j to photon? because it is more economic price for me.
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:15 AM   #2211
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One of the UK team drivers has been using the Titanium Racing Spool combined with the existing TOP Photon plastic pulley (with the outdrives machined out!).

The TR spool will also fit the TC5 and/or Yokomo BD 40T pulley but if you're having trouble sourcing them then this could work for you.



This is my idea, and it truly works ,I have raced 3 meetings and tons of testing now with no problems at all with using the Photon Pulley all you have to do is machine out the centre of one of your broken Pulleys and get TR spool, and its done, as simple as that, it makes the Front Spool really strong and no grief.
If you want any more tips PM me and I can run through it with you.
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Old 09-18-2009, 03:08 AM   #2212
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This is my idea, and it truly works ,I have raced 3 meetings and tons of testing now with no problems at all with using the Photon Pulley all you have to do is machine out the centre of one of your broken Pulleys and get TR spool, and its done, as simple as that, it makes the Front Spool really strong and no grief.
If you want any more tips PM me and I can run through it with you.
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Nice one... I found the BD-5 pulley quite easily in the UK, but will 'adapt' my old Photon pulley as a spare.

My TiR spool is a gold colour, not silver... looks the same design though.

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Old 09-18-2009, 05:36 AM   #2213
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So what are the main parts everyone is breaking on this car

I see it looks like people having trouble with the front spool
I have heard the steering crank
how are u guys fixing the steering crank and keeping it from breaking


normal stuff like chubs rear hubs and steering blocks

Planning on getting one but the steering crank and all the talk on the spool is concerning
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Old 09-18-2009, 05:49 AM   #2214
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I've just bought a car and the normal spares to go with like 1 each F/R hub, F/R wishbone, C hubs and a plastic spool.

I think there's no need for concern. The car seems pretty tough- the only steering belcrank failure were from people not rinning servo savers and hitting stuff big. Soultion is to run a saver, as you really should.

The spool issues have mostly been resolved with a v2 re-issue, and apparently fully resolved with using optional ally outdrive cups, though I haven't seen these yet. Aside from that you can buy aftermarket spools from TiR, Roache or Yokomo which are metal and so tough as boots.
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Old 09-18-2009, 06:02 AM   #2215
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So what are the main parts everyone is breaking on this car

I see it looks like people having trouble with the front spool
I have heard the steering crank
how are u guys fixing the steering crank and keeping it from breaking


normal stuff like chubs rear hubs and steering blocks

Planning on getting one but the steering crank and all the talk on the spool is concerning
The chassis doesn't ship with a servo saver. If you're using a metal geared servo (and to be honest, you really should be) then the bell crank is the weakest part of the steering and will break if you have a hard enough crash.

Pick up a Kimbrough 201 servo saver (medium size) and Robert's your mother's brother; problem solved.

The spool can be a problem on very tight, high grip carpet. They are cheap enough to replace, but a better solution is a TiR item with a BD5 spool pulley. The alloy cups will also resolve this, once they're released.

I haven't managed to break anything else (yet), and believe me, my car gets some abuse at club meetings I did manage to strip the set screw out of the rear hub after a particularly hard hit, but CA soon fixed that

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Old 09-18-2009, 06:49 AM   #2216
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At the IIC we were all running the aluminum spool cups and blades.
did you guys also get to run the Steel cups? any performance difference?
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:45 AM   #2217
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Where exactly is the bellcrank breaking?
Where is the spool breaking ?

The carpet I race on the grip is low because we have a offroad track on the other side

I race at mikeshobbyshop in Texas www.mikeshobbyshop.com
if u go there and click on the track cam u can see our track
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:40 AM   #2218
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Hi guys
v2 spool cups looks like xray ones is there anyone knows if we can use them on 008/009
same question for diff rings are they fit to 008/009?
best regards
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:19 AM   #2219
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No on the spool cups I'm not sure on the diff rings I doubt the will work either
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:29 AM   #2220
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Hi guys
v2 spool cups looks like xray ones is there anyone knows if we can use them on 008/009
same question for diff rings are they fit to 008/009?
best regards
the top rings are D rings, i think the xrays are a circle on the inside and the xray are smaller diameter from what i compared to old t2 i had laying around.
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