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Old 02-19-2007, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jon Kerr
Moving the front arms is always kind of a balancing act. Move them back to shorten the wheel base always seems give a more aggressive feeling on entry. But too far back and the car would just continue to turn coming out of the corners. It wouldn't square up at all and I'd have to counter steer coming out of the corner because there would be so much weight forward, it couldn't transfer it back quick enough. I like having the front arms at med/long position and the rear arms med/short. That always seems to be where I end up with the best balance. You may also want to try the longer pivot blocks on the front of the car. (I don't know what the part number was off the top of my head.) They're a slightly longer block you use for the forward, front pivot block. They'll give you forward arm sweep. I really liked that on the car a lot. It gave a good amount more usable steering through out the corner.
I think the 3 degree pivot blocks you are talking about is U1989
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Old 02-19-2007, 01:28 PM
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Does anyone know of any place in the Omaha.NE area that stocks Mi2EC parts?
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Old 02-19-2007, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by qcrc
Does anyone know of any place in the Omaha.NE area that stocks Mi2EC parts?
I take it you are going to the race in Omaha this weekend? I will be running a MI2EC. As far as I know there are no places around here that stocks Schumacher parts. What a shame, hopefully this will all change with the release of the MI3.

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Old 02-19-2007, 03:51 PM
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Thanks Jon. I will experiment next time I can race.
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:13 PM
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i honestly think it would be nice to have more rear toe options, just limits the mi2 ec imo.
what does the mi3 have in the way of rear toe adjustment?
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Old 02-19-2007, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by aus jd 2703
i honestly think it would be nice to have more rear toe options, just limits the mi2 ec imo.
what does the mi3 have in the way of rear toe adjustment?
Unlimited rear toe adjustment on the Mi3. The EC you have a choice of 2 (Stock with alloy blocks) 1.5 with the plastic Mi2 blocks mounted with the ridge facing out, or 3 with the ridge facing in. Not too bad, but not as adjustable as the Mi3 is.
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Old 02-19-2007, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by qcrc
Does anyone know of any place in the Omaha.NE area that stocks Mi2EC parts?
Can't you just order directly from Schumacher USA?

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Old 02-19-2007, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by qcrc
Does anyone know of any place in the Omaha.NE area that stocks Mi2EC parts?

we stock all parts plus Schumacher USA is in our backyard. I would be glad to ship them to you anytime you need them.
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:41 AM
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Here is Tim's Snowbirds rubber tire setup This is for highbite carpet/CS27GL with Paragon.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:10 AM
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PW....is that setup on the 2mm chassis or the 2.5mm chassis?
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin K
PW....is that setup on the 2mm chassis or the 2.5mm chassis?
Stock EC (2mm)
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:18 AM
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Thanks....I saw "Stock EC" on the sheet but I just wanted to make sure.
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Question on toe-in vs toe-out? I have always ran 0, just curious as to what the benefits are of running toe-in vs toe-out vs 0*

I noticed on Tims rubber tires setup he is running 1* toe-out, just curious as to what this actually does for the car?

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Old 02-20-2007, 07:43 AM
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Crash....Toe in at the front of the car will make the car more stable on the straight and help the car track straight....it will also help the car finish off the corner better...more exit steering. Toe out will do the opposite....make the car wonder on the straight and be less stable....but it will help the car get in the corner better....but steer less off the corner. I would think that he was running toe out because he was using the spool and he needed the car to get into the corner but then could use the spool to get out of the corner....thats just my guess.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin K
Crash....Toe in at the front of the car will make the car more stable on the straight and help the car track straight....it will also help the car finish off the corner better...more exit steering. Toe out will do the opposite....make the car wonder on the straight and be less stable....but it will help the car get in the corner better....but steer less off the corner. I would think that he was running toe out because he was using the spool and he needed the car to get into the corner but then could use the spool to get out of the corner....thats just my guess.
Perfect explaination Kevin

Actually Tim used Toe-in at the front. Tim would have to post his reason...Tim?
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