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Old 05-02-2005, 12:30 PM
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Well, what we do to measure the droop is set the ride height at 5mm, lift the end of the car by the notch in the shock tower until the tires just touch the flat board and measure the ride height again. If you want 3mm of true droop, then the second measurement should be 8mm. Then once you have that set properly, take the wheels off and use your Hudy droop gauge to make sure both sides are even. And I would recommend making sure you get the Xray springs and not the AE springs. I was using AE springs with the same ratings and switched to the Xrays and there was a big improvement in the way the car handled. The AE springs aren't very consistent.
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Old 05-02-2005, 12:52 PM
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Do any of you guys have any tips/tricks for getting the c-clip out of the outdrive for the rear diff? I just got the pro thrust bearing set and apparently there is a 'sepcial' tool to get the c clip out of the drive that i didnt see in the manual. Either way needless to say i dont have the toold nor can i figure out how to get the damn thing out.

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Old 05-02-2005, 12:55 PM
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You have to get Retainer Ring pliers. I got some from Harbor Freight but they were still a little to big. Nothing a grinder couldn't fix though.
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:06 PM
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How do you guys make the front diff locked with out the diff slipping? i know you take out all the diff balls and grease but i tight it all the way down but it just keeps slipping. I know most of you have real spools but i just just cant spend money i want a new radio so i need to save up.
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:19 PM
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I don't have the alloy spool. I just use the locked diff. Like you said, take out the diff balls and grease, then cut out and glue a piece of the header card from parts you've gotten and glue them to the diff rings. Those rings will only be able to be used in the spool. Then just tighten in down until it's locked. Make sure you back out the set screw on the opposite side before you tighten it down or else the diff screw may bottom out on it before it's locked. I also back the diff screw back just a touch from full lock. The idea is that if you hit something hard, it'll give a little instead of breaking.

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Old 05-02-2005, 03:03 PM
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How much is a new front diff? im thinking of just glueing it together! with epoxy thats if the diff isnt that much.
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:05 PM
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nvm i looked it up at Schumacher


I was looking for if they just sell the the diff pully and they dont is this true?
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Old 05-02-2005, 03:15 PM
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Part# U2732. Pulleys, Fr, Rr, 20t, 17t - Mi2

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Old 05-02-2005, 05:15 PM
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If you are willing to wait a bit, the next time you see m @ TQ you can ask me for parts from my used diff bag. I have more than enough parts to mess around with a diff if you want to lock one.

BTW: The actual spool is much lighter than the diffs ;-)
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No its ok i already locked mine and it should not slip anymore! "Hopefully".
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You have to get Retainer Ring pliers. I got some from Harbor Freight but they were still a little to big. Nothing a grinder couldn't fix though.
Foo-ie. I had the same problem. I went to Harbor freight and they had quite a selection but none small enough to work. The problem with the ones they had was that they dont 'slip' like scisorrs. THey just come together and thats it. I thought about taking a dremel to it but i figured if i'm going to pay for it, it should do the job out the box. Either way i heard that Sears have a pair that is just right so i'll hit them up tomorrow. Until then my car is in pieces :-(
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by LoSi xXx S
No its ok i already locked mine and it should not slip anymore! "Hopefully".
so you keeping your mi2?
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Yea man , I decided too cause this car is fast and i could kill fk05s havent raced aganist rdx yet but i was thinking like i got so much money into this car and its a GOOD car I LIKE IT and if i sell it i wont even get half of what i put into it so im keeping it and just upgrading it little by little.
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nice! mi2 is a great car! And we here to help you out!
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:41 PM
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Hows the Mi2 on carpet?? Any up grades needed,better chassis??
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