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Old 10-12-2009, 11:21 AM   #101
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All your trailerz are belong to us.


Save up for a light trailer. Makes all the difference at a track day, knowing you can bring extra stuff and knowing that you can drive home, whatever you break, unless you wreck the car and need a flat bed. You don't need a Peterbuilt to tow a Miata. Any car that can pull 3000lbs is good enough.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:53 PM   #102
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All your trailerz are belong to us.


Save up for a light trailer. Makes all the difference at a track day, knowing you can bring extra stuff and knowing that you can drive home, whatever you break, unless you wreck the car and need a flat bed. You don't need a Peterbuilt to tow a Miata. Any car that can pull 3000lbs is good enough.
What are you using to pull 3000lbs in that pic? I don't recognize it. I'm towing a little over 2500 in my 1500rated subie and it's a little unnerving.
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Old 10-12-2009, 01:04 PM   #103
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What are you using to pull 3000lbs in that pic? I don't recognize it. I'm towing a little over 2500 in my 1500rated subie and it's a little unnerving.
2007 Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 5cyl diesel w/automatic 6spd. Produces 200bhp and 400Nm. Weighs over 4000lbs on its own. Combo drives like a freight train.

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Old 10-12-2009, 01:27 PM   #104
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That thing is dope spookyfish
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:29 PM   #105
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Old saying in racing.. To make a million dollars racing...


START with TEN Million...

You gotta pay to play! When I drag raced my Miata Pro-Street it would cost me thousands a weekend and I had a truck and trailer to tow the car around.

Blowing up stuff was part of the game...

I plan on build a little track toy (Looking for a good shape NA now), but I doubt I will go over 220hp and I plan to make it so I can tow the Miata behind my Subaru WRX using a tow bar and removing the front bumper.

I know how you feel.. I was there about 10 years ago when I was racing Pro.
I'm leaving this car at 11psi for a while, safety wiring everything, and then...what is there to break? The trans should be fine, the rear end will be fine when I get a real diff in there, motor should be fine for a long time especially on low comp. There is a lot of car at 11psi...it should be fun for years.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:31 PM   #106
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and then...what is there to break?
Famous last words.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:47 PM   #107
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Famous last words.


true the only way to find out is to break it


is this a real thread ?, i cant believe what i just read.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:08 PM   #108
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This is the only way to roll to the track. [IMG][/IMG]
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2007 Alfa Romeo 159 2.4 5cyl diesel w/automatic 6spd. Produces 200bhp and 400Nm. Weighs over 4000lbs on its own. Combo drives like a freight train.

Oh my....oh my my my.......
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:36 PM   #110
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what is there to break?
The mani & dp
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:20 PM   #111
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If your worried about breaking the tranny, get a T56 and a cts rear or a ford 7.5 rear, the tranny would need some adapting but could be done. Then you would not have to worry, It would add some weight but so does a turbo.
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #112
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Or get a T-5, they are lighter, cheaper, and strong enough.
Or buy my 6-speed
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:42 PM   #113
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I think he already has a 6 speed, right?
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:51 PM   #114
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Yeah but a backup unit might ease his apprehension
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Ya and a pit crew!
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:06 PM   #116
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Bring it to the H2R event on 11.14 he will not be able to walk away from it.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:10 PM   #117
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This thread just proves the saying: The loudest voices are often the most ignorant.

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Old 10-13-2009, 03:53 PM   #118
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Or they are queueing because that red gay boat is all over the place?
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you can't handle my GT car. Those leather seats make it all that better.
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:02 AM   #120
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I don't know much about you IRL but I'd guess that you're a mooch. You drive your car to the track and professedly routinely get close to the FTD right? And you expect someone to else to bail you and get you and your car home if you **** up and mess up your car? There's a good reason why a lot of those 911s you pass aren't going that fast- they don't want their car to die and there's nothing wrong with that. I'd say that those people going at a "safe" and comfortable speed are being prudent, particularly if they drove their car there. I would really love to go to the track but if I screw up I don't want to have to say buh bye to all that money.

Yes, your personal finances do matter a great deal in this situation. As you've noticed all this car track racing (and even street-fast) stuff costs a lot of money. You seem to completely overlook that your car can be murdered by no fault of your own. If someone spills car juice all over the track, by you may be completely fucked out of your entire "investment" in your fun. Can you really handle that? It sounds like you can't. And that's investment in quotes because this is just for fun right? Good for you for going so fast that it costs you even more money to not break **** at that speed- that makes you a man. No, that really doesn't make you a man, that sounds like you're just like a greyhound at the dog track chasing a fake plastic rabbit. If you go super duper fast and set the track record what will that really get you? Are you trying to "go pro" or compete in some series? That will cost you way more that I think you can handle. Nothing's wrong with chasing a dream and wanting to be your best but be real and approach this **** like the enjoyable hobby that it is for you and pursue the hobby within the bounds of your financial means.

At a minimum hobby should not rely on the time, kindness, and labor of others to unfuck your lack of preparation and prudence. This is not do or die, this is supposed to be for fun and if your wallet can't handle that then take care of yourself and GTFO. If you're going to keep driving so awesomely then assume and manage your risks on your own and at least get a ******* trailer.
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