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Welcome To The Jurassic Park Prem/LE Club!!


By EightBallTexas

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#6201 72 days ago

Does anyone have their premium powder coated in a color other than orange? I like the orange, but I’m curious what other colors would look like. I’m considering green/black crinkle or just a gloss black with the stern side armor.
Any pics would be great! Even orange ones

#6202 72 days ago
Quoted from chubtoad13:

Does anyone have their premium powder coated in a color other than orange? I like the orange, but I’m curious what other colors would look like. I’m considering green/black crinkle or just a gloss black with the stern side armor.
Any pics would be great! Even orange ones

Hard to capture, but Robert Stone did this one. Better pics on his powdercoat thread.

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#6203 70 days ago

Finished the chopper install today, added the light in the cockpit tied to the Helipad light. Looks great!

#6204 70 days ago
Quoted from MLmotorsport:

Got a link for the trees? Lots of options on Amazon but those look like they fit well.

amazon.com link »

Lots of different sizes to use.

#6206 70 days ago
Quoted from Ponzie:

Where did you get the light kit?

http://www.speakerlightkits.com/

I picked up the combo, it has the plate for 5.25.

Speakers from Amazon amazon.com link »

#6207 70 days ago
Quoted from Chappie101:

Finished the chopper install today, added the light in the cockpit tied to the Helipad light. Looks great!

Rob

#6208 70 days ago

Some really nice mods, here! I need to get going.

I am a new JP Prem owner and the game has humbled me. But, it is super fun and addicting...after the final drain I find myself thinking, "OK, one more game.....then OK, just one more game...".

Question. The game arrived in terrific condition. I see nothing wrong with the playfield. I did have 2 minor 'issues'.
1) The left flipper would hang up. I shut the power off and it remained stuck. Ok, mechanical. I checked for vertical play and found the flipper to be more snug than the right flipper so I loosened the set-screw and and about a credit card thickness of play and retightened the hex screw. I was certain this would resolve the issue thanks to previous reports here on Pinside. NOPE. Stuck again within 5 minutes. It turns out that the white 'nylon' cam that actuates the switch contact was getting hung up on one of the lower contact switch actuator. Weird. I used the Dremel tool to grind down the cam and no more hang-up...the cam now clears the lower actuator and fully makes correct contact with the upper actuator.

2) Here is my real question. I am finding that some shots to the T-Rex hit her in the nose and come back to me....yet she growls and goes into multi-ball mode. Is this a common nuance with the game or do I need to fiddle with this?

Thanks

#6209 70 days ago
Quoted from smoke20:

Some really nice mods, here! I need to get going.
I am a new JP Prem owner and the game has humbled me. But, it is super fun and addicting...after the final drain I find myself thinking, "OK, one more game.....then OK, just one more game...".
Question. The game arrived in terrific condition. I see nothing wrong with the playfield. I did have 2 minor 'issues'.
1) The left flipper would hang up. I shut the power off and it remained stuck. Ok, mechanical. I checked for vertical play and found the flipper to be more snug than the right flipper so I loosened the set-screw and and about a credit card thickness of play and retightened the hex screw. I was certain this would resolve the issue thanks to previous reports here on Pinside. NOPE. Stuck again within 5 minutes. It turns out that the white 'nylon' cam that actuates the switch contact was getting hung up on one of the lower contact switch actuator. Weird. I used the Dremel tool to grind down the cam and no more hang-up...the cam now clears the lower actuator and fully makes correct contact with the upper actuator.
2) Here is my real question. I am finding that some shots to the T-Rex hit her in the nose and come back to me....yet she growls and goes into multi-ball mode. Is this a common nuance with the game or do I need to fiddle with this?
Thanks

The TREX multiball is triggered by the ramp opto. The other TREX modes are triggered by the ball capture (magnet/opto in mouth).

#6210 70 days ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

The TREX multiball is triggered by the ramp opto. The other TREX modes are triggered by the ball capture (magnet/opto in mouth).

Thanks. So to get the RTREX multi ball...is her mouth supposed to be down and open. This is where I get puzzled. It implies to me that the ball should go in for the 'reward'...Im bouncing off and getting the multiball. So..normal?

#6211 70 days ago
Quoted from smoke20:

Thanks. So to get the RTREX multi ball...is her mouth supposed to be down and open. This is where I get puzzled. It implies to me that the ball should go in for the 'reward'...Im bouncing off and getting the multiball. So..normal?

It's normal. It's easier to start the first TREX mode (multiball). If you shoot it in the mouth it will catch it but if you rattle the shot and only make it up the ramp partially it'll still start. There is a setting that enables that "easier" behaviour for all TREX modes. This is for folks that somehow can't get the TREX to ever catch the ball.

