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Old 07-13-2009, 06:54 PM   #1396
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Actually im trying to get my hands on a oneway and I will come down a whole day this week and get a setup for the people with the Photon at the C. The problem is finding a oneway that will work that I can get my hands on this week.
Teach ....has mine... I need to get it back from him...
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:58 PM   #1397
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I couldn't get my Photon shocks to a point where I was happy with them so I put black TRF shocks on and havent looked back. even got the red ball mounts for them
Me too. I even got the red caps, collars and retainer. The TOP springs are a little big, though.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:09 PM   #1398
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Sorry, I was going by the google shopping result showing it at 379.99... regardless..

Shopping results for top photon buyCustom Cut Urethane Chassis Protector Top Photon $19.99 new - eBay
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slakr - where would one find this coupon code - I'd never ordered from them before, so I'm not on their mailing list...
Copy that ... $379.99 I saw it too.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:19 PM   #1399
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Actually im trying to get my hands on a oneway and I will come down a whole day this week and get a setup for the people with the Photon at the C. The problem is finding a oneway that will work that I can get my hands on this week.
Larry, do you plan to run a one-way or spool on carpet with 13.5?
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:23 PM   #1400
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I am hoping to use a spool it makes racing with people much much easier, and alot of track layouts now dont have a sweeper like the nats track and it makes running a oneway tough.
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Larry, come on down to the C and I'll show you 2 shocks that leak through the top of the shock. Brandon Hess and Jamie Hanson both took a look at it and could not figure out why it was leaking...

I consider myself an above average when it comes to building shocks and I am going to take an engineering approach when I rebuild then again this week, build all 4 at the same time, step by step and take measurements..
From building a kit for a mate, the shocks have the same problem as the original cyclone shocks, the top cap is too deep for the threads, and it allows the plastic shock top to rotate in the cylinder, and not compressing the bladder fully to make a seal. If it were my car i would sand down the top ring same as i did with the Cyclone WE.

Also the overall finish on the shock body is pretty appalling.
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I am hoping to use a spool it makes racing with people much much easier, and alot of track layouts now dont have a sweeper like the nats track and it makes running a oneway tough.
HEHE.. I tried and tried and tired at Nats to do it with a one way.. And went from 7th back to 11th. One spool after another went on by . Just getting killed at the end of the straight, and the short shoot on the left side of the track.
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From building a kit for a mate, the shocks have the same problem as the original cyclone shocks, the top cap is too deep for the threads, and it allows the plastic shock top to rotate in the cylinder, and not compressing the bladder fully to make a seal. If it were my car i would sand down the top ring same as i did with the Cyclone WE.

Also the overall finish on the shock body is pretty appalling.
Sand down the top ring ?
Ummm What ?
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Sand down the top ring ?
Ummm What ?
I think he means the red cap that screws down against the black plastic part of the shock. If the red cap is to long it doesn't press the plastic part down against the bladder. Causing a leak.

Personally havn't had a issue with this, but it seems some are for sure.
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Two of mine are leaking badly out of the shaft seal,Ill try another rebuild or perhaps a "quick fix" might be a very thin shim between the seal and retainer or shock body to compress it ??? "hopefully".....Its an irritating shame the shocks are very smooth,TRF's will be my last resort....good luck to all leaky shock owners!
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:31 AM   #1406
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Actually im trying to get my hands on a oneway and I will come down a whole day this week and get a setup for the people with the Photon at the C. The problem is finding a oneway that will work that I can get my hands on this week.
There was mention that the Scythe oneway worked.
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isnt the mount hole at the bottom offset like on the Scythe ?
I THINK THAT THE SERVO WAS NOT THE RIGHT SIZE, otherwise I drilled a hole on the chassis
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I THINK THAT THE SERVO WAS NOT THE RIGHT SIZE, otherwise I drilled a hole on the chassis
Dont forget that the plastic mounts for the servo ARE offset, so if you have attached one in the inner position, and one in the outer, this would cause the servo to be mounted offset.

Check the alignment of the holes on the mounts, and make sure they are mounted the same way before drilling the chassis.

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Dont forget that the plastic mounts for the servo ARE offset, so if you have attached one in the inner position, and one in the outer, this would cause the servo to be mounted offset.

Check the alignment of the holes on the mounts, and make sure they are mounted the same way before drilling the chassis.

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thank robbie

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Dont forget that the plastic mounts for the servo ARE offset, so if you have attached one in the inner position, and one in the outer, this would cause the servo to be mounted offset.

Check the alignment of the holes on the mounts, and make sure they are mounted the same way before drilling the chassis.

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Thats what i meant.
Happened to me when rebuilding my Scythe.
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