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Old 05-24-2007, 06:56 PM   #101
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:01 PM   #102
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the ''''FINAL COUNTDOWN'''' IS friday.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:35 PM   #103
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How do you keep the wheel hop to a minimum if you spin on launch? My miata (and all my friends) have aweful wheel hop.
Start by removing the rear sway bar and setting the rear shocks to soft.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:38 PM   #104
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Why would you remove the rear bar? Not too many corners in the 1/4 mile you know
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:03 PM   #105
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I am dying to see if that rear holds, if it does, I'm waiting for a bit. Especially considering I will only be at 10psi when its done. Its great being the underdog. And crowds love miatas at the strip, its odd, until you get your *** kicked by one.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:37 AM   #106
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drag bags, fat bitches, i just call them ballast.
So just some fat hoe in the trunk ought to do it? I wonder how many bags I'll need to fit her in the trunk.

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Old 05-25-2007, 04:04 AM   #107
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Why would you remove the rear bar? Not too many corners in the 1/4 mile you know
good question, but I would take his word for it as I believe Mark knows a thing or two about drag racing.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:03 AM   #108
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I believe it has to do with allowing the car to put to power down more evenly, since the sway bars are connected, if the right rear digs in to the pavement the other will lift up a bit and spint, and you dont launch as solid and straight.
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:55 AM   #109
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good question, but I would take his word for it as I believe Mark knows a thing or two about drag racing.
I don't really know why, I am not a suspension guy, I do know that I had much more severe wheel hop problems with the bar than without. I still get some wheel hop occasionally but not nearly as much.

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I believe it has to do with allowing the car to put to power down more evenly, since the sway bars are connected, if the right rear digs in to the pavement the other will lift up a bit and spint, and you dont launch as solid and straight.

This sounds plausable. And I guess it might be worse (or better?) if you have some amount of pre-load on the sway bar.
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:13 AM   #111
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here's an interesting discussion....http://forums.hybridz.org/showthread.php?t=69407

I think I was on the right track.
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brainy is on the right track IMO - it's all about compliance. Similar to why road racers unhook swaybars in the rain - the priority moves from high G lateral traction where the sway is important, to surface traction where the tire's postion to the track is important. btw- hybridZ is a good resource for DIY car projects.
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:19 AM   #113
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did you win??
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:32 AM   #114
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he's probably still at the track picking up pieces of his diff off the track
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Old 05-26-2007, 12:46 AM   #115
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got one more week you impatient bastards
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I'd pay to see this race.
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the worst they will do is tell you. You can't run anymore. then since you just beat a ferrari realy wont care to much though will you. if you lose it migth suck but atleast you will have the reason that is it just to fast for them. Tell them it is just a Greddy Kit it's only supposed to be 150 whp
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:39 AM   #118
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Hahaha. He would be pissed : /
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Old 05-26-2007, 01:56 PM   #119
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the worst they will do is tell you. You can't run anymore. then since you just beat a ferrari realy wont care to much though will you. if you lose it migth suck but atleast you will have the reason that is it just to fast for them. Tell them it is just a Greddy Kit it's only supposed to be 150 whp
Just tell them you have no idea what the car will do but that you are hoping to crack into the 15's. If it runs a 12, they won't be happy but they might not say anything. Keep the top up or on and it will be much easier for you. They let me run with a hardtop and a simple harddog bar all night in the 12's and I know that wasn't legal (although close to legal.)

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Old 06-01-2007, 02:01 PM   #120
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Bump... I want results.
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