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Old 04-01-2012, 10:55 AM   #121
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Ok guys I ran the car again yesterday.

This time I ran the Top aluminum steering knuckles and they worked perfectly.

I changed the setup almost the whole way and the car was great again just in a different way. Raised the roll centers above where I ran on the old photon.
Changed a ton of other stuff also.

We had a end of the season Cash race and a couple former national champs showed up. I was able to tq by about 6 seconds and win the main by a good bit but not after some drama with traffic and such.

I ran the car back to back with my photon at the end of the night and the fast laps were exactly the same but with the EX I was able to drive more consistently fast.

I would say that considering I have been running the Photon for almost 3 years and have about 15 packs on the EX that is a good result.

I feel like I have a good way to go with the setup on the EX but as for carpet my season is over and in a couple weeks we are moving outside to the Asphalt. I'm excited for this because I only have a short amount of time to work on setup before the Reedy.

I think anyone that was there last night can vouch that the car is the real deal especially this early in the development of the setup.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #122
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I got a chance to watch the Touring main Larry's Photon EX looked very Impressive. Check the pic of his Photon EX.
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I got a chance to watch the Touring main Larry's Photon EX looked very Impressive. Check the pic of his Photon EX.
That car looks meaner every week! What Ivy didn't tell you is that he tried to take it and run right out of the back door...

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Old 04-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #124
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Nice!!! Hey Mark, ya mean like this. Check this Video Lol...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw2RY...62AUAAAAAAAAAA


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That car looks meaner every week! What Ivy didn't tell you is that he tried to take it and run right out of the back door...

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:37 PM   #125
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Visit me buddy. That or this or the Photon thread. I can answer most questions you may have.
Are those body post mounts your using off the Rebel?, how do they stay on?, they look kind of nice.
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Nice!!! Hey Mark, ya mean like this. Check this Video Lol...

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:24 AM   #127
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Nice!!! Hey Mark, ya mean like this. Check this Video Lol...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw2RY...62AUAAAAAAAAAA
Be careful, OD is making an EX list of who is naughty and nice. Robbin' old folks and makin' a dash is not going to get your EX sooner!
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Be careful, OD is making an EX list of who is naughty and nice. Robbin' old folks and makin' a dash is not going to get your EX sooner!
Just call me "Bad Santa"
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:15 AM   #129
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Ill call you anything you want if it gets my name above Ivy's on your magical list!
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Wow - this list is sure full of Horsham regulars. Larry's smack down on everyone has inspired many in just two race days. Imagine what happens when we get outdoors.
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I got a chance to watch the Touring main Larry's Photon EX looked very Impressive. Check the pic of his Photon EX.
No swaybars on the rug?
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No swaybars on the rug?
I have never run swaybars on the Photon with any success and I will continue this trend with the EX.

Swaybars are a big PITA to me and I chose not to deal with them, and will continue to develop setups that are swaybar free.

I know some people seem to think you need them which is fine but I really dont like their inconsistency. IMO if the swaybar cant pick up the arm without the weight of the shock on the arm then it isnt going to do much when the shock is connected.

I have yet to see a swaybar work how I would like on any car that isnt a gas car.
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so what aluminum parts r coming with EX kit ? I see on larrys car it has aluminum camber plates, steering rack , front nuckles.
Im sure the front nuckles r optional what about the others
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so what aluminum parts r coming with EX kit ? I see on larrys car it has aluminum camber plates, steering rack , front nuckles.
Im sure the front nuckles r optional what about the others
From what I have seen the steering rack is stock along with the camber plates but I could be wrong
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I have never run swaybars on the Photon with any success and I will continue this trend with the EX.

Swaybars are a big PITA to me and I chose not to deal with them, and will continue to develop setups that are swaybar free.

I know some people seem to think you need them which is fine but I really dont like their inconsistency. IMO if the swaybar cant pick up the arm without the weight of the shock on the arm then it isnt going to do much when the shock is connected.

I have yet to see a swaybar work how I would like on any car that isnt a gas car.
That is interesting information, thanks Larry.

Do you find yourself using stiffer spring rates on your car than other drivers who are using swaybars?
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