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Old 02-09-2009, 10:29 PM   #41
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Butterfly brace is an option. I was leaning toward DIYing some additional cross bracing along with some underbody aero.

Sav loves his Koni races with the heavy springs. What's rates are the Koni yellow considered good for? I already have fatcat tophats. I could also go revalved Bilsteins. I have some GC's on a set of KYB AGX's. Again, I'll use them as trade bait or I can see what better shocks they can also be used on.
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Since he has the frame rails I say skip the door bars and he already has the HDHCHT rollbar so he's good there guys.
Oops missed that. Suggestion retracted.
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I have koni sports, 525/350 eibachs with GCs, RB 1.125 hollow front and no rear.
I love it and so do others apparently. Cheaper than races but I haven't hit the track like you and Sav either.
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Did you have your Koni Race's revalved or are they stock with those spring rates? Does it really ride as well as you say?
RACEs are good for 1000# springs stock. Mine are straight out of the box and onto the car, no revalving. They ride better than a 9/6 Tein Flex setup.
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did hookers and blow get mentioned yet?
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Hawaii.
he makes a good point. (un)pleasasnt hawaiian holidays was offering some ridiculous sub-400 per person plane + hotel deal for 3 days.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:57 PM   #48
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if you go, please stay longer than 3 days
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Russian Bride...tell your wife she is an exchange student...
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did hookers and blow get mentioned yet?
Why yes they did! I was really looking for suggestions to enjoy my car more. Unfortunately I don't see hookers being much fun in the Miata! My 69 GS400 maybe, but not the Miata. Blow just doesn't compliment my other "medications".

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We travel already! And we are huge bargain shoppers when we do it. My wife is the travel savvy one. She's on all the cheap airfare sites. We go to Belize for a week at the start of March. Mostly diving/snorkeling/ laying around. I used diving as my excuse for buying the $80 gopro motorsport camera on craigslist (yes I finally got hold of that guy) since they are good for 100' depths!

Travel is to keep my relationship sane while we both work 7 days a week. The car is to keep ME sane. I said my business is struggling, not that I'm broke personally! Thank god for my wife.
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both you and cueball can stop arguing now so a moderator doesn't have to edit a buttload of pissy posts back and forth. ok? ok.
Y8's, I trimmed my posts to clear out controversy. Can you delete Mrtonyg's. They are just sitting there looking stupid now!
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RACEs are good for 1000# springs stock. Mine are straight out of the box and onto the car, no revalving. They ride better than a 9/6 Tein Flex setup.

That's good specific info. Thanks! I know you've likely ridden in several different set ups. I haven't had that chance. There's a whole lot more of you CA guys to have those opportunities.

Cjernigan,

Good info on the yellows handling 525/350 stock. Thanks again to you.
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I was going to mention hookers and blow and travel. Too late. Do what you will. I'd say get a more comfortable suspension. Mine is bugging the **** out of me.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:12 PM   #54
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What don't you like about the flex 9/6 combo. I don't have flex but RA's with those spring rates. Mine just doesn't seem very well damped. Lots of movement. What's the flex like?
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I'd get hard lines for my water and oil first. Then a track only set of tires and wheels. Save the rest for track days. I am going to try and make it to the new track up by Grass Valley this year and PIR as well. Belize is great....I think I made a small dent in their economy with all the Pelican beer I drank there.

PS: The economy down here in So. Oregon really sucks......I feel your pain. BTW does your store have those cool Pittsburgh Steeler signs and stuff?
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I've got track wheels and tires already. I'm very excited about that new track too. Looks great. I can get the NFL stuff but don't stock much. www.imperialusa.com is the company with those licenses for game room equipment. I can get you anything you see there you like. In Honduras last year I drank a lot of Salva Vida! I think the name translates to life saver or life boat.
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I'm not sure about the condition of your car, or color, but I'm throwing this out there.

$2000 would pay for a killer respray if you'd like to see your car look a lot nicer or always wanted to try a different hue.

Mine is brilliant black, which I love, but I'm seriously considering donating plasma to save up for some a decent repaint.
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I've got track wheels and tires already. I'm very excited about that new track too. Looks great. I can get the NFL stuff but don't stock much. www.imperialusa.com is the company with those licenses for game room equipment. I can get you anything you see there you like. In Honduras last year I drank a lot of Salva Vida! I think the name translates to life saver or life boat.
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Cool...........Honduras is the home of "Poncho" the monkey in my sig. He lives at a zip line place there. Drank a lot of home made wine in Roatan.......nice place to retire to if you wanted to leave the USA. I'll check out the NFL stuff. See ya at the new track. I'm thinking about putting a 6 speed and some 3:55's in my car as well.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:09 PM   #59
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Bling ain't my thing homz!

Mines black and in pretty good shape. I might consider having one of those paintless dent guys take a couple dings out but the paint's OK. I take the buffer to it about once a year with very light compound. Shines up pretty well.

Performance wise I'm turning lap times similar to the leading spec Miata's. I've got a lot more power but also a lot more weight. I kill them in the straights, they corner better, particularly since they are fearless with the full cage. That's quick enough on track days to beat a lot of expensive cars, not enough to hang with the Z06's, GT3's, Turbo porsches, etc when those cars are driven well and using r-comps.

I don't expect to get into that category without spending a ton more money but I'd certainly like to move up a notch in my "Kill" abilities. Right now I'm in the "Cayman S well driven with R-comps in the advanced group" range. I don't know if 2k can get me past that or not but I'd love to try.

Suspension is likely the best way for me to go. With what I have to sell off I can likely add the 6 spd and maybe a taller R&P. If I ever decide to go built motor, I'd be ready for it.
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In that case I definitely agree that suspension is going to give you the best bang for the buck.

I think this is almost always the case at any power level, and I almost daily wish I had dropped $2k into suspension before doing so in turbo parts.
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