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Old 08-29-2007, 12:21 PM   #811
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I agree on the build, smooth, things fell into place. Out of habit I did sand and seal the edges. At the same time I used a file and a freshly built pack and filed the slots so that the battery was flush with the bottom of the chassis and sealed the battery slots, too.

I showed the chassis to a few of the other RDX drivers last night at the track to compare and to make sure I didn't miss anything critical (another pair of eyes never hurts). One of the things noticed was the aluminum coating has changed from the last shipment I like the more pewter color of the aluminum of mine. I hope Corally sticks to it. Of concern is the steering linkage turnbuckles, they look like AE's but made of aluminum... I am thinking that I may have to get some Lunsfords soon.

No problems with the diffs, other than having to grind down a craftsman wrench to fit. I think that its pretty f'd that a specialty tool is not included with the kit, after all, Corally did include the torx driver. I don't think it would have been that bad to include a wrench cut from scrap CF. Thankfully there was a driver at the track with it when I built my diffs.
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To tighten the diffs, you could have used a 1.5 allen or a flat head screw driver. The new color is pretty cool looking too.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:58 PM   #813
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To tighten the diffs, you could have used a 1.5 allen or a flat head screw driver. The new color is pretty cool looking too.
... how?
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It was easier to hold the nut with my fingers until snug then put it in the car. Then spin the wheel until the tool locks the nut. Just what I did because I didnt have a wrench.
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I don't think it would have been that bad to include a wrench cut from scrap CF.
We do offer the following wrench.



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Old 08-29-2007, 05:05 PM   #816
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That is the wrench I was talking about. I would have gladly paid the extra $5 - $10 for the kit to have had it included in the package. It wouldn't have broke anyone purchasing the kit, hell, they just dropped >$500 on the new kit at that point, what's another $10? It would have made assembly much easier. It's not impossible to assemble them without it, but we are talking about the build experience going smoother, and everyone that has a Phi will be sporting the bling CF wrench at the track when tuning on their cars.

I will probably buy one anyway, (I'm not mad, btw) my thought is that it was lame not to include it.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:34 PM   #817
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I will probably buy one anyway, (I'm not mad, btw) my thought is that it was lame not to include it.
I know what you mean.

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I need to get a set of those for just working around the house
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Tested the new car yesterday and it was awesome! Like a dream to drive!!
I have the french spool in, it works perfect!

Thank you Corally for another great work!
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I used that as a template on an old broken t-bar.... and dremeled it down to look just like that... it works perfectly



PS: Hi Timmay! - Gonna miss pittin' across from you at the IIC this year (can't make it)

Hey Jeff B.... do ya think u might be able to make it back for the next big race in the BIG "O" --> Nov 1st-4th at "The Plex"..............?
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:17 PM   #821
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whats up with the price of the new car. it like 100.00 more than the old one , even xray don't do that and they have a new car every year.
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whats up with the price of the new car. it like 100.00 more than the old one , even xray don't do that and they have a new car every year.
Heres why..... (---CORALLY DOESN'T come out with a new car every year...!)

-AND- NEW TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN IS EXPENSIVE!
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that still no good reason. the xray is just as good.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:54 PM   #824
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There's always next year Todd. Just trying to be positive. BTW, I will be missing the start of the chase. My parents bought me a ticket to NHIS. I had to give the ticket to my uncle who is, of all things, a Gordon fan.

BTW, Speedmerchant cars don't ever have broken t-bars inside them (unless you peel the other dude really, really bad! - in that case, please post photos)...
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The phi car comes with aluminum castor blocks and aluminum rear hubs.
It also comes with a complete spring set.

Add those parts to your xray and your well above the price of the phi.
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