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Old 04-10-2014, 11:14 AM   #341
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The Cobalt XR2/XR4 brake pad combination was exceptional. I need to get under the car and do a post-event analysis but on track they were wonderful. They performed better than the Hawk Blues in every way.
Welcome to five years ago...

We run XR1-Front, XR2-Rear on most of our race cars, but they are fully prep'd, R-compound only sort of race cars. I wonder if you might like the XR1 though.

I've never gone from XR2 on the front of a car, to XR1 and NOT liked it. It's worked on every car I've tried it, but none of them were a miata.

Depending on how grippy of a tire you're going to be using in the future, you might want to try the XR1 the next time you need to buy pads. As long as you're using tires that have grip levels as high or higher than the Contis you ran at Sebiring, I think you'll like them.

Also, big props for tracking a turbo miata, that sort of activity seems to be getting pretty rare around here...
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:18 PM   #342
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Also, big props for tracking a turbo miata, that sort of activity seems to be getting pretty rare around here...
Thanks. It does tend to break a lot of little crap along the way but I enjoy the challenge of catching vettes on a cheapskate's budget. I will continue to spend more and make incremental improvements because that keeps it interesting.

I appreciate the recommendation on the pads. I may step up at some point and use fresh tires and need better pads but these were a good match for the older Contis. The fellow I bought the pads from said they would last five or six track weekends but I am already halfway through them. I only ran 6 of 8 sessions in the weekend, too.

I wonder how the DTC series compares to the XR series for feel and performance. Anybody have experience with both?
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:07 PM   #343
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Before (Corrado 11 inch BBK):

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Looky here.

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So sexy.

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V8 Roadsters 11.75 inch BBK. It sure is nice living within 8 miles of V8R's shop. Shandelle is a hell of a nice guy.

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ARP extended lug nuts are on order from Summit. Hopefully I can get them in before the track day next weekend.

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Old 06-15-2014, 09:33 AM   #344
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That just looks down right proper. Have you road tested it yet?
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Old 06-20-2014, 03:16 PM   #345
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I have now. It has a high, hard pedal.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #346
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This camera angle from the outside of the back window gives me a bit of vertigo.

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The reflection of the sky on your trunklid really messes with my eyes because it makes it look like the camera is swaying.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:52 PM   #348
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I am glad to hear there are no stories of wadded up sheet metal or smoked motors.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:15 PM   #349
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I am glad to hear there are no stories of wadded up sheet metal or smoked motors.
I did smoke a set of pads and grind up the new rotors.


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Not a high enough temperature pad. I'm too fast for mere mortal brakes, haha.
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You also blew off an intercooler coupler atleast 4 times and melted/ripped the coupler securing your intake filter. Beaded aluminum piping is in your future.
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Coupler was three times because it was assembled in a bind. It needs to be adjusted.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:02 PM   #352
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Steve, I just think you need to slow down a bit and these problems would all go away.
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Steve, I just think you need to slow down a bit and these problems would all go away.
I've heard that. But the boost controller **** has a ratcheting mechanism so it only turns up, never down.

Speaking of which, I would like to go to a dyno sometime soon to see what it is actually doing.
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I've heard that. But the boost controller **** has a ratcheting mechanism so it only turns up, never down.

Speaking of which, I would like to go to a dyno sometime soon to see what it is actually doing.
How big is the Florida miata turbo scene? I might be game to drive down in the fall for a dyno day if I get my car back together by then.
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How big is the Florida miata turbo scene? I might be game to drive down in the fall for a dyno day if I get my car back together by then.
Pretty decent size. Florida is a large state though. Good luck getting everyone together and with running vehicles.
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Whew, those brakes look cooked.

Good seeing you Saturday, wish I could have hung around longer.
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Wait that was you that stopped by? Why did I not know this until now?
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I did smoke a set of pads and grind up the new rotors.
That has to sting just a little bit.
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Wait that was you that stopped by? Why did I not know this until now?
Haha, yeah.
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Good seeing you Saturday, wish I could have hung around longer.
Please tell me you have not given up on your car.
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