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Old 06-22-2007, 04:03 PM   #20356
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Hi olhipster

I've done a bit of testing with the lengths of the steering racks on asphalt with rubber tyres. I found the shorter the length of the link, the less responsive the car is.

The 2 I have mainly been testing with is the med/med and the short/med (short length, medium distance between holes). I ran the short/med 1 hole forward on the plate to get similar ackerman to the med/med. The short just pushed more into the corner.

I prefer med/med on rubber tyres.

I haven't done any testing with the width of the rack, but I believe that the wider racks should make the car turn harder, and the thinner rack should make it smoother. But without testing them I can't be 100% sure

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I just came back from testing with the track rods, too...I tested the stock long/med track, the med/med, and short/med. The long/med gives more steering and is more siuted for tight tracks, as its the most responsive of the three. THe med/med is good for most tracks, especially mixed layouts, using the 2nd hole. The short/med gives you a bit less steering and its probably the ticket for high traction tracks, where you need the car to be a bit calmer and abit less reactive.

Now I'll be testing with the long/narrow, med/narrow, short/narrow..
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:55 PM   #20357
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Hey guys, about the track rods...

Curious, what hole in the knuckle did you run?
Cause when I tried it, it seemed like the short, narrow rod (with the inner
holes on the knuckle) was the most responsive--and the fastest w/ the spool on high grip--b/c of the increased akerman, I think. I ran the second hole
forward in the post mount, btw.
It seemed like narrower inner studs = quicker off-center,
and shorter rods = faster wheel movement
While at the same time, narrow studs = less akerman
and centerpost mount position altered rod angle/akerman and arc
???
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:46 AM   #20358
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I want to ask this for a friend that is despritely want the Mi3...anywhere in US that sells Mi3 now...? I mean instock....not in 3 months waiting list like those ebay BS.......thanks.
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Fast Track is your best bet. Top Notch people, that will help you with anything they can.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:53 AM   #20359
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Thanks guys, I just need to call them and make sure those are INSTOCK and not pre-order like other site stated...
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Thanks guys, I just need to call them and make sure those are INSTOCK and not pre-order like other site stated...
If the "other site" your talking about that list them as (pre-order) is speedtech, you should give them a call.

The speedtech site list them as (pre-order), but I believe thats because they haven't updated the listing. I'm quite sure they are beyond the pre-order stage, especially since I already bought one from them. Steve is top notch, best in the business.
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:29 AM   #20361
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If the "other site" your talking about that list them as (pre-order) is speedtech, you should give them a call.

The speedtech site list them as (pre-order), but I believe thats because they haven't updated the listing. I'm quite sure they are beyond the pre-order stage, especially since I already bought one from them. Steve is top notch, best in the business.
Darkseid, did you get that diff grease part # I listed for you? U1301
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Old 06-23-2007, 04:38 PM   #20362
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Darkseid, did you get that diff grease part # I listed for you? U1301
Yeah, I saw it. Since you weren't sure, I tried to check it out on SchumacherUSA's website, but their search system is not functioning particularly well right now.

So I'm kinda just waiting till I can find out for sure if thats the right part#, then I'll order it.

That is, unless your sure now that its correct.
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Dark - Thats the silicon diff grease. It is really good stuff. I remember pro drivers from other teams buying it from Schu USA all the time.
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Dark - Thats the silicon diff grease. It is really good stuff. I remember pro drivers from other teams buying it from Schu USA all the time.
Thanks Adrian for letting us know that was the correct number. I'll be ordering me some more on my next order also. It's the best on the market, by far
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guys, i got my mi3 kit.....and halfway thru the build discovered
i had a badly sized diff eccentric. it won't fit onto the mounts
because the inner channel is too narrow. is there a quick fix?
i tried ginding it out, but don't want to damgage it.

anyone else hear of this happening?
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guys, i got my mi3 kit.....and halfway thru the build discovered
i had a badly sized diff eccentric. it won't fit onto the mounts
because the inner channel is too narrow. is there a quick fix?
i tried ginding it out, but don't want to damgage it.

anyone else hear of this happening?
Someone else had this issue a few pages back and PW said he had one too. I'd suggest calling Schumacher USA. They'll help you out.
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Dark - Thats the silicon diff grease. It is really good stuff. I remember pro drivers from other teams buying it from Schu USA all the time.
Thanks for the confirmation of chris72983's info. Now I can order with confidence.

I have to say, you were right, that stuff is the best.
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do you guys run ceramic diff balls and thrust bearing?
also can u run thrust balls with out the cage if so do u ad one more to take up the space?
i found some cheap ceramic stuff so was gonna try em u know see if their worth the dough?
also im chasing more steering so i put blue springs on the rear and whites on the front, figuring this should be an extreme change and load the front up big time but i still didnt have much mid and exit corner steering, and the rear end never wanted to slide out any ideas on how to get the steering i want?
cheers guys, btw what the verdict on the mi3? worth the $$$ for below average driver?
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what would be different handling wise if i took the anti-roll bars off my mi3?
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I'd react slower in direction changes and it could induce under- or oversteer depending which one you take off.
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