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Old 12-23-2009, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny Wishbone View Post
Inspiration and motivation.
hmmm, give me through the holidays. i've got herm's car that i'm going to get ready for the 3rd leg of the NEGS in cinci next month, as well as mine. i'll snap a shot of them when they are clean.

here's a quickie i did for another young man that ran leg 2 in maryland two weeks ago.
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:27 AM
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So inspirational and motivational it inspired me to two consecutive 9th place finishes in the first two legs of the NEGS. Following footsteps indeed...

-The Bolt-
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:06 PM
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I was able to do a few hours of practice yesterday at my local carpet track to get more familiar with my new car. I love it Lots of steering, and very smooth to drive. Very consistent lap times as well, I couldn't be happier.

How many of you are going to Snowbirds and what classes are you entering? I'm curious.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:18 PM
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have been looking at getting a Mi4 to get back into some tour car racing, was just browsing ebay earlier and saw this http://cgi.ebay.com/1-10-RC-EP-Mi4-T...item35a5c26d6f

looks to be a pretty dead on copy, good price too, lol
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ShagNastyEk9 View Post
have been looking at getting a Mi4 to get back into some tour car racing, was just browsing ebay earlier and saw this http://cgi.ebay.com/1-10-RC-EP-Mi4-T...item35a5c26d6f

looks to be a pretty dead on copy, good price too, lol
a polished turd is still just a turd.

I know a couple people who picked these up and they had to immediately replace all the plastic. Looks like they used some plastic from Nikko......
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackedOutREVO View Post
What pound rating are the xray springs?

The kit springs are a bit soft. The car has alot of traction for sure! How much rear toe were you running? That will make a huge difference, and what swaybars? And what shock oil?

Glad your happy with the car! Schuie really did it right with the Mi4! Another happy Mi4 owner

I'm running the stock rear toe, at that time of practice we didn't run swaybars but I have put them on for this weekend. I'm not sure what pound the xray springs are but I'm think the 2.8 fronts and 2.6 rears.....Not sure i'm thinking that the 2.8's are 17 to 18 lbs and the 2.6's are 16ish lbs. I have others I can use also. Shock oil is 35 wt.

If the weather gods are help us this weekend I will be running it the day after X-mas.....I'll come back and report.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the Schumacher owners!

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Old 12-23-2009, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
a polished turd is still just a turd.

I know a couple people who picked these up and they had to immediately replace all the plastic. Looks like they used some plastic from Nikko......


EXACTLY! You get what you pay for. The other way to look at it is that copying is a form of flattery too!
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:52 PM
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Originally Posted by picco007 View Post
I'm a Schumacher fan for life!
Wow Ronnie,
Those are some pretty strong words. Thought you'd never stray from Xray.
Good luck with the new ride!
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Oh....and beat Larry for me LOL!!!!
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Originally Posted by P2 View Post
Wow Ronnie,
Those are some pretty strong words. Thought you'd never stray from Xray.
Good luck with the new ride!
Paul

Oh....and beat Larry for me LOL!!!!
Hey Paul!

Yes, we got to run the cars this past weekend and that car was NICE! I had to get to the rear diff......no problem just took two screws out and worked on the diff. Easy to work on for sure.


I'll take care of the last request soon .

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Another question for everyone. What do you think about getting the aluminum suspension pivot blocks for the front and rear arms? And also what do you think about the aluminum rear hub carriers?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by picco007 View Post
Another question for everyone. What do you think about getting the aluminum suspension pivot blocks for the front and rear arms? And also what do you think about the aluminum rear hub carriers?

Thanks.
They add the ability to change roll center. If you like your roll center with the plastics, you don't need them. If you would like to change it, purchase them.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Owen RaCing View Post
They add the ability to change roll center. If you like your roll center with the plastics, you don't need them. If you would like to change it, purchase them.

The roll centers at this time are great, the reason why I asked is because my buddy hardly hit anything and he broke one of the pivot pin holders.......So we put in an order for them this week..... So we're wondering if they are a necessity.....i'm thinking so.
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Originally Posted by picco007 View Post
The roll centers at this time are great, the reason why I asked is because my buddy hardly hit anything and he broke one of the pivot pin holders.......So we put in an order for them this week..... So we're wondering if they are a necessity.....i'm thinking so.
Don't run the screw's threw the pivot blocks into the hinge pin. Should solve the problem with the plastics.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by seaball View Post
hmmm, give me through the holidays. i've got herm's car that i'm going to get ready for the 3rd leg of the NEGS in cinci next month, as well as mine. i'll snap a shot of them when they are clean.

here's a quickie i did for another young man that ran leg 2 in maryland two weeks ago.
Do you have a blacked out mi4?

Originally Posted by picco007 View Post
I'm running the stock rear toe, at that time of practice we didn't run swaybars but I have put them on for this weekend. I'm not sure what pound the xray springs are but I'm think the 2.8 fronts and 2.6 rears.....Not sure i'm thinking that the 2.8's are 17 to 18 lbs and the 2.6's are 16ish lbs. I have others I can use also. Shock oil is 35 wt.

If the weather gods are help us this weekend I will be running it the day after X-mas.....I'll come back and report.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the Schumacher owners!

Ronnie
Ohh stock rear toe is 3 deg, you dont need that much at all. I usually run 1.5 or 2 deg of toe. Run the swaybars also! Springs sound alright. Run stiffer oil in the front, I run 35/40 or 40/45. And you can also shim the rear hubs forward for a shorter wheel base. All those things will free your car up and give you alot more steering.

The alu rear hubs are good, they will give you more rotation because they have toe in them, if you get them make sure you change the toe at your arms to make up for the hubs


Originally Posted by Owen RaCing View Post
Don't run the screw's threw the pivot blocks into the hinge pin. Should solve the problem with the plastics.
I havent broken any pivots either and I have had some nasty crashes, including one to snap my rear shock tower (not my fault either). But I dont run the screws in the pivot blocks either. My buddy had this issue this past weekend and he had the screws in his hinge pins. So we will see if no screws makes a difference
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:28 PM
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Building mine shortly, but am interested in the pivots, what do you mean by no screw?
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