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Old 04-24-2002, 07:12 PM   #1936
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teamAE.....If you buy a pro version threaded shocks and a spring kit and the titanium kit I would also get a front bumper brace as they brake very easiely, that all I would say you realy realy need to get up and running
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one of my buddys out here runs for schumacher and he said something like. Jay WIlliams if you heard of him.
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Old 04-24-2002, 09:11 PM   #1938
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My Mission arrived earlier today. Won’t have enough stuff to get it going for about a week. I have almost all the speed secret parts on order along with a Keyency ESC form Schumacher USA. I hope to be a force to reckon with at SRS in Scottsdale. At least there is AZ Ron to help me out with the car. I have read every post on as of late and find them very helpful. Wish me luck.
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Old 04-25-2002, 06:50 AM   #1939
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TeamAE: I would say, grab you a extra set of springs. Thats all you really need. Schumachers standard shocks work very well. So unless your terribly prone to losing the shock clips, the threaded bodies are in no way a neccesity.

I would say go for titanium, at least for the rear toe-in turnbuckles. The steering and camber turnbuckles are so short, they are unlikely to bend. But you could save some weight by going Ti there too if you wish.

You said you wanted pics, so heres one of my car. Pretty basic stuff.
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Old 04-25-2002, 06:31 PM   #1940
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taemAE.....the threaded shocks arent a must but the greatly enhance the tunabilty of the car also we use the AE shocks they go up to a 40lb spring but they are shorter than the shumacher shocks which isent a prob. the titanium I would again say is a must if you olan on racing Shumacher metals arent all that great and bend easly but if you want to skimp go for the camber rods f/r and rear toe rods

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Old 04-26-2002, 06:42 AM   #1942
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Just wondering what rims you guys are using with rubber tyres?

I have always used proline but they are too pricey and buckle easy. Now have started to use stiffer rims which make the car handle a bit better but less stable.
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Old 04-26-2002, 08:18 AM   #1943
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Chris, I don't like Proline rims at all, IMHO they are far to flexy. I generally use either Yokomo or Sorex rims. I usually run sorex as they are distributed by Schumacher UK!! There are also some Yokomo copy wheels (Badged as Fastrax) available in the UK, they are nice as well. HPI dished wheels are good, but HPI wheels and inserts are far too expeisive in the UK.
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Old 04-26-2002, 09:47 AM   #1944
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Oasis2001: I love the Proline Gumby rims because they give a little without permanent damage. Anyone who has had a brand new tire be screwed because you clipped a board and the rim cracked, knows where I'm coming from. The Proline Gumby's flex just enough so that a incident like that wont ruin a brand new tire. Plus I've never had one of them warp on me. The down side is that they are flexy and some people don't like that and they cost way more than Yokomo/Speedtech R/C and OFNA rims.

I like Yokomo's inch up rims, but I've had them crack on me before, even without a colision with the boards. The wheels that come with the MR4 are also nice, but again, I have had them warp on me before. On the up side, they are really low cost.

This season will be my first trying out OFNA and Speedtech R/C rims. The OFNA wheels I'm using are very tall, almost inch-up style, split spoke like the ones that come with the Nitro OB4. I'll tell you, getting belted tires on these tall wheels is no joke man! The Speedtech R/C wheels are dish wheels and are identical to the Yokomo dish. I'm not a dish wheel fan, but they came in the combos that I got from Speedtech R/C, so I'll use them.

Then theres the wheels that came with the Mission. Those things are pretty stiff. I don't know how they hold up under racing conditions, but I like the look and feel of them.
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The Schumacher wheels that come with the mission are awesome, they won't flex much and will not break, but they are also heavy (i'd say about 150% as much as pro-lines and 200% as much as yoks)
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Old 04-26-2002, 10:09 AM   #1946
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IMPACTPLAYR: Yes, they are! I noticed it the very first time I picked them up out of the Mission box.

Do any of you guys actually race with the tires included with the Mission? I replaced the foam inserts with medium molded inserts. They seem to give out decent traction, even on dusty asphalt.
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Old 04-26-2002, 11:34 AM   #1947
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Hey Kevin. Long time no talk. Was wondering if you could e-mail the set up that you all used at Cleveland or if there is something better you are running right now with foams on the rug.....


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Old 04-26-2002, 12:42 PM   #1948
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I've been running OFNA rims for the past few weeks, and I've been VERY hard on them, beat just about everything there is to hit, and they've not given me any problems at all...pretty impressive for a rim a lot of guys told me was going to crack when i hit something... They've been put to the test and passed with flying colors!

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Ron, depends on the type of OFNA wheel.... I had some cracking issues with the Lexan ones, but ones like the Hyper... no Problem at all. I have run the Cross Wheels with some good results, also the Echo's if your looking for a softer wheel.
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Old 04-26-2002, 02:06 PM   #1950
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The ones I've been running are a dish style...no holes, spokes, slots, etc...they're Neon Yellow...

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