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Old 09-23-2016, 01:04 AM   #7721
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Goo. If i didnt have this stupid painful desire to build everything myself I would he on the tse turbo kit bandwagon.

But i hate myself. So I try to build ****.

Spoke with Ace Race today. They should have 321 weld els in stock at the end of October.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:53 AM   #7722
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You have not realized your own time is valuable yet.
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Old 09-23-2016, 08:48 AM   #7723
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Oh I have realized it. I just choose to ignore it.
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Oh I have realized it. I just choose to ignore it.
You need to be inside giving the fiancée the long stroke till she goes to nursing school instead of out in the garage working in cars. You will be competing against HAWT RICH doctors soon.
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Old 09-23-2016, 10:23 AM   #7725
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Lol.

Also in other news. I've been bottoming out my control arms on the body and subframe. Bumpstops are there.

Delrin ftw?

Going to trim the body.





Anybody ever seen this? Stock xida bump stops, 400 sprig rates.
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:50 AM   #7726
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Anybody ever seen this? Stock xida bump stops, 400 sprig rates.
I've seen that before but not with that exact setup, which worries me since it's 100% identical to mine. I can check my clearance next time I take my springs off. Both sides of the car?

Emilio would shame you for mentioning spring rates with respect to travel issues
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:55 AM   #7727
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Just one. But I hit that side harder at ORP.

Spring rates shouldnt matter yes, but I like to get all of the information out there.

I'm going to trim the body and put some paint on the arms. I doubt I'll hit curbs hard enough at Laguna though.

ORP has some ~4-5 inch drop offs that you can slam into if you hit the wrong line.
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ORP has some ~4-5 inch drop offs that you can slam into if you hit the wrong line.
So don't hit the wrong line? I don't understand if you are driving flat out you should always be on the perfect line. People will get out of your way as they know you are driving a miata which is the perfect car and you can do no wrong.
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How's that track build going Lars? Car running yet?
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How's that track build going Lars? Car running yet?
It runs. Currently working on the NA to NB hood mod. I got a purple NB hood so when people see me coming up in their rear view mirror they know to get out of the way because I am royalty.



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I'm going to trim the body and put some paint on the arms. I doubt I'll hit curbs hard enough at Laguna though.

ORP has some ~4-5 inch drop offs that you can slam into if you hit the wrong line.
RLCA bent a bit maybe?

The red curbs behind the MotoGP curbing at Laguna are control arm bombs.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:47 PM   #7732
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Thats a possibility, but I doubt it.

Lars I wish you actually did the things you say you are doing.
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Goo. If i didnt have this stupid painful desire to build everything myself I would he on the tse turbo kit bandwagon.

But i hate myself. So I try to build ****.

Spoke with Ace Race today. They should have 321 weld els in stock at the end of October.
I'm pretty sure you just like building ****. It helps that you're a cheap *** but even with that aside, I think you'd build stuff anyway.

I've seen you at the track. "Yeah I built this, held up to dual driving just fine!"
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Well it did lol. I think we put like almost 3 track hours on the car on monday. Well, idk if haileys hours count as much as mine do.
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Gleefully awaiting someone to recommend longer springs in that control arm thread.
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Hard to tell from the pic but it doesn't look like crazy contact. A little trimming would probably work. If anything you could touch up the paint and see if it was a one time deal.
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Stiffer springs have already been recommended. I really think that unless they are like 2000# springs they wont stop the car from bottoming out.
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Hard to tell from the pic but it doesn't look like crazy contact. A little trimming would probably work. If anything you could touch up the paint and see if it was a one time deal.
Depends on how hard it is hitting. If the control arm is stopping the travel that is a nasty impact.

Delrin is just too slippery I guess.
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Well it did lol. I think we put like almost 3 track hours on the car on monday. Well, idk if haileys hours count as much as mine do.
I know it did, and that's a great source of pride for you because you built it. It's a source of pride for me that my car has held up as well as it has... but I didn't build anything, just put it together, with help. ha.
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Stiffer springs have already been recommended. I really think that unless they are like 2000# springs they wont stop the car from bottoming out.
I was thinking more along the lines of 4k. If you can compress them at all they aren't stiff enough!
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