Originally Posted by mi2dude
Guess this means gold front blue rear?
Originally Posted by AM03GT
those are the accessories you may need... i would add a pair of silvers to that list as the baseline setups for asphalt usually start at gold/silver or blue/silver...
Sorry my bad.
An oversight there. Yes, the addition of silvers will help. And they are only recommended accessories for asphalt racing. The car does work in stock form, just needs a bit of work.
The biggest thing I have noticed about the TC5 is that sway bars are not required to run on asphalt (rubber tires). I have tried both (with and without sway bars) and the car not only feels better but is also more consistent and yields faster lap times without sway bars. (unlike any other TC I have had before) - it also does not seem to 'pitch' or roll through corners.
A couple of other observations I have made over the past month are:
likes Mazda 6 body over any other on asphalt/rubber tires
on med-high grip asphalt tracks, standard bottom deck and itf top deck (o-inc. ring mod) yields great results
seems prefer softer dampening (#2 piston) - faster piston speed = greater frt/rr weight transfer
when building the diffs,
a.make sure you apply small amounts of grease on the backside of the plate and that the plate is firmly and correctly secured (sharp edge against plastic)b.make sure you do the diff up tight as per revised manual
- to avoid diff problems
take out the bump steer with washers under the ball studs on the spindles (2-3mm)
check steering throw to make sure it is not excessive (ie. more than 24 degrees)
Hope this helps. Enjoy!!!