The MX8 was designed to be stable, simple and easy. Each component is located where it is for a reason, with room to flex, room for cooling air, and space to inspect, work on and clean each area of the car. The electronics can be removed from either above or below, or a combination depending on your preference. There are optional longer engine and throttle servo mounts to adjust flex symmetrically. If you question the width and shape of the chassis now, you won't after you have taken a lap with the Mayako on a tough fast track.
The MX8 comes with an option of KPI-0 and KPI-1, for your typical C-hub or Pillow Ball front end feel. Not only that, you can also adjust knuckle height, upper link/arm length, and steering link position, thanks to the red eccentric bushing in the carbon steering plate, which you can also replace with an optional one, of course. This is a high performance racing machine. You need to be able to adjust all the relevant adjustments when looking for the last 10ths of a second.
Unique to the MX8, you have the option of either running upper links or upper arms both front and rear. The upper arms offer a greater level of performance and precision, but you must have a good setup to gain their benefit. The upper links are more forgiving if your settings are a bit off. This is a great tuning option, and running arms on high grip and hot weather will bring a smile to your face.
The steering servo can be removed by just two M4 screws, from it's floating mount. For different height servos you simply space the triangular mounts higher as required. The MX8 also comes with the option of running the lightweight servo saver eliminator, which is the preferred way of running the car with today's all metal gear strong servos.
The throttle and brake linkage on the MX8 is very simple, with only 1 link for brake. The brake bias is easily adjustable by turning one of the two knurled adjusters by hand. This is something that can be done without any tools, or even removing the body. The throttle link comes with a button head screw instead of a grub screw for the collet, so you can use a rubber band fail safe in the event you were to lose power.
Bump steer is a powerful tuning aid, specially when running the KPI-1 hubs. It can be adjusted at both inner and outer ends of the steering link, turning around the eccentric ball, or adding/removing shims. Adding just a 1mm shim can increase steering mid to exit of corners significantly.
The shocks on the MX8 are hard coated, with silky smooth operation, and come standard with an emulsion gasket and bleeder screw in the cap. Bladders can be fitted in the caps if preferred, but we recommend the emulsion setting for every condition.
There are a lot of adjustment options including two new unique settings to the MX8, namely diff height and upper arm height and angle. There is not a single driver out there that can credibly say that the MX8 does not suit them. Whatever feel you prefer, it can be achieved.