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Old 05-21-2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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hmm, so talking **** got me into a pissing contest. my miata vs a friend's 360 modena spyder in the 1/4. i told him my car would keep up with his, but at $200k less. we'll see, probably friday after next at the local dragway's run-what-ya-brung.

another buddy of mine is going to let me borrow his drag wheels/tires from his Honda. I don't know what they are, or what size, but if they fit the front of a civic, hopefully they'll clear the miata fine. so what do you think? my 255.4 rwhp miata w/ the hardtop on, slicks, and launch control vs his 360 with no roof and high performance street tires. i'm thinking both are good for mid to high 12s and that the better (or luckier) driver will win.
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Just couldn't keep your mouth closed...

Should be fun
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My prediction is your car would win if the rear end does not blow up first. You better swap the RX7 unit in before you try this.
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I'm interested as well to see the results.... I've been thinkin about borrowing some slicks from my buddy also.....
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I don't think I'll have time to do the rear swap, so it will most likely be on the 6" 4.30:1

I am planning on running the car up to the strip on the dolly (about 30 miles each way) just in case. Plus I am thinking of bringing a big cooler with a bag of ice to chill down the intercooler. Plus also I'm going to strap on some freeze packs to the throttle body side charge pipe.
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hmmm .... it might be close but I think you will lose because it's not just the peak hp, it's the power curve that matters and his torque curve extends further into the RPM range than a BP ... let us know how it goes.
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flawlessly the spyder can do the 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds...but since his body is 176.3 inches long... and the miata is only 155.2 inches long...he's got about a foot and a half on you... should be good...update us

can he drive?
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flawlessly the spyder can do the 1/4 mile in 12.8 seconds...but since his body is 176.3 inches long... and the miata is only 155.2 inches long...he's got about a foot and a half on you... should be good...update us

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they don't stage in the beam with the rear wheels. wtf? :gay:
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never run a suburban...they are too long.
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I predict:

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So I went to the drag races last night ... Drag radials + 6" diff is bad m'kay
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they don't stage in the beam with the rear wheels. wtf? :gay:
damnit i knew i would screw up trying to sound smart... should have just read this thread and been like haha, I gave it a good go.
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damnit i knew i would screw up trying to sound smart... should have just read this thread and been like haha, I gave it a good go.
downs syndrome?
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I think his car could run better than high 12's. a perfect run for him should be in the low 12's. and I don't quite get the thing about the torque curve, apparently you haven't seen mine.

Jay may be right, that's why I'm gonna tow it in. Doesn't matter, the 6" rear is worthle$$ anyway.
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is there going to be a tree with lights?

if not cheat and go first or a bottle of nitrous if that **** starts pulling hard on you.....also can he drive?? or he just has a ferrerai for the appeal.
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Good luck haha, keep us updated for sure.
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Somebody is going to have metal soup!
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Somebody is going to have metal soup!
YUMMY!!! my favorite...

what was i thinking Huster... so there is no benefit from having a shorter car? i'm not talking just on the track, odviously both are lined up evenly from their front bumpers. I guess having a shorterwheelbase would have something to do with launch...oh wellll... i'm excited this should be on some kind of reality tv show.

i think if you really want to whoop his *** and make him cry... I would do something with your rear end so you dont end up making a fool out of yourself. you would never be able to live that down from this guy.
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you WILL break your rear. you might be able to sell it for a little, why waste it?
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I dusted my rear in style.....I beat a 03 cobra in the process though. Make sure you film it, and put it on streetfire. 255hp and 6" rear is almost a guaranteed kaboom.
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