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Old 06-19-2013, 12:55 AM   #1186
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Mr. Morris, could you post a link to the setup you're referring to ?

Does anyone know ( NO GUESSING PLEASE) how to convert inner hinge pin heights from the EX to the old photon ? In other words: what hinge pin holder, in what position, should I use on my old photon to match, say, the stock EX hinge pin height (which is : "H" holders all around with 0,5mm under the mounts all around) ?

If someone could measure with calipers, that'd be great !

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Old 06-19-2013, 02:25 AM   #1187
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Is this useable?
Photon "M" mount (low insert position) = Photon EX "H" mount (without shims)
Photon "M" mount (high insert position) = Photon EX "H" mount (+ 0.5mm shim)
Photon "H" mount (low insert position) = Photon EX "H" mount (+ 1.0mm shim)
Photos "H" mount (high insert position) = Photon EX "H" mount (+ 1.5mm shim)
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:53 AM   #1188
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Perfect. Thanks a lot !
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Perfect. Thanks a lot !
I couldn't get my motor to stay put shimmed out.. Couldn't get the picture to load to follow the link.

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Old 06-19-2013, 06:45 AM   #1190
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Thanks.

It seems that on every setup sheet I see recently, the front arms are all the way back and sometimes dremelled to remove 1- 1,5 mm and put them even further back. Is it becoming the standard setting for the car? Can someone with real setup skills explain the idea behind this?

Oh, and... still no DCJ's ? ^^
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #1191
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Thanks.

It seems that on every setup sheet I see recently, the front arms are all the way back and sometimes dremelled to remove 1- 1,5 mm and put them even further back. Is it becoming the standard setting for the car? Can someone with real setup skills explain the idea behind this?

Oh, and... still no DCJ's ? ^^
Its supposed to give you a little more steering. I haven't tried it yet personally. No DCJ's yet. They are getting close to being released to I have been told. I currently use Arrowmax ones. I cant remember if its the AE, or the Tam. ones that fit with the stock outdrives.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:54 PM   #1192
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I actually bought and fitted the new V2 C blocks and V2 arms about a week ago, fitted them on the second day of an event I was in, got to say I really like what they did for the car, steering felt smoother or more linear, was nice.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:48 PM   #1193
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I actually bought and fitted the new V2 C blocks and V2 arms about a week ago, fitted them on the second day of an event I was in, got to say I really like what they did for the car, steering felt smoother or more linear, was nice.
I fully agree with Bishop. My car also felt a lot better with these new parts on.
Regarding the shorter front wheelbase. - The car turns better and feels more stable when You make it shorter. You will get more weight on the front end. Remember to change the shims on Your ackermann settings, as it will change when You change the front wheelbase setting.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:06 AM   #1194
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I couldn't get my motor to stay put shimmed out.. Couldn't get the picture to load to follow the link.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater


Sorry I cant get my attachment to go away. Its obliviously the wrong one LOL
What shims are you using? The normal 3mm shims (for the camberlinks) or the bigger 3mm shims (for the arm width and toe-in)? I haven't tried it yet.

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Thanks.

It seems that on every setup sheet I see recently, the front arms are all the way back and sometimes dremelled to remove 1- 1,5 mm and put them even further back. Is it becoming the standard setting for the car? Can someone with real setup skills explain the idea behind this?

Oh, and... still no DCJ's ? ^^
Tried this myself. It gives the car more rotation, and keeps the nose more on 'the line' in midcorner. But Also makes the car dive a bit more (more weight). But It feels quit right. I'll try to remove some material and post how that feels.

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Its supposed to give you a little more steering. I haven't tried it yet personally. No DCJ's yet. They are getting close to being released to I have been told. I currently use Arrowmax ones. I cant remember if its the AE, or the Tam. ones that fit with the stock outdrives.
I use 3Racing dual joint's, really cheap and a direct fit (if you sand the wheel hex just a little, if you don't want to sand your wheel hex, you can use 3Racing wheel hexes).

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I actually bought and fitted the new V2 C blocks and V2 arms about a week ago, fitted them on the second day of an event I was in, got to say I really like what they did for the car, steering felt smoother or more linear, was nice.
Well I don't like the new V2 Steering bloks. I've spoken to Niels, who also helps developing the new car and he confirmed my feeling. The new 3 hole V2 blocks seems to take away steering in midcorner, and makes the car come to a deadstop in the corner. I had this feeling the whole year, swapped out servo's and tried a lot of things, untill I switched back to the old steering blocks. That solved the problem. I'll test this back to back again next sunday, to make sure it's the block.

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Old 06-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #1195
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@ Robert, That's a good idea on the 3racing DJS's.

Have you tried the Team Tamale steering blocks? I believe OD @ T.O.P racing USA has some in stock. They are 7075 alum (I think).. They wont be bending!!! They were originally only for drivers attending Vegas last year, but more have been produced.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:45 AM   #1197
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Waiting for my EX........ any basic building tips I should consider that I have missed on the last 5 pages? I never built a gear diff before and want to do it right the first time. any advice ???
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@ Robert, That's a good idea on the 3racing DJS's.
Installed tthe 3R DJC's this morning in my EX and all the wheel chatter at full lock is a thing of the past.
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Waiting for my EX........ any basic building tips I should consider that I have missed on the last 5 pages? I never built a gear diff before and want to do it right the first time. any advice ???
Use EA Green Slime on the rubber seals. Some people glue them with CA, but I personally don't like it.

I also sand the gears (back side, not the tooth) a little with 800 grid sandpaper

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Waiting for my EX........ any basic building tips I should consider that I have missed on the last 5 pages? I never built a gear diff before and want to do it right the first time. any advice ???
I soaked my O-rings in wd-40 over night. It will swell the O-rings and keep them from leaking
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