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Old 08-14-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default A stock Miata is not stable at 95 MPH.

<Sarcasm> Aww man, these cars must really suck then. I really had higher hopes for my car, once I tuned it up. I guess I bought the wrong one.

There's some great advice happening in this thread. I'm glad I read it. </Sarcasm>

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Stable how? Mechanically? Like not stable, youre going to run off the road? My car feels pretty good all the way to 140.
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There is something wrong with your car if it feels unstable at 95mph. Mine feels rock solid and at home at 95mph

ps. thats a pretty fucktard thread you linked.
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I don't know how many times I 've looked down and told myself I shouldn't be going over 110 and the car didn't feel like more than 70.

Someone needs an alignment.
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Aww man, these cars must really suck then. I really had higher hopes for my car, once I tuned it up. I guess I bought the wrong one.

There's some great advice happening in this thread. I'm glad I read it.
I don't get it. You say these cars suck and then direct us to a thread which roundly refutes your allegation. So what exactly do you mean, and are you just making this up or do you actually have something to back this up? I have my doubts, but Iím willing to be entertained.
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Every time I see the username oilstain, my brain translates it to cumstain.
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Sounds like OP hasn't been able to push 95mph in his yet.....these cars don't suck, just yours.
I all seriousness, I would think that 150mph +/- is more appropriate for the statement. With the right aero and HP - maybe more.
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The thread title came from someone in the thread I linked. They also mention that you should wear a helmet at such speeds.

I posted it as another laugh at m.net thread.

I'll fix my original post...
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Hah okay okay much better.
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I don't get it. You say these cars suck and then direct us to a thread which roundly refutes your allegation. So what exactly do you mean, and are you just making this up or do you actually have something to back this up? I have my doubts, but Iím willing to be entertained.
I am a little disappointed, I thought the members here had a better appreciation of the beauty of sarcasm on the internet.
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Understood now. Sarcasm doesn't always work without a vocal inflection.
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LOL @ SamNavy!

"Yah! What's wrong with all you hooligans who want to play SpeedRacer on public roads. I agree with this guy. All cars should be equipped with GPS interference systems that automatically limit a car's speed to whatever the posted limit is. That'll make everybody a lot safer!"

I'm sure it will hit California first though, I'll have to wait years for this kind of safety...
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stain: put quotes in your thread title maybe.
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stain: put quotes in your thread title maybe.
Good call, I'll do that next time. I'm not going to ask a mod to change the title now though, not really worth it.

On second thought, I should have just played along and defended the position that a Miata is completely unsafe at such incredibly irresponsible speeds...
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The thread title came from someone in the thread I linked. They also mention that you should wear a helmet at such speeds.

I posted it as another laugh at m.net thread.

I'll fix my original post...
And I did that.... The helmet being mentioned completely put it over the top for me. Sure, speeding is illegal (if caught)...but wearing a helmet on public roadways will definately get ya some flashing lights.
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but wearing a helmet on public roadways will definately get ya some flashing lights.
Ask Arkmage about that, he knows by personal eperience, on multiple occasions.
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mines like glass up to 80 much past that it gets the shakes. But I have yet to get it alligned and balanced so thats prolly why

I love m.net, you got 50 people say "Its fine the car loves to rev! Go at it!"
then you got one guy "oh god your going to explode and die in a fireball!"
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And I did that.... The helmet being mentioned completely put it over the top for me. Sure, speeding is illegal (if caught)...but wearing a helmet on public roadways will definately get ya some flashing lights.
"Sorry officer I was pretending to be the Stig"
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Alignment. My car has felt rock solid over 100 and twitchy over 80 depending upon alignment.
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Ask Arkmage about that, he knows by personal eperience, on multiple occasions.
and in multiple states... I've been pulled over for it in MI, SC, and TX. MI twice.
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