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Old 01-05-2006, 07:38 PM   #12661
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These new rear hubs replace the alloy ones, improved geometry.

in fact you cant really run the alloy rear hubs on teh EC, as they would widen the trackwidth too much.
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Old 01-05-2006, 07:39 PM   #12662
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does locking the front diff increase wear and tear?
do the diff rings wear out or just sand them when needed?
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sorry for double posting but whats in the pro diff rebuild kit??
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If you mean locking the diff as in a spool, then there is no wear as there is no moving parts.

Locking the diff as adrian mentions refers to locking the retaining grub screw in the opposite outdriver to the adjusting bolt. This I believe is the cause for your diffs coming undone.

Follow adrians tips above, he's built a few of these diff's and knows what he's talkin bout....sand the rings with 600 grit, build, adjust the bolt so there little to no slip under force.

Apply a small dab of Loctite to the grubscrew and lock it down firmly against the adjusting bolt.

whalla thats it.
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defiinately pick up the BMI top deck, get the lowered towers while your there
Yeah man I'm working on the lowered towers part- I got the carpet tower to work up front by using 2mm shorter losi rods and cutting the ball grippa down 2mm as well, but in the rear I cant get the shocks to work with the carpet towers even after doing the same mods. Guess I need even shorter rods for the rear shocks, so at the moment I have carpet tower up front and stock tower for the rear. Car seems to work. (I noticed the EC car has a carpet style tower in the front but the rear tower is more like the stock tower on the older car, am I right?) The losi rods are smooth.

So would the shocks from the carpet EC just be the way to go and the hell with all this fiddling around? They seem to be a match for the TRF's spec-wise.
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Ran my EC for the first time last night and once I ironed out a few problems it was dialed!
Took the Chris Ashton setup from the manual for rubber on carpet as a starting point but couldn't get on with the one-way so put a diff in. for the second round broke the pin connecting the axel and the driveshaft so was front wheel dive for the race but still managed an improvement. Then for the final round got everything sorted and qualified 2nd in the B not bad for its first outing! Finished 3rd in the final so well happy.

The shocks are the best i've seen including the TRF ones, they are just sooooo smooth and easy to build and yes they do fit the lower shock towers on the original Mi2. Well done schuie!
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Old 01-06-2006, 05:28 AM   #12667
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Yeah man I'm working on the lowered towers part- I got the carpet tower to work up front by using 2mm shorter losi rods and cutting the ball grippa down 2mm as well, but in the rear I cant get the shocks to work with the carpet towers even after doing the same mods. Guess I need even shorter rods for the rear shocks, so at the moment I have carpet tower up front and stock tower for the rear. Car seems to work. (I noticed the EC car has a carpet style tower in the front but the rear tower is more like the stock tower on the older car, am I right?) The losi rods are smooth.
What we usually do is cut aproximately 2m off of the ball cups to compensate for the lower towers. Once you do that you should be fine and should/will not need to shorten your shock rods at all. Have you done this already?
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Hi there just found this site took a lot of catching up, anyway I am new at this only been using rc cars for a few months so still picking up on best setups for tight carpet, still having a problem with spining out. what colour springs do i need for front and rear and what posthole to use, any advice would be welcome big time.
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Hi there just found this site took a lot of catching up, anyway I am new at this only been using rc cars for a few months so still picking up on best setups for tight carpet, still having a problem with spining out. what colour springs do i need for front and rear and what posthole to use, any advice would be welcome big time.
Are you using foams or rubber tyres?
If you are using rubber tyres then look on the schumacher website and find the pw ashfelt setup - it works great in carpet too! This is assuming you use AE springs with the low shock mounts. If not I'd go with Grey on the back and Blue or red on the front. 45 wt oil. all shocks laid down as far as possible, but move the fronts to more verticle if you need more steering. Can't help with foams i'm afraid.

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Old 01-06-2006, 07:25 AM   #12670
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they rubber take off`s

setup as now is

red springs all round
front shocks 3 hole 45w
rear shocks 3 hole 45w
fr shocks 2 top post
rr shock 3 top post
wheel base long
no toe in fr
2 deg toe in rear
camber 2 deg all round
anto roll bar set on long but soft bar
pin 20 spur 83 ratio 1.8
as you can see its pretty much standard out the box setup

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Try the changes suggested above, but if you want to spend a bit of cash get some TRF shocks (Or get the new Schuie ones which in my opinion are a little better!!!!!) get the teemu risers and low shock mounts and a set of Schuie pro springs (Or AE springs if you prefer). Also put 1 mill shims under the lower wishbone mounts front and rear to alter the roll centres to give a little more corner speed. Above all else don't be afraid to experiment but only change 1 thing at a time.

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Is Paul Wynn running the new EC @ some big race over the weekend?

If so Good Luck
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Old 01-06-2006, 08:39 PM   #12673
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Paul W. and the crew is at the Novak Touring car Championships.

Kevin Kane is running in stock and 19T i think with an EC.

Chris Goetz is running a Mi2 Custom he built and running very strong...i think he is sitting 2-3 in stock going into round 3.
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PW is there, Kevin, Chris, Weylin, I think Jim Newberg is there. Not sure who else.
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:37 AM   #12675
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Here's Kev rockin his new EC...

http://www.rcscoringpro.com/photos/N...DSC5120?full=1

http://www.rc50.com/modules.php?name...lbum=14&pos=31
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