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Old 03-11-2013, 05:42 PM   #21
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Xidas/fatcat/penske. I'd rather have baller shocks on the street than a baller turbo. Hell I'm thinking of ASTs for the daily just for the better ride quality.
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Xidas/fatcat/penske. I'd rather have baller shocks on the street than a baller turbo. Hell I'm thinking of ASTs for the daily just for the better ride quality.
I wouldn't.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:00 PM   #23
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Says the guy who took his turbo off.
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Says the guy with ASTs on his daily driver
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #25
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Scrappy, you may be right about not getting either, and just going cheaper on both accounts.

I've read how awesome the XIDA's are, but for a guy coming from a stock NB suspension, and from my 97's FM springs + AGX's, it may be better to have blissful ignorance on how they actually feel. This way I don't know what I'm missing, and I'm sure the VMAXX's would still feel like a decent step up. Or Tein Street Advance.......idk I'm terrible at decisions.

And for people worried about blowing transmissions apart, I already have a 6speed waiting to go in. I don't beat on my car as much as others, which is probably why my 170k mile 5speed has put up with 250+whp for 20k miles in my 97. This includes track days, autocrosses, and 1 drift event (I was terrified the whole time I would break something).

I suppose until I drive a XIDA's car, I'm leaning towards EFR.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:36 PM   #26
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You are welcome to drive either of my cars again on ASTs if you want to ponder. Why don't you come over right now and drive my car to pick-up some beers?
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you better watch your cornhole, once he lures you in, you are not coming out for a few days, and even after that wont walk straight for a week
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you better watch your cornhole, once he lures you in, you are not coming out for a few days, and even after that wont walk straight for a week
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:29 AM   #30
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I love my xidas all the time, I sorely wish I had power only at the track (street driving is nice and tame). Unfortunately though, at the track I tend to get a little bored between corners simply because it feels like I'm on cruise control with my stock 1.6.

Eh, just get both and be happy
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Whatever suspension allows for proper weight transfer off the line and accommodates enough travel for a 245/60/13 slick

and turbo

Edit: why do I even have a miata?
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Whatever suspension allows for proper weight transfer off the line and accommodates enough travel for a 245/60/13 slick

and turbo

Edit: why do I even have a miata?
Poor Josh. His little island is flat except for potholes, has no curves, and has barely enough room for a quarter mile blast and a quick slowdown, lol. But he is closer to his home track than I am to mine. I just signed up for Homestead-Miami Speedway on May 11-12 with NASA. Come sign up too and we'll show you what Miatas are designed for, hehehe!

I'm having a blast on a cheap turbo. I hated driving my car when it had a crappy suspension. I only have Bilsteins now, but it is significantly more enjoyable. I wish I could afford to spend the cash on Xidas because I know it would be so much more fun. I don't DD my car, but if I did use it for dual purposes Xidas would make it that much better to live with.
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Is that a **** ring and butt device combo?
urethal plug.
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I am left with questions I do not wish to ask or actually hear the answers to.
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Better Suspension > More power, and this is coming from a forum that is built around making more power.

Better suspension doesn't effect reliability. More HP does. Argue it. I dare you.
Racelands are better than blown stock ****, until the shock shaft breaks in half (better suspension, worse reliability).

Take out the rotary from the RX7 FD, add LSX (more power, more reliable).


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Drove/rode in Hustlers daily.
Looks like my mind has changed on the situation.

Maybe I'll just space everything out so it doesn't hurt so much at once. I still love the EFR idea, but damn, I'm blow away with the XIDAs. Anything that can be that comfortable on the street and still dominate on the track seems like a simple decision.

Still want turbo, but seems this may be a good alternative to add new found "fun" to the car.
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So it was the beer...

What a relief.
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