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Old 08-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #181
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That's a mean looking little clutch. Are you giving up on street driving? lol.
i heard they aren't the worst! ill only be driving it occasionally :P i have heard theyre like a switch too tho
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Yes, they are very difficult to modulate (read as you are fawked if you have to start from a stop while pointing uphill). It's a good thing there are no hills in Ireland, haha.
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Yes, they are very difficult to modulate (read as you are fawked if you have to start from a stop while pointing uphill). It's a good thing there are no hills in Ireland, haha.
I guess launches are in order :P no parking on hills from now on !
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I guess launches are in order :P no parking on hills from now on !
Yeah, park facing downhill. And ignore stoplights and stop signs when heading uphill. Or always do a clutch drop burnout , lol.
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Some ******* always pulls right up behind you on a hill at a light, too.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:05 PM   #186
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Some ******* always pulls right up behind you on a hill at a light, too.
Isnt that wat launch control is for? Big flames keep ppl off your back
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:19 AM   #187
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Smoke'em if ya got 'em.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:43 PM   #188
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Had my nct on friday and failed on a few small things that shall be sorted this week. Bit of rust on my frame rail is the only time consuming issue it has. So after thats sorted ill be back terrorising cork. For now heres a video i made on the way to the test

Spot the miata turbo sticker


And how it looks nct ready

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Old 09-08-2013, 07:43 PM   #189
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Can't wait for more boost. This is fun for now though

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lol, look sweet. What were you racing?
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It was a Honda Accord. 2.2 Diesel at about 200 hp. i'm still only on 5 psi as i haven't put in my clutch or EBC yet so im running waste gate pressure. still feels so awesome haha.
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here's a nice update from my weekend with videos cause i know you Dawgs like videos

had an awesome weekend. On friday i had a little too much to drink so you can imagine how i felt in the garage on saturday.

Had my nct on sat evening and passed thank god. so then it was time to prep for Japfest.



car was polished and ready to go by midnight so i crawled into bed and gathered a few hours sleep.



So it was up at 5.30 to get on the road and meet the lads up in Naas. on the way up a friend shot a video or two




Thought Japfest was class, and got to see the other mx5s that are around





made a friend on the way home (Not sure he knows we're friends :cheesy



short video of first gear pull

mx5 turbo pull (1) - YouTube

second gear pull

mx5 turbo pull (2) - YouTube

i think this was a third gear pull?

mx5 turbo pull (3) - YouTube

fourth gear boost guage video

mx5 turbo pull (4) - YouTube


anyway thats my update from japfest. soooo good to have it back
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cause i know you Dawgs like videos
Trying to imagine how that sounds with an Irish accent.



Looks like you guys had fun. Why is everybody wearing jackets when it is still summertime?
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Trying to imagine how that sounds with an Irish accent.



Looks like you guys had fun. Why is everybody wearing jackets when it is still summertime?
when i wrote it i was imagining saying it in Xibits accent haha.

It was raining yesterday but we've had lovely weather up until yesterday.
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how come my other videos didnt give a preview?
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got the equivalent of a switch in the car over the weekend. took waay longer to do than it should have . Traffic is now difficult.. but the gear changes are so worth it.



who said its impractical?



then helped my bro out with his first autograss race



The list that remains

1. get the boost up to 10psi
2. dial out the remaining camber
3. track pads.
4. fit race tyre onto race wheels
5. track day
6. refit bits that fall off during track day
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The list that remains

1. get the boost up to 10psi
2. dial out the remaining camber
3. track pads.
4. fit race tyre onto race wheels
5. track day
6. refit bits that fall off during track day
What are your spring rates? You need enough spring to keep the car off of the bumpstops in corners at the track. You also need enough ride height to let the suspension work over the curbs at the track corners.
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What are your spring rates? You need enough spring to keep the car off of the bumpstops in corners at the track. You also need enough ride height to let the suspension work over the curbs at the track corners.
according to the specs i found:

Front Coilovers : Rubber Top Mount.
Front Spring Rate : 8kg/mm (446.9bs/in)

Rear Coilovers : Rubber Top Mount.
Rear Spring Rate : 6kg/mm (335.2lbs/in)



They're the BR type BC racing coilovers. i left the springs at what the manufacturer had set them to and used the height adjuster to lower it. i plan to lift the car higher for track days, but im unsure of how to work the spring rate?

would the manufacturers setting not suffice?
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Those rates would probably induce oversteer with the stock sway bars. You may want a larger than stock front bar and/or to disconnect the rear bar on the track to keep from spinning out easily.

Increasing the ride height will be necessary to allow the car not to be on or too near the bumpstops when you pitch it into a corner. If, when the car leans over, it contacts the front or rear bumpstops it effectively increases the spring rates immensely (and instantly). If the rear contacts first, the car can snap spin. If the front contacts first, the car can suddenly stop turning as well and plow into a wall or whatever you are facing ahead of you.

My car is at a slightly uncool ride height to allow my 550/350 springs room to work. Depending on the stickiness of your tires, you may need to go higher than me. Putting zip-ties tightly around the chrome rod just above the shock body then cornering hard to see how far up the zip-tie moves will tell you how close you are getting to the bumpstop with the shock body, and therefore how much travel room you have. It is an inexpensive trick but it works.
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Those rates would probably induce oversteer with the stock sway bars. You may want a larger than stock front bar and/or to disconnect the rear bar on the track to keep from spinning out easily.

Increasing the ride height will be necessary to allow the car not to be on or too near the bumpstops when you pitch it into a corner. If, when the car leans over, it contacts the front or rear bumpstops it effectively increases the spring rates immensely (and instantly). If the rear contacts first, the car can snap spin. If the front contacts first, the car can suddenly stop turning as well and plow into a wall or whatever you are facing ahead of you.

My car is at a slightly uncool ride height to allow my 550/350 springs room to work. Depending on the stickiness of your tires, you may need to go higher than me. Putting zip-ties tightly around the chrome rod just above the shock body then cornering hard to see how far up the zip-tie moves will tell you how close you are getting to the bumpstop with the shock body, and therefore how much travel room you have. It is an inexpensive trick but it works.

woud you have a picture of that set up? im assuming you lift the car using the springs to increase the spring rate?
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