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Tom, a few years back, OEM or FatCat?  Neither here nor there, FatCat had a dyno graph showing 3 different bump stops. Through 3/4 inch life was good for the Spec Miata bump stop. I would suggest anyone running 5/8-3/4 inch bump stop clearance is constantly using the first 3/4 inch or close to it. Being I'm on the frugal side I have Dewy linear gauges at all four shocks and presuming I don't curb it or go off track during a session I can check the maximum shock travel in bump.   


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John Davison told me that the only way to win was to run 44psi at 160F in all four when you come off the track.

 

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Tom, a few years back, OEM or FatCat?  Neither here nor there, FatCat had a dyno graph showing 3 different bump stops. Through 3/4 inch life was good for the Spec Miata bump stop. I would suggest anyone running 5/8-3/4 inch bump stop clearance is constantly using the first 3/4 inch or close to it. Being I'm on the frugal side I have Dewy linear gauges at all four shocks and presuming I don't curb it or go off track during a session I can check the maximum shock travel in bump.   

Bench, excuse my ignorance but what are "Dewy linear gauges"?


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Bob, not ignorance by any stretch.  Using two different pieces of small diameter aluminum tubing with the larger tube JB welded to a V groove made in the spring perch adjusting tube. I slightly flattened the larger diameter aluminum tubing with pliers so that when the smaller diameter aluminum tubing is inserted inside the larger diameter tubing when the inside diameter aluminum tubing is moved it stays put. I made a flat spot on the bottom of the FatCat shock isolator and when the chassis moves down, the small tube is pushed down by the shock isolator. Eyeball/measure after session, pull small diameter aluminum tube upward after inspection/measurement. PM your phone number and I'll send a phone photo. If I wasn't computer illiterate I' post a picture.  


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Jim,
Im definitely interested in a new version. If you are taking requests, a few things I'd like addressed are 1) 1.6l v. 1.8l differences in setup; 2) differences for Toyo v Hoosiers; and 3) the effect of changes that less experienced drivers can notice (for example, comparing what a driver can feel from the old to the new setup guide).

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Was the setup guide ever updated?


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Drago will sell you one for $35k.  As a bonus it comes with a free championship winning SM build...    :buried:

 

You guys should spin a thread off for suggestions on what to update.  With the depth on knowledge here it wouldn't be too difficult to get some more tips.

 

What would you want to see updated?


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