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Author Topic: New shocks to try! MCS  (Read 3345 times)
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« on: March 16, 2016, 11:09:07 PM »

These have arrived just in time for the event this weekend.  Motion Control Shocks, single adjustable.  Thank You AR Automotive Service!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 11:41:38 PM »

I've heard great things about these. What spring rates are you aiming for?
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2016, 12:55:22 AM »

I'm working that out now.  I like the 900/500 for dry track driving, but most of my early events are in the rain.  I've never run that higher than a Spec miata rate(700/325) in a rain race.  There is a local track day this Sun... and it's going to rain.  If I can get the car together and aligned, it might be a good time to test.

Your signature keeps getting longer... I bet your car is running strong!
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 09:08:31 PM »

I tried them out this weekend at Oregon Raceway Park, a very tight, busy track with medium speed corners and elevation changes.  I used an 850/400 rate while using Eibach bars.  This worked flawless right out of the box.  I'd highly recommend these shocks.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 09:20:25 PM »

I looked them up on the MCS website.  Sounded really good until I saw the PRICE!  WOW.  Not in my budget.  You are very serious about your car.  Good luck with them. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 05:36:12 PM »




I had a chance to run this weekend at Oregon Raceway Park.  The shocks performed nicely!  I paired up with a fellow from Tacoma who ran a supercharged miata fitted with Ohlins.  It surprised me at how much faster you can push yourself when you're confident about your equipment!  In particular, I was impressed at how much more firmly the car stayed planted when unweighted and turning in at the crest of a hill.


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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 06:31:37 PM »

Good to hear. ORP is a great, fun, technical track. Which direction did you run it in?
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2016, 03:58:27 PM »

Yes, it was CCW.  The next race will be April 16-17 @ PIR with SCCA.  Hopefully, it'll be a rain race and I can fine tune at a little slower speeds.
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2016, 04:46:38 PM »

I'm working that out now.  I like the 900/500 for dry track driving, but most of my early events are in the rain.  I've never run that higher than a Spec miata rate(700/325) in a rain race.  There is a local track day this Sun... and it's going to rain.  If I can get the car together and aligned, it might be a good time to test.

Your signature keeps getting longer... I bet your car is running strong!
I'll find out this Sunday when I do my first race at NJMP Thunderbolt. I'll probably be too nervous to push my car super hard, but my XIDA with 700/400 feel great to me. I remember looking up the MCS and they were a bunch more than XIDAs. Is that still the case?
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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2016, 08:44:11 PM »

Congrats on the shocks, it looks like you've made a great investment. It takes quite a commitment to lay down truly big bucks for some silly little sliding tubes full of hydraulic fluid, but once a car has been developed to the point where it is a stable and sort of fast platform, shocks are where the most speed lies.
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