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Old 01-13-2008, 08:06 PM   #1531
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My son, Nick and I have been running Orion 3200 lipos since October. We used tungsten for weight. I got some from a professional NASCAR engine builder that uses it for balancing cranks. We have had good luck using lipos. While my driving hurts me more than any pack would, my son seems to do just fine with lipos. As someone said earlier, it is club racing. Who really cares. I sure is nice not doing the trays and having multiple packs. We are switching to the Max amp packs so we can fit the 5000s in where only the orion 3200 fit before. Trying to be able to race the day on one charge. I know. We're lazy.
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The new Orion 3600 lipo battery fits great into my Phi cars. Just had to dremel away the bottom of the top deck insert to get it to go into my cars.

Will be using tungsten weights to balance out the chassis.

Why am I doing this? The two 4600 battery packs (one each EP and EnerG) were both bad within a week of purchase over the past month.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:55 PM   #1533
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The new Orion 3600 lipo battery fits great into my Phi cars. Just had to dremel away the bottom of the top deck insert to get it to go into my cars.

Will be using tungsten weights to balance out the chassis.

Why am I doing this? The two 4600 battery packs (one each EP and EnerG) were both bad within a week of purchase over the past month.
where you finding the tungsten weights?
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:58 PM   #1534
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I know the carbon packs fit dead nuts perfect from looking at others cars around the track. I'm not entirely sure anbout anything else though. The upper deck is so slammed it makes it hard to put the bigger stuff in there. I currently still run normal ni-mh stuff so I'm not the best sourse of info.

You're supposed to know everything about the lipo stuff Syndrome GEEEEZE hahaha

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I have mounted the Carbon Packs in 2 Phi's now, the only thing needed was to take a Dremel drum sander on the top of the pack where the right rear upper deck Nut-cert is.
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where you finding the tungsten weights?
http://www.maximum-velocity.com/tungstenplates.htm

Some other options here.

A guy I race with got some of the plates from here, and they seem fine as well.
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:07 PM   #1536
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http://www.maximum-velocity.com/tungstenplates.htm

Some other options here.

A guy I race with got some of the plates from here, and they seem fine as well.
Dang! Beat me to it.
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http://www.maximum-velocity.com/tungstenplates.htm

Some other options here.

A guy I race with got some of the plates from here, and they seem fine as well.
awesome!!! Thanks syndrome
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I have mounted the Carbon Packs in 2 Phi's now, the only thing needed was to take a Dremel drum sander on the top of the pack where the right rear upper deck Nut-cert is.
I dremeled most of the nut-insert...not the pack.
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I think that Axiom motors had posted a thrust bearing for the car. They also sell a ceramic set of diff balls with it.
Our Ceramic version of the 3x8 Thrust is due in next week, although I am unsure if it fits the new Phi or not.

If someone can post a pic of the thrust assembly I will be able to tell if it will work.
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when using the 36t pulleys to get 1.71 ratio what must you change(belts?)and any part #s
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when using the 36t pulleys to get 1.71 ratio what must you change(belts?)and any part #s
The attached Corally Gear Ratio Charts will show you which belts you need.

happens to be page 32 of the Phi manual.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:16 PM   #1542
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When aquiring the 1.71 final drive ratio. Beside the 36 tooth diff gear you will need to use a shorter rear belt and different diff holders. I am not sure of the part numbers but hopefully someone on here will know them. I will check in a day or so to get the part numbers.

This car with the drive ratio is great. I also must say it is the first sedan car that I have used a smaller spur gear on than a 1/12th scale car. Note, I did run stock at Mikes Hobby Shop in Texas and Stock racing is so much faster with brushless than it use to be five years ago.
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Bearing holders #79702 and #79703 and the 186mm belt #77137.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:20 PM   #1544
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Mike,

It was a good weekend for the team and for you at Trackside. I know that once you got past the initial hiccups with electronics and getting used to the car, you were fast! Good Luck at Snowbirds.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:45 PM   #1545
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Brian-ran the car this past week and it is now really feeling great while driving it.
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