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Old 05-07-2012, 01:29 PM   #436
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A friend of mine has issues with the shock's spring adgusting nut. It has big play and after a run it changes position!! He tried to force it with hand with same effect. That is the case with 2 of his shocks!

Any ideas what might be the problem?
I have the same issue with mine and I KNOW that I installed them correctly. I measured the inside diameter of my new set against my old shocks. Shock bodies were identical, but the inside diameter on the new collars are .1mm wider. Doesn't seem like alot, but it is enough to allow the collar to slip up the shock body. I notified TOP USA and I am sending mine back to them for their own measurements. No changes were made to the shocks, so there shouldn't be any issues. May be some machining tolerances that were changed during production. Hope they can get it sorted out.
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Here you will find a editable setup sheet.
As usual, I added some magic to this document as well as some extra fields.
If you want to add a setup to the link on top, an email address is indicated on low right part of the setup sheet.
Feel free for comments.

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similar kit setup, only difference is 400 cps oil with 306 spring front and rear, gear diff 1000 cps

unfortunately I haven't V2 steering blocks, in italy we haven't yet!
planning to try a setup more similar to "old" Photon: 3mm ackerman, long links front and rear, front arms with 1FF 0FR, 1mm rollcentre RF RR, gear diff 2000 cps
Luppi, did you read my post regarding suggested items for the EX?
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #439
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Luppi, did you read my post regarding suggested items for the EX?
Yes, of course!
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:09 AM   #440
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Build was great everything went together very nice. Now some track time.
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Soo how are guys feeling about this car for 17.5 on carpet?
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #442
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Soo how are guys feeling about this car for 17.5 on carpet?
its good
but shouldn't you be outside
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #443
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its good
but shouldn't you be outside
Haha u see my sig. Im an on roader who protested 17.5 nt locally till roar was set on the rules. Hahah i miss 13.5 boosted. But i do miss my photon so no more dirt for me
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Does anyone else think the Standard chassis currently shipping with the EX is a bit soft? This car should be dialed for asphalt racing but it seems a bit flexy for carpet.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:02 AM   #445
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I take it you have yours now ? does that mean the 2nd batch have shipped ?
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Does anyone else think the Standard chassis currently shipping with the EX is a bit soft? This car should be dialed for asphalt racing but it seems a bit flexy for carpet.
Other guys on this thread seem to like it on carpet so far...

On low grip asphalt (in stock) its certainly an improvement.... More steering and more planted in the rear.
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Standard vs stiff - the question will continue for a while. My gut says I want a stiff chassis but then I see other manufacturers making thinner and thinner chassis. Could you post your setup so far??
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Does anyone else think the Standard chassis currently shipping with the EX is a bit soft? This car should be dialed for asphalt racing but it seems a bit flexy for carpet.

I ran mine on both carpet and asphalt the other day. The carpet was pretty high traction, and the asphalt was pretty low traction (at the time).

with the set up I had it felt better on asphalt. I was running OK times on carpet but it was set up a little to soft. I think it will be great on both. I just put on "EJ's" set up on it and hope to get some track time this weekend with it.
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Standard & Stiff Chassis & Top Deck cutting
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I've become a fan of extremely thin/flexible chassis on carpet, especially as grip comes up.
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