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Old 06-05-2011, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default Hop'd up Mi1

Crashed the car a few weeks ago. Made it easier to justify the upgrades.

Carbon Fiber Chassis
Carbon Fiber Top Deck
Carbon Fiber Shock mounts front and rear
Alloy Diff mounts
Alloy Layshaft mounts
Titanium pivot pins
Alloy Pivot Blocks
Alloy Layshaft pulley
CNC rear Diff
Titanium turnbuckles (rear toe link)
Alloy Spur gear adapter

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Old 08-08-2011, 06:08 AM   #2
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Seeing that you have a transponder in there you race it?
Do the hopups improve its handling?
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ally front diff housings,
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:25 AM   #3
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Yeah, the cf chassis has done a lot for the handling. It'll mix it with t3's and tc6's on carpet. Need to work on the ashfault handling, might try with no roll bars all round.

If your running parking lot surfaces, I'd cut away under the diffs with a dremel. I had big problems with rocks eating my pulleys until I did it. I can post up pics if you need.

The alloy bits have also helped with maintenance, much faster and easier to pull apart and re-build. I've also done a hex conversion using hpi screws. I have a list of the sizes needed if you like.

I'm trying to refrain from spending money on the car for now. The alloy/cf/hex/titanium conversions cost me about $400 so far. I'll wait till next year and pick up a new chassis for racing stock. Mainly because I want to run a rear gear diff. Unless I can figure out a way to convert the mi1. Perhaps a mi4 gear diff (if you can get one?) and mod the layshaft to take 2 pulleys, and change the front belt.... Hmmm.
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:49 AM   #4
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Yeah I had the same issues with the rear diff strange that the new Lipo chassis doesn't have an opening under the diff its the only issue I've had with the car.

I've been looking at the layshaft mod but can't see how it can be done without moving the motorplate slightly?
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hi m8 i no this post is old but i was just wondering where you got all yyour hop up parts from for the mi1
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