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Old 02-28-2023, 05:08 AM
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I also updated my setup sheet slightly. Maybe helpful for some of you. Car was really stable and consistent to drive again. But I definetely need a test day to fine tune and get it even a bit more aggressive, when staying at LWB.


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Old 02-28-2023, 07:11 PM
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With outdoor season upon us what is a good baseline for an 08r. I know I know get the 07 but I already have this so I'm going to use it and have fun with it for now. I have s grip radials already and mediums also from my m05. Mazda mx5 body and pretty much kit setup with direct steering mod because it had way to much play in the steering. Track will be jackson rc in nj where the aug tcs will be. Tia
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Old 03-01-2023, 09:32 AM
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If you look some pages back, Jesse Anderson did a lot of testing for a decent setup for Tarmac outdoor with his MX5. I think it was called Covid setup, Lol. I guess this would bea very good starting point to make some fine adjustments to your personal driving style / track conditions. Tirewise you maybe should think of the rules of your upcoming TCS event, in case you want to run there. IŽd try to use the tires used in the event as early as possible. S Grips are still a very good allround tire, but probably not continued by Tamiya. The replacements are the new Radials soft and hard type. They are very good. Even the hard type is alevel up from Grip vs. the old S-Grips, with a tad more wear. The hard ones are also good in the wet. A friend of mine run his new bone stock M06 with these tires in the rear with good success. (They come in the std. M06 kits in the rear from factory in the meantime).
Hope I could give you some hints, wish you fun for the upcoming outdoor season,
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Originally Posted by ruebiracer
If you look some pages back, Jesse Anderson did a lot of testing for a decent setup for Tarmac outdoor with his MX5. I think it was called Covid setup, Lol. I guess this would bea very good starting point to make some fine adjustments to your personal driving style / track conditions. Tirewise you maybe should think of the rules of your upcoming TCS event, in case you want to run there. IŽd try to use the tires used in the event as early as possible. S Grips are still a very good allround tire, but probably not continued by Tamiya. The replacements are the new Radials soft and hard type. They are very good. Even the hard type is alevel up from Grip vs. the old S-Grips, with a tad more wear. The hard ones are also good in the wet. A friend of mine run his new bone stock M06 with these tires in the rear with good success. (They come in the std. M06 kits in the rear from factory in the meantime).Hope I could give you some hints, wish you fun for the upcoming outdoor season,Matthias
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So are the stock kit springs black/blue the same as 53333 spring set? Hard blue spring?
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Old 03-03-2023, 12:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Schs2013
So are the stock kit springs black/blue the same as 53333 spring set? Hard blue spring?
The extra black/blue ones are. But the standard gold springs are not from a set.
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Old 03-03-2023, 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Scionara05
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Whats the advantage of the direct steering mod? I plan to drive on black carpet only.

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So I've ran the car in front of the house on the street and it seems to wonder left to right. Front toe is at 0 ATM rear I have 1mm on the rear hinge pin holder for toe in. Direct steering mod done because the steering never wanted to center correctly. Rear grip is good with the mustard color springs rear and s grip 60d and front blk/blue dot front with hard 60d front worn down to a ghost pin thread. Any i sea on the straight tracking all my other cars from xray and sakura don't suffer that issue?
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Originally Posted by Scionara05
So I've ran the car in front of the house on the street and it seems to wonder left to right. Front toe is at 0 ATM rear I have 1mm on the rear hinge pin holder for toe in. Direct steering mod done because the steering never wanted to center correctly. Rear grip is good with the mustard color springs rear and s grip 60d and front blk/blue dot front with hard 60d front worn down to a ghost pin thread. Any i sea on the straight tracking all my other cars from xray and sakura don't suffer that issue?
If your plan is to race it I wouldn't spend too much time trying to rectify problems on the street, a track is very different.

Mine was a bit wandery at first. Mostly it is low grip from the rear axle. I think the 4/5/6 degree arm mount from the M-07 helps as well (more caster which helps stability)
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Originally Posted by zleader_99
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Whats the advantage of the direct steering mod? I plan to drive on black carpet only.

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Significantly less steering slop (even over a full aluminum steering rack/shimmed setup).

However, it is not legal for TCS, I have confirmed with Fred.
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Originally Posted by Dan
Significantly less steering slop (even over a full aluminum steering rack/shimmed setup).

However, it is not legal for TCS, I have confirmed with Fred.
even if it is a tamiya horn saver?
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Originally Posted by Scionara05
even if it is a tamiya horn saver?
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Originally Posted by Dan
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well now that sux. Now how is a good way of getting s9me of the slop out the plastic bits for now
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Shimming the steering rack helps. Honestly the aluminum option part has more slop than the stock plastic pieces funny enough...
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