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Old 09-19-2010, 12:36 PM   #5761
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Spec-R 40T gear diff.

They says it's made for the BD5, but with the right amount of shims it could be installed on the photon too....
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:53 PM   #5762
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I'm looking for to save around 10-15 grams and seen those alloy turnbuckles...
Has anyone tried them are they strong enough and any idea about the weight save...
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:20 PM   #5763
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I'm looking for to save around 10-15 grams and seen those alloy turnbuckles...
Has anyone tried them are they strong enough and any idea about the weight save...
Thanx in advance
if you mean the red alloy ones , ifd so thats what im using and mine are spot on .... no problems with mine , just gotta get another set for my other photon...
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:43 PM   #5764
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Yes mate is there any chance to check weight one of them?
Thanx for the info...
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:02 PM   #5765
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I'm looking for to save around 10-15 grams and seen those alloy turnbuckles...
Has anyone tried them are they strong enough and any idea about the weight save...
Thanx in advance
A set of 7 alloy turnbuckles weighs 4.5 grams compared to 11.2 grams for the steel ones for a savings of 7.3 grams, they are made of 7075 aluminum and I've never heard of anybody bending one. You can save another chunk of weight by switching to the aluminum 5.3mm pivot balls (maybe 6-8g)
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:06 PM   #5766
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When I put the aluminum steering blocks and rear hub carriers in my car I didn't weigh them, but I had them in my hands at the same time as the plastic ones and I think the aluminum might actually be a bit heavier than the plastic. They felt pretty close in weight, but I think the aluminum weighs a tiny bit more. I don't have scales to measure them, so if anyone else can say for sure, I'd be interested to know too. I just put the aluminum ones in for durability and because they look slick.

Anyway, so if you are using the aluminum ones, I'm betting that going back to the plastic would save some weight
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:35 PM   #5767
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:12 PM   #5768
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Great weekend for the Photon. We hosted the East Coast Touring Car Challenge and put 6 photons in the Amain. The Bmain was won by a Photon and Photons took 1,3,4,5 in the Amain with Mark Dawson taking TQ and the win. Mod Amain had 3 Photons with Timmie Harrington taking TQ and the win. Sorry, but no Photons in VTA.
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Ran the 1st race of our state series in Mod, qualified 11th ( had horrible quals ) . Ran 11 cars in the Amain but broke the steering arm halfway in the main, finished 8th ( i think ). Ran the double gear diffs in mod (5.5 SP V3 motor) and the diffs held up very well. Solaris tires were our hand out tires and they worked very well. Ran 1 set all day practice, 3 qualifiers and the main.

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Ran the 1st race of our state series in Mod, qualified 11th ( had horrible quals ) . Ran 11 cars in the Amain but broke the steering arm halfway in the main, finished 8th ( i think ). Ran the double gear diffs in mod (5.5 SP V3 motor) and the diffs held up very well. Solaris tires were our hand out tires and they worked very well. Ran 1 set all day practice, 3 qualifiers and the main.

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Marcos. Today I ran stock and mod without a screw in the bottom of my c-hub. At some point in each of two qualifiers, the screw and bushing fell out. The car didn't feel right, but still was fast. Try that with any other brand of car.
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Marcos. Today I ran stock and mod without a screw in the bottom of my c-hub. At some point in each of two qualifiers, the screw and bushing fell out. The car didn't feel right, but still was fast. Try that with any other brand of car.
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One of my shocks seem to be leaking more and more from the bottom. I went to order some o rings and noticed there are two different degree's of orings, 40 and 30. What's the difference?
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One of my shocks seem to be leaking more and more from the bottom. I went to order some o rings and noticed there are two different degree's of orings, 40 and 30. What's the difference?
30s were used on the original shocks and tended to leak a little. After a little use, the leak would go away. They swapped to the 40 to eliminate the leaking.
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Ran the 1st race of our state series in Mod, qualified 11th ( had horrible quals ) . Ran 11 cars in the Amain but broke the steering arm halfway in the main, finished 8th ( i think ). Ran the double gear diffs in mod (5.5 SP V3 motor) and the diffs held up very well. Solaris tires were our hand out tires and they worked very well. Ran 1 set all day practice, 3 qualifiers and the main.

Need to order the aluminum steering arm
My god man, it took you this long to get the aluminum steering arm!! And all this time I thought you smart....

Another great thing about the top car.. you can run your transponder wire through the front shock tower and that makes it out of the way of the steering arms/servo/etc... Just a slight trim of the connector...
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My god man, it took you this long to get the aluminum steering arm!! And all this time I thought you smart....

Another great thing about the top car.. you can run your transponder wire through the front shock tower and that makes it out of the way of the steering arms/servo/etc... Just a slight trim of the connector...
didnt break it before
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