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Old 02-01-2022, 09:08 AM
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Those style of upper A-arm existed before the Awesomatix was an idea... they will be just fine.
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Old 02-01-2022, 09:31 AM
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I like the droop screws being pushed out further - finer and more reliable adjustment like this.
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Old 02-01-2022, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by bmwjoon View Post
Car looks good. Shock towers attach to the chassis and isolate the diff bulkheads? Is the Mi7 built that way?
No, the shock tower is actually attached to the bulkhead like all other TC cars.

Copy or not.........now a day who's copying who is not important. I know the price is definitely the lowest amoung all the others. It should be right below $600 USD
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Old 02-01-2022, 11:12 AM
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Compatible parts from MI7 to MI8 (Excluding screws and bearings):

CR280 TI PRO BALL STUDS - SHORT - (PR)
CR281 TI PRO BALL STUDS - ULTRA SHORT - (PR)
U1633 SPEED PACK - SMALL PINS (PK)
U2148 BALL BEARING - 5X10X4 SHIELD - (PR)
U3016 BALL BEARING - 10X15X4 - SHIELD (PR)
U3017 CERAMIC BEARING - 10X15X4 - SHIELD - (PR)
U3131 SPEED PACK ALLOY SPACERS - M3X7MM 0.5;1;2MM (PK18)
U3170 PINS AND SHIMS; AXLE 4PR - MI3-MI7
U3525 ALLOY WHEEL HEX - MEDIUM PR - MI4-MI7,FT
U3570 ALLOY WHEEL HEX - SLIM PR - MI4-MI7,FT
U4155 SPEED PACK - M3 CSK WASHERS - BLACK ALLOY (PK10)
U4220 'O' RING 9.0X1.0 (PK10)
U4557 Shock Seal Cap 1pr - Mi5evo,Mi7
U4567 ECCENTRICS 4 PCS - MI5EVO,MI6/EVO,MI7
U4726 PRO BALL BEARING - 5X10X3 SHIELD - (PR)
U4741 6MM OFFSET SERVO ARMS
U4773 AERIAL MOUNT
U4872 CENTRE TRACK ROD SHIM PK4 - MI6/EVO,MI7
U4903 Precision Ball Stud Ultra Short - pk4
U4904 PRECISION BALL STUD SHORT - PK4
U4943 BALL BEARING - 1/8X1/4 SHIELD - (PR)
U7326 BALL BEARING - 5X10X3 SHIELD - (PR)
U7463 Ultra Short Shock Seal 'O' Ring pk4 - Mi6/evo,Mi7
U7530 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK DIAPHRAGM PK4 - MI6/EVO,MI7
U7530 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK DIAPHRAGM PK4 - MI6/EVO,MI7
U7533 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK COLLAR 'O' RINGS PR-MI6/EVO,MI7
U7534 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK COLLAR PR - MI6/EVO,MI7
U7536 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK PISTON 3H PR - MI6/EVO,MI7
U7537 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK PISTON 4H PR - MI6/EVO,MI7
U7542 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK ALLOY SPRING SEAT PR-MI6/EVO,MI7
U7545 Ultra Short Shock Shims (3.3x6.7x0.05)-Mi6/evo,Mi7
U7561 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK SPRING SEAT (PR)
U7689 M3 BRASS INSERTS - PK10
U7731 Layshaft Fences - Mi7
U7732 DIFF/SPOOL FENCES - MI7 (PK4)
U7733 HUB CARRIERS - MI7 (PR)
U7735 Diff Gears and Pin - Mi7
U7738 RADIUS ARMS PR - MI7,FT
U7739 BODY POST SPACERS - MI7 (PR)
U7747 WISHBONE ARB MOUNT - MI7 (PR)
U7747 WISHBONE ARB MOUNT - MI7 (PR)
U7750 LIPO MOUNTING MOULDINGS SET - MI7,FT
U7752 REAR DRIVESHAFT PINS,PIVOTS - MI7,FT
U7753 DOUBLE JOINT DRIVESHAFT V2 PR - MI7,FT
U7754 DOUBLE JOINT DRIVESHAFT PINS,PIVOTS V2 - MI7,FT
U7755 DOUBLE JOINT DRIVESHAFT BONE V2 - MI7,FT
U7756 DOUBLE JOINT DRIVESHAFT AXLE V2 - MI7,FT
U7757 DOUBLE JOINT DRIVESHAFT TUBE V2 - MI7,FT
U7769 ALLOY CENTRE TRACK ROD ASSY - MI7
U7773 ALLOY STEERING PIVOTS/SPACERS - MI7 (PR)
U7779 LAYSHAFT - MI7
U7781 SPUR GEAR SCREW - MI7 (PK3)
U7782 ULTRA SHORT SHOCK REBUILD KIT
U7783 Dowel Bush pk4 - Mi7,FT
U7785 Diff End Float Shim 0.10mm (pk10)
U7786 Gear Diff Rebuild Kit - Mi7
U7790 FOAM BUMPER - MI7,FT
U7794 BALL BEARING 3/16"X5/16" FLANGED YELLOW (PR)
U7806 C/F REAR TOE ARM - MI7 (PR)
U7806 C/F REAR TOE ARM - MI7 (PR)
U7809 DRIVESHAFT BLADE - MI7 (PK4)
U7812 ALLOY HUB CARRIER (BLACK) - MI7 (PR)
U7816 ALLOY RADIUS ARMS - MI7 (PR)
U7822 PRO BALL BEARING 3/16"X5/16"X1/8" FLANGED (PR)
U7828 TITANIUM BALL STUD LOW (ULTRA SHORT) (PK4)
U7829 Titanium Ball Stud Low (Short) (pk4)
U7832 BALL STUD LOW (ULTRA SHORT) (PK4)
U7833 BALL STUD LOW (SHORT) (PK4)
U7837 C/F UPPER BUMPER - MI7,FT
U7839 C/F LIPO SWIVEL PR - MI7,FT
U7845 SHOCK TOP (5.5MM) - MI7 (PR)
U7850 BODY POST SET (4PCS) - MI7,FT
U7854 ALLOY DOUBLE JOINT DRIVESHAFT TUBE PR V2 -MI7,FT
U7855 TITANIUM REAR AXLE - MI (PR)
U7866 LIGHTWEIGHT FOAM BUMPER - MI7,FT
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Old 02-01-2022, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Solara View Post
No, the shock tower is actually attached to the bulkhead like all other TC cars.

