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I’m supposed to get the light in 7 days. If you email them and you don’t hear back, write another follow up email. They usually respond after the second email if they don’t respond to the first email.

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Two weeks? Definitely worth being a squeaky wheel.

FWIW, my package had a return address in california.

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Unno, I got a tracking number, supposta arrive this Friday. Of course, I’m working from home Friday, so it’ll arrive (at work) when I’m not there. Flat Stare

‘Though with the 2nd round of snowmorrhoids we got, it’ll probably show up Monday, when I am there. So it’ll probably work out.

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Well I guess if I don’t see something by Friday I will drop a friendly email.

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Think this will make a good candidate for souping up ? Mine is in the pipe line hopefully. Pill or shelf? Good switch?

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Shelf. Pretty sure it has an omten switch. I think the driver is 19-20mm. The stock driver has a unshielded toroid inductor on top, so there is some vertical space in the driver pocket, maybe 10-12mm

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Mine took 2 or 3 days to get the invoice (weekend), paid it right away and now I wait. I got one of my Q8’s this way so I am pretty sure mine will show up soon or at least get some kind of tracking. Hope they come from the US.

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Shelf. Pretty sure it has an omten switch. I think the driver is 19-20mm. The stock driver has a unshielded toroid inductor on top, so there is some vertical space in the driver pocket, maybe 10-12mm

I have a 16.8 mm driver and a 16mm XP-L2 HD MCPCB coming . Think they will fit?
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I’m not sure what I was thinking, but it has an aluminum pill, not a shelf. Also, driver is more like 17mm. I think I’m loosing it. I don’t think you’ll have any trouble getting a 16 mcpcb to work, though.

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An aluminum pill probably not that great at shedding heat I’m guessing ?

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pennzy wrote:
An aluminum pill probably not that great at shedding heat I’m guessing ?

99.9% of mcpcb’s are sitting on aluminum.
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Mine just arrived today, yay! Quite nice, I have to say.

Yeah, looks like a 17mm driver, 20mm star, Al pill. Quite nice as-is, even a decent emitter, not too cool.

Got my favorite tailcap, nice recessed button without the cutouts.

All in all, I’m pretty impressed, way moreso considering the price! Shouldda ordered 10… Big Smile

Actually, with the big hole in the reflector, just eyeballing it, it might even fit an MT-G2. Didn’t measure it, but…

That’d be nice even with a pair of 18350s, ‘though not much runtime. Big Smile

17mm buck driver, anyone?

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pennzy wrote:
An aluminum pill probably not that great at shedding heat I’m guessing ?

Most extruded heatsinks for CPUs, etc., are Al. It’s perfectly fine, within reason.

If you wanna push 50W through the little beastie, yeah, you’d need a Cu DTP star, and a big beefy shelf vs any kind of pill. A decent 10W or so? Why not?

Use some AS5 as “thread-lube” on the pill, makes it even better.

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Mine just arrived today, yay!

Wish mine would show up. 10 days today and no lights. Emailed them but have gotten no response yet. Strange. Guess I’ll let them catch up from the weekend for a few days. I have heard great things about them and surely don’t want to have to get paypal or anyone else involved. I’m sure it will work itself out one way or another.

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No tracking number?

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No tracking number?

No, none at all. Still no reply to my email as well. I will send another in the morning if I don’t receive a response by then. Hopefully just a mix up somewhere. Nobody’s perfect I reckon.

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No tracking number here.

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I emailed sale@thorfiredirect.com last night to check on my order and received and email this morning with my tracking number, it is being sent via slow FedEx, went out yesterday 3/12 and tracking says delivery Sat 3/17.

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Same here. No order confirmation or tracking or email reply. Sounds like a nice C8. Hope mine comes.

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Emailed and got a tracking #, about 70 miles away, will probably get tomorrow, fedex.

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Emailed and got a tracking #, about 70 miles away, will probably get tomorrow, fedex.

When did you pay for yours and when did it ship . I paid March 5th and never heard back since.
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Finally got mine today. Was told they were shipped out on the 2nd but, didn’t receive a tracking number or anything. They just came by plain old USPS in a plastic bag. Different tail switch and different knurling on the tube than the one I bought off Amazon a few months ago. The tail switch has no U shaped cutout and the tube is now quite smooth. Sofirn style really. Imagine a Sofirn C8T with no notch in the tail cap.

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southland wrote:
Emailed and got a tracking #, about 70 miles away, will probably get tomorrow, fedex.

When did you pay for yours and when did it ship . I paid March 5th and never heard back since.

Paid 3-1, shipped 3-6 from Ontario, CA, Fedex.
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Finally got mine today. Was told they were shipped out on the 2nd but, didn’t receive a tracking number or anything. They just came by plain old USPS in a plastic bag. Different tail switch and different knurling on the tube than the one I bought off Amazon a few months ago. The tail switch has no U shaped cutout and the tube is now quite smooth. Sofirn style really. Imagine a Sofirn C8T with no notch in the tail cap.

Yeh, I like those tails. Nice and recessed, really hard to bump-activate.

I like these. Big Smile

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I like it too. I caught myself spinning it around feeling for the U notch at first but that faded quite quickly. Works great. Going to use one of them as my first mod attempt. Have no clue as to what I am going to do. Research I reckon.

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Paid 3/2, received 3/9, Miranda at Thorfire sent regular emails regarding progress.

I tried mixing and matching bezels; a silver Convoy C8 bezel fits on the C8S (hairline gap), and a Manta Ray C8.2 (no gap).

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Wew! Heard from Miranda mine is coming soon.

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Tracking comes from the same email that sent the invoice. Got my lights, nice matte anodizing like Armytek, switch feels funky but otherwise nice light.

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I’m still waiting on mine but I wanted to confirm that we are getting the version with an aluminum pill w/ 17mm driver and 20mm MCPCB. Is that the version everyone is getting from this deal?

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southland wrote:
Tracking comes from the same email that sent the invoice. Got my lights, nice matte anodizing like Armytek, switch feels funky but otherwise nice light.

How can there be tracking on something you haven’t paid for yet?

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