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Old 04-28-2004, 09:03 AM   #6001
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Cole, I had my car for a couple months, Have run at least 40 packs through it.
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Old 04-28-2004, 09:46 AM   #6002
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mattcaney, check out www.gearchart.com for some good setups.
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:43 PM   #6003
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Cole - if you want to keep some parts then front C-hubs, front lower arms and driveshafts (if you will be running plastic ones) are the things that will most likely break when scuffing the boards.
I have run 2 races with my MI2, ~20 packs with practice, no problems besides broken diff screw (probably my fault, I overtightened it while trying to get normal diff to act more like a spool) and one front driveshaft (when running an actual spool and hitting a wall _hard_). Shafts got replaced by metal ones after that. But I have seen others break the C-hubs and lower arms, so it can be done
C-hubs with different caster angle are nice to have anyway, as it is also a tuning aid. The stock 4 degree pieces will be available as alloy too, but I don't know if they are available yet.
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Old 04-28-2004, 02:49 PM   #6004
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matt we started a thread here called Mission I&II set-ups look there also.

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Old 04-28-2004, 03:13 PM   #6005
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matt we started a thread here called Mission [email protected] set-ups lokk there also.
Shouldn't it be Mission I & II?


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Old 04-28-2004, 03:43 PM   #6006
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How is the MI2 durability wise? Is it needed to have spare parts in the pitbox? I dont need any for my HPI Pro2

Which do you think is the toughest, XRay Factory Edition or MI2?

And I DO know the story about dont touch the boards, but thing is, I do from time to time.
Cole, and just to add to what others have said, last weekend, I hit a chicane, where you are traveling VERY fast, same speed as on the straight, and it is going up a hill. (The plastic walls are held to the track with re-bar) I hit the wall, the wheel rode up the wall (running a spool) launched the car up, up and away. the car went about 8 feet in the air, landed on the front right corner, hard, and I mean HARD. Guess what I broke...the chassis. , now you want to talk about a strong car, and that was with the front raiser plate removed, and the chassis just split, didnt snap in two or anything, just the layers kind of split on that corner.
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What does removing the front riser plate do?
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:32 PM   #6008
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Lowers the roll center and decreases traction.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:44 PM   #6009
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I posted a while back that if you remove the riser plate you have to turn the front part of the front riser place into a strap that ties toghter the tops of the forward fron arm blocks. If not you will rip apart your chassis in a hard frontal hit.

I cut my front riser into a strap and 2 tabs that can be used in the stock location as a 3 piece riser of with the strap on top for carpet/foam racing.
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okay guys friday april 30 th is my birth day and it would be cool to have the car in the mail you still have time.
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Ran my MI2 for the first time today.Trying to see if I can get a feel.I say wow.

Car accelerates like a shaft car, carries a ton of corner speed and is quick in transition.Couldnt ask for more then that.Inspires confidence for sure.Cant wait for saturday now!Btw i know everyone is running spools but I put in the oneway and its dialed.Setup is very close.
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Ran my MI2 for the first time today.Trying to see if I can get a feel.I say wow.

Car accelerates like a shaft car, carries a ton of corner speed and is quick in transition.Couldnt ask for more then that.Inspires confidence for sure.Cant wait for saturday now!Btw i know everyone is running spools but I put in the oneway and its dialed.Setup is very close.
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racenut, what setup did you use for the oneway? ..is it one of the schumacher ones here: http://www.gearchart.com or ..do you have it in a pdf file you can email me? [email protected]
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Old 04-29-2004, 01:19 PM   #6014
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To be honest,its part Mo's spool setup and part Paul wynn's.I have made changes but for the tracks I run on it is good.Where can Ifill out a setup sheet to post?I will send one to you if you can point me in the right direction.
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Old 04-29-2004, 02:07 PM   #6015
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Yea if you fill one out and email it to me I can post it up (and use it , get a blank one here:

http://www.gearchart.com/setup/setupfiles/mi2_blank.pdf

(gonna be adding blank sheets to gearchart.com listing soon, but for now...) I added the 3rd hole on front towers, did it "after the fact" so they don't look the same or line up exactly but at least we have a spot for them now
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