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Old 09-22-2005, 03:11 PM   #11056
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hi guys is the teemu chassis any good for carpet racing.
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:36 PM   #11057
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Just got my Mi2 thanks to Heavy, anyway I have heard that you can boil the front arms to make them stronger, is this possible with the Mi2?
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:49 PM   #11058
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Just got my Mi2 thanks to Heavy, anyway I have heard that you can boil the front arms to make them stronger, is this possible with the Mi2?
The stock arms are really tough its the C/F arms that break....well...they crack they dont really break.

The Mi2EC will have srtonger arms and they will fit all Mi2's

I dont think boiling will hurt the arms but I haven't tried it.
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:47 PM   #11059
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I remember boiling plastic driveshafts on the 99 car. Made them less brittle.
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:50 PM   #11060
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Out of you experienced Mi2 racers how many front arms have you gone through? Do they break easily? Or do you need a massive hit to break em?
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:03 PM   #11061
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No you shouldn't, I've cracked one, (in 3 places) but I could still run the car!!! So I wouldn't be too concerned. It would take a very big hit to break them.

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No, they are incredibly resilliant, if anything a small crack may appear around the x brace where it connects to the outer perimeter, but this i from an impact which should have broken it to pieces. At least you can finish your race, and in many cases it goes un-noticed, until closer inspection reveals there is a hair line crack. The arm is just able to flex slightly more forward backward.

I have found them to be very good, better than other cars I have run.
Dont bother boiling them.


As with any car it is recommended to have a couple of spares, the arms are able to be used left and right, so just keep stock of 1 packet of front and rear arms, Castor blocks (again very strong, and often just crack rather than break - remaining intact) Ive never broken a steering hub or rear hub.
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:32 PM   #11063
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Thanks guys. I better get a spare or two then for racing this Sunday. The Toe in is harder to adjust on this car then my Mission. Got heaps of learning to do. It has alloy front hubs so I don't think I will be breaking them too quickly.
The car has a few other hop ups to. A big credit to heavy the car is in excellent condition and the drivetrain is free as a bird . I recommend him highly as a seller. Really looking forward to learning this car.
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:01 PM   #11064
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Teemu and PW are flying at the IIC in the Mod Rubber class. Between the two of them they have most of the top 25 fastest laps.

On foam they are in the 11.2-11.5 range so they still have a ways to go. The fastest foam guys are starting turning 10.9's. Rheinart just did a 10.88!
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Out of you experienced Mi2 racers how many front arms have you gone through? Do they break easily? Or do you need a massive hit to break em?
This is a moot point with a PW bumper
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:58 PM   #11066
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is the teemu chassis good on carpe racing.
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The club where I race uses timber track markers which can take a heavy toll on the car

However the PW bumper has helped a great deal and I find that lower arms can have large cracks in the cross members and still be good for up to 5 meetings before they break I find that the castor blocks are teh worst for braking with this type of track marker, although I have managed to drive a whole 5 minute race with one of them broken with a bit of compensation for the understeer this induces

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PW is 10th in Mod Foam and 8th in Mod Rubber after the 1st round!

Weylin is 2nd in Rubber Stock!

Way to Go P-Dub and Mini-Dub!
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do you know if pw ended up with teemu's setup or did he try to make some of the new ideas work?
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Don't know for sure. PW was going to be up in Rubber Mod pretty soon and couldn't really talk. I will talk to PW later and post his comments.
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