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Old 10-05-2010, 11:33 AM   #1801
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Faan, the P81 offers 3 mounting positions on the rear uprights for the rear upper arms (rear camber link) plus 9 positions on the shock tower. Using the inner hole on the upright will result in increased camber gain when the suspension compresses. Google and read up on roll centers, camber link length, etc.

Jabjr6, hopefully Chris will answer your question as he has raced both cars. I know he is quite happy with his P81.

Chris/Don, thank you. I'll have a full race report on my website soon. I threw out my back earlier that day so I had to drive most of the race sitting down with 4 ibuprofens and a percaset in me. All things considered the result was very good. Hope to see both of you at the next race, I can't win them all on my own.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:44 AM   #1802
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I can't win them all on my own.
I think you can !!! i will be out on the next big one...great job sir considering with injuries ...
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Hi, I am new to posting things on forums so I hope this works. I would first, like to know if anyone out there has driven both the Motonica p81 pro and the 2010 velox v8. Second, if so, would you please compare them. I am interested in both and can't decide.
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Joe..I have driven both cars and both cars are good. The Motonica out of the box seemed a little easier to drive and I believe maintaining the P81 will be a bit cheaper. With the short amount of time I've had driving the P81 I am very happy with it so far.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:10 AM   #1804
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Hi guys,

we are a couple of guys here who will probably switch to Motonica for next season.

I've been reading here quite a lot and all seems good about the P81.

Since the car hasn't been popular here (bad distribution) there's really nobody to ask about the car.

Someone who drone the P8.0 last season told me, that he couldn't get enough steering dialed into the car!?

Does the car have any real weak points?
Plastic quality?
Parts that break easily?

If we went for the P81 pro, are there any hopups that are a "have to"
2-Speed?
Aluminum middle shaft mount?

Please let me know, since we are going to have final negotiations in about two weeks.

Thanks.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:38 AM   #1805
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A few guys from Slovenia and Austria drive the P81Pro. This season I saw two broken 2-speed shafts right where the hole for the second gear pin is! Both times it happend suddenly without warning.

Otherwise no major issues.

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:43 PM   #1806
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A few guys from Slovenia and Austria drive the P81Pro. This season I saw two broken 2-speed shafts right where the hole for the second gear pin is! Both times it happend suddenly without warning.

Otherwise no major issues.

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we haven't experience any problem on the 2 speed shaft breaking here in california... car is great out of the box easy to drive with just minor adjustments for you driving style
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:47 PM   #1807
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No real weak spots, just like any other car, if you hit something hard enough, you are bound to break a part now and then.

I have sold one or two layshafts going all the way back to the P8.0R, so I don't think there is a problem there. I have even used the old optional ti layshaft as well as the new layshaft (for the new 2 speed) with no problems. The only crucial hop up is the aluminum mid shaft mount, everything else is a tuning option or add as needed.

The P81 definitely turns better than the P8.0R.
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Thank you very much for your input C. I believe i have made my decision.
Thanks again, J
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Thank you very much for your input C. I believe i have made my decision.
Thanks again, J
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:35 PM   #1810
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For your reading pleasure, race reports from the Cancer Race and from Argentina now posted on www.motonica-usa.com
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For your reading pleasure, race reports from the Cancer Race and from Argentina now posted on www.motonica-usa.com
Nice race report Garen. Congradulations on a good win. Next time I will start with big tires as well. It is nice to race with such a clean driver as yourself as this was not the case with others in the field.
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First sample is here:

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Hi guys,

we are a couple of guys here who will probably switch to Motonica for next season.

I've been reading here quite a lot and all seems good about the P81.

Since the car hasn't been popular here (bad distribution) there's really nobody to ask about the car.

Someone who drone the P8.0 last season told me, that he couldn't get enough steering dialed into the car!?

Does the car have any real weak points?
Plastic quality?
Parts that break easily?

If we went for the P81 pro, are there any hopups that are a "have to"
2-Speed?
Aluminum middle shaft mount?

Please let me know, since we are going to have final negotiations in about two weeks.

Thanks.
I've been racing my car of about 3 months now - and I drive like a hooligan - and I can promise you this car is indestructable. The only part I broke was the middle shaft mount and replaced it with ERGAL en no problem since.

The problem with the standard middle shaft mount is that your exhaust mounts on it and the exhaust breask the mount when you get a big smack from the side.

This car turns like crazy and the nice thing is you can take it from total oversteer to total understeer with a few quick adjustments.

I love my Motonica !!
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Hi , i am interested in the adjustments you make, would you list them for us

greetz JW
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I just got my secondhand p81 chassis. Need a bit of work to fix a few bits. I am new to the double speed gear box. My second spur(gear) closest to the engine is free spinning. Is it ment to be like that? So when you are going a set speed it opens and works????? I dont know, any help would be great
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