Originally Posted by Typeone
What's up guys new to the Phanton EX. Just wondering if the spilt suspension mounts are worth buying considering "THE new trend" of running solid and split blocks. Also is it better to run 44 or 46mm DCJ's in the front and can I run the 3Racing SSK dcjs or can I run the Spec R's for the 417 that are 46mm.
I just started racing my EX again. I wasn't too happy with the way my TC program was working, so parked the car for a bit. Now, back at it.
I picked up the U-pro optional suspension mount kit(I think this is what you are talking about), and its not a split mount design, all are one piece. This kit lowers the inner mount by 0.5mm over the stock mounts, thus slightly lowering the roll center. This gives more room for adjustment of roll center. Also, it gives more adjustment for wheel base, as you need to add 1.5-2mm of spacers on the shafts. I like the set up, mounts the control arms much more solidly.
As to the DCJ's, why not just get the TOP ones? They seem to be of the same great quality as there other stuff, come with every thing you need(the narrow brgs) and are a good price. They are 46mm FYI. You will also need the V2 C-hubs, with the larger hole.
The one issue I had was with the V2 C-hubs and the stock plastic knuckle, the car has very little steering lock. You can either cut some material off the knuckle, or use the alloy knuckles.
I am liking the car now, never ran better for me! Next up is a pair of Yokomo diffs, no more leaks for me. The TOP diff is nice and smooth, but just cant keep oil in it. Also picked up some of the new TOP soft springs, going to see if that works as well.