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Old 08-24-2004, 05:42 AM   #6931
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The best way to eliminate the binding is to use a body reamer to taper the upper half of the yoke's king pin bore at the top of the yoke and the lower half of the bore at the bottom of the yoke. This reduces the bearing surface of the yoke and allows for the king pins to turn freely. It had no effect on the wear or durability of the parts.

top of the yoke like this:

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Bottom of the yoke like this:

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Old 08-24-2004, 09:07 AM   #6932
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anyone know when the aluminum suspension mounts will be out?
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Old 08-24-2004, 09:11 AM   #6933
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Adrian:
Thanks for the tip. I'll try to ream them and CA them too so they don't back out. I'm a little wary about switching to aluminum on the hubs.
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Old 08-24-2004, 10:26 AM   #6934
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coolrcdad - We've had them but we out right now. Will have more in a week.

edseb - Sorry, forgot to address the 2nd part of your question. When I re-assemble the front hubs I put a small drop of CA on the tip of a .050 wrench. I then used that to transfer the CA to the king pin threads in the front hubs. Let them sit for a few minutes before re-assembling. All you need is a little bit of glue to tighten up the threads. Of course be very careful if you have your drive shafts in the hubs when you do this...a CVD with CA in it is bad for handling
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:01 AM   #6935
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hello do you know if the pin that the blade goes onto on the plastic driveshafts for the mi2 can be removed? because i want to put it on some other drive shafts that i have
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Old 08-24-2004, 11:18 AM   #6936
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The best way to eliminate the binding is to use a body reamer to taper the upper half of the yoke's king pin bore at the top of the yoke and the lower half of the bore at the bottom of the yoke. This reduces the bearing surface of the yoke and allows for the king pins to turn freely. It had no effect on the wear or durability of the parts.

top of the yoke like this:

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l l

Bottom of the yoke like this:

l l
/ \
I just dug through my drill bits untill I found one that was about .002 bigger than the bore of the yoke. I hold the bit with a visegrips or vice and thread the yoke over the bit by hand. This aligns both bores of the yoke and opens them up slightly. I havent noticed any excess slop in the yokes and I have had the same pair in the car since the carpet nats and it eliminates any binding.
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Old 08-24-2004, 06:54 PM   #6937
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This weekend I raced at the Regional 2 regionals, and experienced a loss of corner speed. The car ran great , just as fast as the next guy, but, those dang corners. No matter how round I was apexing the turn, it was not fast enough.
Is there a editable setup sheet for the Mi2 so I can post what I ran, to get some help from everyone. I can tell you this,
50wt frt and rear,
3 hole pistons stock
camber -2 frt and rear.
droop was at 3 frt and 4 rear
shocks were in inner carpet towerfrt
one hole from inside and carpet rear tower,
cells middle all the way in.
122/38 w Monster stock 60mm tires
no rear sway, aluminum rear arm mounts. Thats pretty much it. Car was stable, but not fast enough around the tracks turns. Anyone?


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Raul,
I have been working on some stuff to help us out in that department. I will let you know how I make out.
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We can offer some suggestions but you guys run foam on asphalt and we have never run foam except on carpet.

One problem that you had at that particular race was the combo of foam tires, asphalt and VHT. Latif from Trinity said the traction was insane there. He got His Mi2 dialed and finished in the top 5 in both the Stock and Mod A-Mains. I will as him to post his setup here tomorrow.

There is stuff missing from your setup...what springs, tires, traction compound, rear shock locations, lower arm shock locations, wheel base settings, diff, spool or one way, roll centers? We need to know this to make educated suggestions.

Can you fill out a setup sheet and email or fax it to us tomorrow? You can download it from www.racing-cars.com.
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Raul, email me when you can I can probably help you out as well.
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Hello,

Any word on when the new shocks will be available?

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Hey Mo,

Where did you get the aluminum colored spring retainers for your tamiya shocks. did they come with the shocks?
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:14 PM   #6943
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Same as before...they will be out just before or right after the Worlds.
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Yeah, they come with the TRF Fluorine shock set.
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paul man just wanted to say your cars looked great all week. mi2 waiting on you paul
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