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Old 03-11-2013, 01:59 PM   #16221
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the WRX is pretty sour it plows like a FWD, is as heavy as a tank, and ultimately is slower in the corners as well as the straights.
The big grumpy ones always end up being owned by the little playful ones.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:41 PM   #16222
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Hell yeah, mother *******.


...where's the risotto?
do i look like I'm from Milan?

plus we just had squash risotto a few days ago.
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the WRX is pretty sour it plows like a FWD, is as heavy as a tank, and ultimately is slower in the corners as well as the straights.
Simple fix, bigger rear sway bar. On my GC8 2.5RS, I swapped in the OEM STi springs/struts and the factory 20mm bar. Toss it into a corner, rotate, hit gas when pointed where you want to go.

However, it did lack decent steady state grip, so all turns were taken that way.
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It has whiteline sways, I need to move the rear bar to the stiffest setting, or "shorter" in the subby world; from the middle position. The front bar is set to the "longer" setting aready.

I dont quite understand the methodology of the sway bar sizing in the subby world, as the bar's cricumfernce matters, yet the measurements I always see is the distance from the sway bar mount bracket to the endlink hole.

Right now, if I turn the wheel if it's going at speed into a corner, it keeps going straight. Thing doesnt make enough low-end to toss the rear otherwise




It doesnt help that those Cooper Tires are ****.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:04 PM   #16225
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do i look like I'm from Milan?

plus we just had squash risotto a few days ago.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #16226
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I'm making chicken thighs in rendered bacon fat with peas, parsley, tarragon, and a white wine cream sauce on pasta...like a bauce.
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Brain - how does it do with a quick stab on the brakes? Does the back end loosen up at all?
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Brain - how does it do with a quick stab on the brakes? Does the back end loosen up at all?
you mean like a panic stop with the car slightly off camber? the car will continue to move forward, but sideways.
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LOL! No, I mean just a quick weight transfer to get the back end out.

Oh, and you may find this interesting:
http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_artic...coilovers.aspx

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:08 PM   #16230
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Oh what fun we have over on Miataforumz.com!

Here is my favorite new thread:

What to look for when buying 2000 Mazda miata speed
Car has about 98k on it and I'm looking to buy it but I war to know what to look for when buying this car?
I heard the rotary engines wear when they get high miles?? Is that true
What common problems occur at high miles ?
What else should I look for ?


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Old 03-11-2013, 10:49 PM   #16231
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what is a "miata forumZ"?
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:50 AM   #16232
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- The 2015 Ford Mustang is slated to get a fuel-efficient 2.3-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine
- The engine is based on the turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine featured in the 2013 Ford Focus ST.
- Engine output is likely to rise from 252 horsepower to 300 hp in 2.3-liter form, according to company insiders.
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Yeah they were complaining about it on Top Gear. They were happy to finally get the Mustang over the pond, only to find out it will only come with the Ecoboost engine and not a V8.
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- The 2015 Ford Mustang is slated to get a fuel-efficient 2.3-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine
- The engine is based on the turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine featured in the 2013 Ford Focus ST.
- Engine output is likely to rise from 252 horsepower to 300 hp in 2.3-liter form, according to company insiders.
Is that based on the MZR motor?

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Yeah they were complaining about it on Top Gear. They were happy to finally get the Mustang over the pond, only to find out it will only come with the Ecoboost engine and not a V8.
Surely that is the base motor. I find it hard to believe that Ford would do away with the V8 in the Europeon market.
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there will still be a v8 GT, the i4 is replacing the v6 model.
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Oh what fun we have over on Miataforumz.com!

Here is my favorite new thread:

What to look for when buying 2000 Mazda miata speed
Car has about 98k on it and I'm looking to buy it but I war to know what to look for when buying this car?
I heard the rotary engines wear when they get high miles?? Is that true
What common problems occur at high miles ?
What else should I look for ?

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Is that based on the MZR motor?



Surely that is the base motor. I find it hard to believe that Ford would do away with the V8 in the Europeon market.
It seems to be a cycle...Ford tried this back in the 80's.
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In this city you can ride a motorcycle with no helmet, but must wear a helmet if you ride a bicycle.
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I predict TX will be another blue state within the next 5-10 years.
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soaked the big snap ring holding the compressor housing in pb blaster for a couple days, went to go get it to move so i can get everything clocked and in place pre install. well it didnt move and i bent a new set of snap ring pliers..
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