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Old 08-20-2010, 09:49 AM   #2131
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You should be able to get parts at stormer hobbies or amain.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:45 AM   #2132
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I would first check stormer as a-main's prices on certain parts can be much higher. Also order direct from Schumacher at racing-cars.com.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:46 PM   #2133
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I would first check stormer as a-main's prices on certain parts can be much higher. Also order direct from Schumacher at racing-cars.com.
Yeah, stormer's prices on what they have are usually better than A-Main, but A-Main seems to have a lot more stuff.

I'm a bit sketched out on ordering direct from Schumacher since all the illegal charge problems.... Maybe it's all sorted out with the new payment processing. I haven't needed anything I couldn't find at stormer or A-Main yet, though.

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Old 08-21-2010, 03:34 PM   #2134
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Old 08-24-2010, 05:51 PM   #2135
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Gave the new car it's first run today, impressive on low grip for sure
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:20 PM   #2136
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1/8" hardened tool steel rod is pretty cheap. Has anyone tried just making their own hinge pins? It seems like you could just cut it to length with a dremel, then chuck it into a drill and spin it with some fine-grit sandpaper or metal polish or something. Maybe I'll give it a shot.
So, I gave it a shot. I got some 1/8" weld steel rod at the hardware store for <$5.00.

I used a dremel with a carbide cut-off wheel to cut the pieces. Getting the length just right was tricky, because the wheel was smaller than the dremel, and I had to cut at a bit of an angle. The results were between 54.5 and 55.7mm.

Once I cut the pieces to length, I chucked them into a drill (you could also chuck it into a dremel). I then spun up both the drill and the dremel and put the side of the wheel into the end of the pin, to flatten it and remove some length if needed. Then I went at a 45 degree angle to taper. Flip the pin and repeat. I think some kind of a stone would work better with less chance of exploding the cutoff wheel (I didn't explode it, but I was a bit nervous). I tried a sanding drum, but it wore out too fast.

Once the ends were tapered, I took a piece of 80 grit sandpaper, folded it in half, and stuck the pin on the inside of the fold (still in the drill). I ran it up and down till the finish was bright, but still rough. I then did the same thing with 1500 grit to get a smoother finish. Flip the pin in the drill and repeat.

The results will be useable, but not especially pretty. They fit too tight in the carbon front arms, but were nice and easy in the used medium rears. I bought an arm reamer to sort that out. More time with the 80 grit can adjust the fit, but I'd rather ream the arms, I think. The fit would also probably be better with a higher-quality steel with a better tolerance.

I also found that www.mcmaster.com has 1/8" x 2-1/4" steel dowel pins. About $7 for a pack of 5. You'd have to remove about 2mm from the end of it, though. Removing 2mm with my tools would be a pain. Also, that's not that much cheaper than the real ones from schumacher.

It took me about a half hour to do the first one, just kind of figuring out the process. Then I was able to do 3 more in about 30 minutes. If I had a die grinder or an angle grinder, it would probably go much faster.

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Old 08-27-2010, 09:46 PM   #2137
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Hy, jst wanna to know where do you guy find your parts?
Direct online order from racing-cars.com
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:51 PM   #2138
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anyone interested in buying a Mi4lp with lots of extras let me know, alum hinge pin holders (team tamale ones with the hinge pin) twin link steering system, 3mm top deck, arms, hubs, (stock and alum 1*) camber link plates in all three sizes.

so cheap they won't let me advertise it. PM me.

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:25 PM   #2139
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heres some pictures, I gotta find the 3mm top deck, misplaced it somewhere. car has the grey belts on it, comes with two rear black belts and one front black belt. the hinge pins aren't in the pictures, but I have them. If I told you, you were in line, you are now at the top of it, first one that says I'll take gets it for the price I gave you. all of it. in the picture it shows one set of 4* front c hubs and two pair of 6* in case you were wondering, rear arms are all medium one set of shorts one set of longs, fronts are med short and CF long
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:17 PM   #2140
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Hello All, Is there a gear diff for the Mi4/LP?

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Hello All, Is there a gear diff for the Mi4/LP?

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Not yet. There are plans on making them, though hard to say when they will be really available.
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Okay guys, I'm in need of a better front bumper for my mi4 lp. Does anyone make a lower bumper ( bottom piece) out of Kydex? or something like that? Also what bumpers are being used out there? I have the Parma bumper but it seems soft and hasn't really helped recently. Can anyone give me some tips on what to do to help make the front end more stronger?

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Old 09-04-2010, 11:10 PM   #2143
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Losi bumpers are good but you gotta cut them out to fit. I use a parma bumper that is hard as a rock. If i had still been using the stock ones, i would have gone through 3 or so in the same amount of time.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:21 PM   #2144
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anyone interested in buying a Mi4lp with lots of extras let me know, alum hinge pin holders (team tamale ones with the hinge pin) twin link steering system, 3mm top deck, arms, hubs, (stock and alum 1*) camber link plates in all three sizes.

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Okay guys, I'm in need of a better front bumper for my mi4 lp. Does anyone make a lower bumper ( bottom piece) out of Kydex? or something like that? Also what bumpers are being used out there? I have the Parma bumper but it seems soft and hasn't really helped recently. Can anyone give me some tips on what to do to help make the front end more stronger?

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You can drill new holes in the one specialized makes for the Phi, I ended up making my own from that template.
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