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Old 12-16-2009, 12:57 AM   #1
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Default So, how fast have you had your Miata?

Right now, I'm still completely stock, and I had it up to an indicated 110. Based on the RPMs and gear, it was more 115-ish. This is stock with not a single modification, except for heavy **** rims that came with the car.

I'm curious as to what I can expect with my turbo setup. I noticed that every time I hit that, it would easily reach 110, like no ones business, but then just stop accelerating at 115, as though the wind resistance had finally caught up.

This was top down and lights up, so I get a handicap

On a track or closed road course, obviously.

EDIT: Oh, and post your transmission and final drive ratios, as well as tires

I have a 5-speed and 4.3 on stock tires.
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97 through the esses

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lulz, most turbo setups will let you hit the limiter in 5th, which is somewhere in the 130's-140's, depending on your wheels/transmission/rearend. Top speed is never a huge goal for us, as our car's aero sucks up top. I read somewhere that someone had done 175mph in a V8 miata and said the handling became incredibly scary with weird lift happening.
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~161mph entering turn 1 at ACS. With a splitter and a GTC-200 at around 3 degrees AOA, it was pretty stable up there.
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140 or so the real feat for me is being able to hit damn near 100 mph in and 1/8th of a mile.
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Hit 73 the other day, no aero helpers and it felt pretty solid.
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110 at ecr sunday. 134 at texas world on the front strait. 6speed, 3.9, 225/45/15
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132 GPS recorded top speed on Hwy 5. It was still pulling but there was traffic.
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GPS claimed 118 +/- on I80 going into Fairfield CA at 3AM. I make my trip for UTA weekends exciting after a long drive from Reno NV... then bacon sniffer (radar detector) yelled at me... so back down to 64.
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Speedo read like 120 with the stock powertrain. Total darkness with deers all over. Man we wanted to fish!
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:35 AM   #11
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137ish right around redline in the MSM with 6spd and 205/50/15
Cameron County Airport PCA
118 stock miata with 185/60/14's?
Cabiniss Airfeild PCA

Please don't be a total ****** and kill somebody...

Use your head and pick the right place and time, I've been 174 on a Honda 954rr in my younger days
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110 on the front straight at NJMP. Fast enough for this old man.
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137ish right around redline in the MSM with 6spd and 205/50/15
Cameron County Airport PCA
118 stock miata with 185/60/14's?
Cabiniss Airfeild PCA

Please don't be a total ****** and kill somebody...

Use your head and pick the right place and time, I've been 174 on a Honda 954rr in my younger days
harsh... already judging my experience and ride and I haven't even posted any small specs like that anywhere yet. Does it help your peace of mind that I am an experienced driver since the start... my mother put me into the Mazda Miata driver safty coarse, where I (crazily) drove a miata that looked like crinkled foil, and raised around speed and octane since I can remember...

My miata doesnt have very fancy wheels, but its what I could afford at the age of 16 for my first "mod" if you will, by replacing the steelies with american racing aluminum wheels, and the tires mounted are a class H tire, so 118 is pretty safe, not only that my wing is legit. I have a unique bracing system designed by my uncle from aluminum tubing in the trunk. I cant explain it, but he is a genius, I can still open my trunk, and all the down forces are distributed to my frame...

Maybe you have alot of money to blow, but in my eyes, alot of work and DIY fabrication went into my car that I did almost entirely myself, so to the person that cares (me), its far from stock.
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Calm down.
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162 in my ex 2003 r6 with my ex gf on the back and the miata I have no clue I hit 7000rpm in 5th but don't think I looked at the mph
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She pulled all the way to 137 in 5th. Then she hit the limiter. Boo!
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I made to 135 indicated on our 1/2 mile front straight at Summit Point Main, dunno how fast I was actually going. I hope to peg redline in 5th this year.
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I'm around 130mph at ECR and the car floats and the brakes don't work at those speeds. I need aero.
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131 on some highway in france, 125 on the front straight of zandvoort
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122mph GPS confirmed.

Still pulling hard, but decided that was enough (more than enough) for a public road.
Was gonna run out of gear in about another 10mph anyhow. May take it out to west Texas after installing the 3.90 and see what it'll do.

Been much faster on the Triumph...but it had real brakes (4 piston dual disc fronts).
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