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Old 03-16-2007, 10:01 PM   #1
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This seems to be a landing mark very often for our cars and naturally
this is what i've been aiming for. With everything i've compiled i should
be landing just a bit short of my 200hp mark but here is my question.

Would a 200hp 1st gen miata be Strong enough to take on a Stock
2001 mustang GT with some exhaust work?

I have built a friendly Rivalry with a co-worker and we're
gonna put some money on this bet. I'm pretty positive i'll
take him but i need some inputs from anyone out who is
already putting down some power...

plz note your est. HP with
your response...
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:04 PM   #2
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in a drag race...probably not.
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The better driver will win. They're probably about equally capable.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:17 PM   #4
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Hustler... I disagree. A 200hp miata will run mid 14's if not a little quicker all day. which is just about where the mustang is. So I agree with ben that driving skill will come into play
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I think it'll be close.
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on a proper road course, you'll **** on his chest.
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Hustler... I disagree. A 200hp miata will run mid 14's if not a little quicker all day. which is just about where the mustang is. So I agree with ben that driving skill will come into play
Considering they have approximately the same power to weight, the gt has 9" of rubber in the rear.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:56 PM   #8
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If stock tires are being used driving skill is needed, but if a miata has good performance tires and some width like 205-50-15 I think it will out grip a mustang anyday. And just a side note driving skill is always needed.

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Old 03-17-2007, 10:47 AM   #9
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Yes, but a lighter car won't need quite as much rubber to hook up as a heavier car.
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Mustangs are gravy. go beat up on Vets.
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Old 03-17-2007, 11:51 AM   #11
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Correction, a 158hp* miata will run low 14's with a good driver.. BTDT..


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A stock GT is nothing. I'm at exactly 200rwhp and they are no problem on the street.

On the track, even worse, i can enter/exit the corners much faster than them.
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thats what I was thinking...I'm looking for ~200rwhp just to beat up on some GTs...lol
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funny thing that 3 guys from work praise their mustangs and look down on my miata. I agree with the whole grip thing, i have crappy tires in the rear but at the track where i go they use that sticky stuff on the track so that helps alot for grip...
I know for a fact i can take him out any day on the curvy road but i'm talking
about drag racing here...

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A stock GT is nothing.
just what i wanted to hear, lol... thanks for the replies...


Hustler, what HP have you dynoed at...
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:33 PM   #15
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Hustler is still NA
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LOL.... in that case my confidence is higher...
I mentioned a drag race meet and some co-worker are
interested in the results, they're all wanting to make
this race into a huge gamble... I wanna win, lol...

IDK if that was clear but everyone is looking fowards
to two of the "car guys" to battle it out...
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:03 AM   #17
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http://www.rev2red.com/images/cars/aug27.wmv (170rwhp)

watch from 4:00 to 5:30

http://www.rev2red.com/images/summit...2nd_7_9_06.wmv (170rwhp)

rigth click save as, but there should be another mustang pass there, before my IC coupler failed.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:47 AM   #18
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not bad but a few Q's where you not supposed to pass the evo? and why did you stop in the first one. Dude how much did that track time cost i so wanna do something like that?

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w/ my turboII with just racing beat exhaust..(212hp/210tq) I ran 13.4 and 01 stangs aren't as fast as everyone makes em out to be. Plus the RX7 is packin a bit more weight than a miata.
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hey nick sign on damit :gay:
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