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Old 02-05-2007, 06:28 PM
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[QUOTE=Darkseid]Nice try...I applaud your effort to look back to those. But in each of those cases I was either answering a question or joking with someone, and in each case I was still dealing with the Mi3.

And considering that two of those comments came from one post, your talking about 2 post by me. Compare that to the near full page you guys have been arguing about Xray sway bars on the Mi3 thread.

Again, nice try... ...but not quite the same. [/QUOTE

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Old 02-05-2007, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by AdrianM
FLCL - PW has tested the Mi3 on foams and all foam tires fit normally with no problems. I do believe it is possible to have your front rims contact your lower spring seat on the front shocks are extreme full lock. You should never have to make your wheels turn that far though. I set my end points on my Mi2 Foam Kit to limit wheel travel so this never happens.
Thanks for answering that. One more thing on that topic...

Does the upper camber link on the front clear the wheels easily, or do you find that you have to shave a little off the ball cups to fit the 28mm foams?
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by adamge
Haven't you heard, cvt? The Ta05 is faster than anything else out there. Greed among everyone involved in the top levels of racing is why no one who is fast drives one.
Well someone's been drinking the hateraid.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by scoobydo
Adrian, I had a question about the C Hubs, was it ever discussed to have a grub screw rather than using c clips to hold the pin?
I just HATE c clips and have been really happy with all the latest cars to only have to deal with them when building shocks.
I know its no big deal, but....did I mention I hate c clips?
I know I could probably tap my own, I just thought I would ask.
I'm adding myself to the 'leave them as they are' camp.

If you add an extra hole your just providing another point for a fracture to occur. I have seen a couple of JRX-S's go through these all the time with a split occuring from the hole for the grub screw to the end where the pin appears.

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P.S. They are the only couple of JRX-S's I know of
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Originally Posted by Darkseid
Compare that to the near full page you guys have been arguing about Xray sway bars on the Mi3 thread.

You guys? hate to bust up the party but I wasn't one of the "guys"....

TA-05 for life!!!!!
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I simply stated you dont NEED them. They are a tuning option. Then someone got on my back about my comment (neither negative or positive) about sway bars. /discussion for me

Anyways...looking forward to seeing the car in person. I'm sure a few people in this area will be trying them out.
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Darkseid
Thanks for answering that. One more thing on that topic...

Does the upper camber link on the front clear the wheels easily, or do you find that you have to shave a little off the ball cups to fit the 28mm foams?
There is miles of room there. Our link is lower than on some other cars.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:25 PM
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This thread sounds like me and I haven't even been in here! Autographs at the door.
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Adrian,
Any chance the Cyclone or Pro 4 C Hubs or knuckles will fit the new Mi3?
I have been looking at some exploded views and they look awfully similar between the 3 cars.
I was just wondering since I have extra Alloy bits for those 2 cars.
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Greetings:

Thank you for bringing back my question through all that XRay stuff. I think they how no better time than to disrupt this thread.
I see you have a TA-05. a friend gave my one to run/race. a nice car!!!! but I am in wanting of a Mi3.

AdrainM:

Greetings:

Thank you for you quik reponse. I thought my post was lost. do to the "other stuff" goings on. I will have a friend order one soon....maybe two!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please tell Paul W good luck at the big race coming up in FLA.

Thank you all for your time

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Old 02-05-2007, 11:41 PM
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I really enjoyed the experience of driving the MI2EC - and therefore are really looking forward to the MI3.

The only thing that I had trouble with on the EC was problems regarding the durability of the CVDs.

I have basically tried everything, the alu ones, ti ones - now I am currently using steel in the front since we are racing with foams on high bite carpet - and i am still using the one-way not even the spool.

The steel ones last very good but here I have got the problem of loosing the bloody pins again. The back of the car is ok, the front CVDs are the problem.I Just have to say that the alu and Titanium ones wear to quick for any reason.

So basically all I want to say is that during a proper race I have to control and maintain the CVDs after each run.

Apart from that the car is just wonderful and does not know any other weaknesses.

If you have experienced the same sort of problem please get back to me - or might there even be stronger bones and pins in the future?
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Originally Posted by scoobydo
Adrian,
Any chance the Cyclone or Pro 4 C Hubs or knuckles will fit the new Mi3?
I have been looking at some exploded views and they look awfully similar between the 3 cars.
I was just wondering since I have extra Alloy bits for those 2 cars.
Interesting question..

I have a bunch of Pro4 arms, c hubs, etc. etc.
Can the entire assembly fit okay with some shimming? Is that the "Pro4 steering parts" that were referred to in previous posts?
I've had good experience with the durability of the Pro4/Cyclone arms in particular..
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Originally Posted by joamu
I really enjoyed the experience of driving the MI2EC - and therefore are really looking forward to the MI3.

The only thing that I had trouble with on the EC was problems regarding the durability of the CVDs.

I have basically tried everything, the alu ones, ti ones - now I am currently using steel in the front since we are racing with foams on high bite carpet - and i am still using the one-way not even the spool.

The steel ones last very good but here I have got the problem of loosing the bloody pins again. The back of the car is ok, the front CVDs are the problem.I Just have to say that the alu and Titanium ones wear to quick for any reason.

So basically all I want to say is that during a proper race I have to control and maintain the CVDs after each run.

Apart from that the car is just wonderful and does not know any other weaknesses.

If you have experienced the same sort of problem please get back to me - or might there even be stronger bones and pins in the future?

They actually redesigned the CVD's a few months ago. The problem was the hollow coupling. There was nothing supporting the cross pin on the opposite side of the set screw. So they would get over tightened and bend or even crack. That's why you would hear about guys loosing CVD's just going down the straight. The new ones have a black axle and the coupling is solid behind the pin to keep this from happening.
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Originally Posted by scoobydo
Adrian,
Any chance the Cyclone or Pro 4 C Hubs or knuckles will fit the new Mi3?
I have been looking at some exploded views and they look awfully similar between the 3 cars.
I was just wondering since I have extra Alloy bits for those 2 cars.
No, we use 1/8" (3.17mm) hinge pins and HPI uses a 3mm hinge pin. The diffrence is small but if you try to drill them you could ruin your parts. Also, Alloy c-hubs are not a good idea becuase they could bend and be slightly out of alignment withiout you knowing it.

I would rather break a plastic part and know I need to replace it than not know if my alloy C-hubs are bent. That said Schu plastic c-hubs are pretty darned tough and even when they do crack they often stay together so you can finish the race.
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Originally Posted by AdrianM
No, we use 1/8" (3.17mm) hinge pins and HPI uses a 3mm hinge pin. The diffrence is small but if you try to drill them you could ruin your parts. Also, Alloy c-hubs are not a good idea becuase they could bend and be slightly out of alignment withiout you knowing it.

I would rather break a plastic part and know I need to replace it than not know if my alloy C-hubs are bent. That said Schu plastic c-hubs are pretty darned tough and even when they do crack they often stay together so you can finish the race.
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