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Old 03-09-2015, 08:06 AM   #2521
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At the ETS RedRC posted a picture of Elliott's car which had different shock towers on it;

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Are the parts holding the roll bars in place new because of the new shock towers - they look a bit like ball ends?
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:18 PM   #2522
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At the ETS RedRC posted a picture of Elliott's car which had different shock towers on it;

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Are the parts holding the roll bars in place new because of the new shock towers - they look a bit like ball ends?
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Old 03-09-2015, 03:22 PM   #2523
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Perfect timing by me LOL

But what are the plastic holders on the roll bars?
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:56 AM   #2524
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But what are the plastic holders on the roll bars?
they seem to be the holders from old Mi5, U4259
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:31 AM   #2525
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they seem to be the holders from old Mi5, U4259
That definitely looks like the part...I wonder why?
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:11 AM   #2526
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Hey guys im in the proses of ordering my new mi5evo im a bit new to rc and was hoping you guys could give me a general list of spare parts that i should keep on hand. I will be racing 21.5 blinky
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:12 PM   #2527
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Hey guys im in the proses of ordering my new mi5evo im a bit new to rc and was hoping you guys could give me a general list of spare parts that i should keep on hand. I will be racing 21.5 blinky
I run blinky as well and the car is solid and havent broken anything apart from the plastic front outdrive parts you get some spares with the kit as these can wear out quickly or can break peices off them even in 21.5.

also I got the plastic hub parts incase but havent needed and also got the carbon rear arms with different toe in options as good for tuning options.

Having spare belt set is always handy and maybe springs for tuning but i havent strayed from the std green springs.

maybe a spare front diff is good idea(front is front specific and dont buy a rear like i did expecting it to fit ) again as a tuning option for higher grip tracks.

Also some of the plastic rod ends are good to have as well.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:46 AM   #2528
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Does anyone know if the new rack fits on the old car(Mi5)?
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Hey guys im in the proses of ordering my new mi5evo im a bit new to rc and was hoping you guys could give me a general list of spare parts that i should keep on hand. I will be racing 21.5 blinky
I would hold off for 2 months or so. There may be a newer car out by then.
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REALLY??? Is this in good faith or just hear say? Thanks
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:13 PM   #2531
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i tried the new shock towers today, at a carpet track. I felt that the towers gave a "softer" feel to the steering. Since I like a softer feel, I thought it was an improvement.

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gdcopbdcop, did you also have the new steering rack on the car as well? I also tried the new towers and steering system on the car this weekend and felt like the car was less twitchy and didn't square up the corners as much. I however was using a few other parts on the car that I have never rum....alloy chassis, arm braces. All I can say is this was my first time running the Mi5evo on high bite carpet where I felt like the car wasn't even close to traction rolling....
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gdcopbdcop, did you also have the new steering rack on the car as well? I also tried the new towers and steering system on the car this weekend and felt like the car was less twitchy and didn't square up the corners as much. I however was using a few other parts on the car that I have never rum....alloy chassis, arm braces. All I can say is this was my first time running the Mi5evo on high bite carpet where I felt like the car wasn't even close to traction rolling....
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Yes, I used the new steering rack, and also an alloy chassis. Also used the front and rear chassis braces. car felt really good. I had a friend mill out my alloy chassis a bit, it now looks like the X-RAY team tamale chassis. Worked real good on med bite carpet.
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Does anyone have any of the round suspension pivot inserts that are for the Mi5 (not the evo) for sale? Please PM if you do.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:13 AM   #2535
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I would hold off for 2 months or so. There may be a newer car out by then.
Interesting point you bring up i was thinking about it myself. Wonder if i contact schumacher directly and ask them about it if they would let me know a plus minus date for the new car
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