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Old 09-21-2009, 08:35 AM   #421
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So you were talking about wheel movement? Not turbine shaft? irconfused. Either way, cool to see you lasted a full weekend.
after a little more research, its "radial" play. Some say its bad, some don't. I checked the turbo on super-miata and it has some radial play too. Hopefully its not serious. However, a new CHRA is not a death sentence like leaky valve seals or missing piston pieces.
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You probably already did, but don't forget to check your turbine housing bolts on the CHRA. You don't want to pull a savington.
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:22 AM   #423
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No smoke on cold-start today. I guess my car was a little hung-over after the track event. For some reason its making 15psi on wastegate now...which also happens to be really ******* fast. I guess I need a lighter WG spring.
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No way. 15psi is nothing on the hardware you are running. I'm surprised you aren't running more.
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No way. 15psi is nothing on the hardware you are running. I'm surprised you aren't running more.
I love big power on the street. I plan on putting it on the top of the prime efficiency island at 18-20psi soon just to see what it does. However, its much cheaper to run 225wtq (250-260wtq on faggy dynojets) on the track when you consider that I double mpg and the life of brakes and tires by dropping from 15psi to 10. However if I'm running with the rich idiots and need a little more power, we'll turn the wick up and substitute a little power for skill, lol. However, I don't foresee any problem posting "street-car-FTD" on any given track day at 10psi.

The coolest part about this absurdflow stuff of course is the reliability...but its really cool to have that additional 500RPM of torque that I didn't have before when driving around town.
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The coolest part about this absurdflow stuff of course is the reliability...but its really cool to have that additional 500RPM of torque that I didn't have before when driving around town.
Isn't it great to have all your torque right there when you need it?
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[QUOTE=hustler;456854]I love big power on the street. I plan on putting it on the top of the prime efficiency island at 18-20psi soon just to see what it does. However, its much cheaper to run 225wtq (250-260wtq on faggy dynojets) on the track when you consider that I double mpg and the life of brakes and tires by dropping from 15psi to 10. However if I'm running with the rich idiots and need a little more power, we'll turn the wick up and substitute a little power for skill, lol. However, I don't foresee any problem posting "street-car-FTD" on any given track day at 10psi.

exactly what my thinking is ^^^^ plus if spec miata's can turn a fast time with 120whp, 220whp should be enough. although, i'm gonna run 9-10 psi at tws, then turn it up to 12psi for a few laps and see if i'm any faster.

btw: what lap times did everybody run?
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btw: what lap times did everybody run?
Gary's TDR car ran 1:27's with 275's and 260whp.
John ran 1:30's with the 225's a wing, and lots of lightness
I ran a 1:31 with 6.5" wheels and a long brake pedal. I'm a little embarrassed but I'm fairly certain I'll get into the 1:28's at the least with real rubber and brakes on the next trip (and stop looking at the gauges mid-corner). I felt like a man int he last session though. I was 3-seconds faster in my boat than I was in John's car last year, and a far cry from the old 1:40.2 in my car's previous form.

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Gary's TDR car ran 1:27's with 275's and 260whp.
John ran 1:30's with the 225's a wing, and lots of lightness
I ran a 1:31 with 6.5" wheels and a long brake pedal. I'm a little embarrassed but I'm fairly certain I'll get into the 1:28's at the least with real rubber and brakes on the next trip (and stop looking at the gauges mid-corner). I felt like a man int he last session though. I was 3-seconds faster in my boat than I was in John's car last year, and a far cry from the old 1:40.2 in my car's previous form.

Shame is high now, accomplishment is low.
that's cool. nothing to be ashamed of. i'm sure those guys have triple the seat time compared to you. gary's car was only a sec. or less faster than the itb n/a car that thomas drove from fuji motorsports. that car made 180whp. i'm guessing with the right susp./tire setup and a good driver well aquainted with hallett, all you really need is around 200-210whp in a light miata to dominate.
yeah , it seems like whenever i goto the track, there is always that one session that really makes all the hard work getting there worth it. good **** man. i'm trying to go to ecr. not sure if i will make it since i'm going to tws on the 9th, and the valley track w/pca on the 10th. but i'm working on it.
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I think with more tire, I'll be up there with Gary. I have 60-hours of seat time at hallett alone. The problem was that I couldn't drive it like a miata anymore...now you drive it like a vette.
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Gary's TDR car ran 1:27's with 275's and 260whp.
John ran 1:30's with the 225's, a wing, lots of lightness, and 120whp
I ran a 1:31 with 6.5" wheels and a long brake pedal. I'm a little embarrassed but I'm fairly certain I'll get into the 1:28's at the least with real rubber and brakes on the next trip (and stop looking at the gauges mid-corner). I felt like a man int he last session though. I was 7-seconds faster in my boat than I was in John's car last year, and a far cry from the old 1:40.2 in my car's previous form.
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are you planning to run in a class or are you just doing it for fun for now? im just wondering in which class your car could fit. time attack unlimited?
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are you planning to run in a class or are you just doing it for fun for now? im just wondering in which class your car could fit. time attack unlimited?
if he wanted to run nasa time trial. he would be in ttb or tta depending on how much boost he ran and tires.
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whatever. I suck but seat time fixes everything. I'm still not as good as I was 3 years ago.
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are you planning to run in a class or are you just doing it for fun for now? im just wondering in which class your car could fit. time attack unlimited?
This is just a fun, weekend car...I thought about competing but that may take the fun out. I like to drive it on the street so it will never be a racecar. Now, if I were to build a racecar...well, that's another story. It would basically be my car, gutted, with a cage, bit splitter and wing, and white paint, red cage, red 6ULs.
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Gary's TDR car ran 1:27's with 275's and 260whp.
John ran 1:30's with the 225's a wing, and lots of lightness
I ran a 1:31 with 6.5" wheels and a long brake pedal.
1:32 7" wheels and ~195whp same brakes =D
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Sub 1:30s is a decent lap time IMO. The guys that won the F2 class in the last CMRA Endurance race at Hallett were running in the mid to upper 1:20s on a SV650 with race tires. They did it for 4 hours straight (excluding pit stops) so that is a sustainable pace. It is apples and oranges, but an SV650 has about the same straight-line acceleration as a well boosted Miata (12.0 1/4 mile)

Of course the CMRA track record at Hallett running CCW is a 1:15.5. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it
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Its this ******* bullshit which is why I'm not going to run any more ******* miata events.
Oh come on...I'm really looking forward to seeing you at TWS.

Consider this last outing a "preseason game." Yeah, you shoulda put more points on the board, but you made sure everything worked together well and still won the damn game.

I've been holding back sending you an email saying how good it is to see you having fun, and that I'm happy for ya after all your ordeals.

I didn't send it because I thought you were a real man and didn't need emotional coddling.

Grow some ***** and go back out with a vengeance. Stop finding systems (brakes) to blame your low body count on.
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My wife thinks I 'misplaced' $15K as well. It is parked in the driveway
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EWG win:




no more creeping to 18+psi
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