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Old 03-25-2008, 04:09 AM   #1
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Default Schumaker MI-3 Pros and Cons

I am thinking of purchasing a Schumaker MI-3 and would like to know what the pro's and Con's are ( Weak points/ strong points) .
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
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The Mi3 is a great car, I race against many of them...

Weak spots:
Suspension Arms crack and/or break kinda easy
Front Stock Bumper offers little front end Protection
Need to buy aluminum hubs for durability
Comes with rubber tire chassis, foam carpet chassis extra $$$

Strong Points:
Super Adjustable chassis/suspension
Good Shocks, easy to build/bleed
Diffs are durable and easy to access
Great Support from the Schumacher guys
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If you race asphalt the new Mi3 medium flex front arms give more steering and are almost impossible to break unless you hit hard and then anything would have broken.

PDub Racing makes a replacement bumper than also pretty much stops all front end brakeage too.
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If you race asphalt the new Mi3 medium flex front arms give more steering and are almost impossible to break unless you hit hard and then anything would have broken.

PDub Racing makes a replacement bumper than also pretty much stops all front end brakeage too.
THe MI3's I've had are the toughest cars on the market. Never broke an arm, hub, steerring knuckle...only one caster block after 6 months of 10+ weekly runs.
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I think the car is tough, especially with the Med Flex arms and P-Dub bumper like Adrian said.

You've got us here in the US with as much on-line, email, and live support as my day can handle, a sponsored team full of people ready and willing to help anyone who needs it, even if it isn't "our car or running gear"

The UK office and a strong European presence as well so we cannot discount them at all.

The only downside I can see is that you might be the only at the track with one (until you smoke them and they need to go buy one to keep up)

I think all in all you cant go wrong at all <~~you see the sales pitch
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:31 PM   #6
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I hear that the MI-3 is comming out with all the hop-ups this year...
any news an that and what extra/upgraded parts are included n this new release?
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:35 AM   #7
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Cool MI3

any info on the hopups that the MI3 is coming out standard with these days?
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no info that i can find on Schumacher nor other sites like red rc. but i will ask a couple of guys in Aus and maybe Adrian.M can help
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any info on the hopups that the MI3 is coming out standard with these days?
Its pretty loaded out of the box. All the usual Carbon, alloy and Ti parts like other top of the line sedans.
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there was talk of a light weight version so titanium everything light weight bulkheads etc etc but it was really speculation and schumacher them selves never confirmed it so it looks unlikely. not impossible
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