#6212 70 days ago
Quoted from MrMikeman:

It's normal. It's easier to start the first TREX mode (multiball). If you shoot it in the mouth it will catch it but if you rattle the shot and only make it up the ramp partially it'll still start. There is a setting that enables that "easier" behaviour for all TREX modes. This is for folks that somehow can't get the TREX to ever catch the ball.

Got thanks. I need to train my dinosaur to retrieve the ball!

#6213 70 days ago

So your t-rex is a she? Does she have a name?

#6214 70 days ago

That’s not nice

#6215 70 days ago
Quoted from Hokie822:

So your t-rex is a she? Does she have a name?

All the animals in Jurassic Park are female...

#6216 69 days ago

So true!!
..no malice intended. Just too much soda today.

#6217 69 days ago
Quoted from chubtoad13:

All the animals in Jurassic Park are female...

Yes, but life finds a way.

#6218 69 days ago
Quoted from Hokie822:

So your t-rex is a she? Does she have a name?

Sexy Rexy

#6219 69 days ago
Quoted from Hokie822:

So your t-rex is a she? Does she have a name?

Mine is male.
Jerry Atrex. Pronounced (geriatrics)

#6220 68 days ago

Just joined in on this pin today. Love this game!

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#6221 68 days ago

This new wave of JP deliveries (mine will be here any day now) has got me thinking a little since this is my first NIB pin. Are there any special instructions, considerations, tricks, etc. to opening the box and unpacking a NIB Stern pin?

#6222 68 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

This new wave of JP deliveries (mine will be here any day now) has got me thinking a little since this is my first NIB pin. Are there any special instructions, considerations, tricks, etc. to opening the box and unpacking a NIB Stern pin?

Pretty simple. Before you sign for a NIB open the top of the box, find the bottom and cut that side down, lay pin down and the cut the strap holding the back box and lift up and make sure everything is good and no damage. Don't sign until inspected, the trucking companies will wait while you do this.

#6223 67 days ago

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#6224 67 days ago

Very cool! Mine arrived today. Still in the box. Just a bit down the assembly line from ya ...number 816. Can't wait!!

#6225 67 days ago

Just curious, when you guys opened your pins up was the Trex lower Jaw under the wire form (T-Rex Even and advanced Paddock)

Mine was locked in there like it was biting the wire form and there was no instructions saying how to get out of there. I had to wiggle and push the spinner out of the way,had a hell of a time getting out of position.

#6226 67 days ago
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#6227 67 days ago

Check for guide rails digging into the playfield art. Seems they have the pooling issue fixed, but this other issue is still prevalent.

#6228 67 days ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

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Welcome to the club! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and strategies once you get some time in. Hopefully someone here can help you get your T-Rex chomping like a champ! Luckily mine was good out of the box.

#6229 67 days ago

That's not a T-Rex, that's a bulldog!

#6230 67 days ago
Quoted from 2manyhobbies:

Just curious, when you guys opened your pins up was the Trex lower Jaw under the wire form (T-Rex Even and advanced Paddock)
Mine was locked in there like it was biting the wire form and there was no instructions saying how to get out of there. I had to wiggle and push the spinner out of the way,had a hell of a time getting out of position.

That sucks, hopefully no intermittent damage done. Mine had a big piece of black foam holding it in position over the ramp.

EDIT: or maybe it was a zip tie. I forgot now. I know there was something holding it in place.

#6231 67 days ago

Haven't seen any reports of this, but I love the image - clearly she wasn't happy about being in a box ... or was very hungry

#6232 67 days ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

That sucks, hopefully no intermittent damage done. Mine had a big piece of black foam holding it in position over the ramp.
EDIT: or maybe it was a zip tie. I forgot now. I know there was something holding it in place.

Yeah I got quite a few games in and no issues with Trex I kind of knew that could not be right, had to loosen the left ramp and still had to force it a bit but no damage. Seems to catch the ball every time it comes near the mouth for the multi ball so I guess I got lucky. And even all the pooling posts I have seen as far as I can tell there is none, I was looking at that before I even signed for it checking every post. Oh well better lucky then good.

#6233 67 days ago
Quoted from Manny65:

Haven't seen any reports of this, but I love the image - clearly she wasn't happy about being in a box ... or was very hungry

#6234 67 days ago
Quoted from 2manyhobbies:

Yeah I got quite a few games in and no issues with Trex I kind of knew that could not be right, had to loosen the left ramp and still had to force it a bit but no damage. Seems to catch the ball every time it comes near the mouth for the multi ball so I guess I got lucky. And even all the pooling posts I have seen as far as I can tell there is none, I was looking at that before I even signed for it checking every post. Oh well better lucky then good.

