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Old 04-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #121
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I'm wondering about the cost of the option deg. rear arm and others ect ?
True ....I guess we will have to wait and see ...hopefully it's sold as a set rather then individually.
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I was thinking the same thing about rear toe and arm sweep as I was looking at pictures. The suspension blocks on the Serpent are around $17/ea. As long as a pair of CF arms isn't more than $20, it wouldn't be too unreasonable. The drawback is flexibility in use for that $20. On the Serpent for example; I can put a 2.5 block at three (ok reasonably 2) other locations on the car to do different jobs. A pair of rear arms is a pair of rear arms.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #123
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... but Schumacher still killed it with this design. The competition can't be happy right now.
The 'proof of the pudding' etc.

It does look very interesting, but it all depends on results from their big boys, and how easily it is to setup and race from a club racers point of view.

I know a few club drivers who struggled with the incarnations of the Mi4 and have gone quicker as soon as they changed to another chassis (also know a few who are very quick with them).

Time will tell
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:13 PM   #124
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The 'proof of the pudding' etc.

It does look very interesting, but it all depends on results from their big boys, and how easily it is to setup and race from a club racers point of view.

I know a few club drivers who struggled with the incarnations of the Mi4 and have gone quicker as soon as they changed to another chassis (also know a few who are very quick with them).

Time will tell
I'm a big Schumacher fan but i kind of agree with this. Not so much that any of their cars are tricky to set up, in fact its something i've always liked about them that they actually respond to setup changes, but more of the lack of support and shared knowledge regarding setup. And by that i don't mean they should post 1000's of team setups just and bit more Q&A's with the team. Its something Xray have done very well.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:29 PM   #125
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Nice, two please & send them express!
One for me ? Very interesting car - reason enough to return to tc
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:41 PM   #126
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Not so much that any of their cars are tricky to set up, in fact its something i've always liked about them that they actually respond to setup changes.
Agreed, I moved from a Tamiya 416 to the Schumacher Mi4CX and first thing I noticed was the car actually responded to what ever change I made, and it only took a few laps to see it the change was right or not.

Waiting for the front gear diff part number, can't race the car without it, spools don't work at my track.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:30 PM   #127
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Let's stay on topic

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #128
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Geez dude, talk about making a mountain out of molehill!
Infraction issued , stay on topic no need for anything else.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:43 PM   #129
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I think we'll see whether the competition has anything to worry about after the next ETS race next month.





Schumacher parts tend to be expensive, especially in the US. A camber link plate, for example, is $10-12. Based on the size of the part and thickness of the carbon, I'd guess an option arm will cost at least that much, and you'll need two of them. To be fair, though, on a car like a 417, BD7, Serpent, TCXX, etc, you have to buy suspension blocks to mess with toe, but that was never an advantage of those platforms.

Anyway, I don't mean to be so negative. It's just that the awesome parts of the car are so awesome, there's just really not much to say about them.

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I know is cost 16.00 Ea. Awesomatix carbon graphite suspension arm
Now you need pair of those MI5 arms ,just for one set up XXX deg. toe end...But I still like the car lol
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:54 PM   #130
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Car looks great. Some nice ideas. This thread is turning me off though...
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #131
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Yeah, sure looks great and glad there is no purple....

Kind of BS on the 10 day for G though... oh well. Have fun with the new kits boys...
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #132
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So, who has the best price on this Kit for USA customers? Amain has it at 479 and they have discounts available that bring it down to around 460. Anywhere else?
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:08 AM   #133
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I'm sure Stormer will carry it too, they usually have good prices.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:47 AM   #134
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Default About Schuey parts prices....

Schumacher parts used to be comparitively expensive 7 years ago but since then all the other manufacturers got more expensive. I ran Xrays sedans for a while last year and was shocked at the cost of spare parts.

When I looked at the Mi4CXL almost all molded and carbon parts were LESS expensive than than same parts on an Xray T3 2012.

Associated is dirt cheap in the US since they are local. No one can beat them for cheap spares but compared to Yok, Xray and Tamiya Schumacher is right in line or less expensive.
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Stormer has price posted.
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