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Old 10-12-2015, 08:31 PM   #1821
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True, you have positive camber on the inside (which is the case with almost all types of double A-arm suspension) but most of the weight and force is on the outside wheel, so the decamber is there to allow the force on the tire to straighten out and stay flat on the ground. In this sense, caster is good because in a straight line, it does not add to the decamber - only in a turn does the outside wheel get decambered (which is important) and the inside wheel adds camber (which is not important since less weight is on it due to the weight transfer to the outside).
But caster causes the outside wheel to camber the way you want, IE more negative.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:05 PM   #1822
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A nonshit photo that isn't super over exposed

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Old 10-13-2015, 07:21 PM   #1823
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A nonshit photo that isn't super over exposed

Looking good. Bring it down my way and let me borrow it for a few weekends. Need to fab up a manifold and exhaust.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:40 PM   #1824
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I already have 1400 miles on it, and I don't see myself taking it to CMP any time soon. :P
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Track driving makes driving fast on the street feel horribly unsatisfying and pointless.
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Track driving makes driving fast on the street feel horribly unsatisfying and pointless.
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Track driving makes driving fast on the street feel horribly unsatisfying and pointless.
would It blow your mind if I said exactly the opposite about the track?
..though I don't speed and don't promote speeding.
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We're talking about a cooked spaghetti track. Not an uncooked track.
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I know. I love what y'all do, and support/respect it, but it bores me out of my mind.
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We're talking about a cooked spaghetti track. Not an uncooked track.
I want to try the rotelli track.

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Track driving makes driving fast on the street feel horribly unsatisfying and pointless.
Unless you live next to the mountains of NC/TN/SC/GA. I find driving hundreds of miles of widely varying corners and massive elevation changes more fun than going around in a circle with the same 10-18 corners every time with maybe double digit elevation changes. Hell I relocated down here from Pittsburgh this year because I wanted to be able to run my Miata through mountains all the time instead of only 3-4 times a year.
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only 3-4 times a year.
Your doing it wrong

4 different tracks. 10 track days. Should have been 5

I wish they were cheaper though.
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I didn't drive nearly as much as I did 6 years ago. The street stuff is just gross. I started tracking in 2010 and did Chump stuff starting in 2012.

There wasn't too much dumb **** up there; the girlfriend wanted to see the leaves change and I hadn't been up there in a few years. All I see are places to completely bin it and wind up dead.

I was more excited to leave it in 5th gear basically everywhere and have torque to pull me out of the corner, and 40mpg on the way home averaging 70mph on the interstate. I'm old.
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:26 PM   #1834
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I've been entirely too stupid on us129 through Blood Mountain and 180 through Wolf Pen Gap and hwy60 from Dahlonega to Morganton and the amazing SR348 over toward Helen multiple times. Once with Doppelganger, Rotornut, and a few others from here. I'm surprised I lived. Gravel, leaves, no runoff room, motorcycles oncoming in my lane, Johnny Law, shear or nearly shear drops with no guardrails, no medical help nearby, wildlife, and long-*** RVs rounding curves in both lanes are just a few of the perils I don't miss.

If you didn't push harder on the track, you should have been. I agree, some tracks aren't as much fun on the surface as others. They take work to get the most out of them and get every little bit every lap consistently, which is a different type of game altogether. I just go fast enough to be interesting, but not consistently enough to race well. Racing takes stamina and focu- SQUIRREL!!!

So I don't race.

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I'm awful at tracking tonight; finally figured out where I lost the conversation.

Shuiend is in SC, and the only time I go down there is to hit up CMP in my VVT swapped NA (or the Lexus SC300). I mostly do track driving, some autocross, and mostly commute. :v
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Shuiend is in SC, and the only time I go down there is to hit up CMP in my VVT swapped NA (or the Lexus SC300). I mostly do track driving, some autocross, and mostly commute. :v
I am down in Charleston, so a bit away from CMP. I can let you borrow my nice Mazda2 or the 335k 92 Miata. Both are great replacements for a brand new ND.
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I traded in my 2012 Mazda2 with 66k on the clock... I don't know if I miss it yet.
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I traded in my 2012 Mazda2 with 66k on the clock... I don't know if I miss it yet.
Shoot me a pm with how much they gave you in on trade in? I am honestly curious about it.

If you are seriously getting 40mpg on the interstate that makes me question keeping my Mazda2.
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Shoot me a pm with how much they gave you in on trade in? I am honestly curious about it.

If you are seriously getting 40mpg on the interstate that makes me question keeping my Mazda2.
My ex-wife's '15 Mazda 6 GT with Tech Package does 40-41 hwy. And is a much nicer/larger than the Mazda 2. Granted it was a $33k car.
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My ex-wife's '15 Mazda 6 GT with Tech Package does 40-41 hwy. And is a much nicer/larger than the Mazda 2. Granted it was a $33k car.
Yeah my 2012 Mazda2 gets about 36-38mpg on the interstate as long as I keep it below 75mph. It is $14800 out the door when I bought it 3 years ago, and I have no desire to have a larger car like a Mazda6. I will say I am a little disappointed that the Mazda2 does not do better, but its better then everything else I own and cheap, so I don't mind.
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