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Old 08-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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I'm finally going to run this thing tonight. Looks to be a nice cool one, with temps in the low 60's. I've been having some clutch issues at 15psi lately, so I may have to turn it down a bit but we'll see? Will post slips later tonight probably after 10pm.

Wish me luck...
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good luck

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Milan test & tune?
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Good luck, post mods, slips and vids!!!
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Erat- yeah, you wanna meet us out there? I'm going with some work friends, probably won't make it out there until after 6pm.
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Good luck. I'm always interested in turbo miata 1/4 mile times.
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Erat- yeah, you wanna meet us out there? I'm going with some work friends, probably won't make it out there until after 6pm.
If it's nice i may ride the bike out to watch...

Not sure though, i don't get off work until 6:30.
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Excuses.

First time at the strip in years and first with the mazda. I also, as anticipated, had clutch slippage problems.

The [email protected] was the first run. This run showed 14psi on my log and had slippage midway though fourth gear so I had to feather it across the line.

The next run (not shown) the clutch let go getting into boost in second gear and I basically just limped it across the line.

Third run of [email protected] was after turning the boost down to 9-10psi and the clutch held pretty decent the entire run. It felt like my best at the time.

I'm pretty disappointed with not breaking 13's even at 10lbs.

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this is why I tell people not to expect great things when going unless they really really know what they're doing and their car is tip top.

but still, that's almost 15mph over stock, so not bad man
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Sorry to hear that you had issues. Weak clutches or other bugs have a way of showing up at the drag strip. The VHT they apply to the track surface can be brutal on components compared to the street.

You should see a considerable improvement once you work out your clutch issues. It is like a waste of time to make many passes when the clutch is weak.

Keep us posted on any improvements you make, and when you hit the track again.
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I figure if I can get my 60's down to a respectable level and junk this shitty f1 stage 2 clutch, I think I can see another 5-8mph. Maybe a [email protected] wouldn't be out of the question.
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I figure if I can get my 60's down to a respectable level and junk this shitty f1 stage 2 clutch, I think I can see another 5-8mph. Maybe a [email protected] wouldn't be out of the question.
sounds about right
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I've gone 13.75 at the same trap speed with a ~2.1 60ft. Learn to drive
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[QUOTE=Savington;1043810]I've gone 13.75 at the same trap speed with a ~2.1 60ft. Learn to drive [/QUOITS
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The answer is always more boost.
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I've gone 13.75 at the same trap speed with a ~2.1 60ft. Learn to drive
Same.

But i didn't have clutch issues, and i was flat foot shifting.

It was like 95F when i went too.
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LOL at the **** talking.
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Yeah, these two runs were with admittedly shitty launches and standard shifting methods. I think I'm gonna drop some coin on the FM stage 2 today. Going to the dragstrip always makes me want to breakout the checkbook.
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I feel like i need to take my car to the strip before i make comments.

I know my DD will trap in the deep teens/low 120s with a 2.4 60', and the MSM doesn't feel like it'll do that, but it doesn't FEEL far off. (I know it won't do it, though)

However, the butt dyno is pretty inaccurate when you have to shift every half second and there's ALL THE NOISES going on.
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That's the problem with these cars, I think they feel faster than they really are due to their size and ride height. I think the turbo miata's strong suit, besides road racing, is from a roll.
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