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Old 07-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #1021
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I also don't understand the point of the big bore shocks.
They are for when you miss the corner and go offroad!
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #1022
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Anyone tried using the bigbore touring shocks? Pointless?
for bumpy tracks, if you race on a parking lot type setup...then might be okay.
for groomed tracks probably minimal effects.
I suggest to stick with the standard shocks and just make sure to build them right.
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Thanks to Howdy_beecha for this very good fix!
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Just file the burr off the end of these bolts and perfect.
Very nice fix bruh. Feels a bit more solid as well
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:39 PM   #1024
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Is Martin just running them because they are purple or is there some other reason?
At the time, just because they were purple. Although looking at the latest pic I saw, he's moved onto the production black ones.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:56 PM   #1025
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olhipster1, when did you get the MI5? Figured you would have an Awesomatix by now....
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:15 PM   #1026
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olhipster1, when did you get the MI5? Figured you would have an Awesomatix by now....
Wish I could have that Russian carbon fiber hotness....told my wife I would leave her for an Awesomatix
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Schuie has been good to me so far.

Its been one hell of build so far....everything is flawless so far...
one of the best packaging jobs next to Xbrand (they are tops also). all those little bags all labeled to match the steps in the manual...(Tam/AE pay attention).
Little things make building a car fun...
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #1027
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1. Plastic outdrives - If plastic spool/gear diff cups push the oring out. Take an exacto knife and very lightly take a little material from the inside edge (inner spool cup). Very light amount....while pushing in cup over oring take a small flathead and push oring back in (before cups snaps in).

2. Camber plates - (4 dot) file a little on the inner part...will slide in smooth.

3. Arms - do not over torque the screw into the pivot ball..it will create a friction point....tighten screw then finish with wrench (on pivot ball) this will keep it all straight.

4 bearing caps - may fit too tight, slide the cap in with all the notches facing down. place a drop of oil prior to installing to make movement smooth.

5. Steering Rack
a. front most bearings - apply a very small amount of Locktite on holding screws (less than a drop, with a exacto knife. this will keep the bearing in fixed position for break-in of rack.
b. inner bearing - tighten and place a drop of oil on rack, if you overtighten front bearings will feel gritty.
Not too loose not to tight...once the Rack gets grooves then re-adjust to ensure...check after the first few batt packs.
6. Belt tension
front belt in lowest setting may rub the front plastic battery positioner. Flip positioner upside down or remove

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Old 07-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #1028
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1. Plastic outdrives - If plastic spool/gear diff cups push the oring out. Take an exacto knife and very lightly take a little material from the inside edge (inner spool cup). Very light amount....while pushing in cup over oring take a small flathead and push oring back in (before cups snaps in).
Wasn't this on the addendum sheet?

Don't use a flathead. Push the bearing up against the oring when you install the cup and the o-ring won't move.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:03 PM   #1029
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Wasn't this on the addendum sheet?

Don't use a flathead. Push the bearing up against the oring when you install the cup and the o-ring won't move.
Bearing method doesn't work all the time. if does for you/anyone then great onto the next step in build.
the o-rings gets pinched....and doesn't seat properly...the oring must sit inside the cups...other wise it will fall out on side and everything will wobble.

do not jab the oring with anything only lean with flat side. You can use anything flat and small enough to fit in the area (used one those of little key fob discount scan cards in a pinch)
I've done this over a hundred times and numerous failed cups...same design as the Mi4 series.
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Wish I could have that Russian carbon fiber hotness....told my wife I would leave her for an Awesomatix
but
Schuie has been good to me so far.

Its been one hell of build so far....everything is flawless so far...
one of the best packaging jobs next to Xbrand (they are tops also). all those little bags all labeled to match the steps in the manual...(Tam/AE pay attention).
Little things make building a car fun...
+1 on the packaging and manual. Everything in separate bags by step is awesome. And the fit and finish is right up there with the other top brands.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:11 AM   #1031
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Does Schumacher offer an optional hard bumper for the car? If not, Has anyone found another solution?
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:17 AM   #1032
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Does Schumacher offer an optional hard bumper for the car? If not, Has anyone found another solution?
Funny you ask, I just started making one out of a block of Parma Ultimate bumper foam. Its just sold in a raw.block. I just traced the factory bumper.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:54 AM   #1033
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Are the Yokomo springs still the ticket on carpet?
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:37 AM   #1034
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I think the yokomo springs are the go on carpet with 500 cst oil, 3 hole piston.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:15 PM   #1035
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why yokomo? a spring rate is a spring rate regardless of brand yes no?
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