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Old 10-20-2008, 06:34 PM
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Rocco, what pipe are you running with the C5Q?
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Sorry Tom, XLgraphics asked me why I didnt like the V-spec, and I went off on a tangant, consider the topic closed.
sphhhh blame me why don't ya? Yeah it was my fault!
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:22 PM
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Does the 808 come with a steel flywheel or aluminum? If alum, who makes a steel three shoe flywheel that will fit?
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:32 PM
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its aluminum. I dont know of any steel flywheels that would fit except maybe an MIP.
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Old 10-20-2008, 07:39 PM
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http://www.miponline.com/pdf/MIP_2008_Catalog.pdf

Page 1 of catalog would be a start on your clutch quest.
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Wayne did you get my email about answer rc?
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Originally Posted by wild gopher
Rocco, how would you compare it to a P5XS? Ive been using that for a while now and its good and all, but our winter series is about to start and guys like Maifield and Fischer are in it so I need more than just a P5
From what I heard, the M5's ran like the P5X's (same block, sleeve, etc...) this motor is more efficient, has more top end and a power band with more 'feeling' to it, if you know what I mean.

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Rocco, what pipe are you running with the C5Q?
I have a Sirio 2013 on mine. I've never felt a nitro motor that felt this close to an electric motor!!! I love the motor/pipe combo.
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Originally Posted by xlgraphicspro
sphhhh blame me why don't ya? Yeah it was my fault!
Sorry, i was not blaming you. It was not your fault, you just reminded me of some bad times, and since you are a fellow 808 driver' i felt I owed you an explanation as to why V-spec sucks!
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:46 PM
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yeah I got your email James, sorry I havent replied. I see Avid has phenolics back in so once I get my order i'll replace the ones you gave me. Im going to be testing my MIP clutch in my Sirio next time out.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by wild gopher
yeah I got your email James, sorry I havent replied. I see Avid has phenolics back in so once I get my order i'll replace the ones you gave me. Im going to be testing my MIP clutch in my Sirio next time out.

I'm in no hurry, as I have another set. i wont be out to the pit again till 11/1, for the next series start, but I think you said you cant make it. i'll see you when i see you
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:03 AM
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Just run my 808 for the first time and what an excellent car it is, very light and nimble. One problem I have and I think it is because the car is so light compared to my old MBX5R is that the front is lifting up on the big jumps and gets worse the faster you hit the jump. The weather was not so good so I guess the very high wind was the cause, won't know until I race again in better conditions. Anybody else notice had this problem and if so how have you cured it, maybe adding some lead on the front will help for these extreme conditions?
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:19 AM
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definately the wind! My 808 jumps like a Gazelle on Coke!
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:54 AM
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Need some advice guys. I tore down and rebuilt this weekend. New hubs, knuckles, uprights, bulkheads, the works. Just been staring at the spare parts for all season and they looked lonely LOL! Anyway, I noticed my steering was binding. I found that if I loosened up the screws holding the posts to the top plate,it would free it up. But after last weekend it is back. I replaced the bearings but they were not the issue. Can I maybe shim off the top plate? Need some help.

Rocco, This weekend I ran your setup from the Texas race. Rough and loose track that got pretty blown out. It was awesome. A bit stiffer than what I usually run but it handled the rough very nice without scraping the chassis. Aslo had much more pop off the jump. I did run the camber links up 1 from you had though. I want to go back to silver with the same setup and see how it does on a little better surface. Going to JCP in Indianapolis tommorow to do some more testing. Thanks! AKA'sRULE!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:56 PM
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Slay, according to the manual...There is supposed to be a small maybe .020 washer between the top plate and steering post to prevent it from binding. HTH...Take a look at your manual.
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Originally Posted by s porter
Slay, according to the manual...There is supposed to be a small maybe .020 washer between the top plate and steering post to prevent it from binding. HTH...Take a look at your manual.
Yes.... If those two washers are not in place under the top plate, harsh binding will accrue in the steering
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