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Old 06-25-2007, 03:00 AM   #20386
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So I think I am hearing most of y'all just run the plastic servo horn in the kit without any servo saver. Since the kit servo saver is not recomended (so I read) has anyone found a servo saver that works for the Mi3?
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:34 AM   #20387
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I used a Kimbrough servosaver...fits straight on ..no problems
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:05 AM   #20388
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So I think I am hearing most of y'all just run the plastic servo horn in the kit without any servo saver. Since the kit servo saver is not recomended (so I read) has anyone found a servo saver that works for the Mi3?
I used teh plastic horn with no servo saver and stripped teh gears in a metal geared Futaba servo.

In desparation I used the kit servo saver and found out it actually works pretty good no jamming open or any of that stuff - pleasantly surprised.

Apaprently the Kimborough Mid size servo saver is the GO - I've got one on order from Tower at the moment.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:59 AM   #20389
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anybody looking for Ti-Nitride hinge pins for the MI3 the pins for the Losi Type R are a near perfect fit part #LOSA6094
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:55 AM   #20390
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My Mi3 was AWESOME this weekend at the Sedan Challenge in Frederick, MD. I tried a couple of different things in practice on Friday. And ended up going back to my normal setup. When traction came up by the 3rd round, made one small change and the car was right there. Qualified 17th out of 39 and finished 12th.
Latif drove my car this week. He likes the new car. Maybe we can get him back into racing again. Latif did the anouncing this weekend.

Congrat's to Justin on his "A" Main finish yesterday.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:07 AM   #20391
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ok if that doesnt work? lol
sorry used the blue spring to transfer as much weight as possible and it still didnt unsettle the rear end
To try (what have you got to lose)

Short front wheelbase
Stand rear shocks up more
Lean front shocks in
Camber links in lower hole (top stock guys at my track run with these lower with standard towers)
Add rear roll bar.

Check hinge pins etc are not bent and wishbones are not binding etc.
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:10 AM   #20392
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Steve your car looked good the few times I saw it on the track. Too bad I couldn't stayed longer to watch but had a good anyways. Your car is getting better all the time and especially since you had a few weeks to run it.
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Had a good run with the car again yesterday. Another second place. Took some pretty good impacts(including destroying someones car in a full speed impact on the straight), but no damage to the front universals.

One thing though. I am running the full PW set up on the car(on asphalt), but I'm not getting the low speed steering I need from the car in the tight sections. I had to get my dual rate up to 98% just to get close to what I wanted.

Any suggestions?
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Move the outer steering links to the forward hole on the steering knuckle. That'll give you a lot more steering all around. I don't run anything but that now.

You'll need to re adjust your endpoints and toe settings when you do this.
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Move the outer steering links to the forward hole on the steering knuckle. That'll give you a lot more steering all around. I don't run anything but that now.

You'll need to re adjust your endpoints and toe settings when you do this.
Jon, I have my car setup with your setup, from reedy. I havent ran it yet but I am going to this weekend or the next. At this point do you think it is still a good starting point or have you changed up some stuff after having some more testing time?
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:11 AM   #20396
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i have my diff at the back abit loose at the moment, do you think if i tighten it up a little it will give me more rear end grip?
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Jon, I have my car setup with your setup, from reedy. I havent ran it yet but I am going to this weekend or the next. At this point do you think it is still a good starting point or have you changed up some stuff after having some more testing time?
It's still a very good setup. It has a lot of steering. But the track I've been running at is odd because all but one turn is off camber so you need steering there that would be way too much anywhere else. So I've made some changes that gave even more steering and it's working really well now. the only major difference is the front camber link height, rear toe, shock location, and front pin angle.
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Andrew,
I'm using the black Kimborough....fits very nice in the 2.5 deck...they have a well placed cutout just for the servo saver fitting.

with the kimborough I'm using the top corner hole and just chopped off the rest of what wasn't needed.
servo is sitting about 1mm lower in height when compared to the Schui one.
but i didn't like the way the Schui spring was rubbing on the servo.
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