Originally Posted by Mr.A Morris
Hello... So I'am just getting back into the sport and I just picked up a Photon. I didn't really feel like looking through 300+ pages of info LOL. Just wanted to know if there is anything I should know about a head of time and what parts are I should stock up on... It will be a rubber car..
Thanks for your input.
Welcome to the club.
Nothing is required, the car is pretty good right out of the box. Some things that I can recommend are:
Shims of all sizes for adjustments.
Axle pin covers- they replace the need for a set screw to hold the pin in. Frees up the cvd and easier maintenance.
Aluminum bell crank- stock bellcrank seems to be the weakest part of the car, although I've only broken one and that was the first day that I ran the car.
Gear diffs are a nice option. I've really enjoyed running them recently.
If you're building the car from scratch, make sure that you prethread the sway bar ball cup before threading the red aluminum insert into them. Otherwise, they WILL break. Even after prethreading, don't rush the assembly.
Replace the set screws in the steering bellcrank/ackerman piece with a round head screw to prevent stripping the set screw through the ackerman piece.
Use a small brushed motor shim under the shock pistons to take up the slop.
It's too late to think of anything else. My brain isn't working right now. Good luck with the car. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.