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Old 03-03-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Obviously I got faster and faster with each session. I turned 1:41 track times...almost identical to 2 2006 boxsters. I had one session where 8 of 10 laps were constant battles with both porsches. 96whp ftw!

I'm totally hooked now, or course. I pretty much destroyed the slew of turbo neons and blown cobalts. I was also surprised to pass up a coupe mustang GT's. I knew miatas were strong on this track but I had no clue they were this strong. I was on shitty kumho 711's in 44* weather too.
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I speculate that 230whp in this car would be ridiculously fast.
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yes, but also much more demanding to drive. no more flooring it without worrying.
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yes, but also much more demanding to drive. no more flooring it without worrying.
yeah. It was really nice to be able to stomp on the throttle and not worry about all hell breaking loose.
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yes, but also much more demanding to drive. no more flooring it without worrying.
I took a highway onramp accelerating WOT around a couple of corners, one in 2nd, one in 3rd. Once I was on the highway, I said to my friend in the passenger seat,

"Cool, I can do that WOT with the new tires."

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"That's a problem."

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yeah, i thought i missed being able to do that in autox situations. but now that i have a real LSD, it is much more fun than N/A. today was a blast.
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yeah, i thought i missed being able to do that in autox situations. but now that i have a real LSD, it is much more fun than N/A. today was a blast.
on the last couple sessions I started to learn a faster line, and managed to break the inside rear tire loose in 3rd gear...obviously my vlsd is dead but I was proud of hustling that 96whp beast in 3rd gear, and overdriving the diff.
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230whp is fast and fun. And if you cant max out NA HP then you got the wrong suspension sounds like you are set up pretty well though alot of driving the car is setting it so you can run your line and feel interact with the car better. Great job hustler.
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230whp is fast and fun. And if you cant max out NA HP then you got the wrong suspension sounds like you are set up pretty well though alot of driving the car is setting it so you can run your line and feel interact with the car better. Great job hustler.
I'm so happy I payed the extra $50 to get my car cornered with the last aggressive alignment. The car was very easy to control, and drifted evenly out of corners. The suspension was predictable enough that I was trailbraking out of 4th gear (75-80mph) on the second session.
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Knowing the car pays off with one ness of horse and rider.
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Its really awsome that you got out there and nothing on the car broke! I'm really looking forward to the track one day. Good to hear you had so much fun your first time out.
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Wow. I hope you happy with yourself destroying and classic BRG miata like that.
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No for real. Good for you. I cant wait till the season opens up here.
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Track driving is fun, isn't it!
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I remember my first track day a year ago this weekend I was taking cobras out and I was all stock baby .....that is until they got on the front straight and i topped out at like 110 haha
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track days are great. esp in a stock miata or one with R compounds. even on tight tracks you probably dont need 2nd or 1st, you just sail around corners.

a miata with stock power can beat up on all sorts of faster cars.
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Guess the 144k miles wasn't a problem. Very cool, sounds like you had great fun.
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Which track were u at? I wish we had something like that round here. Gotta go down south this summer to get some real tracking.
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