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Old 04-17-2013, 07:16 AM   #31
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who in North America has these in stock and will it come with the extra belts to make it a mid motor, or will they be extra
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who in North America has these in stock and will it come with the extra belts to make it a mid motor, or will they be extra
Going by the video they released, you'll only need the belts as the holes are already there to move the motor mount. I believe the top deck turns around too. Should be easy enough to change over too going by how the car is designed.

Would be interesting to see this car with mid motor and a shorty pack, really centralised weight distribution then.
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Only issue I have with it, no purple.

Only real worry, how well will those arms and their chassis mounts with stand a hit. Mounted on the ball like they are, will the cup in the arm last?
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Only issue I have with it, no purple.

Only real worry, how well will those arms and their chassis mounts with stand a hit. Mounted on the ball like they are, will the cup in the arm last?
I worked for Schumacher for 7 years and raced their cars for ~10 years. I am purple'd out. I'm happy to see the change to stealthy black.

The ball on the chassis as a pivot is very strong.

Many cars have used this design. Awesomatix's sedan and BMI's independant pan car front suspension are two.

The cup is surrounded by carbon fiber. This area will be very difficult to break.

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The ball on the chassis as a pivot is very strong.

Many cars have used this design. Awesomatix's sedan and BMI's independant pan car front suspension are two.

The cup is surrounded by carbon fiber. This area will be very difficult to break.

Yes very difficult to break but just like the awesomatix and one lite hit and that arm will be popping off those ballstuds and thats the end of the quali/race for u!
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Yes very difficult to break but just like the awesomatix and one lite hit and that arm will be popping off those ballstuds and thats the end of the quali/race for u!
Multiple hits and they pop off easier.
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Multiple hits and they pop off easier.
That's Awesomatix's...this is Schumacher. I doubt this will have the same issue.
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Right on queue, the durability skeptics chime in. Schumacher engineers have obviously done they're homework and that suspension arm setup looks solid. If I remember right the Alex Racing Barracuda's had a similar suspension arm design. I don't think anyone had issues with them popping off.

Anyway, great work Schumacher the Mi5 looks amazing! It's really nice to see a manufacture making some new never before seen chassis improvements.

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Experts are already out in force. Nice looking car from Schumacher. Can't wait to drive one and see one flying round in the hands of Chris Grainger at this weekends Btcc.
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Finally a manufacture with some stones and the brains to go with them. So many superior features on this car!
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Right on queue, the durability skeptics chime in. Schumacher engineers have obviously done they're homework and that suspension arm setup looks solid. If I remember right the Alex Racing Barracuda's had a similar suspension arm design. I don't think anyone had issues with them popping off.

Anyway, great work Schumacher the Mi5 looks amazing! It's really nice to see a manufacture making some new never before seen chassis improvements.
I know how durable Schumacher's are. I race on a track where there is no room for error or you end up in a pipe, have had some hard hits.

Can't wait to get my hands on it.
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who in North America has these in stock and will it come with the extra belts to make it a mid motor, or will they be extra
Like Rhett mentioned I will have them as soon as they are released. Looks like may sometime now.

Here's the a link to the new page I made for the kit

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This car is Badass!
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Without a doubt, the sickest belt drive touring car ever.
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