Yea, this is one of the best play fields I’ve seen from stern in a long time. Crystal clear, no ribbing. Unfortunately, pooling and chipping happens over a period of time. Let’s hope stern has it straightened out with this batch and moving forward.

#6235 67 days ago

Hi guys have been enjoying reading the posts because as of today my nib premium is being delivered. Any must have mods you guys recommend? Love all the speaker lights, this is my first stern game so not familiar with the different light companies. Thanks hope I can contribute to the forum as I get to know the pin.

#6236 67 days ago
Quoted from Chopper36:

Hi guys have been enjoying reading the posts because as of today my nib premium is being delivered. Any must have mods you guys recommend? Love all the speaker lights, this is my first stern game so not familiar with the different light companies. Thanks hope I can contribute to the forum as I get to know the pin.

I've added the following mods which I dig:
- Raptor Fence from mezelmods
- Fossil Sign Covers (there are 3) from mezelmods
- Papo Pterodactyl from amazon
- Side blades available from stern, pingraffix, and tilt...dealer's choice based on what you like the most

I've got a few other mods, but the ones I've listed above are the ones I like the most.

#6237 67 days ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Yea, this is one of the best play fields I’ve seen from stern in a long time. Crystal clear, no ribbing. Unfortunately, pooling and chipping happens over a period of time. Let’s hope stern has it straightened out with this batch and moving forward.

Don't forget to remove the left flap screw on the tower ramp - if the balls will hit it.

Rob

#6238 67 days ago
Quoted from Chopper36:

Hi guys have been enjoying reading the posts because as of today my nib premium is being delivered. Any must have mods you guys recommend? Love all the speaker lights, this is my first stern game so not familiar with the different light companies. Thanks hope I can contribute to the forum as I get to know the pin.

Well, mine is scheduled to be delivered today, but here are all of the mods I plan on adding:

Already purchased, and ready to go
- Stern JP topper
- Stern shaker motor
- 5.25" 4 Ohm Kenwood speakers (same as what LE has)
- 8" 4 Ohm Boss cabinet speaker
- Speaker light kit with yellow surrounds and 5.25" speaker mounts
- Pinstadium Omega (whit only with UV flash)
- Lighted flipper buttons
- Titan rings (my custom kit with orange, yellow, and green)
- Set of Cliffy protectors
- Tilt Graphics sideblades (the ones with dinos breaking through the fence)
- Trees
- Florescent plastic protectors for slings and lower return lanes
- Matchbox helicopter for modding the horizontal spinner
- Jurassic park Jeep to replace the OEM truck
- Papo Pteranodon figure
- Safari Farm Goat figure painted to match the one on the movie
- Quite fan for power supply
- A yellow and green dome (not sure which I'll like better) to replace the clear dome by raptor pit (many have talked about it being too bright)
- SD Card and the custom audio/video code
- Pinball Life coil stops for if/when the OEM ones fail

On my wish list
- Stern amber shooting rod (I can't find the Stern version anywhere, but I told my distributor to put me first on the list - he's been told by Stern that they are going to make more.) If this doesn't come to fruition in a month or two, then I'll opt for the Modfather version and add the custom lighting to it.

Things I may design/make on my own
- Custom themed keychain
- Custom coin reject inserts
- Ramp decal with Pteranodon tracks
- Hazard striping
- Raptor guard tower (similar to Mezel)
- Raptor pit fence (similar to Mezel)
- Barbasol can with vials (my own design, but with permission from the originally designer for this game - I actually designed and sold a similar one for DE JP)

#6239 67 days ago
Quoted from Chopper36:

Hi guys have been enjoying reading the posts because as of today my nib premium is being delivered. Any must have mods you guys recommend? Love all the speaker lights, this is my first stern game so not familiar with the different light companies. Thanks hope I can contribute to the forum as I get to know the pin.

Must: Shaker motor ($125), shooter lane protector ($25), Tim's Software update (free)

There are a ton of 'Nice to Have" other mods like those listed in the previous note, but the MUST list is above. Shaker and SDCard are all about the experience, and the protector will protect your playfield in the most likely area that will be damaged in a few dozen games.

#6240 67 days ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

Must: Shaker motor ($125), shooter lane protector ($25), Tim's Software update (free)
There are a ton of 'Nice to Have" other mods like those listed in the previous note, but the MUST list is above. Shaker and SDCard are all about the experience, and the protector will protect your playfield in the most likely area that will be damaged in a few dozen games.

