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Old 07-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #676
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please use a samal amount of threadlock on collars
They were thread locked. The thread depth is so off I can slide the collar down the shock body. It immediately collapsed the shocks and dragged the chassis. Thread lock will not fix the issue. Had to use collars from a friends tcx.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:35 PM   #677
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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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They were thread locked. The thread depth is so off I can slide the collar down the shock body. It immediately collapsed the shocks and dragged the chassis. Thread lock will not fix the issue. Had to use collars from a friends tcx.
Yeah, it would take a mountain of thread lock to stop mine jumping threads, I'm still waiting on replacement collars from TOP, no word yet, it's a good thing I had the ones from my old car.

And like you, worst part was not realizing what was happening till the chassis took a beating, kind of still a little upset over that myself...
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It your really stuck and need to use the collars try a good amount of thread tape (teflon tape)

A couple of layers of that will get you through
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Those California boys have figured this out -- they just need to post up how they did it. I have a fist full of flanged bearings from them, but I haven't attempted to fix it yet.
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Any feedback on the flanged bearings to remove slop in the steering rack? Thanks
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #680
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Any feedback on the flanged bearings to remove slop in the steering rack? Thanks
i put 4 flanged bearings in my mod car - top and bottom, but didn't have a good solution for the 'top' screw. if over tightened it causes some binding. i had one of the screws come loose -- but i was running modified. it definitely helped w/ the wobble... but needs more work.

ignoring that somewhat minor issue -- i have to say i'm super happy with the handling of my photon ex on solaris tires. this past weekend we have a great turn out of super fast guys for a cash race for 17.5 blinky tc. Larry threw down the TQ + win... and drove his ass off after both of us had the slowest cars speed wise in the a-main. I qualified 4th and finished 4th. I think if I had more rip I could of challenged for more. My car accelerated in the corners, not the straightaway

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Yeah, it would take a mountain of thread lock to stop mine jumping threads, I'm still waiting on replacement collars from TOP, no word yet, it's a good thing I had the ones from my old car.

And like you, worst part was not realizing what was happening till the chassis took a beating, kind of still a little upset over that myself...
really, I noticed it when assembling the shocks, easy fix, well mine was anyway.
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really, I noticed it when assembling the shocks, easy fix, well mine was anyway.
I found the orings masked just how loose mine were during the build, and I never though to just grab a collar and try and force it, fearing damaging them.

But the reality on track was being so bumpy, you fired fast into a bumpy sweeper, and bang goes the collars, a couple threads at first, then by mid meet a lot more, with you wondering why the car suddenly won't turn.
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really, I noticed it when assembling the shocks, easy fix, well mine was anyway.
I had my kit assembled about a month or more before trying to race it. I noticed just from handling it that the collars were moving because the fitment was loose. I put lock tight in about half to three quarters of the circumference of each collar and reassembled. That took care of them turning on their own, so I don't believe this to be a suitable solution. Within a lap the car was exchanging ends and completely undrivable because the shocks collapsed.
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I soaked my orings in oil for the collars prior to assembly. Id agree they aren't as good as they where.. but I haven't had them move on me yet...
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I soaked my orings in oil for the collars prior to assembly. Id agree they aren't as good as they where.. but I haven't had them move on me yet...
I swear I should post a video...I slid them down the shock body with moderate force. They jumped half a thread (crooked) with almost no significant force. I already emailed OD and he's working with me to get replacements.

Another note...anyone else having trouble achieving static balance? I've got pretty standard electronics but yet I don't have room for enough lead to balance the thing.
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I used a needle noose pliers and tweeked the inner lip of the coller in a little bit and they worked great.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:09 PM   #687
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I soaked my orings in oil for the collars prior to assembly. Id agree they aren't as good as they where.. but I haven't had them move on me yet...

Why not just use and extra set of collars that are threaded upside down and tighten the two collar against each other to lock the collar in place?
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Why not just use and extra set of collars that are threaded upside down and tighten the two collar against each other to lock the collar in place?
Nah.
I rather just replace the parts if it was effecting me.
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Hi,
Can someone tell me how many teeth there are on the white low friction main drive belt for the Photon EX and belt length if that's possible??

Thank you in advance.
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More great results for the Photon's
http://www.redrc.net/2012/07/soren-b...d3-in-denmark/
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