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Old 02-17-2020, 10:48 AM
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Been thinking about picking up an Eclipse 3 since the design looks so unique and interesting and the Race results in Europe have been really impressive. Problem is that I’m in the US. The only place that I’ve even found a kit available is AMain and they don’t seem to have many parts for the car. Does anybody in the US actually provide a decent level of support for the Eclipse?
Hard to believe! Without a fast supply to your spot I would not recommend any brand.
See the Schumacher homepage for dealer locations. They state many dealers in the US. Looks like more than 80 dealers to me.

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Old 02-17-2020, 04:52 PM
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Been thinking about picking up an Eclipse 3 since the design looks so unique and interesting and the Race results in Europe have been really impressive. Problem is that Iím in the US. The only place that Iíve even found a kit available is AMain and they donít seem to have many parts for the car. Does anybody in the US actually provide a decent level of support for the Eclipse?
Iíve been running the car without issue here in the US, if I need anything I order directly from Schumacher. I usually place a large order to compensate for the shipping, but get it within three days. Car is great, donít let the lack of parts denture you from getting one.

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I have a kit and all the related parts in stock. Springs, camber brace, pivots, etc.

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https://www.discountrcstore.com/category-s/1681.htm

Still not many parts but you can order the kit from them.
FYI, This is pretty much the only place I go for Schumacher parts and kits. I'm actually going to be putting in an order myself for the Eclipse 3, along with the aluminum chassis and aluminum pivots and solid axle. I strongly suggest you go here.
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I just finished assembling an Eclipse 3. What a stunning car and a satisfying build. An especially nice feature is the knurled brass threaded inserts in lieu of loose nuts like most other cars use. Generally Iíve been thrilled with the quality of the parts and the carís design. Just one area disappoints, and that is the kingpins. Iím finding that a thin coat of silicone lube tends to collect on the flat bottom surface of the alloy steering blocks and also on the flat flange of the kingpins. The effect is a hydraulic ďsuctionĒ thatís created when both flat surfaces have a light coating of lube and so they tend to stick to each other. Is there a solution to this troublesome initial stiction? Any other tips for getting the steering blocks to slide completely free would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by vafactor View Post
I just finished assembling an Eclipse 3. What a stunning car and a satisfying build. An especially nice feature is the knurled brass threaded inserts in lieu of loose nuts like most other cars use. Generally Iíve been thrilled with the quality of the parts and the carís design. Just one area disappoints, and that is the kingpins. Iím finding that a thin coat of silicone lube tends to collect on the flat bottom surface of the alloy steering blocks and also on the flat flange of the kingpins. The effect is a hydraulic ďsuctionĒ thatís created when both flat surfaces have a light coating of lube and so they tend to stick to each other. Is there a solution to this troublesome initial stiction? Any other tips for getting the steering blocks to slide completely free would be greatly appreciated.
Hard to tell if you're having the similar issue from your question but read post 49 to about 53 in this thread to see if what was discussed helps you out.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by vafactor View Post
I just finished assembling an Eclipse 3. What a stunning car and a satisfying build. An especially nice feature is the knurled brass threaded inserts in lieu of loose nuts like most other cars use. Generally I’ve been thrilled with the quality of the parts and the car’s design. Just one area disappoints, and that is the kingpins. I’m finding that a thin coat of silicone lube tends to collect on the flat bottom surface of the alloy steering blocks and also on the flat flange of the kingpins. The effect is a hydraulic “suction” that’s created when both flat surfaces have a light coating of lube and so they tend to stick to each other. Is there a solution to this troublesome initial stiction? Any other tips for getting the steering blocks to slide completely free would be greatly appreciated.
Seems to be no issue in operation of the car. Anyhow, it is very easy to fix. Replace the 0,5mm washer by a 0,5mm wire ring that you can make of a spring with 0,5mm wire. I used this and found no effect in operation, but the desired effect was there: no binding.
If you do not have the 0,5mm washer due to small tyres you have to live with it (which is no issue as I found)

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Thatís a great idea. Iíll give it a try. Thanks
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It has won 3 out of 4 BRCA nationals so far this season so it's fast.
how bout asphalt? Iím considering one
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how bout asphalt? Iím considering one
Car is great on asphalt. Been running it close to 9 months now on multiple asphalt tracks. Last weekend was the first time since the worlds. Swapped back to carbon chassis and left the setup the same. Couldnít fault it. Even managed to get around the track with a spool.

It has a lot of rear grip and drive out of the corner.
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Car is great on asphalt. Been running it close to 9 months now on multiple asphalt tracks. Last weekend was the first time since the worlds. Swapped back to carbon chassis and left the setup the same. Couldnít fault it. Even managed to get around the track with a spool.

It has a lot of rear grip and drive out of the corner.
Any suggestions for set up on Asphalt? We run 60-100k in our sides and center is 35 wt and a med spring. I usually run like 4.2 front and 4.6 rear or so with 44mm tire.
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Any suggestions for set up on Asphalt? We run 60-100k in our sides and center is 35 wt and a med spring. I usually run like 4.2 front and 4.6 rear or so with 44mm tire.
It was kit front spring( white I think it is) 8k front king pin 20k sides and 50k centre tube. Red rear spring and silver sides. I had a closer split in ride height 4.4f and 4.5r
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Anyone that has this kit. Is there anyway someone could measure the distance of the screws that mount the lower arm to the chassis? Iím trying to see if I can use my x-ray front shims on this
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Anyone that has this kit. Is there anyway someone could measure the distance of the screws that mount the lower arm to the chassis? Iím trying to see if I can use my x-ray front shims on this
From what I can measure it is about 36-36.2mm from hole to hole for front beam mounting.

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