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Old 12-26-2011, 07:25 PM   #8626
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Thanks for the info guys! Getting back into high end 1/10th touring after doing 1/8th offroad for the past few years. The Photon has been an easy build so far with some very minor issues but I can't wait to get this thing on the track.

Guess I'll slap on a servo saver. Any recommendations for ones that just seem to fit well?

Lastly, will the stock aluminum bones for the front bend easily on a slight tap with the boards?
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hi dan

currently i am using the servo saver that xray brought out earlier this year with no problems,prior to that i was using the standard one that top have also with no problems

get the steel bones for the front they will serve you much better than the alloy ones
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:08 AM   #8628
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The STD servo saver is a kimbrough medium. Works fine - and 1/3 the price of the xray one.

Some of us are running xray ecs along with my side piece racing Mira outdrives up front. Add some mid-corner steering and removes the wheel chatter at full lock.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:11 AM   #8629
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Thanks for the info guys! Getting back into high end 1/10th touring after doing 1/8th offroad for the past few years. The Photon has been an easy build so far with some very minor issues but I can't wait to get this thing on the track.

Guess I'll slap on a servo saver. Any recommendations for ones that just seem to fit well?

Lastly, will the stock aluminum bones for the front bend easily on a slight tap with the boards?
I think you should slap on two servo savers.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:39 AM   #8630
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I thought I would throw this over here. before I put it on the for sale section I'm selling my EJ chassis. Only 2 carpet races on it!! Love IT! some stuff came up..

Shoot me a PM.. Thinking $65 shipped (Lower 48). open to offers.. if international you pay for shipping
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:42 AM   #8631
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hi dan

currently i am using the servo saver that xray brought out earlier this year with no problems,prior to that i was using the standard one that top have also with no problems

get the steel bones for the front they will serve you much better than the alloy ones
I'm also using an xray servo saver...

Not sure on the part number, but its pretty beefy. It flexes less when running the servo east/west nd feels more consistent. As said though, its pretty pricey
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #8632
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This is probably the one that you are talking about:

http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...ab6f9260d743d0
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:13 PM   #8633
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[QUOTE=vabroom;10087305]This is probably the one that you are talking about:

yes thats the one
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:26 PM   #8634
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Completed the kit a few days ago...sexy in red.



Built it with the main belt on the battery side, will need to get some spacers for the side piece battery retainer. Little bit disappointed the upper deck gets in the way of the battery terminal connections but at least the battery will be pushed out more to even out the L/R weight distribution.
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does anyone know if the gear diff from the TC6.1 will work in the Photon?
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:07 PM   #8636
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if anyone is insterested pm me, i have a used exotek chassis for sale.

Used Exotek Photon Chassis
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I have fitted a Spec r and Yokomo diffs on my Photon which also fits the TC6 so big chance it will. Just had to shim it and also use the different diff blades.
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I have fitted a Spec r and Yokomo diffs on my Photon which also fits the TC6 so big chance it will. Just had to shim it and also use the different diff blades.
Ok thanks. I was thinking the same.
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is yokomo geardiff as smooth as xray diff?
I tried to rotate my friend's xray diff by hand, it is very smooth, and no leakage (from their experience).
I couldn't find yokomo diff in our local shop, so I just want to make sure how smooth it is before I order it from the online store.
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is yokomo geardiff as smooth as xray diff?
I tried to rotate my friend's xray diff by hand, it is very smooth, and no leakage (from their experience).
I couldn't find yokomo diff in our local shop, so I just want to make sure how smooth it is before I order it from the online store.
the yokomo is pretty good. it takes a few packs to break in -- but so does the xray gear diff. as gear diffs wear in they become smoother -- so you need to use heavier oil to get the same feel as they had when they are brand new.

running modified touring is a great way (although somewhat expensive when mistakes happen) to break in new gear diffs
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