I will add to that an external subwoofer.

#6241 67 days ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

Must: Shaker motor ($125), shooter lane protector ($25), Tim's Software update (free)
There are a ton of 'Nice to Have" other mods like those listed in the previous note, but the MUST list is above. Shaker and SDCard are all about the experience, and the protector will protect your playfield in the most likely area that will be damaged in a few dozen games.

These would be my top 3 mods along with an external Polk sub and $10 Papo Pteranodon. External volume control/headphone jack is also nice to have on games when you have noisy kids or need to keep the noise down in your gameroom.

#6242 67 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

Well, mine is scheduled to be delivered today, but here are all of the mods I plan on adding:
Already purchased, and ready to go
- Stern JP topper
- Stern shaker motor
- 5.25" 4 Ohm Kenwood speakers (same as what LE has)
- 8" 4 Ohm Boss cabinet speaker
- Speaker light kit with yellow surrounds and 5.25" speaker mounts
- Pinstadium Omega (whit only with UV flash)
- Lighted flipper buttons
- Orange/Amber Brightmods pop bumper caps
- Titan rings (my custom kit with orange, yellow, and green)
- Set of Cliffy protectors
- Tilt Graphics sideblades (the ones with dinos breaking through the fence)
- Trees
- Florescent plastic protectors for slings and lower return lanes
- Matchbox helicopter for modding the horizontal spinner
- Jurassic park Jeep to replace the OEM truck
- Papo Pteranodon figure
- Safari Farm Goat figure painted to match the one on the movie
- Quite fan for power supply
- A yellow and green dome (not sure which I'll like better) to replace the clear dome by raptor pit (many have talked about it being too bright)
- SD Card and the custom audio/video code
- Pinball Life coil stops for if/when the OEM ones fail
On my wish list
- Stern amber shooting rod (I can't find the Stern version anywhere, but I told my distributor to put me first on the list - he's been told by Stern that they are going to make more.) If this doesn't come to fruition in a month or two, then I'll opt for the Modfather version and add the custom lighting to it.
Things I may design/make on my own
- Custom themed keychain
- Custom coin reject inserts
- Ramp decal with Pteranodon tracks
- Hazard striping
- Raptor guard tower (similar to Mezel)
- Raptor pit fence (similar to Mezel)
- Barbasol can with vials (my own design, but with permission from the originally designer for this game - I actually designed and sold a similar one for DE JP)

That's impressive. Well done.

#6243 67 days ago
Quoted from Eskaybee:

Count. Me. In! I’m down for some tips on the T-Rex Bias settings. Until then, here’s some pinball pornhub brought to you by SKB.
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Welcome to the Club. Nice Pictures.

#6244 67 days ago

It's official. I've paid my dues, withstood the initiation, and now I'm in the club!

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#6245 67 days ago

BTW, this makes it seem like I'm pretty much guaranteed a "reward", but when I registered it said I would be entered into a drawing and made it sound like it was about the same odds as winning the lottery. Has anyone received a reward, and if so what was it? I don't know if all of this was finished after the initial launch or if they are going to provide awards also for this most recent production run.

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#6246 67 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

Damn.... Now I have to buy another one and do it over. I never thought to turn it around, and with it facing away, had to drill forward of the prop, right where that thick metal is underneath . Nice job! Glad mine is so easily removable!
**New copter enroute! Thanks for posting your pic. So much better

Where do you order the heli? Could not find it at Amazon.

#6247 66 days ago
Quoted from Zora:

Where do you order the heli? Could not find it at Amazon.

I ended up having to buy a whole rescue pack of them on ebay just to get the helicopter. Looks like we created a shortage!

#6248 66 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

It's official. I've paid my dues, withstood the initiation, and now I'm in the club!
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Sweet!!

#6249 66 days ago

3 questions on the T-Rex...

If the ramp opto is not triggered, why would the opto in the trex mouth not trigger the ball capture? Or is there no opto in the mouth?

Is the new bracket for the ramp opto solving the opto issue 100% or are many still having to adjust the opto even with the new bracket?

How does 1.03 Code improve the trex ball capture? I read this on another board but not sure the code update described this improvement.

#6250 66 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

BTW, this makes it seem like I'm pretty much guaranteed a "reward", but when I registered it said I would be entered into a drawing and made it sound like it was about the same odds as winning the lottery. Has anyone received a reward, and if so what was it? I don't know if all of this was finished after the initial launch or if they are going to provide awards also for this most recent production run.
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Yeah I got the same thing, felt kind of gypped after I registered. But who knows maybe we will win a major award LOL I bet the supplies ran out in 2019 with the initial launch
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