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Old 11-07-2009, 01:27 PM   #2671
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When they announced I was leading I backed it off a little bit so I didnt screw up.
I'm Calling BS on this! LOL

Of all the years I have known and raced with you, I have never seen you "back it down" for any reason..

Good runs though either way.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:02 PM   #2672
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Thanks! Where are people in the USA getting their parts from though? ...... Where else can I order parts for the photon online? Also, what seems to break on the car? What do I need to have in my bag at the track? Thanks!
A-main hobbies stocks the parts and TOP Racing USA always has what I need. Every order I've made from TOP has been at my door in two days. You can't beat that. The only part I've broken was the steering bellcrank after a very hard hit. I did replace my spool cups today because they were developing some slop. I believe that most people are moving to the steel outdrives or the Titanium Racing spool. Very good car.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:06 PM   #2673
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does anyone know if T.O.P. is going to offer a 2deg rear hub eventually
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:09 PM   #2674
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:30 AM   #2675
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Thanks guys!

Right now i'm using a 78T corally spur on the photon, i was looking for some smaller spurs to match the same diameter as the stock 100T 64P spur.
75T in 48dp is the same diameter as the 100T in 64dp.

On the topic of spurs, I've actually chosen to trim the outer edge of the pegs of the spur adaptor rather than ream the spur gears (I have a Kawada on it but the Kimbro also fits after this mod). The downside of this is you lose a little material for the screws to grip.

Hopefully some Photon-specific spurs should be available soon.
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:41 AM   #2676
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does anyone know if T.O.P. is going to offer a 2deg rear hub eventually
Not sure what you mean by "2deg rear hub"

If you want to run 2 degrees toe in on the rear, just change the spacers in the rear suspension mounts.
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Not sure what you mean by "2deg rear hub"

If you want to run 2 degrees toe in on the rear, just change the spacers in the rear suspension mounts.
Running outboard toe-in (ie.. hubs angled in at 2 degrees) allows the suspension to operate with less binding. It gives the car a different feeling on the track. You have to move the arms forward on the hinge pin also to get the same wheelbase since the spacers are not angling the arm forward.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:23 AM   #2678
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does anyone know if T.O.P. is going to offer a 2deg rear hub eventually
Tamale can probably do it. I see they offer a 0 degree aluminum hub. 2 degree would not be any more or less difficult to mill. Give them a call.
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Tamale can probably do it. I see they offer a 0 degree aluminum hub. 2 degree would not be any more or less difficult to mill. Give them a call.
I don't see them on their site. Can you post a link to them?
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Old 11-08-2009, 03:36 PM   #2680
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Tamale can probably do it. I see they offer a 0 degree aluminum hub. 2 degree would not be any more or less difficult to mill. Give them a call.
I e-mailed him and he said that he only made 1 small run and wasn't going to make anymore.
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:12 PM   #2681
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hey what are your guys feelings about this car on high bite asphalt?
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Old 11-08-2009, 04:31 PM   #2682
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hey what are your guys feelings about this car on high bite asphalt?
It's very good on high bite tracks, lot of steering, lot of turn in and real good forward traction. EJ's Reedy race setup is perfect on such tracks.
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good to know because im ready to switch cars now! my tc5 jus isnt cutting it anymore where my local track is dominated with xrays!!!! haha i have to be different.
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It's very good on high bite tracks, lot of steering, lot of turn in and real good forward traction. EJ's Reedy race setup is perfect on such tracks.
Used EJ's setup except for 324 front springs and the car was pretty dialed!

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good to know because im ready to switch cars now! my tc5 jus isnt cutting it anymore where my local track is dominated with xrays!!!! haha i have to be different.
I switched from Xray and I'm glad I did, Photon is a very good car!

EJ & OD - Thanks for da hook up!

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Old 11-08-2009, 11:57 PM   #2685
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how is its performance on modified class racing? and its durability?
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