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Old 11-15-2022, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Think I've seen a few at TCS run the older MX-5 but not sure if there was tire clearance issues.

Schs2013, the M08 has the motor in front of the rear axle where as the M06 has the motor behind the rear axle. The M08 also has better plastics, weight distribution, and adjustable gearing.
That is a big difference. thank you for the help with the main difference's.
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Old 12-07-2022, 02:46 PM
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The people I know with an M-08 love using the Nissan Silvia S15 body.
The short wheelbase seems to working well for me.
I still have a Porsche boxster body to use for a long wheelbase but last time I changed the lengths of my M-08 to accomodate for it the car became undriveable.

But my setup is far from great as I seem to be burning my front tires at a too fast rate last season.
It seems I am running too much on the inside of my tires so either I use too much camber or too much toe out.
Especially near the end of the run I am running into more and more understeer.

So next year that should be my target of improvement.

Having set a fastest lap in a qualifying run and actually fighting for a podium on a few dry runs where my highlights.
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Old 12-08-2022, 04:25 AM
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Does anyone know a good modification If I wanted to make my M-08 a bit wider? I actually want to increase the width by adding roughly 12mm on each side.
I want to get the car to ~194mm wide.

Would it be easier to make modified hubs for front and rear.

Or would it be easier to have longer arms?

I don't know if there is any alternative lower arm that instantly fits on that is just a bit longer than the normal M-08 arms.

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Old 12-08-2022, 09:16 AM
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You could try arms from the 1/10 cars and see if they will fit.

Also look at drift cars. They use adapters that enable you to use wide offset wheels.
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Old 12-24-2022, 12:09 PM
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Turns out the o-rings in the M-08R shocks are junk. My go-to has always been the original clear o-rings but these seem to be getting hard to find.

Any suggestions for a modern Tamiya o-ring (or a widely available third-party ring) that will actually seal the shock without too much friction?
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Old 12-24-2022, 03:56 PM
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Won our year end Christmas race, used M-Grip rear, original Tamiya Miata body from way back, shocks upside down, 1.5 toe in rear, softest Tamiya red mini spring, anti roll bar in front only. Track was small indoor painted cement in the 9sec range. The only RWD in the m-chassis class. Driver was my daughter.

The only caveat, we used an old M04. But I'm sure the M08 is even better

https://youtu.be/7o7AmzKbBso

Merry Christmas to all the RWD drivers!
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Old 12-25-2022, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by sosidge View Post
Turns out the o-rings in the M-08R shocks are junk. My go-to has always been the original clear o-rings but these seem to be getting hard to find.

Any suggestions for a modern Tamiya o-ring (or a widely available third-party ring) that will actually seal the shock without too much friction?
Try the axon black o-ring.. we’ve used those in place of blue TRF in multiple cars.

https://www.rcmart.com/axon-p3-soft-...o-001-00069539
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Old 12-27-2022, 11:07 PM
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got 12 mini tires glued up yesterday 6 S-grips and the 6 standard kit tires from a M05/6 kit i had left over. all tires have the hard foams in them. M08 is at a buddies place to be built until feeling in my arms and hands return to normal. cant wait to drive the M08 on the black carpet.
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I see some of you running M07 C-Hubs are they compatible ? on the M08
I will be starting to order parts for racing on Black Carpet what upgrades and spares should be kept on hand? Part numbers please or links to the part.

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Wanted something different and the Ferrari 288 GTo was the car of my dreams in my youth. So I made it fit.

I modified the wheelbase to be as close to 204mm of the shell as possible (I think I got to about 205mm)

Had to cut the wheel arcs a little bit wider and could have done a slightly cleaner job with that. but overall I am happy with the look.
it fits well and no contact with tires anywhere.



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Is that they TamTech 1/12 288GTO?
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Originally Posted by Schs2013 View Post
I see some of you running M07 C-Hubs are they compatible ? on the M08
I will be starting to order parts for racing on Black Carpet what upgrades and spares should be kept on hand? Part numbers please or links to the part.
They're compatible but will reduce castor angle to 0 degrees.
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Old 12-29-2022, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by gigaplex View Post
They're compatible but will reduce castor angle to 0 degrees.
I see a few ways of getting that caster back. but haven't bought the parts to see if they will fit the M08.
for now i will run the car stock and see what its like.
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Go back through this thread and you'll find what trick of mixing the M-07 parts on the M-08 most people used to get comparable setting with the more stable parts.
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