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Old 05-31-2004, 06:58 PM   #16
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They are still kinda lame. The tires are of a decent compound I think, but they dotn have renforcement belts (very very bad lol). The inserts are molded/shaped strip inserts that you glue the ends together with contact cement. So not the greatest stuff int he world.

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Old 05-31-2004, 07:01 PM   #17
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mi2 is a very good car. Good support from schumacer,strong cars and has a lot of set up and two gear ratio (1.8-2.1) You can order parts from them and get in two day,depend where u live.Good luck!
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Old 05-31-2004, 07:46 PM   #18
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They are still kinda lame. The tires are of a decent compound I think, but they dotn have renforcement belts (very very bad lol). The inserts are molded/shaped strip inserts that you glue the ends together with contact cement. So not the greatest stuff int he world.

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Well as we'd say here in NZ bugger that for a joke! Having to glue strips of plastic to make inserts. The nearest dealer I could find doesn't even know if the Losi can run a 30t pinion to a 86 spur (one end of the ratio range I'd probably need with a stock 540).

Well I guess that narrows it down to three. lol
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:24 PM   #19
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The MI2 comes with rims but no tires... but I run one and love it. I recomend a bigger bumper for any car I ran one one my TC3, my Losi and now my MI2.... any car will break if you hit something the right way so I like all the insurance I can get
And the book says you can gear to a 4.67 final
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:29 PM   #20
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Ok it's now down to @ cars the Losi or the Schumacher. . . .

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The MI2 comes with rims but no tires... but I run one and love it. I recomend a bigger bumper for any car I ran one one my TC3, my Losi and now my MI2.... any car will break if you hit something the right way so I like all the insurance I can get
And the book says you can gear to a 4.67 final
Did you have to make your own bumper for the MI2 or is there an after market part?

Oh and if you know of a review of the MI2 S1 online it would be appreciated as I can only find one of the graphite version.
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:31 PM   #21
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Default Oops missed the bit about the ratio.....

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Is that with the kit spur (will standard spurs fit) or with the smallest they make?
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Old 05-31-2004, 11:40 PM   #22
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:21 AM   #23
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i know you have set 4 cars, but i think your mad not including shaft drive cars for 540... all to the top line shaft drive cars make awesome 540 cars.

tc3, yok sd, hpi pro4, evo (series) can all be made to run super free and the last thing you want is drag in 540

that said the corally in single belt setup is free, and are a contender despite a poor start in life

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Old 06-01-2004, 12:28 AM   #24
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i think you should get the one that has the best parts support in your area .for personnal opinion the trf /tb cars are awesome to good in my opinon .
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Old 06-01-2004, 12:33 AM   #25
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i think you should get the one that has the best parts support in your area .for personnal opinion the trf /tb cars are awesome to good in my opinon .
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There is no local RC supplier so what ever car it comes down too I'll be getting two of them anyway, one for spares!
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Post Re: Ok so I've narrowed it down to 4 cars. . . .

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The list is Schumacer MI2, Losi xxx-s, Xray Factory (the only one I can't afford two of) and TA04 TRF cars. The winning car will be run in 540 stock class with 1500mah packs.

What I'd like to know from drivers of each (particularly from those who maybe running them in stock 540 of course) is what was it about the cars you didn't get that took them off your list.

Cheers in advance.

Ps: Please disregard the "whatever your local hobby shop supports" factor because there isn't one and any part would have to be mail ordered anyway.


Nb: if you think I'm going to scroll through 6000 plus replies on each cars thread think again. :P


What about the YOKE SD CGM
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What about the YOKE SD CGM
A great car from what I've read on the net but I haven't found any info from people that run it in 540 stock, bit of a brick for an ole 540 motor isn't it?
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Where in New Zealand do you live? You need to go along to have a look at a race meeting and see what everyone else is running.. I am in Auckland and there is plenty of parts support for Tamiya, Losi, Associated and HPI. Have you looked at the HPI Pro 4?
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Where in New Zealand do you live? You need to go along to have a look at a race meeting and see what everyone else is running.. I am in Auckland and there is plenty of parts support for Tamiya, Losi, Associated and HPI. Have you looked at the HPI Pro 4?
The best place in New Zealand to get all the bits you need.
"Hobby Direct" in Auckland. Run by the most experienced racer in the country. John Mead. Give him a call and he will sought you out.
Unfortunately I've been there and done that and he wasn't very helpful didn't even have any TC3 in stock. But anyway I'm in the Manawatu and as it is until the local club gets up and running again I'll have to go to Wellington to watch some races, hopefully this weekend though.
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1. The X-Ray is probably the best choice due to being very robust. probably a good thing til you get up to speed on how to drive a touring car.

2. The Losi wasn't too bad as far as breaking bits went. I think I only tore a few things off my G+ after quite major crashes racing modified, nothing just "broke" on it's own. The front bumper was quite adequate at protecting the car. The new owner of my old car uses a "Matt Francis" gear adapter to allow him to run spur gears small enough to compete in 540 stock. I'll be able to see how my new car compares to my old one soon hopefully(If I can get off my arse and fit my radio gear to it)

The kit tyres for the G+ are a "Pink dot" slick and are still sitting on my bench unused, along with the kit inserts they came with.
I only used the kit wheels to mount some Yokomo 138's/inserts on.

Depending on where you plan to use the car, the kit tyres(whichever car you choose)may or may not be suitable so you'll quite likely end up having to buy some.
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