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Old 07-22-2010, 01:35 PM   #2041
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:46 PM   #2042
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I have been trying different posted set ups. I Running a MI4lp and MI4. Both my cars have the alloy pivot blocks. If a set asks for setting based of the standard blocks how do I change my alloy blocks set up to reflect it.
Is there a conversion chart that I have missed?

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I assume 2mm is a tarmac chassis and the 2.5 is carpet?
Well, the 2mm chassis is the "rubber tire chassis" but on really high traction carpet surfaces like at the Snowbirds or IIC a lot of guys are switching to the 2.5mm chassis to free up the car. For low traction club racing, the 2mm is the way to go, but if your track has a major groove, you might be better off with the 2.5mm.
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I don't know if any of you seen the mi4 lp test in the august issue of rc car action, but if you did and would be interested in purchasing the body drop me an email..... clintscreationspaint@yahoo.com

Asking $80 shipped shipped to any where in the lower 48 united states


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Will the spool from a Mi4 fit the Mi3.5?
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Will the spool from a Mi4 fit the Mi3.5?
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On Saturday, I ran the dual-link steering with 2mm spacers under the cross bar, and it seemed to work OK. But at the end of the day, I got the hole counter-sunk, so the spacers are off now.

Does anyone know the spacer configuration for the alloy suspension blocks that give the same geometry as the plastic ones? I only installed one side on the front so far. I used 1mm between the upper and lower block, and the stock 2.5mm between the upper block and bulkhead, and things look pretty close (I've only installed one side so far, so I was comparing to the other side). But I don't really have a way of measuring more precisely.

Also, now that I've got the front apart, I'm noticing that my front swaybar is pretty tweaked. When I push up on one side, it lifts the other almost the same height. If I push the other side up, it barely lifts the first side. I had previously noticed the same thing in the rear, but I've ripped off the left rear a couple times, so it wasn't surprising. The front has never been wrecked like that, though. Is swaybar tweak pretty common?

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Old 07-27-2010, 12:35 AM   #2047
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Yes, swaybar tweak is very common, especially if you have torn off a side. Easy fix though, just keep bending back while checking on your tweak board or piece of glass. Even check and fix new sway bars.
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does the rear belt of the mi4 fit the mi2?
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Does anyone know the spacer configuration for the alloy suspension blocks that give the same geometry as the plastic ones? I only installed one side on the front so far. I used 1mm between the upper and lower block, and the stock 2.5mm between the upper block and bulkhead, and things look pretty close (I've only installed one side so far, so I was comparing to the other side). But I don't really have a way of measuring more precisely.
1mm between blocks in the front and 2mm between blocks in the back. The hole on the bulkhead is 1mm higher on the bulkhead in the rear.
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On Saturday, I ran the dual-link steering with 2mm spacers under the cross bar, and it seemed to work OK. But at the end of the day, I got the hole counter-sunk, so the spacers are off now.

Does anyone know the spacer configuration for the alloy suspension blocks that give the same geometry as the plastic ones? I only installed one side on the front so far. I used 1mm between the upper and lower block, and the stock 2.5mm between the upper block and bulkhead, and things look pretty close (I've only installed one side so far, so I was comparing to the other side). But I don't really have a way of measuring more precisely.

Also, now that I've got the front apart, I'm noticing that my front swaybar is pretty tweaked. When I push up on one side, it lifts the other almost the same height. If I push the other side up, it barely lifts the first side. I had previously noticed the same thing in the rear, but I've ripped off the left rear a couple times, so it wasn't surprising. The front has never been wrecked like that, though. Is swaybar tweak pretty common?

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1mm between blocks in the front and 2mm between blocks in the back. The hole on the bulkhead is 1mm higher on the bulkhead in the rear.
what he said about the block spacers, and by front and rear he means the front of the car and rear of the car, not front and rear of the hinge pin. and the bulk head spacers are your choice, if you 2.5 with the plastic then use 2.5 with the alum. I don't usually run sway bars for that very reason,
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:55 PM   #2051
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does the rear belt of the mi4 fit the mi2?

Mi4 rear belt part # is U2721 and it says on the header card... rear belt, black narrow - Mi2.

so I'm gonna say yes,

just a fyi the front Mi4 belt part # 3011 header card says.... Front belt 171T x 3.6mm - Mi-2 EC

hope that helps
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i know its kinda obvious but i was hopen sum one had done the belt swap and if there were any issues, anywho i will order 1
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I used to run a schuey back in the SST days and i loved it.

I recently got a new Mi4lp.

Who's running these and why isn't everyone saying these cars are great?
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I'm not talking about it so much because I do not have any problems to resolve. It was easy to setup, easy enough to work on, and puts a smile on my face every time I pull it out of my pit bag.

Is that a good enough answer?
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I used to run a schuey back in the SST days and i loved it.

I recently got a new Mi4lp.

Who's running these and why isn't everyone saying these cars are great?
Nobody is saying they are bad, but a majority of the drivers that ran Schumachers in america 6 months ago don't run them anymore due to the USA distributor closing down.
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