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Old 10-14-2009, 10:07 PM   #141
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I have had the pleasure of driving and ISF, 05 cobra Mustang Supercharged, built EVO, and a por hilclimb subaru 2.5rs turbo. When I got back into my car after driving thos cars I still prefered mine which is a Spec Miata.

The only car that I had driven that I thought twice about was a Daily driven miata with 230hp to the wheels. Even after driving that I still prefered mine. The other miata was not setup properly to my liking. Hence one of the reasons I am selling my SM and going to build a DD/TT car.The other reason is I can't afford the car truck and trailer rental. Every time I get to instruct.

Thease cars will last. Hell the 1.6 is a turbo motor. As a mater a fact they all have turbo compressions. Hence the reason they respond so well to boost.

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Old 10-14-2009, 10:24 PM   #142
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i just need wrx wagon with a small trailer that has trailer brakes.
Here go a trailer.

That trailer weighs 835 lbs. A typical FI Miata weighs around 2350 lbs. Find a vehicle that has a towing capacity of 3500 lbs., and you're good to go! (por ejemplo: Toyota Highlander, BMW X5, Dodge Magnum)
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:30 PM   #143
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I think a contest on who has the shittest/ugly tow rig would be comical!
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:40 AM   #144
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Cheap trailers FTW. My $200 4'x8' Harbor Freight trailer has logged thousands of miles towing race bikes to the track. Hustler has seen it (at MSR). Too bad I cannot haul a Miata with it.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:51 AM   #145
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Cheap trailers FTW. My $200 4'x8' Harbor Freight trailer has logged thousands of miles towing race bikes to the track. Hustler has seen it (at MSR). Too bad I cannot haul a Miata with it.
Use the LS Miata to tow the Turbo one.

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Old 10-15-2009, 01:06 AM   #146
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Well, the LS1 is going to be the 'track car', so it would have to be the other way around. The LS1 car could tow the **** out of the turbo though

I have a paid-for V8 Tundra that serves as my tow vehicle. Right now it serves as my DD. It has a bed cover so I can throw all the tools, tires, and what-nots in there and lock it up. I would love to have an enclosed car hauler but they are not cheap.
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:15 AM   #147
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I could have another 75k in my retirement if it weren't for racing, but damn...live a little and enjoy life. I need something to help me get out of bed every morning and go make a living. The point...get your *** to the track! That's what these cars are for!


Now get over to my house so I can get my car running and get MY *** on the track!
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:40 AM   #148
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lololol. The alfa has enough brakes to stop that thing?
Although the trailer is self braking - compulsory by law and A Good Thing(tm) - the Alfa has 6-pot 13" Brembo's on the front and has 11.5" ventilated discs in the rear as well. Don't you disrespect the stopping power of a brother's Alfa no more.
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