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Old 02-07-2007, 10:53 AM   #421
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They were gone on the Mi2EC a year and a half ago.
Well it's welcome news to those of us who didn't have the EC. I know I was happy when CRASH told me that the torx screws were history.
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Old 02-07-2007, 10:59 AM   #422
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rc-car-net: thanks for posting those pics and the link.
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:15 PM   #423
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They were gone on the Mi2EC a year and a half ago.
Did not know that, but torx screws suck
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:52 PM   #424
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Stupid question, maybe already asked - but if - I missed it.

Is the position of the body posts the same or do I have to drill new holes, compared to the EC?

I really hope that they are the same I had 9 bodies painted already for the coming outdoor season here in Europe.

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Old 02-07-2007, 02:58 PM   #425
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Exclamation piston holes

Hey guys,

when are you using two piston holes or three piston holes. Let me have your thoughts on that.

I would rather like to know what exactly the changes are if you are changing form the standard 3 pistons to the 2 holes one.
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Did not know that, but torx screws suck
Torx are the best there are, they don't round off like allen screws can, particularly on the underside where scrapes etc take their toll.

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third try.
Don't know as we don't have the car yet, but TakeOff makes an awesome stick on body washer that you can use to make new holes.
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Hey guys,

when are you using two piston holes or three piston holes. Let me have your thoughts on that.

I would rather like to know what exactly the changes are if you are changing form the standard 3 pistons to the 2 holes one.
Going to two hole piston over 3 hole pistons will increase your dampening. But mainly it will also create more pack in the shock. It will make the shock pack up when the shaft is compressed quickly. I usually run 3 hole pistons. standard 2 hole pistons always seemed too slow and stiff.
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Torx are the best there are, they don't round off like allen screws can, particularly on the underside where scrapes etc take their toll.

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I think theres some confusion here. When I used to run Schumachers back in the day, the screws were called "Posi" head screws, not torx.

The Schumacher screws weren't really torx. I know Torx screws, they were on every Corally I ever owned. And they're used to hold together all the door panels on my 'american made' Ford.

I'm sitting here looking at an old Schumacher screw and a real torx screw from an old Corally kit. Those things that came on the Schumacher cars for so long were 'posi' head screws, NOT torx. They look like phillips head screws with an extra 4 lines or so.

So I agree, real Torx screws ARE great. They are stronger than hex heads and pretty much never round off. But those things that came with the Schumacher cars of the past WERE NOT great. Because even when you bought a driver that was supposed to be perfect for them, the tip never went down into the screw heads far enough to engage the extra four lines. So really, all you had was weak phillips head screws.
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The Mission and Mi2 came with Torx screw. The Axis 2 and before came with Posi screws. THe Mi2EC and all future sedans are Hex.
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The Mission and Mi2 came with Torx screw. The Axis 2 and before came with Posi screws. THe Mi2EC and all future sedans are Hex.
Oh okay, maybe thats what has some of us going "huh"?

Cause I KNOW there ain't nobody here saying they liked those old posi screws!
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Torx are the best there are, they don't round off like allen screws can, particularly on the underside where scrapes etc take their toll.

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Torx should be on every kit.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:47 AM   #433
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torx screws didnt come on the mi1 i got like 50 of the cars to prove it lol
they came with philips
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Am I the only one who thinks that Pewter colored shocks to match the bulkheads would looks sick on this car!!
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is it match yet?
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