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Old 10-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #8986
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Hey EJ, how often should you change the Kyosho O-rings?
Do they swell up like the stock ones with oil?
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They don't swell as bad as our stock ones. It's not an exact science how often I change them. I just go by feel.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #8987
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First thing, rebuild the shocks and change the o-ring. I've been using the Kyosho dual lip o-ring, or our standard 40 degree o-ring.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Shock-O-Ring-8

Our stock springs are very good. You should start off with 344gf in the front and 306gf in the rear.

as Professor mentioned lots of parts are interchangable, and we even now offer a conversion kit.

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Thanks for the heads up, ill be sure to check the orings out and replace as necessary. As far as the stock springs, i only have the ones that came on the car, no idea what rates they are (didnt see any markings, they are black though). ill look to see if i can buy the different rates as a set, or ill just buy them separately.

I havent even touched it yet, hopefully this weekend i can tear in to it. Overall impression just giving it a once over is very good. Really like the anodized parts, really makes it pop.
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the top springs have the numbers (rating)printed on the springs although they can be a little difficult to read at times
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #8989
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Thanks professor, ill get a good look when i rebuild the shocks. Te guy i bought it from suggested running the front spool for vta. Opinions?
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Thanks professor, ill get a good look when i rebuild the shocks. Te guy i bought it from suggested running the front spool for vta. Opinions?
i have only ever run my cars with spools in the front,so i cant really comment on what will be best suited to vta & your surface conditions,but i'm sure one of the guys from here will help out
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #8991
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Thanks professor, ill get a good look when i rebuild the shocks. Te guy i bought it from suggested running the front spool for vta. Opinions?
If you've driven a car with a spool i would go with that. If not you night want to start with a diff or gear diff in the front if you have one. These will be easier to drive.

The ultimate is a one-way for vta.
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Just an FYI until the top DJS are available the arrowmax ECS shafts for the Tamiya 416/417 work perfect in the photon and the EX. They work with a slight dremel mod on the stock C-hubs, and still use the stock steering blocks and king pin collars. The best part is they work with the stock spool drive cups or the steel ones. And they take no CVD Blades. You just need to use 5x10x3 bearing on the inside of the steering knuckle

Got TONS of packs through my car with zero problems
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:55 PM   #8993
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I got a top car and looking for a good starting setup for a snowbirds size track. Any help would be great. Thanks.

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Hey guys, i tried to mount an hpi camaro body and my body posts are too short. Im not sure if the previous owner shortened the mounts, can someone measure them for me? I dont want to order the factory replacements if they are going to be too short as well.

If the stock ones arent long enough, anyone got a part number for some that will be long enough?

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Stock posts were plenty long, had to trim them.

Now I just need to get more steering out of this thing! Running a spool in the front, z suggestions? I have the lightest springs I have in the front, and adjusted the rear droop, which helped. I'll post my spring rates tomorrow. Car is set up for VTA. Also need opinions for shock oil.

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Stock posts were plenty long, had to trim them.

Now I just need to get more steering out of this thing! Running a spool in the front, z suggestions? I have the lightest springs I have in the front, and adjusted the rear droop, which helped. I'll post my spring rates tomorrow. Car is set up for VTA. Also need opinions for shock oil.

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It's a common issue when you buy a chassis from a TC racer. I almost always have to order more body post as soon as I get the car. VTA just rides higher.

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Cap,

First thing, rebuild the shocks and change the o-ring. I've been using the Kyosho dual lip o-ring, or our standard 40 degree o-ring.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Shock-O-Ring-8EJ
Green slime? Or just get them wet with some oil?
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #8999
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Does anyone have a link to some setup sheets for carpet? VTA specific would be awesome!

Car handled pretty good considering it was my first time running an onroad car. The problem i was having was very little steering in the corners. Like i said above, i put the softest springs i had in the front and gave it some more rear droop. Saucing the tires helped a lot as well.

Will the setup changes from 1/8 offroad carry over to onroad cars? Ive got a nice setup chart for 1/8 buggy that always worked.

I was also having issues with the servo saver sticking (not smooth). Is this a common problem, and do most people swap this out and or delete it?

Overall i am satisfied with the car. I really like the fact that no one ever knows what it is, i like being different.

Edit: as it sits right now 306 springs all around. No idea what shock oil (haven't changed it yet, wanted to get a baseline).
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Hey guys,just got one Photon with lipo chassis.Will be reading the entire thread
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