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View Poll Results: Which car to have as a street/track car?
Miata, with turbo 41 82.00%
MR2 Turbo, 91-95 4 8.00%
Leave Miata as is, and deal with being slow 5 10.00%
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:40 AM   #41
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the thing that sucks, however, is that parts are fairly more expensive.
What? Really? No way, man... I thought spending $30K was normal.. bah ha ha ha ha ha.

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dont look at me, im not a peak HP lover.. all of the cars ive built have been geared toward good response over peak hp, balance being most important.

either way, i think its safe to say that we can all agree that the mr2, supra, miata, 240sx, etc etc.. they're all great cars and all have good capabilities. i'de say its more a matter of preference than anything.
Balance is by far the most important aspect of any built car, whether it's strictly track or a weekend warrior. This isn't related, per se, but I remember an interview of 2WD off-road trucks and the guy says, "Balance is the most important thing for our trucks, and that balance is heavily reliant on suspension. You can have a 2WD 1500 with factory power and the proper suspension and he will walk all over the 800 HP trucks with OEM suspension all day." Reminds me of the drag racing (gay) vs. Auto-X arguments that are ever apparent where I live. The MR-2 shouldn't be in your list, however, as they require advanced skills and dedication before you will be as efficient in them as any of the others.

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Your simplest reliable forced induction for track use for the miata will be a rotrex. But, I'm biased.
Pft! BS. I just enter my car as a GP3 racecar. Guaranteed first place... as long as I complete one lap. Ha ha ha. I would think any FI would be reliable if you can keep your charge temperatures down. If you're going turbo with one of those shitty, threaded manifolds (who invented those?) then all you need is ample support brackets to help decrease the chances of your turbo falling off.
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:58 AM   #42
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What? Really? No way, man... I thought spending $30K was normal.. bah ha ha ha ha ha.
is that USD or canadian? you guys get hosed on everything you buy :-)



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Reminds me of the drag racing (gay) vs. Auto-X arguments that are ever apparent where I live. The MR-2 shouldn't be in your list, however, as they require advanced skills and dedication before you will be as efficient in them as any of the others.
you've got your gripes with the mr2, thats all. i have a customers FD at the moment, and while it may handle and look nice, i wouldnt touch the ************. v-mount + rotary turbo + mazda quality? jesus... no thanks.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:14 PM   #43
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is that USD or canadian? you guys get hosed on everything you buy :-)





you've got your gripes with the mr2, thats all. i have a customers FD at the moment, and while it may handle and look nice, i wouldnt touch the ************. v-mount + rotary turbo + mazda quality? jesus... no thanks.
It's CAD.... and yes, we get hosed... and fisted with both fists without lube... we don't even get a damn wrap around!!

And I like MR-2's. I just don't like working on them and my skill level isn't high enough for me to be efficient on the track behind the wheel of one. I'll stick to FR platforms, ha ha. Ah yes, the rotary..... I'm going to pick up an RX8. Ha ha ha. Don't hate, I've already heard it all.
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