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Old 06-07-2021, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by cementsurfer86
Here's my baseline asphalt setup that I've worked on over the past year. I'll change a few things here and there, but this is what I start from.
I call it the #CovidM08 because it was built and tested during lockdown last year. By far, my favorite M-Chassis car. Very balanced with good corner speed.

I am using the M07 caster block (5) and with M07 0* caster C hub..........is that the same as your setup or I should use 4* or 6*? I assumed no one are using the M08 C hub with the insert and the stock 0* caster plate. Thanks....
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The M07 caster / c combo is different than stick m08.. but it wonít really affect your set up one way or another
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Originally Posted by Raman
The M07 caster / c combo is different than stick m08.. but it wonít really affect your set up one way or another
OK....I think I don't need to think too much after all, thanks.
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Originally Posted by Solara
I am using the M07 caster block (5) and with M07 0* caster C hub..........is that the same as your setup or I should use 4* or 6*? I assumed no one are using the M08 C hub with the insert and the stock 0* caster plate. Thanks....
I am using the Odeg caster plate with1mm shim under back rear caster bolt on plate which give me almost 4deg kick up with M08 0deg C hub
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Interesting to see this setup sheet, thanks for sharing Cementsurfer. After intensive testing last year we have found almost the same set up on our medium size (40x20m) asphalt track. After trying all kind of oils in the geardiff (1k-100k), we now use the optional ball dif with great results, The castor angle looks to have a sweet spot somewhere between 1.5 and 1.8 degree, we use the M07 hubs and a 4 degree alu kick up with shims under it, check message #390
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Old 06-08-2021, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Solara
I am using the M07 caster block (5) and with M07 0* caster C hub..........is that the same as your setup or I should use 4* or 6*? I assumed no one are using the M08 C hub with the insert and the stock 0* caster plate. Thanks....
Solara, Iíve been using the 07 uprights purely for durability, but Iím also using a 4 degree caster block. Itís more than most are using, but the car is much more stable to me this way. I think itís more of a personal preference.
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Originally Posted by ErikJan
Interesting to see this setup sheet, thanks for sharing Cementsurfer. After intensive testing last year we have found almost the same set up on our medium size (40x20m) asphalt track. After trying all kind of oils in the geardiff (1k-100k), we now use the optional ball dif with great results, The castor angle looks to have a sweet spot somewhere between 1.5 and 1.8 degree, we use the M07 hubs and a 4 degree alu kick up with shims under it, check message #390
Erik, thatís interesting! Good to see itís not just me going the softer route. The current diff in the car has 3k in it, and depending on the conditions, i may go up a bit on the oil.

I also tested the ball diff, and while I definitely liked the on-power stability, l couldnít get away from the ďdiffing outĒ feeling on corner exit. It wasnít awful, but it felt like time lost. I donít have that feel with the gear diff. Itís taken me quite a bit to get that same ball diff feel with a gear, but Iím getting closer.
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Originally Posted by cementsurfer86
Solara, Iíve been using the 07 uprights purely for durability, but Iím also using a 4 degree caster block. Itís more than most are using, but the car is much more stable to me this way. I think itís more of a personal preference.
Awesome........noted, same here, the 1st thing I do is changed the hub to M07 0 degree as I was told the M08 with insert are just not durable. If I am using a 5 degree plate I guess I should add a 1mm shim on the front to decrease it close to 4*, I guess.....LOL
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Yep, the M08 C-hubs are like glass and all break in the same spot. I'm running the M07 carbon C-hub with the 5 degree bottom plate on black carpet. Didn't bother shimming for 4 degree and it was good enough to qualify 2nd at 2019 TCS nationals and TQ at most recent TCS regional this year. The arm kick-up angle does not seem to impact it negatively.
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If you guys haven't tried it already, the one piece Tamiya option axle/hex is great for taking out some slop (with additional minor shimming) while being slightly lighter too.
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Originally Posted by Dan
If you guys haven't tried it already, the one piece Tamiya option axle/hex is great for taking out some slop (with additional minor shimming) while being slightly lighter too.
Have them in my box, just havenít installed yet.
Iíve been testing each hop up one by one to get a feel for the change it makes. Makes testing more fun too. 😎
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Originally Posted by Dan
If you guys haven't tried it already, the one piece Tamiya option axle/hex is great for taking out some slop (with additional minor shimming) while being slightly lighter too.
My car weighs in 1300g in the dot lol. I need the weight
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:03 PM
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anybody try Slidelogy 225mm bodie on the M08 ? I know its a drift bodies but the nsx looks great !
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Solid day for the M08 at the TCS Northwest Regional. 1st and 2nd, and quite a bit up on 3rd, which was a 07.

No changes were made all day long. Car was super consistent as well, especially in the main.

As itís been all outdoor season, itís predictable and stable to be consistent each lap, but aggressive enough to turn the wick up if needed. Very happy with the progress made as of late!



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Awesome results! Winning TCS. Winning On asphalt against M07s is another award in itself. Congratulations 👏

You went with short wheelbase as well! 👍 it has wicked quick steering 😉

I see they awarded you with the Comical Avante as well. My son and I received one as well.
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