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Old 01-26-2024, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan
I did not trim the foam at all. Try to insert the foams the best you can and distribute it evenly. I didn't have too much trouble with my sets being lumpy (make sure to massage the tire sidewalls all around.) Glued a bunch of the 54999 and 54995 sets since they wear fast.
Dan How do you make the decision to run 54999 or 54995?

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Old 01-26-2024, 01:00 PM
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I ran 54999 the majority of the time on black carpet. I found them to be of very good grip despite the high wear. 54995 may be a good choice on the rear if the carpet is lower traction or ambient temp is cold. At least where I raced it, they were not too necessary.

I don't have any experience with these tires on asphalt.
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Originally Posted by Raman
Not sure which is which as I havent
run sweep in 10 years.
Just big into typing or something? wtf
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Old 01-26-2024, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbulb
Just big into typing or something? wtf
umm you asked if there is a difference. I confirmed they are 2 different compounds, therefore there is a difference. So I actually answered your question.

if you want to know the difference between the compounds, contact

https://www.sweepracingusa.com

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Old 01-26-2024, 02:48 PM
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Intrested in a m08 car. Big difficulty between the concept and the R?
price wise yes lol.
Local club runs a mini class and maybe I could run it during tcs races too.
I know big diffrence between the 4wd m chassis cars and the 2wd 1/12 pan cars but really like those too so hard to choose.
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All done.. Looking forward to getting it on the track. Also the "grub-spec" body came yesterday as well. Eager to get that painted.


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Old 02-26-2024, 11:47 AM
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Got the diff installed yesterday. it not leaking that a bonus right? and sway bars are up next to install. but want to run the M08 without them *swaybars see if there's any difference made.

What sway bar stiffness do you guys run on black carpet? to get the rear end to keep the from spinning out the car and an other setup tips?

Also going to be try Volante tires.

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Old 02-29-2024, 07:22 AM
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Hardly worth it, but I'm a sucker for blue.
Aluminum Frame Posts (54966)


How much rigidity did those aluminum standoffs add to the chassis?
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Old 02-29-2024, 09:03 AM
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Not much. They look cool though.
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What is the ratio of M08 to M07 in the top 5 of TCS finishes?
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On black carpet, think the last nationals and regionals in Omaha 2023 were all M08 on top 5.

Asphalt may be the complete opposite with the M07 dominant but I could be wrong.
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If there is an actual performance difference, I'm nowhere near a good enough driver to tell.
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Old 03-01-2024, 03:43 PM
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so i change my M08 wheelbase to fit it new body Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Body Set(51635)
Wheelbase went from M225 to Long23. hoping customs doesn't hit me again with another import fee.
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New to M08r just got it

What am I looking for as a set on black carpet

Tires?
Inserts?

Shock oil?
Springs?

anything you can help with would be great
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also what is the best body to run
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