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Old 04-10-2016, 04:26 PM   #2641
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.. after looking over the parts list .. it again appears to be largely a new platform.. Looks like some of the smaller bits ( F/R Hubs, Caster Blocks, Driveshafts ) will transfer over from the EVO but nearly all else is new.. Diff, spool, arms, bulkheads, bumper molds, belts, top decks, chassis, etc are all new... It'll likely be easier and less expensive to purchase new than try to convert .. IMHO


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Just ordered mi5evo and wondering what rear toe in arms come as standard and what springs are in the kit?
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The 3 degree arms and green springs are the kit standards.
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The 3 degree arms and green springs are the kit standards.
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My diff is leaking only from the left outdrive. What is the best way to build this thing to prevent leaks? Are the red schumacher seals better?
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My diff is leaking only from the left outdrive. What is the best way to build this thing to prevent leaks? Are the red schumacher seals better?

The red seals (U4712) have worked better in our experience and are Schumacher's solution for that issue. When installing, we usually use a bit of the black moly grease or diff grease with the ring(s) to help better seal and minimize the wearing of the seal against the out drive itself.. It also helps when reassembling to put a thin film of grease on both sides of the shim(s) that go underneath the bevel gears for the out drives.. this should help to virtually eliminate any leaking from the the out drives themselves .. Hope it helps ..!


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The red seals (U4712) have worked better in our experience and are Schumacher's solution for that issue. When installing, we usually use a bit of the black moly grease or diff grease with the ring(s) to help better seal and minimize the wearing of the seal against the out drive itself.. It also helps when reassembling to put a thin film of grease on both sides of the shim(s) that go underneath the bevel gears for the out drives.. this should help to virtually eliminate any leaking from the the out drives themselves .. Hope it helps ..!


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My diff is leaking only from the left outdrive. What is the best way to build this thing to prevent leaks? Are the red schumacher seals better?
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They are for the Spec R diff, but the green slime seems to stop all leaks. I use it on the shocks as well now.
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I personally dont like green slime on shocks or anything else. Makes the oils mirky. I dont think it seals all that well either. A lesson I learned from Kyosho is that the Orings are the be all end all of a well sealed component. If the Orings are not up to par your stuff will always leak. Grease itself cant hold back a leak.
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Thank you. I will try it today during practice
Your method worked great thanks again. Do They make DCJ for the mi5 evo?
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Your method worked great thanks again. Do They make DCJ for the mi5 evo?

Great news ! Glad to hear that it worked for you ..

The part number for the DCJ's are G920 and can be found here



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Great news ! Glad to hear that it worked for you ..

The part number for the DCJ's are G920 and can be found here



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If I'm just getting into on-road do you folks think buying a new Mi5 Evo kit at $260 is a deal or is it just throwing money down the drain/buy latest and greatest Mi6?

What will parts support look like for th Mi5 in 6 months?
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If I'm just getting into on-road do you folks think buying a new Mi5 Evo kit at $260 is a deal or is it just throwing money down the drain/buy latest and greatest Mi6?

What will parts support look like for th Mi5 in 6 months?
It's difficult to say for certain .. The EVO is still a very competitive car.. especially at the club level. Most of us (shops) will likely sell down their excess inventory and keep the basic consumables on hand ( arms, hubs, carbon bits etc ) however as the line develops and moves on, so must we as that is where the demand is going; we can and do special order for guys all the time as long as the bits are available at Schumacher.. hope it helps


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Old 04-15-2016, 09:17 AM   #2655
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If I'm just getting into on-road do you folks think buying a new Mi5 Evo kit at $260 is a deal or is it just throwing money down the drain/buy latest and greatest Mi6?

What will parts support look like for th Mi5 in 6 months?
I Ran the car repeatedly for practice last night and I can definitely say it is very durable, parts quality is amazing, it is VERY consistent to drive. And has a ton of tuning options. If youre running on carpet you will need the DCJs up front. So far though very impressed and ive only been out with it once. I think for the price theres nothing better you can buy right now. I will also say this, newer isnt always better. There are guys at my track that run old Xrays that clean up. So its all about your driving and developing your skill.

I used to run for Schumacher in offroad, all I can say is when I built this kit I forgot how well thought out things actually were with their cars. What car can you buy that offers a mid motor conversion, shocks you can build any which way you want, ease of maintenance, especially removing the spur gear, and diff. Super Low CG, 3 different top decks to run, aluminum chassis, and just easily adjustable. This car is awesome IMO. Id like an MI6 also but ill wait till the bugs are worked out and get it on christmas lol.
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