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Old 08-09-2010, 05:03 AM   #106
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Order placed for the Corally option set hope these are the right ones for the UK spec PHi 09 kit.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #107
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Well i've ran a set of pre-production ones, and I have to say the difference in the steering was amazing, in fact they caught me out when I tried them first on tarmac at Snetterton here in the UK. I also used them at West London Racing, but was having one of those days

I also used them indoors on primafelt GT and the grip was incredible, and the way the car turned into the corner was so smooth but did have to turn down the steering curve from 110 % to 80%. I then tried a set of standard drive-shaft, and wow where did all that steering go I then had to turn the steering rate back upto 100% but did notice a judder appear when entering the corner and around it. The tyre wear was much improved to when using the new cvd's

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Old 08-09-2010, 11:37 AM   #108
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Has anyone tested the rears?

The fronts have obvious gains, but putting these in the rear seems like it would give minimal improvement.

I'm considering just buying the fronts.

Also maintenance, has anyone had these for a pro-longed period of time? Maybe from the previous company?
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:11 PM   #109
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The fronts have obvious gains, but putting these in the rear seems like it would give minimal improvement.
Probably true but considering how close onroad racing is, wouldn't even a minimal gain be worth it for a good racer?
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Old 08-09-2010, 12:14 PM   #110
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Of course, but I personally am not at that level yet. At least I don't think so, but I don't know because I don't know how much of an improvement they will make. So I would like to see what kind of gains the rears will yield and make my decision from there.
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pretty much the key to why these are better, front or rear, is that with other types of driveshafts whenever the suspension moves or the steering knuckle turns the driveshaft angle changes and this makes the drivetrain (on that corner) try to either accelerate or decelerate. so some of the energy going into the suspension gets redirected into speeding up or slowing down the car......and this is all happening super fast.

so not only are these going to make the drivetrain smoother, it's going to allow the suspension to work even better by isolating it from all the force induced in a basically vibrating drivetrain. This is the key to why you get so much more steering by running these.... The front end has so much movement in it when you combine the suspension with the knuckling turning!

props to LiteModz.....their lineage speaks for itself....always making the finiest driveshafts
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How long are the front and rear Photon CVSs? I noticed that they are listed separately.

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With regard to CVS lengths for the Photon, they are 46mm Front and 44mm Rear.

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With regard to CVS lengths for the Photon, they are 46mm Front and 44mm Rear.

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Thanks for the heads up. I pre-ordered a set of the Photon Fronts and a rebuild kit.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:09 AM   #115
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I am on a bit of a budget so I am putting my Atomic ESC in the back to hopefully improve things there ( I was never convinced they where that good any way!!) than will be buying a set of fronts. Is it just me or is the web-site down

If any one needs some hudy xray drive shafts PM me!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:21 AM   #116
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What material is the axle and bone made out of?
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:06 PM   #117
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What material is the axle and bone made out of?
Check page 7 for a post by jonrg for more detail.

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The material we use is L160 which is the aerospace & defence release version 7075T6 which is ultrasonically tested for any impurities and is generally used by them in high stressed areas..
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Thanks for the heads up. I pre-ordered a set of the Photon Fronts and a rebuild kit.
I pre-order too
I'm very curious
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:07 AM   #119
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Hi guys, sorry if you've tried to access the site today, the server was down for a while for "routine maintenance", but is up and working again now.
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Are these shipping today ? can't wait to try them
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