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Old 12-16-2009, 05:39 PM   #3061
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what's up with the photon parts? i see amain has been out of stock on mostly everything for awhile now.
A Main has a big order going out to them this week

It's been tough keeping up with the ever-increasing demand for the Photon and parts. At TOP USA we increase the quantities with every order but still haven't found the magic number that keeps everything in stock all the time. The factory has even been caught off guard with a couple of parts not being produced in sufficient quantities but adjustments are being made. These are just growing pains and the situation is getting better every day.
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A Main has a big order going out to them this week

It's been tough keeping up with the ever-increasing demand for the Photon and parts. At TOP USA we increase the quantities with every order but still haven't found the magic number that keeps everything in stock all the time. The factory has even been caught off guard with a couple of parts not being produced in sufficient quantities but adjustments are being made. These are just growing pains and the situation is getting better every day.
Right on TOP of it, as always.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:16 PM   #3063
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Roche Spool

Just want to ask if anyone interested with Titanium screw??? ROche titanium screw have deeper Hex hole than other titanium screw on the market. this is to minimize the chance of screw striping..
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:36 PM   #3064
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The new Titanium Racing spools look good!

ww. titaniumracing .com/menu.asp?menu_id=6

For Photon as well
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Now that the Top spool has been fixed there is no reason to buy any other spool IMO. I have not had a spool failure in like 4 months since the version 3 came out and now with the alum and steel spool cups it doesnt get better.

Plus the stock spool with the steel cups is about 10g lighter than the roche.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:44 PM   #3066
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Now that the Top spool has been fixed there is no reason to buy any other spool IMO. I have not had a spool failure in like 4 months since the version 3 came out and now with the alum and steel spool cups it doesnt get better.

Plus the stock spool with the steel cups is about 10g lighter than the roche.
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Roche are doing a Christmas and New Year 2010 Promotion for all Top Racers.

if you order 2 unit of Roche Spool, will get 1 Unit free of Charge...and Free shipping as well...

Promotion end 31st dec 2009....
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Roche are doing a Christmas and New Year 2010 Promotion for all Top Racers.

if you order 2 unit of Roche Spool, will get 1 Unit free of Charge...and Free shipping as well...

Promotion end 31st dec 2009....
Is this "buy 1, get 1 free" or "buy 2, get the third one free"
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Is this "buy 1, get 1 free" or "buy 2, get the third one free"
it's buy 2 free 1

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The new Titanium Racing spools look good!

ww. titaniumracing .com/menu.asp?menu_id=6

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I've always run springs that were made for the car. ie... Xray springs with Xray cars, Corally springs with Corally cars. I hear alot of talk about Tamiya springs and HPI springs. Has anyone used them on the Photon and what were your thoughts on them?
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I've always run springs that were made for the car. ie... Xray springs with Xray cars, Corally springs with Corally cars. I hear alot of talk about Tamiya springs and HPI springs. Has anyone used them on the Photon and what were your thoughts on them?
I was using the HPI springs and switched to TOP springs when I finally got them and didn't notice a difference at all.
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I was using the HPI springs and switched to TOP springs when I finally got them and didn't notice a difference at all.
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I was using the HPI springs and switched to TOP springs when I finally got them and didn't notice a difference at all.

Has anyone else noticed that with the stock setup out of the manual the collars on the spring bodies have to be almost wound all the way up to achieve a 5mm ride height ?

My shocks measure 63mm from end to end (same as others posted on here).
Would shorter springs with collars halfway down the shock body affect the handling in any way ?
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Has anyone else noticed that with the stock setup out of the manual the collars on the spring bodies have to be almost wound all the way up to achieve a 5mm ride height ?

My shocks measure 63mm from end to end (same as others posted on here).
Would shorter springs with collars halfway down the shock body affect the handling in any way ?
There is no reason why shorter springs should act any differently. In the normal range of use, all the common RC springs act in a linear way.

However, some racers do like to think that the spring length makes a difference. I haven't done any back-to-back comparisons myself.

The TOP Scythe springs probably fit the Photon shocks. They are wound a few mm shorter.
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