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Old 06-17-2006, 08:21 PM   #15181
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hey guys is there mod to do away with the centre tie rod? the one thats between the servo saver and wheels pretty much is about 30 to 40mm long tip to tip its not a turnbuckle just threaded rod?
just seems to be a source of slop in the steering?
Here's something I fabricated the other day. I'll be testing it next week.

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Old 06-17-2006, 09:35 PM   #15182
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I have been playing with the HPI pro-4 graphite steering plate on my car. Its a graphite plate that takes place of the center track rod and it piviots on bearings so its slop free. I didnt try it because of slop I did it more for ackerman adjustments and it makes the steering feel more linear. So far I have used it on carpet foams and rubber tire asphalt and I like the feel of the car more with it.
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:36 PM   #15183
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pretty trick stuff Jon!
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:21 PM   #15184
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i am working on a few steering mods as well...
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:24 PM   #15185
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Thanks Bob. I've got a few things to try on my list. This is just #1.
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Old 06-17-2006, 10:47 PM   #15186
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nice, can't wait to see what you guys come up with. I'm using the KISS method right now and it seems to be working for me for now.
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Old 06-17-2006, 11:03 PM   #15187
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Anxious to see your car run next weekend with that steering mod. Might give it a good liniar feel.
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That's what I'm hoping for. I've got a little list of things to try next week. Are you going to be able to go or are you working?
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Wanted to check and see what has to be done to get the MI2 car (older version) to be able to use the current crop of batteries...3800, 4200, ect.

Any info would be great.

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You can get a BMi2 chassis from Jason. His are cut to fit the larger cells.
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Schumacher sells a different chassis for the Mi2 to fit the larger cells which is another option. If you have a chassis that still uses a battery tray Schumacher also makes just a battery tray that's designed to fit the larger cells. Or you could just use a file and enlarge the battery slots until the big cells fit right. That's the cheapest method .
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Wanted to check and see what has to be done to get the MI2 car (older version) to be able to use the current crop of batteries...3800, 4200, ect.

Any info would be great.

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No need to buy anything. Just file the edges of teh battery slots a little bit and put a spacer under the battery posts (start with 1 mm ) and then file or dremel a little out of the inside of teh battery posts. All size cells will now fit fine.

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That mod looks nice Jon, please post your impressions once youve track tested it, and if possible please do an A -B test with the regular ackerman (mid bellcrank with 40.8mm trackrod) and your new setup.

is it an off the shelf part from another manufacturer for the carbon plate with bearings?
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today I ran my steering mod...and it is DIALED!!! maybe I can post a pic.
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hey when u guys tighten the upper and lower decks to get tweak out do u leave the pack in?
i did thinking it would simulate the weight distrubution of the chassis is this right or should i take it out and re do it??
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