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Old 06-04-2013, 02:41 PM   #526
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You're not sponsored by Schumacher and you purchased these banners to help promote the brand?

That is some serious Schumacher love!
wish they did a new pit towel with the new blue logo for the mi5 to replace my old one
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:43 PM   #527
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do you mean droop
Downstops and droop are two different things... but very closely related. If you measure droop properly (chassis rise before tire lift), you don't need to look at downstops.
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:15 PM   #528
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Downstops and droop are two different things... but very closely related. If you measure droop properly (chassis rise before tire lift), you don't need to look at downstops.
Never heard of down stops ? Where are they
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your downstops are the screws u use to set your droop. This is indeed very close related but still different.. cause droop is ur actual chassis lift over ride height , and ur downstop settings is what 90% of the drivers place in their setup sheets. So if i read that in Hofer's setup he uses 4,5 and 5,5 mm droop.. then those are his downstop settings. Cause droop in general is between 2 and 4 mm over ride height.

Another factor is that if ur droop is set over ride heigt that doesnt mean ur downstop settings are the same left and right. Downstop settings should be equal left and right when u set ur droop. If they are not and ur droop is equal left and right ur chassis is tweaked. So if ur chassis is good and ur downstop settings are equeal left and right both tires should lift the same time.

edit: this explains is a little better : http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...6d8263120acff6
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:22 PM   #531
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your downstops are the screws u use to set your droop. This is indeed very close related but still different..
Well no, those are still your droop screws. Down stops is the difference in mm between the chassis, and the bottom of the control arm. The setting in and of itself, to me... is pretty pointless, as the amount of droop you have then depends on your ride height. So you can have a lot of droop, or very little droop by changing your ride height... but your downstops settings never change. So it's something I never look at.

-Set ride height
-measure /set droop
-make sure L and R droop the same
-done

YMMV - There is more than one way to skin the setup cat.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:06 PM   #532
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MAN some of you build your kits fast. Am i the only guy that takes at least 3 days to build a kit? Takes me a few hours to do sanding and CAing.. a day to build the kit, at least a day to wire in electronics and paint a shell. 3 days minimum!... I admit, I do take my time. (i hate to rush and am kind of a perfectionist.
I'm like you and like to take my time in building out my kit and make sure that I have my setup going just right
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #533
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You're not sponsored by Schumacher and you purchased these banners to help promote the brand?

That is some serious Schumacher love!
Lol! I do love the Schumacher brand and the logo is awesome and the company support is great I highly recommend getting the banners because they do intimidate the other drivers at my local track
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Finally got to put the car on the track, car is a winner in my book. I nearly beat the times of my CX which I had been driving for over 2 years.

The car responds to the smallest of changes.

I had Hofer's setup on running in Mod and I was struggling with a lot of oversteer all night. Constantly had to use reverse lock. If I can put down quick laptimes with that, then can't wait until I settle the car down in the next few weeks.

Some of it was the nut behind the wheel having to change his driving style to work with a spool which I have never used at this track before.
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Schumacher UK has them in stock. Hey, its a good excuse to order a front gear diff and alloy vented shock caps...lol!

If US Schumacher dealers are out you can use these 7075 T6 alloy scews.

http://www.4chobbysupply.com/servlet...mm-Flat/Detail

I can't compare their quality to the Schu screws as I don't have my kit yet but I have used them in my pan cars and they are quite strong. They should function similarly to the U4236 screws.
where does it show the 4236 screws used? I don't see them on the explosion

and the manual says not to replace with alloy
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where does it show the 4236 screws used? I don't see them on the explosion

and the manual says not to replace with alloy
It's on the amendment sheet, and the alloy screws are used only on the front arm pivots.
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These screws, they are showing out of stock at the moment but I ordered some this week when they were in stock as I broke one on Friday.
http://www.racing-cars.com/pp/New_Ca...Mi5/U4236.html
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Now fitted with a shorty Lipo ready for testing, min weight 1350g limit car is now 1355g ready to race in the 17.5 blinky class.
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Now fitted with a shorty Lipo ready for testing, min weight 1350g limit car is now 1355g ready to race in the 17.5 blinky class.
Wow! Your Mi5 looks fantastic!
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Just checking. Is it normal for front wheel hub bearings to sit out by about 1mm? Looks odd but I guess there is less chance for compression on the bearing
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