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Old 10-16-2004, 10:28 PM   #16
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I'd get an Mi2....at least you know Schumacher won't come out with a car every couple of months. New updated parts are one thing, but to keep busting out cars? I'd rather purchase updated parts then to see a current car I own be "outdated" within a year.
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I would have to go with the MI2. I have had the car since it was first released, and have never been happier with a car. The tranny is super free, the car has plenty of adjustments, and great aftermarket support. I also truly believe that the customer service and advice from Schumacher USA is the best I have ever seen. I haven't had much interaction with Tamiya, but I have with some other manufacturers and been dissapointed.
shame about the mi2 shock's though. if you like the mi2, buy the trf shocks....
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I'd get an Mi2....at least you know Schumacher won't come out with a car every couple of months. New updated parts are one thing, but to keep busting out cars? I'd rather purchase updated parts then to see a current car I own be "outdated" within a year.
tamiya have only brought out this car as a updated version for new consumers wanting to buy the 415.
as for existing drivers of the 415 i'ts only a matter of updating if they wish. some driver's still prefer the existing 415.
the old saying goes........ different strokes for different folkes
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Old 10-17-2004, 07:22 AM   #19
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The 415 is the better car,but it also costs more.I dont think it's $80+ dollars better.The Mi2's shocks do really suck.. thats about the only "knock" on the car..other than it's British..
the shocks do need improvement but yet Mo goes week to week with a stock car doing well. I also beat some good tamiya driver's at the regionals last weekend with this car that sucks.(in your words) What works for one may not work for the other.



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Mi2 or R3?
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Old 10-17-2004, 01:22 PM   #21
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other than it's British..
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Mi2 or R3?
hhmmmm....??
it's an ................... R3 now ...??? wat happend to the 415 ??
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The Mi2 IS better than an R3..
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The R3 would be at the bottom of my list. Open tranny?? What were they thinking. Mi2...then 415...another car.....another car here...,etc....................................... .................................................. ...................................R3
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I've got a mi2, it's a good car but not good enough, if i had the money i'd go out and get then 415 or the IV

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The schumacher shocks are fine.
Just a lil harder to build is all.
Shock performs great.
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Chazz - How would u make the Mi2 better then ?
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OMG so many cars to choose.. Sorry guys.. I'll just shut up, i'll just pick one out... THanks for your posts and sorry for my newbie stuff... posts ect... I'm stupid..
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No, it's not stupid asking. How would you else find out?

Anyway, a very important factor in choosing a car, is local support. This means it should be easy to get spare parts locally. It also means, that you should choose a car, which several other people run locally, because then they can help you.

Quality and handling wise, most of all the new cars are very good and quite even, it's the details that differ. So you cant really go wrong with any of these two cars.

Personally, durability means a lot to me - my track time is quite limited, so I prefer a car which dont break all the time. Also, I prefer a car that's quite easy to work on - again, my time spent on my hobby is limited.
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The R3 would be at the bottom of my list. Open tranny?? What were they thinking.
.. The R1/2/3 have very bullet proof gears compared to most shaft rive cars... and the odd`s of one of the gears getting "JACKED" up is very slim... But then again what would I know about them
just my 2 yen..... back to the Mi2 vs 415
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