fyi: a 4.30 ring and a sparco seat suck for long distance driving - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-11-2007, 11:00 PM   #21
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,900
Total Cats: 0
Default

Flint, MI to Houston,TX (1480 miles)... Pulling a trailer with a motorcycle on it....


In 26 hours. In the miata.
Arkmage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 11:38 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 547
Total Cats: 0
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
tein 7/6, 3" exh, removed foam... SF to DC in 4 days.
That's a long time to drive to Daly City from San Francisco. Did you get lost in Hunter's Point?
turbored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #23
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbored View Post
That's a long time to drive to Daly City from San Francisco. Did you get lost in Hunter's Point?
yes. who calls daily city "dc" anyway? last time I checked I wasn't from manila!
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 12:47 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 531
Total Cats: 0
Default

longest Ive gone in my usltrashield, 450/375 gc'd, 300mm wheel, gutted, 6puck clutch, rotaRB's, miata has been 6 hours. 2 up, 4 back... wasnt so bad but the ultrashield doesnt breath at all... so I was soaked in sweat. midday LA traffic from pamona area -> SD

the ride up was at speed and the suspension wasnt bad, but sitting in traffic with the 6puck and heat was no fun.
VRTSid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #25
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,295
Total Cats: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Markp View Post
Don't be so quick to declare victory... Lancaster, CA to Orlando, FL with a supercharged Miata that had the throttle post blower... Any idea how obnoxious that 3000 mile journey was??? That's right 30 hours of unthrottled blower!!!

Mark
Yah, I was premature on the win comment.

Did I mention it was a race exhaust and gutted car? No AC or stereo?
Splitime is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 01:31 PM   #26
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 464
Total Cats: 0
Default

How about 45 minutes on the highway holding the top closed with one hand?
PAT! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 11:52 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,379
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Splitime View Post
Yah, I was premature on the win comment.

Did I mention it was a race exhaust and gutted car? No AC or stereo?
Bob referred to the exhaust as the "Fart Man" Exhaust, that wasn't very fun either....

Mark
Markp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2007, 10:28 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 531
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Splitime View Post
Yah, I was premature on the win comment.

Did I mention it was a race exhaust and gutted car? No AC or stereo?
mine to
2.5->"turbo" muffler, no ac/stereo/interior
VRTSid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 12:01 AM   #29
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Trent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,625
Total Cats: 5
Default

3 hrs to Gonzales, LA and then 3 hours back.

'91 greddy with 2.5" straight exhaust (no cat, no muffler, only a resonator near the tip), NEW 1.6 ACT XT clutch (not broken in yet), with a newly installed Turbotony downpipe rattling like all hell against the transmission, and a stock blown suspension (150k miles old) that rattles and causes the car to dart in odd directions on every pothole impact thanks to the "nowhere near close" alignment. Hell, I'm looking at suspension options right now because it pissed me off so bad.

That was my joy today because my honda DD was in the body shop.
Trent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 12:08 AM   #30
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,366
Total Cats: 1,328
Default

Good job thread-digging.

On this note, though, I drove my 700/450/KONI RACE dampers to and from Thunderhill a few weeks back. You're all pussies. My knee hurt the most and it was from keeping it in the same position for 3 hours. A thigh cushion would probably cure that.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 12:17 AM   #31
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Trent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,625
Total Cats: 5
Default

meh, when this thread came out my car was still in pieces. I finally have something to bitch about now!
Trent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 08:39 AM   #32
Tour de Franzia
Thread Starter
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

lol
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 08:52 AM   #33
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

When I was having my INJ fuse problems I kept seeing this thread and wishing my Miata ran so I could bitch about it.

The FCM stops n' tops have done a lot to smooth out the rise though.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2007, 12:51 PM   #34
I'm Miserable!
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 212
Total Cats: 0
Default

Oh yea? Well I spent 10 minutes going to the grocery store in my Miata with 40,000 mile shocks, stock engine, and fully padded seats.







I'm the most badass.
iluvtruenos is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
LucaCarMods's Boosted Dutch Miata Build! LucaCarMods Build Threads 11 02-14-2016 07:13 AM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 03:17 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 AM.