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Old 06-01-2009, 11:16 AM   #196
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you will feel the diffs ball.

seriously. delrin is a great material for diffs. it's fairly slippery, yet hard and resistant to flow (creep) so it maintains its shape well over time. not to mention, it machines well, and is reasonably priced.

diffs crap out when the balls gall the rings, which has nothing to do with the pulley material. in fact, the schumacher diffs are quite solid, being that there are 12 balls in them (though i'd love to see 18), and the track diameter is larger than most diffs. (the further out the balls are, the more grip they have when drive torque is applied). they also use a bulletproof thrust assembly, that some of the xray guys have found out about.

i believe haynes is still on his original diff builds from february and he's run mod at a handful of events (carpet nats and canadian challenge).

seriously.
Trying to tell us something Mr. Goetz????
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:26 AM   #197
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Trying to tell us something Mr. Goetz????
sorry, i had dayger on the mind.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:30 AM   #198
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you feel fairly slippery, yet hard
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Trying to tell us something Mr. Goetz????
Apparently, he is.

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i'd love to see 18 balls
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:36 PM   #199
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i believe haynes is still on his original diff builds from february and he's run mod at a handful of events (carpet nats and canadian challenge).

seriously.
Hey Chris i wouldnt even know how to take them apart excepting i started running a cat for offroad....still havnt had to redo a sedan diff.

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Hmmmm JayBee back along with the commander (ala Kung Fu Panda) driving a Schumacher?? Ritchie is a Schu in to be sporting the new Mi4. With that kinda help I'm thinking its time to upgrade the 007.

I wonder how different the chassis is and if I can rework the setup plate for the Mi3 to work on the Mi4? How about Lipo space...is there more clearance to the top deck for a lipo plate and 5000+ packs?

I bought a Thunder Power 4200 40C battery, feels like the 5000 and is smaller with plenty of room
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:41 PM   #201
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I am about to go fetch my Mi4, I will post my initial thoughts in an hour or two
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:19 AM   #202
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Very nice.....Shock towers are awesome, has ceramic bearing, ceramic diff balls, diff is super light, chassis is 5 cell, spring steel used in shock mounting brackets, new blades on drive shafts, chassis is really nice and most important.....more room for electronics
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you will feel the diffs.

seriously. delrin is a great material for diffs. it's fairly slippery, yet hard and resistant to flow (creep) so it maintains its shape well over time. not to mention, it machines well, and is reasonably priced.

diffs crap out when the balls gall the rings, which has nothing to do with the pulley material. in fact, the schumacher diffs are quite solid, being that there are 12 balls in them (though i'd love to see 18), and the track diameter is larger than most diffs. (the further out the balls are, the more grip they have when drive torque is applied). they also use a bulletproof thrust assembly, that some of the xray guys have found out about.

i believe haynes is still on his original diff builds from february and he's run mod at a handful of events (carpet nats and canadian challenge).

seriously.
Ok. I wont dispute what you say because I dont know. Regardless of which, this will be my next car no question....the car looks SWEET!
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:20 AM   #204
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I bought a Thunder Power 4200 40C battery, feels like the 5000 and is smaller with plenty of room
It looks like the Mi4 has more room. Are you saying you tried the 4200's in the Mi3 or Mi4? I just bought 2 new 5200 40c so I'd prefer to have / make those fit, hopefully with a base plate.
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Just ordered my Mi4 about 10mins ago , Has anyone whos already got there have any build tips for it?

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Has anyone whos already got there have any build tips for it?

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most of these tips will still apply: Let's Build a Schumacher Mi3!

i can't stress enough how far a good build will go. if you don't build it like the 'pros', it isn't going to handle like theirs either (even if you copy the setups).

i'm sure there will emerge a few tips, specific to the mi4, but these will get most headed in the right direction.
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Cheers for that.

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It looks like the Mi4 has more room. Are you saying you tried the 4200's in the Mi3 or Mi4? I just bought 2 new 5200 40c so I'd prefer to have / make those fit, hopefully with a base plate.

i have no Mi4, YET.
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I have to get mine and put a 'Pro-build' on it.
Diffs and shocks are my fav's; 30-40wt oil and 12 balls......right Goetz?
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Would be nice to have you around racing again Jaybee
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