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Old 10-21-2009, 01:43 PM   #2521
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The sound is the piston moving between the e-clips on the piston shaft. You will probably need to shim the piston to fix this issue. Josh mentioned this on a earlier post. He thought this issue would be fixed on the production kits.
+1 on that.. I put the piston on the shock shaft then 1 or 2 motor shims on top of the piston to take the gap away from the piston to the Eclip. Make sure the shims you use don't block the piston holes.
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Old 10-21-2009, 04:38 PM   #2522
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Well today i finally had my first practice session with my Photon, i did break my steering bellcrank. But that was just my bad driving(not driven Touring car in 2 years) and a heavy crash in the wall and i think i need to remove the third ring on my Tamiya servo saver? But then on the more positive side, i really started to feel very comfortable with the car until the crash happend, and i really started to understand what all of you guy's had been telling about the Photon Well new Bell crank's on the way, so will be ready by next week again
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Old 10-22-2009, 09:49 AM   #2523
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Well today i finally had my first practice session with my Photon, i did break my steering bellcrank. But that was just my bad driving(not driven Touring car in 2 years) and a heavy crash in the wall and i think i need to remove the third ring on my Tamiya servo saver? But then on the more positive side, i really started to feel very comfortable with the car until the crash happend, and i really started to understand what all of you guy's had been telling about the Photon Well new Bell crank's on the way, so will be ready by next week again
Awesome to hear! Congrats! More and more setups are popping up everyday so it will only get better!!!
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Old 10-23-2009, 06:44 AM   #2524
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Last 3 unit of top photon after a customer cancel his order......so grab it before last....

After this, will need 2 week for re-production....

Top Photon Spool


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Old 10-23-2009, 07:48 AM   #2525
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sweet perfect timing i grabbed one
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:04 AM   #2526
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sweet perfect timing i grabbed one
Thanks man...will send to u asap

Another 2 more for grab...

Get it fast or u lose it !!
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #2527
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Thanks alot for supporting Roche

The last 2 unit sold within an hour....

New stock will be available in 2 week....stay tune...
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:35 PM   #2528
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Went to the track today expecting rain and indoor racing. Turned out to be beautiful so we raced asphalt outside. Already had Larry's carpet setup on the car so I started changing back to an outdoor setup and figured I'd wing it. I signed up for 17.5 (not knowing how the car was going to handle). Ran 1 heat and set TQ by more than a lap. I put the 13.5 in and finished the day in that class. My 17.5 TQ held even though I only ran one qualifier. My speedo was not set to optimize the 13.5 but I made it work. Qualified and finished 2nd for the day. My average lap time was better than 3rd place' fastest lap time. The car worked really well and will only get better as I get the timing corrected on the motor/speedo. I love this car.
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Old 10-24-2009, 04:02 PM   #2529
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The car is definitely money well spent!!!
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True that, i got two of them
Best car i ever had, better than that x-gay crap
Only thing though, please Josh, could you make us 6 degree castor blocks, and the blades could be just a little bit tighter on the pins, they tend to open up oh so slightly and pop off, great car though. Will not change to anything else for the forseeable future. Now bring on the 12scale
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Made some speedo adjustments as well as ride height and camber and te car was a bullet. Handling was improved also. I really wish the lap timer was on to back it up. Oh well Saturday will be here soon.
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While running medium to med-high bite carpet, what weight are most of you running your cars at?

I currently have mine balanced very well at 1445g. Today was the first time to run this particular kit. And after working with it most of the day I was fairly pleased with the results but it was always just one little twitch away from a traction roll. I have done most everything one would normally do to prevent traction rolls, with a few exceptions.

Im just wondering if being to light is an issue.
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Tried going to lower roll centers?
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:03 PM   #2534
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Tried going to lower roll centers?
Yes, lower than normal anyway. I can go further with that I just did not get to it.

One thing Im curious about is flipping the arms over, because I have widened the car significantly and this has changed the shock angles quite a bit. I was thinking that if I flip the arms over to use the inner most hole rather than the middle hole I can keep the shocks more vertical. I know you would not normally go inward on with the shock when traction rolling, but in this case Im looking to get the shock more vertical. Does this make sense or have I been in contact with to much motor spray today?

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Old 10-25-2009, 09:36 PM   #2535
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Try the exact setup I posted a couple pages ago.
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