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Old 01-23-2005, 08:25 PM   #8761
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Just think.....you might have been turn marshalling the A with your old car
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:56 PM   #8762
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hogdaddy77:

I have magnetic walls at my track as well

You can either use a modified BRP TC3 bumper or the pdub bumper. I have now tried both. Either will save you arms and other suspension parts over the the standard bumper. I do not believe you need to use both.

However, depending on your driving, you will still break parts. If you get tagged, you will also break parts.

Schumacher has two sets of front arms. The plastic set and the graphite/nylon set. The plastic (S1 - U2716) set go for about $9 depending on who sells them. The graphite/nylon (CF - U2765)go for about $13. The plastic ones seem to be a bit more flexible under a crash and are cheaper. You might want those to start with.

If you use the CF ones, check for hair line cracks if you hit a wall during the race. Sometimes they crack before they break. I have been able to extend their life until at least the end of the race day by using some very thin CA or JB Weld. They will however eventually break but it has worked for me in a pinch without spares (which are hard to come by in my area)

I keep at least two spare fronts and one rear. I have to says that even with the hardest hit, I have never broken a rear arm and I have smacked and have been smacked pretty good on some of the tighter tracks I run.

Also, most of my breaking has been indoor on foams, outdoor the barriers we use seem to be a bit more forgiving so I never broke a front arm until I ran indoors.

I recommend you have spare:
- Front A-arms
- Front hub carriers (2, 4 & 6 degree depending on your setup)
- and at least 1 spare steering bell crank

I am an intermediate level racer and not a pro and have been racing the Mi2 since about September on a regular basis and that is all I have broken. To date, I have broken 5 pairs of fronts, 3 sets of hub carriers and painfully 3 sets of bell cranks.

Sorry for the long winded answer, hope that helps
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:11 PM   #8763
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yeah, dave was hauling it today... we had the schumachers hooked up, i was on the brakes quite a bit in my main, then i didnt get the same courtesy and became a pinball for a minute or so... ended up 5th, so not so bad, not so great.. bring on the birds!
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Old 01-23-2005, 09:40 PM   #8764
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leadfoot,
thanks for the info..
looks like ill be getting quite a few spares
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:47 AM   #8765
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i have only broken 1 front arm and 4 degree block at the same time. leadfoot is right most shops do not have parts so stock up.

do most of you run mod or stock indoors? i have not run mod indoors yet to know if i will brake more parts.
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:33 AM   #8766
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i have only broken 1 front arm and 4 degree block at the same time. leadfoot is right most shops do not have parts so stock up.

do most of you run mod or stock indoors? i have not run mod indoors yet to know if i will brake more parts.
I have run mod foam and stock and 19 turn rubber indoors and I have only broken one front arm so far. The track walls are very forgiving out here and the car just seems to bounce off should you hit them.
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:41 AM   #8767
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Saturday night I broke my first arm in 4 months with the car. (So Cal's brick walls aren't forgiving at all! )
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Brick Wall + Onroad Car = Owned
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:52 AM   #8769
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On road car + slight glitch + dot = brick wall.
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Car on its roof on the straightaway + Me at full throttle = 2 DOA Mi2's on the first lap
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Two cars wrecking on the straight (how? Why?)+one pulling back out into traffic+me minding my own business=ouch
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I remember my first weekend having a Mi2 I had radio problems, turns out my transmitter was out of tune but I didnt know it at the time. Wide open full throttle into a brick wall. 2 bent shock shafts, 2 titanium turn buckls, both arms both carriers, bumber brace , shock tower, RECIEVER case cracked, and put a hole in the body. about the only good thing that happened was I didnt break the Chassis or top deck.


PS...the wall had a chunk missing.
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Troy, your wreck was painful to watch.
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:32 AM   #8774
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hyena boy:

The faster you go, the more you will break.

In the end, if you can control the car and keep it between the barriers, it does not much matter what motor you are using.

Wear and detail in your maintenance I found is most important with modified.

At the tracks I run stock and 19 turn about the same laps and modifieds are usually no more than a lap or lap and a half ahead unless someone really good is at the track and then its two laps ahead. So for the most part everyone sticks to stock or 19T
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Troy, your wreck was painful to watch.
I broke an axle and the front wheel (w/one lap on it ).....so far, haven't pulled the rest apart yet. Oh, and I ripped Steve's antenna right out of his car, sorry Steve.
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