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Old 03-11-2014, 02:58 AM   #1936
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Hello Racer's, Just finished my new Mi5. Going to make my first test, and run next Sunday. Hope you like it. Ron H,
Nice! I like the painted letters in the carbon! really cool.
Do you have the numbers from the low friction belts?

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For those interested, I've ticked off the first of the build tips I wanted to blog about... shocks, or more specifically, double O-ring shocks.

http://www.thard.co.uk/mi5-double-o-ring-shock-build/

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Old 03-11-2014, 05:47 AM   #1938
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having alot of problems with leaking shocks here, will try your tips, thanks!
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:03 AM   #1939
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For those interested, I've ticked off the first of the build tips I wanted to blog about... shocks, or more specifically, double O-ring shocks.

http://www.thard.co.uk/mi5-double-o-ring-shock-build/

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Another awesome write up and very helpful,thank you for sharing.
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Very nice Ed, thank you! We've gone a bit further to and done a similar thing to the bottom bearing, as it likes to 'loosen up' in the mold ... the cross hatching didn't seem to fully resolve that.


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Hello Racer's, Just finished my new Mi5. Going to make my first test, and run next Sunday. Hope you like it. Ron H,
.. Very sharp Ron, hope you run well with it..!


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Nice! I like the painted letters in the carbon! really cool.
Do you have the numbers from the low friction belts?

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Those are Schumacher parts U3012 and U3013 ...


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Old 03-11-2014, 10:22 AM   #1941
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... one thing that does bother about the car is all the mods people do for various reasons. .
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Iv been running a boxstock setup as per kit apart from one extra centre brace 4 I think,no mods and it's second had from the first batch,it's without doubt the best car iv ever driven,I had an ARC and for me it's night and day different,it just grips and goes were you want it to,the mods people are doing are personal not essential

.. The car is simply fantastic on asphalt, which is exactly what it was designed for; unprepped, asphalt tracks. It is extremely 'flexible' and has allot of grip inherent in it's design.. Many of us 'modding' the car are running 'high bite' carpet which a highly flexible car is not ideal for as it robs it of corner speed and consistency. As drivers and companies are getting better with the geometry and setting the cars up, they're finding that in general, stiffer is better under these conditions - this is evidenced by the other companies that are currently testing and running aluminum chassis's on their cars and pursuing lower CG designs..

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Old 03-11-2014, 01:30 PM   #1942
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Iv been running a boxstock setup as per kit apart from one extra centre brace 4 I think,no mods and it's second had from the first batch,it's without doubt the best car iv ever driven,I had an ARC and for me it's night and day different,it just grips and goes were you want it to,the mods people are doing are personal not essential
IT ALL DEPENDS ON, How good a driver you are. What kind off track you race.
If you race on a open tarmac, you my be able to get away with not moding the car.
but for people that race indoors on tight tracks, I would not put the car on the track with out the m4x16 solid bolt that joins the steering yokes together. the other mod I use is the grub screw to the pivot pins to take the slop out. Like I said if you don't hit any track markings the car is fine but for average Jo like my self, these two mods are essential.
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IT ALL DEPENDS ON, How good a driver you are. What kind off track you race.
If you race on a open tarmac, you my be able to get away with not moding the car.
but for people that race indoors on tight tracks, I would not put the car on the track with out the m4x16 solid bolt that joins the steering yokes together. the other mod I use is the grub screw to the pivot pins to take the slop out. Like I said if you don't hit any track markings the car is fine but for average Jo like my self, these two mods are essential.
fair enough,
I run on a tight carpet track more suited to GT12,so my statement is true,no need but personal choice
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Hi,

What is the M4x16 modification?

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What is the M4x16 modification?

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It's to replace the kingpins with M4x16mm bolts. The original kit kingpins were a little short, and could pull out of the steering block on a hit. However there was a running change made to the pins to make them longer by about 2mm or so, so personally don't feel it is required anymore.
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It's to replace the kingpins with M4x14mm bolts. The original kit kingpins were a little short, and could pull out of the steering block on a hit. However there was a running change made to the pins to make them longer by about 2mm or so, so personally don't feel it is required anymore.
I have seen inexperienced drivers snap the actual longer hollow bolt clean in two. The m4x16 bolts I used are a Traxxes part they may be a lot heavier but make the car a lot more reliable for mere mortals like my self.
Please don't get me wrong I absolutely love this car but at 60 years old my reactions arn't What they use to be, so think this mod is essential and must have saved me a lot of money.
If you have a look back on this thread there are pic's of the mod.

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Old 03-13-2014, 07:06 AM   #1947
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Here is a link to the bolts
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Just scroll down to DavidNERODease post and click on his link
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sorry I have been quoting m4x16 in fact they are M4x14
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:32 AM   #1949
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Tried what the durango boys are doing to there bearings to reduce the play in the castor blocks,if you dont know remove the bearings from the blocks and score the inside with a scalpel to hold bearings tighter yep. The play has reduced the play in the car a lot more.
But just score and fit nothing else

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Old 03-16-2014, 05:31 AM   #1950
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