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Old 06-24-2012, 05:59 AM   #661
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I'm trying to mount 46mm steel drive shafts in the rear end. Anybody knows what is the min. arm spacers needed for fit them?

I tried with RF=2.4mm and RR=4mm (makes 2 toe-in) and fits ok, but it seems a bit wider rear end.

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Don't know the answer to your question. Most run 44.5 in the rear unless running a wide track. Trying to run 46mm shafts in the back with a narrow width is going to increase the chance of bottoming out and snapping the c-blade.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:08 AM   #663
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You have very bad luck!
my EX run with 5.5t motor for 30 run, no issues, use front plastic spool and rear TOP diff.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:55 PM   #664
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You have very bad luck!
my EX run with 5.5t motor for 30 run, no issues, use front plastic spool and rear TOP diff.
We started running open mod this year and the EX has been my guinea pig with a 4.0 motor. Our track is built with 2x4 boards nailed to the asphalt and plow discs guarding the corners. I have hit these discs at full speed, brushed the boards at half throttle and done more cartwheels than the Olympic trials. Only broken part so far has been a plastic high block and bent hinge pin. I have no complaints about the durability of the car. The gear diff is holding up well to the Thunderpower 4.0 and the DUO3 4.5 that it replaced. I do check the spool often to make sure that it isn't slipping. I tighten the outdrive screws and move on. My only complaint is the aluminum blocks that mount the hinge pins. Just by the nature of the design, there is room for slop when installing them. Haven't figured out how to avoid these blocks from moving slightly after hard hits. (besides not hitting things, of course)

Added sway bars today for the first time in years with the Photon/Photon EX. Car was very stable and stayed flat through the turns. Transitioned very well through the chicane and overall easier to drive. Unfortunately the clock wasn't on to tell the whole story. Still learning alot with this car and very happy with it.
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Hi!.

I'm trying to mount 46mm steel drive shafts in the rear end. Anybody knows what is the min. arm spacers needed for fit them?

I tried with RF=2.4mm and RR=4mm (makes 2 toe-in) and fits ok, but it seems a bit wider rear end.

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The big question is why would you want to put 46mm CVD in the rear?

The car is not designed to used CVD's this long in the rear. Like you experienced, you'll have no choice but to make the rear wider when you do this.
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I posted in that thread what should be occurring with the chatter. Give it a read and let me know what your thoughts are or if some of my suggestions help.
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Don't know the answer to your question. Most run 44.5 in the rear unless running a wide track. Trying to run 46mm shafts in the back with a narrow width is going to increase the chance of bottoming out and snapping the c-blade.
With adding 1mm shims you can use 46mm Shafts having a Gear or Ball diff.

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:13 AM   #668
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New motor to replace the HW 10.5T I was running, lack of timing on the HW I think was limiting me with zero timing, just got to be careful with gearing I think, the HW was running big pinions to give me any real speed.

Only slight disappointment, the HW motor had multiple different mount hole positions, meaning I was able to have it very low slung and close to the chassis, all the holes on the TP seems the same, and it's sitting a little higher.
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Low friction belts are better for what application? Do they have same durability with standard ones?
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The big question is why would you want to put 46mm CVD in the rear?

The car is not designed to used CVD's this long in the rear. Like you experienced, you'll have no choice but to make the rear wider when you do this.
....Because there is the PO-SDT020 spare (two complete 46mm steel shafts) but not with 44.5mm

But I fixed the problem with the steel 44.5mm ones
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I'm ready for sunday, test with new electronics and 13.5 TP



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Old 06-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #672
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Low friction belts are better for what application? Do they have same durability with standard ones?
I've been running them in stock for a couple years now with no issues. Blinky and 17.5 boosted. Have not tried to run them in mod.
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Almost finished yesterday rebuilding my kit.

It was a great opportunity to install some new goodies too

Only left rebuilding shocks, balance the car and upgrade esc firmware and all set for national race this weekend.

Hm.. one more thing needed GOOD luck as recently it's only bad luck
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I'm currently pretty upset with my brand new ex. Made the trip down to leisure hours from Michigan to try my new sedan just to find out that its completely useless due to shock collars that slide down the shock bodies. Damaged my new chassis too. Wth?
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I'm currently pretty upset with my brand new ex. Made the trip down to leisure hours from Michigan to try my new sedan just to find out that its completely useless due to shock collars that slide down the shock bodies. Damaged my new chassis too. Wth?
please use a samal amount of threadlock on collars
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