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Old 01-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #1486
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I am interested in buying this car but have a couple of concerns.

1. Parts availability - where can you get parts? I checked Superior, Stormer, and Corally USA and many parts were not listed.
2. Balance - how do you balance the weight on the chassis? Are there pre-drilled balancing holes and a special tool like XRAY makes?

I generally like this car more than the XRAY, but I don't want to be stuck without parts.

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Old 01-08-2008, 10:37 PM   #1487
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They have all the parts you would need. If they arent in stock, usually Corally USA is just waiting on a shipment, and they seem to come fairly frequently.

And yes, Corally has pre drilled holes in the chassis plate so you can use balancers
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Old 01-08-2008, 10:39 PM   #1488
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Hey Khal,

I can't speak for Stormer's full supply, but I do know that Superior/Corally USA will have nearly any part you could need. Sometimes certain things are on back-order but they do come in within a week or so of any order you'd place.

As far as balancing holes on the chassis...I'd have to go look at my stock one to tell you, but I'm pretty sure they are there. I'll get back to you tomorrow about that.

Edit: Looks like Korey answered that for me.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:34 PM   #1489
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The balancing holes are definitely there on all RDX's and Phi's. I currently have two Phi's and use the holes for my initial setups for side-to-side balancing when positioning components. No problem.

Also agree that I can quickly get everything needed from either Corally USA or Superior Hobbies. They are in the same building...LOL. Jeff and Rob know everything; so, I get great mentoring from them.

Edit: Looks like the Corally drivers answered everything above. I am not sponsored. Just love their touring cars for carpet and asphalt.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:55 AM   #1490
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Hey Everyone.. Sorry it has been a while ..


Wow what a great weekend for the PHI ,,, I am sure proud to be with this team and look forward to the snowbirds.. I could not ask for a better handling car all weekend long.


If there are any questions ask and i will try and get to them asap..

There will be a setup sheet out soon....


Eddie.. Larry is exactly right what he said.. You can try and go up on the front oil 10 wt and see if this helps or put alittle super glue on the edges.. or take alittle camber out of the front end


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Old 01-09-2008, 11:39 AM   #1491
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Mike-Great runs this past weekend! See ya in Sunny Fla. in a few weeks!

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Old 01-09-2008, 12:01 PM   #1492
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Impresme... thanks for lookin out last weekend with the parts. glad we found the top deck thingy for you and it worked out also!!

wish i was heading to florida with ya guys... would have been 7 years in a row...

Oh well next year.


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Impresme... thanks for lookin out last weekend with the parts. glad we found the top deck thingy for you and it worked out also!!

wish i was heading to florida with ya guys... would have been 7 years in a row...

Oh well next year.


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Arv. No Problem on the parts! If I got it,its yours! Yeah i still haven't figured out when I changed top decks back to the 2.4, LOL But glad you needed a oneway or I would not have noticed.

That was good for 3 tenths a lap!

After this weekend I fell good about the Birds!
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@ Mike,
Just wanna say: congrats dude on a great race!
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:23 PM   #1495
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I have a set of new aluminum 2 degrees rear hubs for the RDX or PHI for sale if anyone is interested.

I also have the following new RDX parts:

1 aluminum spool with delrin pulley
3 sets of 3.5mm ceramic diff balls
1 ceramic thrust bearing set with groovedthrust washers
2 aluminum 21T center pulleys

PM me if interested
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:06 AM   #1496
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Hi Mike

Firstly congrats on the weekend... brilliant result I was wondering what your thoughts were on changing the pulley size and what affects it would have on the handling? Also, are you running the new diff or the older RDX diff? In the Uk the team have stuck with the old diff as we have all had problems keeping the new one together for more than 5mins in mod!
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Firstly congrats on the weekend... brilliant result I was wondering what your thoughts were on changing the pulley size and what affects it would have on the handling? Also, are you running the new diff or the older RDX diff? In the Uk the team have stuck with the old diff as we have all had problems keeping the new one together for more than 5mins in mod!
Last weekend I tried a few different pulley combinations. I race modified 5-cell with rubber tires and I felt that with 36/18 I gained a little more steering. With that pulley combination the motor sits more rearward in the car.
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Last weekend I tried a few different pulley combinations. I race modified 5-cell with rubber tires and I felt that with 36/18 I gained a little more steering. With that pulley combination the motor sits more rearward in the car.
try 36/21
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try 36/21
Wich belts are required?
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507mm/186mm and bearing holder #79702
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