The difference between an Mi2 and Mi2EC
Originally Posted by hobbipro
Worth our money? lets see, we pay more now and you get a kit without a body, tire, wheels, and usually a front diff that no one uses. But even those small items aside, For example: compare a Schumacher MI2 from just 2 yrs ago, it costed me $260 and had all the "hop ups" already there, (threaded aluminum shocks, aluminum bulkheads, graphite chassis ect. You really didnt need anything else for it. Car was pretty dialed right out of the box, now that the MI2EU has come out it jumped all the way to $420! Someone please tell me what major advancement made this car go up this much, and dont tell me its the shock towers, shocks ect. I didn't cost them anymore to produce those things than it did with the original kit!
My whole point is, where did all the $250 kits go? Besides the Team TC4, and TA05 there are no kits that are REASONABILY priced to attract newcomers, or guys like me who wouldnt mind having a new 2nd car on hand. This is the downside to these high $$$ kits we have now.
All the suspension geometry, balance and weight distribution changes don't really cost any thing so I will only list component changes between the Mi2 the EC.
Alloy suspension mounts
Ti Hinge pins
All alloy CVD's
CNC machined spool pulley
CNC machined Diff pulley
CNC machined lay shaft pulley
CNC machined Spur gear
Alloy spur gear adapter
Hard anodized alloy ultralight spool
New Precision bearings
Alloy countersunk washers every were
All new Teflon Nickle shock with CNC Machined Pistons, spacers, bushings, It Nitride coated Ti shafts and low friction o-rings
Lightened alloy Diff housings and motor mount
New Narrow alloy wheel hexes
New front hubs
New rear hubs
New Pro springs
The old Mi2 was $299.99 the New EC is $419.00. The team and most serious racers would add about $400 in hop ups to the old Mi2. The Mi2EC adds all the hop ups and more for a $120 price increase.
Sorry to hijack this thread but he asked!