I probably would have left the car the same in laurel. The problem with the m04m chassis is the natural push. The reason for the chatter is that the front end was trying to bite in the corners. I could have gone to stiffer springs in the back to help it come around, but then the car would hop a little because the track was bumpy.
At frederick, the track is high grip and smooth. I ran m grips in the front and they worked well. I wish I had a little more steering in frederick and could have fixed that with a slightly stiffer rear, or by compounding more of the front tires. In frederick I also lost steering as the tires wore.
In terms of tt01-r, I built it, added a few hopups, and will run it in gt-3 next year. I figure if I can make the A with it, that's pretty good. It's not a bad chassis, although they should use a stronger plastic. The shaft configuration is much better and freer than in the tb-02. But the lack of suspension options, especially on the shocks and camber links, hurt the flexibility of the car.
Willy is a great racer. Our driving styles are similar and we seem to have similar m04m setups. His car ran great in frederick, and would have run even better in laurel if he had more time to work on the setup.
Last edited by billjacobs; 07-28-2006 at 06:23 AM.