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Old 07-11-2015, 03:33 PM   #41
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I can't really understand this logic...you could do a whole year of track days for the cost of your wheels...

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50% driving, 50% beauty pageant.
So what you mean is you choose not to spend your money on track days.

It's like people saying they can't afford to buy their own food as they stand there with their new iPhone 6 Plus with 10GB monthly data to stream their online music subscription to their new Beats headphones.

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Old 07-11-2015, 03:57 PM   #42
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Its not a drifter without a hydro there very much needed, mines a mk2 and its fitted where the cigarette lighter was.
And for the people that disagree on miata drift cars, it's not your car so why worry.
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So what you mean is you choose not to spend your money on track days.

It's like people saying they can't afford to buy their own food as they stand there with their new iPhone 6 Plus with 10GB monthly data to stream their online music subscription to their new Beats headphones.
I bought the wheels because they look nice and I liked them. I can do 2 drift events for the price of one track day. I prefer driving more for less.

Also, you care a little too much about how I spend my money.

p.s. I have unlimited data on my phone.
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:31 PM   #44
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IDGAF how you spend your money. Saying you 'can't afford' track days is BS, you simply choose to spend the money elsewhere.

Yes, I'm blasting you for semantics, because I'm grumpy and bored at work.
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The amount of money you waste on burning through tires would easily make up for a track days cost. You're a excuse-making, figure-skater.
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The amount of money you waste on burning through tires would easily make up for a track days cost. You're a excuse-making, figure-skater.
I burn a set of cheap Chinese tires, vs heat cycling tires that cost twice as much per tire if not more. #guyzstopcrying
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WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP CRYING!!!

Your wasting your money drifting.

You should be spending your money building a 949 Racing Supermiata clone so you can dominate people in TTE (NASA time trial for you driftorz).


How dare you come to this website and do anything else?

I had a set of 3 piece Work wheels on one of my previous cars, back when it was cool. In 2006. 6UL or die
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My track tires are $68 apiece and should last through 10 ish track days plus street miles. At 250+ whp.
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My track tires are $68 apiece and should last through 10 ish track days plus street miles. At 250+ whp.
Well aren't you special.
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My track tires are $68 apiece and should last through 10 ish track days plus street miles. At 250+ whp.
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Federals?</p>
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That's why they call me Special Ed.

Yup, Federals. Wear is a guesstimate, I haven't run them yet but is based on info from others who have.
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That's why they call me Special Ed. Yup, Federals. Wear is a guesstimate, I haven't run them yet but is based on info from others who have.
</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>My friend got 20k miles on his 235s (DSM)&nbsp;with a few autocross and a track day on his. ~400whp</p>
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:22 PM   #53
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Car has some good crank pulley wobble. New pulley came in, still wobbles. Just ordered a new pulley boss since the key way on the crank looks ok'ish I think. Maybe with some luck a new pulley boss will fix it, if not the car goes in the shed till next year.
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What it looks like happened is the previous owner had a timing belt replaced, and whoever did the work didn't tighten the bolt to spec. Maybe they didn't use any loctite, used the same bolt, or didn't torque the bolt to spec. Regardless, the bolt got loose, pulley began to wobble on the crank, and the key way widened.

Options, make an offset key, jb weld fix, replace the motor, rebuild mine. Bang for the buck and time is getting an offset key made. That could potentially last me a while until I feel like rebuilding this motor or another motor. JB weld fix leaves me a bit skeptical, and full rebuild / motor swapping right now can't happen, too busy with the baby.

TL;DR - Problems, can't have nice things.

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Thats a tricky fix, jb weld probably won't last pissing time, would it be possible to tak weld the key in place, bit of a botch job but it beets striping the engine down.
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I misspoke, when I said jb weld, I meant the loctite 660 stuff. Anyways, not sure how reliable that fix is, or how long it lasts. I'm having some issues tracking down a spare motor locally so this might be a temp thing, motor build over the winter or something.
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Key way damage



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Old 08-10-2015, 04:47 PM   #58
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Abandoning super glue fix, doing this instead
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You traded for f150 drift missile?
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Of course not you idiot, the ladder.
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