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Old 03-31-2010, 10:12 AM
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Hey everyone, i just picked up a used Mi4 (not the LP) was curious if besides the chassis there are any differences?

also what parts should i be stocked up on? i'm looking to move away from my corally phi (will be used by my gf). arms? c hubs? any necessary upgrades? there are too many pages to read to find out
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Double D Donuts View Post
Hey everyone, i just picked up a used Mi4 (not the LP) was curious if besides the chassis there are any differences?

also what parts should i be stocked up on? i'm looking to move away from my corally phi (will be used by my gf). arms? c hubs? any necessary upgrades? there are too many pages to read to find out
Chassis is the main difference, they may have changed the spur gear holder a bit. Get some extra steering rod arms if you plan to not run a servo saver (the carbon piece the servo attaches too). Have at least one set of chubs/knuckles and arms. Roll center blocks are good to have, driveshafts too. If you take a big enough hit you may break the plates the camber links mount too or a shock tower, but that's not likely I keep little things like e clips and arm clips because they can get lost when working on the car, extra shims too.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:38 AM
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Well biggest difference in handling is I belive - short wishbones on LP. They provides more steering and cornering speed.
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Old 03-31-2010, 06:58 PM
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Ran mine against a LP. awesome cars. just what you like about how the car looks and handling. I mean if you run short arms and they work for you good. This car is very well built and handles exremeley well on asphalt in stock form actually. I have done testing with suspension. Foud the best springs are blue and white or white white.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Double D Donuts View Post
Hey everyone, i just picked up a used Mi4 (not the LP) was curious if besides the chassis there are any differences?

also what parts should i be stocked up on? i'm looking to move away from my corally phi (will be used by my gf). arms? c hubs? any necessary upgrades? there are too many pages to read to find out
I have had my Mi4 for 3months now and I havent really broken anything, I stripped 2 spur gears ( my own fault ) and lost a few e-clips.

The diffrences between the Mi4 and LP is the LP has short CF arms, layshaft allowing to flip transmision ( though I recomend Titanium Racing one ) and the skinnier chassis allowing the lipo to be "hung" over the chassis. I have upgraded my Mi4 to an LP and there is a huge diffrence, it is very quick round the track
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by rc-racer-kirby View Post
I have had my Mi4 for 3months now and I havent really broken anything, I stripped 2 spur gears ( my own fault ) and lost a few e-clips.

The diffrences between the Mi4 and LP is the LP has short CF arms, layshaft allowing to flip transmision ( though I recomend Titanium Racing one ) and the skinnier chassis allowing the lipo to be "hung" over the chassis. I have upgraded my Mi4 to an LP and there is a huge diffrence, it is very quick round the track
I will be racing out doors so i'll run it in its form now and then compare to the LP later. I like the idea of flipping the transmission to be able to hide the motor on the car a bit more because we have a right hand high speed sweeper that tends to rip up the can of the motor.

Also i thought i heard titanium racing was a bad place? (maybe im confused with another company?)

also is there an actual upgrade kit to go to the LP or do i need to purchase specific parts?

Thanks guys!!!!
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Double D Donuts View Post
I will be racing out doors so i'll run it in its form now and then compare to the LP later. I like the idea of flipping the transmission to be able to hide the motor on the car a bit more because we have a right hand high speed sweeper that tends to rip up the can of the motor.

Also i thought i heard titanium racing was a bad place? (maybe im confused with another company?)

also is there an actual upgrade kit to go to the LP or do i need to purchase specific parts?

Thanks guys!!!!
There is no Kit as such, you need to buy the parts seperatly. But if you ring schumacher they can sort this out.
Off the top of my head it is.

Mi4 LP Chassis
Mi4 LP Lipo Chassis Brace
Mi4LP Short CF Arms F&R
Mi4LP Servo Mounts
MI4LP Layshaft
Mi4LP Motor & Layshaft Bulkheads
Mi4LP Black Pulleys and Spur
Mi4LP Xtra flex Yokes
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Double D Donuts View Post
I will be racing out doors so i'll run it in its form now and then compare to the LP later. I like the idea of flipping the transmission to be able to hide the motor on the car a bit more because we have a right hand high speed sweeper that tends to rip up the can of the motor.

Also i thought i heard titanium racing was a bad place? (maybe im confused with another company?)

also is there an actual upgrade kit to go to the LP or do i need to purchase specific parts?

Thanks guys!!!!
You really only need the chassis and the lipo brace. I went from the Mi3 to the Mi4LP and then put a Mi4 regular 3mm chassis on the car. Are you running at Blue Diamond? I plan on coming up a couple times this year.
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Old 04-01-2010, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Graham Kenny View Post
There is no Kit as such, you need to buy the parts seperatly. But if you ring schumacher they can sort this out.
Off the top of my head it is.

Mi4 LP Chassis
Mi4 LP Lipo Chassis Brace
Mi4LP Short CF Arms F&R
Mi4LP Servo Mounts
MI4LP Layshaft
Mi4LP Motor & Layshaft Bulkheads
Mi4LP Black Pulleys and Spur
Mi4LP Xtra flex Yokes
Mi4 LP Chassis - 2.0mm for outdoor rubber, definitely need
Mi4 LP Lipo Chassis Brace - personal preference
Mi4LP Short CF Arms F&R - definitely need
Mi4LP Servo Mounts - original ones can be used with shimming
MI4LP Layshaft - get the Schumacher one, definitely need for flipped transmission
Mi4LP Motor & Layshaft Bulkheads - wouldnt waste you money unless you run mod - never had an issue with the mi4 ones running 10.5 - 17.5
Mi4LP Black Pulleys and Spur - cosmetic, personal preference
Mi4LP Xtra flex Yokes - again personal preference, use either these or the M-flex hubs. I prefer M-flex on my LP.

So in short:
Get the chassis, brace, layshaft, short wishbones, softer c-hubs (F or M) and your away!
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rc-racer-kirby View Post
The diffrences between the Mi4 and LP is the LP has short CF arms, layshaft allowing to flip transmision ( though I recomend Titanium Racing one ) and the skinnier chassis allowing the lipo to be "hung" over the chassis. I have upgraded my Mi4 to an LP and there is a huge diffrence, it is very quick round the track
You can flip transmission also with standart layshaft - I managed to do that with Mi4 before upgrade.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:56 AM
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Thanks for the info guys, i really appreciate it!!!

Also, SRW141 yes i will be running at Blue Diamond every sunday
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:44 PM
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tracking number shows that my assembled pro lp will finally be here tomorrow....cant wait!!!
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:34 PM
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i have a mazda speed 6 custom painted body i and going to nitro and i only used it 1 time on a MI4 looking to get 55 shipped. pm me if interested
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:39 PM
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nice paint, did wes do that? but, Really, you sleep with a flowered bed spread, dang
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by D-Bizzle View Post
i have a mazda speed 6 custom painted body i and going to nitro and i only used it 1 time on a MI4 looking to get 55 shipped. pm me if interested
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