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Old 09-02-2007, 10:42 PM   #841
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what are you racing on ?
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Old 09-03-2007, 05:25 AM   #842
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is it $100.00 better than the old car ?
Depends on how much you want to spend for quicker laptimes...

In 3 races I'm now 0.6 seconds faster with the basic setup and older batteries.

Besides the easy maintenance, it's definitely faster.

Although I'm sad to see a price increase, I have to admit I think it's worth it.
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Old 09-04-2007, 08:53 AM   #843
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Phi is a great car to build. A few things did raise questions though.

The top plate is that close to the bottom deck that the battery doesn't slip in at all. I got the impression that the slots were pre ground to fit. So now I have to strip the car down and grind graphite again !! My cells have shrink wrap on them and I wanna keep them that way.

And for all that hi guilder design there's no servo saver built in and we're expected to install one of them clunky looking Kimboro things.

Shock oil looks thin as tap water. Says 20 wt in the book. Any one have a cross ref to Mugen/Assoc oils please.

After the moaning comes the praise for clever diff install design and class act suspension.

Pretty car for sure.

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Phi is a great car to build. A few things did raise questions though.

The top plate is that close to the bottom deck that the battery doesn't slip in at all. I got the impression that the slots were pre ground to fit. So now I have to strip the car down and grind graphite again !! My cells have shrink wrap on them and I wanna keep them that way.

And for all that hi guilder design there's no servo saver built in and we're expected to install one of them clunky looking Kimboro things.

Shock oil looks thin as tap water. Says 20 wt in the book. Any one have a cross ref to Mugen/Assoc oils please.

After the moaning comes the praise for clever diff install design and class act suspension.

Pretty car for sure.

Jacko
The slots are just pre-beveled. Its easiest to use a 7/8" sanding drum to get the cells perfectly in there.

The car is just perfect. The most consistent car I have ever driven. Cant wait for Vegas!
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I rounded the edges slightly on the topdeck as well so it doesnīt "catch" the cells so easy. Did wonders getting battery packs in that arenīt 100% straight.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:49 PM   #846
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Question for everyone that has been running one of these for awhile now.

I'm looking to move from the RDX to the new Phi, probably the US Spec kit. I'm mostly racing on medium grip asphalt but looking to do some carpet racing this season so I'm looking at picking up the spool as well.

I already know that I will be replacing those horrible turnbuckles with Lunsford units but what, if anything, else should I pick up while I am at it.

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Old 09-04-2007, 02:13 PM   #847
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The Phi's turnbuckles are crap? Im not looking forward to that if i get one..
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Funny, I was just checking the Corally International site and it looks like Corally agrees and is replacing those crappy round ones with ones that have a square adjuster like the others.

Does anyone know if they will be including these in the new kits as well?
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If ya keep the receipt, will they change em' out ??
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Question for everyone that has been running one of these for awhile now.

I'm looking to move from the RDX to the new Phi, probably the US Spec kit. I'm mostly racing on medium grip asphalt but looking to do some carpet racing this season so I'm looking at picking up the spool as well.

I already know that I will be replacing those horrible turnbuckles with Lunsford units but what, if anything, else should I pick up while I am at it.

Thanks in advance,

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Hi Ethan!

Simple... one set of front & rear A-arms. No problems with turnbuckle breakage (Cross my fingers). They're just a little more difficult to adjust - but once you have 'em set... you should'nt have to change them anyway.

I've been running mine for approximately 8-10 weeks now. I've only broken one rear A-arm... and one Front A-arm - and that was only because I was being stupid running without my body... and tapped a board.
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tbeardmore - So pretty much the same spare parts as with the RDX, spare arms and such? Thanks.

And most of the RDX option parts will fit the Phi right, i.e. bumbers, body posts, caster blocks?
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Is there any High-res pics of the Phi besides the ones on the corraly site? Or anything like a review or anything?
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Just scroll down a bit and there will be a review right there.
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What servo saver if best for the Phi please?

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i use the medium sized kimbro servo saver works awesome
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