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Old 06-15-2009, 11:08 AM   #256
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I spy with my little eye some Mi4's
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Aweful quiet in here for new model release. How about some pics, first impressions, assembly questions...who's building and how are they going??

Can someone measure the clearance between top deck and chassis for me please?

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Aweful quiet in here for new model release. How about some pics, first impressions, assembly questions...who's building and how are they going??

Can someone measure the clearance between top deck and chassis for me please?

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I'm still not a fan of the pulley fences! I just spent 20 minutes getting mine on.

The car itself is even easier to build than the 3 or 3.5 imo. new hardware, new materials everywhere it's a real good kit and a vast improvement over the older cars
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I'm still not a fan of the pulley fences! I just spent 20 minutes getting mine on.

The car itself is even easier to build than the 3 or 3.5 imo. new hardware, new materials everywhere it's a real good kit and a vast improvement over the older cars
How do you expect new parts support to pan out? Will there be delays in availability on some items as seen in other new models. Also, any idea on what parts are interchangable with Mi3...ie.. what rough percentage is interchangeable...30%...50%...70%...inquiring minds need to know.
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How do you expect new parts support to pan out? Will there be delays in availability on some items as seen in other new models. Also, any idea on what parts are interchangable with Mi3...ie.. what rough percentage is interchangeable...30%...50%...70%...inquiring minds need to know.
I'd say about 30% mainly suspension components, arms, c-hubs, cvds and what not.

I don't see any issues with availability, obviously the car has been out a total of of like 10 days and were still rolling parts into the shop here but I give it 1-2 more orders before were 100% on the car
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I got mine today and it's already built now.
It's my first different brand TC after few years of racing Xray only. Now I'll be running MI4 along with T2'009'.

Building - it's nice kit, little bit less precise than Xray kits I'm used to. E-clips are another downside for me, plasic outdrives on spool from 009 looks like better idea than narrow blades on MI4 - I wonder how many of them I'll go trough during one race - it was bit nightmare on 007. Hopefuly it's made from better material.

Other than that I really like the kit.
One tip. If someone has problems with side plates on spool and diff - put these plastic parts into boiling water for about one minute - then it goes on easily .
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ANYBODY THAT PURCHASES THIS CAR WILL BE AMAZED! iT TOOK A LITTLE OVER 2 HOURS TO BUILD AND VERY LITTLE CLEARANCING HAD TO BE DONE.uNLIKE OTHER KITS THE STEPS ARE NUMBERED AND EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE HARDWARE IS PACKAGED SO THERES NO SEARCHING FOR SCREWS OR PARTS FROM OTHER BAGS.vERN I WILL GET YOU THE MEASUREMENTS IN A MINUTE AND POST THEM.ALSO I THINK THIS CAR SHOULDNT BE A PROBLEM GETTING IT DOWN TO THE NEW 1425 WEIGHT FOR VEGAS ITS LIGHT!.
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VERN the front has 29mm of clearance and the back 36mm..
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VERN the front has 29mm of clearance and the back 36mm..
Now thats the best news I've had all day!

Excellent, and I thank you for taking time to check.
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ANYBODY THAT PURCHASES THIS CAR WILL BE AMAZED! iT TOOK A LITTLE OVER 2 HOURS TO BUILD AND VERY LITTLE CLEARANCING HAD TO BE DONE.uNLIKE OTHER KITS THE STEPS ARE NUMBERED AND EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE HARDWARE IS PACKAGED SO THERES NO SEARCHING FOR SCREWS OR PARTS FROM OTHER BAGS.vERN I WILL GET YOU THE MEASUREMENTS IN A MINUTE AND POST THEM.ALSO I THINK THIS CAR SHOULDNT BE A PROBLEM GETTING IT DOWN TO THE NEW 1425 WEIGHT FOR VEGAS ITS LIGHT!.
When are you going out to SWR again?

Id like to check this thing out
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Something interesting Shawn and I saw this morning...

Everyone knows you can flip the center layshaft and motor mount to run the motor on the "battery side" of the car. Shawn has flipped ONLY his center layshaft so the spur gear is on the right side but leaving the motor mount on the left side of the car. In theory this is going to force you to move the motor further to the inside of the chassis keeping more weight into the center of the car.


Something to think about
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but will the pinion and motor clear the belts i will have to try that this afternoon and see what layout works the best.
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Shawn did not flip the belts, but I'm going too, just like we did with the 3.5 to clearance more room for batteries.

1. Flip the spool
2. Flip the rear diff
3. flip the belts
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