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Old 05-31-2016, 08:20 AM   #121
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you gonna be at miata day this year, or events around that time?
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:27 AM   #122
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you gonna be at miata day this year, or events around that time?
Not sure about that one, is that the Brookline event, Larz Museum?

I'm attending a drift event in Canaan NH June 18th.
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Old 05-31-2016, 09:59 AM   #123
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yes thats the one, its the 17th
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:32 PM   #124
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Trailer got some more tlc. Holes have been patched, wiring fixed, added an extra brace up front, and coated with bed liner top to bottom.



Also did some testing today. Car loaded up, set the tongue weight, strapped the car down, setup the brake controller (Tekonsha P3), and took it out for a drive. Truck pulls great, brake controller was perfect, and the car stayed planted on the trailer. All in all, I should be ready for the 2hr haul to Canaan, NH for Lock City - SpecialStage New England this weekend.

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Old 06-19-2016, 09:59 PM   #125
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:26 PM   #126
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Drift training upgrade.

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Old 07-16-2016, 07:54 PM   #128
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loving your setup, you going to do anything like modded steering knuckles or other drift car stuff?
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loving your setup, you going to do anything like modded steering knuckles or other drift car stuff?
Thanks. No to the modded knuckles, I have tie rod spacers and it's decent. Personally I think cars with modded knuckles, and setups like wisefab, look bad. I ordered some SPL rear upper control arms to take a bit of camber out, but other than that I don't really want to do much more to the car. At this point I'd like to hit more events and try to get as much seat time as possible.
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Thanks. No to the modded knuckles, I have tie rod spacers and it's decent. Personally I think cars with modded knuckles, and setups like wisefab, look bad. I ordered some SPL rear upper control arms to take a bit of camber out, but other than that I don't really want to do much more to the car. At this point I'd like to hit more events and try to get as much seat time as possible.
how much do the spacers help out? i saw those online before when i was looking into mild to medium angle mods and couldnt find anything definite. any adverse or undesirable side affects when it comes to regular driving or a spirited back road touge run?
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how much do the spacers help out? i saw those online before when i was looking into mild to medium angle mods and couldnt find anything definite. any adverse or undesirable side affects when it comes to regular driving or a spirited back road touge run?
I never drove the car drifting at stock angle, but with the spacers it's decent enough. I have moog inners and M edition outers if that makes any difference. Not really noticeable with normal or spirited driving, it could help a bit with U turns I guess.
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Bought bags for the 4Runner since 4Runners are a little squishy. Level the truck, and improve stability when towing.




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Also picked up SPL adjustable rear upper control arms for the miata. Been needing more traction, so it's time to take a little camber out. I believe I'm at -4.5 degrees atm, and I'd like to be around -2.5-3 degrees.

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Lock City Drift - SpecialStage New England at Canaan Motor Club, NH. 7/30/16

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Raised the can an inch, borrowed my buddies Kosei K1's wrapped with Hoosier SM6 tires, and spent the day at Palmer Motorsports Park in Massachusetts doing some grip laps. Had a blast and pushed the car quite a bit. Got the car up to about 120 mph on the long front straight, braking hard at the end to an up hill left. Really put some heat into the brakes lol.





Nice and sticky after a 20 min session


I have a bunch of footage, one session I spent most of the time follow my buddy who races ITA with his miata, so I'll try cutting the footage up into a clip. A lot of wind noise with the gopro footage so it may not be the greatest but we'll see.
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