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Old 04-23-2007, 03:02 PM   #41
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maybe because it's universal: stretched tire = worst idea evah
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just because someone does something different does not mean its a good idea. The big chrome wheels I saw on a geo the other day sure were different, but does not mean it was a good idea
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:37 PM   #42
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Well put Pitlab. Im sure the carbs are pretty neat and sound mean, it just doesn't outweigh the fact that a similarly priced turbo setup will wave by by to it. Now if he had a turbo and IRTB's, then that would be something to talk about! And I think at the level he has lowered it to, its only making the car handle worse. Miatas are supposed to be sports cars, and that along with the streched rubber bands make this car a little less neat to me.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:26 PM   #43
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STFU!!!
Don't be a ****** smart ***.

BTW what's with you and *****? Does my avatar turn you on? Are you in love with the sausage?
whoa somebody is getting a little to intarnet Angry...Calm down Im just a string of characters on your monitor buddy...hey you cant say i was wrong when I said some people have to grow up. OBTW Your 27...I never would of guessed. Hey I was just trying to be an *** so I could have fun on the forum isnt that how it goes again?


Everytime Scott reads these post it makes me want to add another to the miserable users......
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All show, no go. I'll take fuel injection over carbs any day of the week. If it were an IRTB setup the arguement could be made that it is better/different than FI. But carbs? That's so 1978.

The wheels are goofy looking. Very shiny paint though.
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whoa somebody is getting a little to intarnet Angry...Calm down Im just a string of characters on your monitor buddy...hey you cant say i was wrong when I said some people have to grow up. OBTW Your 27...I never would of guessed. Hey I was just trying to be an *** so I could have fun on the forum isnt that how it goes again?
Do you really want to start with me?
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Do you really want to start with me?
Way to e-thug! You get a gold star.

What the hell is up your ***, let it go and continue the mockery of the silly Miata this thread is actually about.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:08 PM   #47
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^jayc72 I did let it go,but this newb just keeps coming back for more.

I guess I really offended him with my comment about the car,cause I was the one he decided to pick on out of everyone.
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Do you really want to start with me?
STFU newb way to e thug go ahead spike i got your back. lets get him.
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^jayc72 I did let it go,but this newb just keeps coming back for more.

I guess I really offended him with my comment about the car,cause I was the one he decided to pick on out of everyone.
yes Iam offended please stop its hurting my feelings.

No really go ahead and flame on, you've lost my attention
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yes Iam offended please stop its hurting my feelings.

No really go ahead and flame on, you've lost my attention
jayc72 this is what I mean by him coming back for more.
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yes Iam offended please stop its hurting my feelings.

No really go ahead and flame on, you've lost my attention
A short attention span has often been linked to a lack of brain power and a small penus in most american males. As well as a tendency to like having butsex with other males. Way to fullfill the stereotype dumbass, as if we dont have enough to fight through.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:40 PM   #52
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yes Iam offended please stop its hurting my feelings.
Well troll my advice to you is to tell your dad to use some lube next time and to stop ramming you so hard.

Oh wait.....you mean your feelings? oh well I guess it's gonna hurt either way.
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shifttosix: the "3rd comment" spike was referring to was the 787B comment in the first post. He was no flaming on the 3rd post, as you seem to have taken it. I think this is where the confusion lies.

Hott car.
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shifttosix: the "3rd comment" spike was referring to was the 787B comment in the first post. He was no flaming on the 3rd post, as you seem to have taken it. I think this is where the confusion lies.

Hott car.

Kotomile you are right sir.

My comment was towards the 787B,and not towards the ******** newbie.
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OMG you guys suck
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:13 PM   #56
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i hate to sound super newbie, but im new to the world of rwd. what would be the offset for 9" in the rear and 8.5" for the front rims? im a fan of the dish rims. if i could get a decent dish and still keep the rim inside the wheel well i'd be happy. any info is much appreciated.
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The stretched tires were really popular in and around Orange County Ca, for sure, back in the day (mid 80's - early 90's). You'd see them mainly on low-rider mini trucks. Those guys would run insane offsets with cut springs. I haven't seen that look too much lately, or many low-riding mini trucks for that matter.

I used to hate the look when I first saw it, but it grows on you a bit.

I've seen plenty of classic L.A. low-riders with the same sort of look, but they don't run wide tires or need the offsets.

Bottom line: All show, no go.

If you're into that, more power to you.
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Ah it has a bit of a different purpose. I love the wheels Work Equip 03's are seriously one of my favorites ever. Along with Super Advans. (god why couldn't they make them in 4 x 100 and like a +10 or 20 mm offset?)

Peter's car is slick and yeah he's a bit more about having a car that's low and slow, but it's his car and just because he doesn't want a 250 hp miata doesn't mean there's somthing wrong with him.

Stretched tires need to be cleared up. 1st of all, yes they do look good, get over the fact that they are "the wrong size" for a little bit since no one complains about a 245 on 8 inch wide wheels. While the style may be more localized to So Cal, i don't believe they are trying to emmulate low rider mini truck etc style...look to japanese performance and auto salon. Stretched tires do a couple things for you...first of all, the site I see peter at most is Roadsterdrift.com stretched tires allow you to use more common tires sizes on wider wheels and use a tire size that won't put a whole lot of strain trying to spin. (aka..someone running a 245 or more miata drift tire is liable to snap ****.) Second, stretched tires stiffen the tire sidewalls creating a better PERFORMANCE tire. not just for drift..for anything, all the benefits of a more expensive low profile tire on */50/*. Third stretching tires also creates a better drifting slip. The tires are much happier and much less harsh going from grip to slip and slip to grip. Fourth Miata's have crap steering angle for the amount of spin the induce, in order to get more angle having a wider front stance is good (lower offset tires) and if you use steering angle adjusters lower offsets are required else your wheels bang into the control arms. Stretched tires are often required to fit larger (15's and 16' more tire choice friendly) wheels with low offsets under the fenders without shelling out lots of money for fender flares.

There are plenty of race cars that run Stretched tires by conventional means and do very well just because it's different doesn't mean it's bad or wrong.
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Put tires that fit and seal on there and over engineer the drivetrain for the HP simple effective durable if you are gonna make 400 whp on a miata **** is gonna breack esp if you drift it. You just need to do the best you can to make it last as long as possible but i would never sacrifice traction for this.
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i think lack of traction is not a concern for drifters, too much is
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