Originally Posted by Davezorz
Where in Western PA? I live in Greensburg.
I'm in New Castle, so I'm about 1-1/2hrs from you.
Originally Posted by supercooper
Welcome!!! Another PA member.... i think we are taking over... so many Gayz in PA. lol
sounds like you have a pretty good start.... a little time on this site, and you will realize the wrong-ness of the stupercharger... but read around, take in all the info you can, and make that decision later. lol
Greensburg is awesome... i drive around twin lakes park alot.... i also like it because they have an amazing skatepark... lol
I lived in Jonesboro, AR when I got the miata, but moved back to PA for a different job. I'm originally from philly.
I know the stupidcharger probably isn't the best route to go, but I'm intrigued by the twin-screw units. I'm just researching and reading now.
Originally Posted by mx5autoxer
Welcome. Did you do everything at once or in increments? I'd like to know how big of an impact the bushings make in an autocross environment. I've never looked into them too much.
It was a process. I think first I went to koni sport shocks and mazdaspeed springs, racing beat front bar, the 01+ header, Racing Beat dual exhaust, and 15x8 TRM C3 wheels w/ 205 BFG rivals. Eventually added Hawk HPS pads all around, and decided I wanted to go faster.
From there, I bought the ground control sleeves with 550/325# springs and the bushing kit, and added the support blocks for the front sway bar. I think I had changed maybe 75% of the bushings before I found out that the kit was short and I just drove the rest of the season like that.
Then I decided I wanted to try to go faster, so I ditched the 205 tires, and got the 15x9s with 225s, finished the bushing install, sent my front shocks to truechoice for a revalve to handle 700# springs, bought the 700/450 springs, took off the racing beat dual exhaust and bought the enthuza xr, replaced my battery with a 2lb RC helicopter LiFePo4 battery, gutted my stock seats, and added the front upper inner offset bushings.
I honestly don't know how much difference I made by changing the bushings since my initial grip levels weren't huge to start with. I think it is better than it would have been with the stock rubber bushings at this point. I do like the fact that the poly bushings don't twist like the stock rubber bushings when the suspension flexes (kind of acting as a secondary spring).
Anyway, thanks for the warm welcome! I look forward to learning a lot.