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Old 06-20-2010, 12:01 AM   #41
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i drove mine on a 2 hour drive each way and blew it up lol. so....no
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:48 AM   #42
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i drove mine on a 2 hour drive each way and blew it up lol. so....no
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Would I drive cross country....Hell yeah! I already made a few 1000 mile hauls and it was smooth as butter.

And of course a big +1 on bringing tools and a few spare necessary parts.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:48 AM   #43
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sub 12AFR through the needle, and 10 from 1500 before up until redline, pretty sure it was on the safe side.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:00 AM   #44
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I thought you popped it when you were drifting while pounding the revlimiter?
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:01 AM   #45
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no. i popped it at 55mph on the highway in 5th gear....randomly lol.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:04 AM   #46
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10 psi and it broke off the piston skirt? I would not have expected that to be the weak point. Are you sure that he rpm wasn't too high?

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it was bouncing off the rev limiter

this is my track car for drifting
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:06 AM   #47
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sorry, 3 times a week for hte past two weeks it has been bouncing off the rev limiter. i was driving home from north carolina when it popped.

that comment was merely that it is a car that is not babied
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:55 AM   #48
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I've done it...no problem. I even did a track day in the middle and set 2nd FTD. 5,500 miles in under 2 weeks.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:34 PM   #49
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After watching and crewing a 24-hour "Cump-Car" race...I ahve a new found respect for shitbox old cars.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:53 PM   #50
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Thanks for all the opinions guys. I am will be trying to schedule a time to pick the car up in the next few weeks.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:49 PM   #51
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3 pages and no one suggests the only item truly needed to keep a turbo Miata on the road????
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^ Truth. Rainbow zip ties are required to keep the miata on the road.
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:01 AM   #53
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Haha good one. I will be equipped with duct tape, zip ties, jb weld and other necessary tools for roadside repairs.
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I used to keep a socket set and laptop handy for every out of town trip. After a few months of zero issues I don't even carry a spare tire on my 45 min highway commute.
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