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Old 10-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #961
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Anyone know where I can order the Alu Center pulley in the US for the photon? Didn't find it on A-main.
You didnt find it because adding that much weight to your drivetrain is counterproductive.
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:01 AM   #962
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True, but here is the dilemma if you race on asphalt with different particles in it, strip pulley or strip belt?
Both result in DNF, both require same time to fix. Plastic pulley is cheaper though... but aluminum looks cooler

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Both happened to me
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:36 AM   #963
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True, but here is the dilemma if you race on asphalt with different particles in it, strip pulley or strip belt?
Both result in DNF, both require same time to fix. Plastic pulley is cheaper though... but aluminum looks cooler

Any thoughts?

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Both happened to me
Speaking from experience... DON'T use aluminium. Once it starts to wear all it does is start to slip and strip rear belts, particularly when running a 4 turn

Going back to plastic has solved my rear belt issue.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:34 AM   #964
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I noticed a wear on my aluminum and now installed back the plastic. I used to strip 1 belt per 2 sessions...
Let's see what will happen with the plastic
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #965
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will the Photon Ex rear belt fit on the original photon? just snapped one and the EX is the only one in stock locally lol
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:13 PM   #966
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it does fit!! , i'm using low friction belt from the Photon.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:02 PM   #967
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Yeah rear belt is the same. Front belt is longer on the EX.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #968
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Any way to get any of the IIC set ups?
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:11 AM   #969
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I noticed a wear on my aluminum and now installed back the plastic. I used to strip 1 belt per 2 sessions...
Let's see what will happen with the plastic
So i had aluminum pulley but wanted to try the plastic one and it didn't take long for the 5.5T motor (boosted) to rip thru the pulley's gear on the rear belt side. Is it just my luck or the plastic ones suck?
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So i had aluminum pulley but wanted to try the plastic one and it didn't take long for the 5.5T motor (boosted) to rip thru the pulley's gear on the rear belt side. Is it just my luck or the plastic ones suck?

I ran Numerous packs with a 4.0 (no boost) with no problems. I do run the belts tighter in MOD.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:14 AM   #971
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Sure Aarin I have it, but it's not really working so well back at home and headed back to the TZ setup I had before IIC which I'll share with ya.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #972
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Has anyone tried the Yokomo DCJ? Pic below. Part No. BD-010FW

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Has anyone tried the Yokomo DCJ? Pic below. Part No. BD-010FW

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As I posted on my SPR thread -- I know Kyle runs the Reflex Racing TC6 LCD, and EJ usually runs the Hot Bodies DCJs.
Great, thanks again
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:01 AM   #975
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I've been running the Arrowmax T3 dcj's and they are working out quite well also.
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