Copy or not.........now a day who's copying who is not important. I know the price is definitely the lowest amoung all the others. It should be right below $600 USD

On the pre-order list already.... Can't wait to get my hands on it. After building the MI7 (2019),
i'll never buy another x-ray product (2018-T4) again. Interesting note, all the setup sheets from the top
schumacher drivers show "kit" selections for most all variable items/upgrades . It's nice to know at least one
toy car manufacturer is being honest with it's customers..
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Old 02-01-2022, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by metalcrafter View Post
On the pre-order list already.... Can't wait to get my hands on it. After building the MI7 (2019),
i'll never buy another x-ray product (2018-T4) again. Interesting note, all the setup sheets from the top
schumacher drivers show "kit" selections for most all variable items/upgrades . It's nice to know at least one
toy car manufacturer is being honest with it's customers..
Yes, this MI8 is definitely made me want to get one. I might get couple so I can have one for parts or for VTA USGT.
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Old 02-01-2022, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Solara View Post
Yes, this MI8 is definitely made me want to get one. I might get couple so I can have one for parts or for VTA USGT.
Try these guys in Niles Michigan for kits/parts (discountrcstore.com ) . They're great in both
pricing & delivery . I've ordered parts in the afternoon & delivered next day UPS ground to Chicago , A-main takes a week these days.
See you soon !
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Old 02-01-2022, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DavidNERODease View Post
I like the droop screws being pushed out further - finer and more reliable adjustment like this.
right, and less leverage from the shock pushing down on the arm, should increase longevity.
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Old 02-01-2022, 11:07 PM
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Default I love it!

It's such a copy, and totally lacking in originality.

I love it!

i wonder if schumacher has their own destruction test team? I'm sure the tc fans are gagging to find out if the mi8 is as durable as the xray x4... and as easy to drive... no less.

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Old 02-01-2022, 11:27 PM
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The manual is out and its nice to see Schumacher included the molded upper arms with the kit. Looks like caster doodles are an option part from Schumacher for those who want to stick with the turnbuckle style upper links.
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Old 02-02-2022, 05:51 AM
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There are almost no new ideas on anything anymore...just variations on a theme...that being said, Schumacher has incorporated some really slick features on this kit...it looks pretty cool!
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Yes, I like what they have done here. Is focusing on LCG really "copying" someone else? I see a lot of potential in this car...
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Old 02-02-2022, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by foampervert View Post
It's such a copy, and totally lacking in originality.

I love it!

i wonder if schumacher has their own destruction test team? I'm sure the tc fans are gagging to find out if the mi8 is as durable as the xray x4... and as easy to drive... no less.

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I can see why you are saying this. However, looking closely to the manual shows that you can put 4 mass dampers on the car exactly where you want them, not in the front (around the bumper) not in the center, no exactly in line with the drive shafts. THAT is something new what other cars don't have ;-)

Besides that, as mentioned above even the Team drivers run most of the KIT parts. All shiny options are nice to have, and I've ordered several, but not necessary. And this kit is (a lot) cheaper than most of its contenders.

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Old 02-02-2022, 07:09 AM
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In the US it is showing at the lower end of the current pricing range at $679, just below the current Yokomo and about 10% less than the Xray, Mugen and AMX cars...so cheaper...but not necessarily a LOT cheaper here...
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Add in aluminum steering arms and ~$700.
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