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Old 07-21-2008, 04:54 PM   #21
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I would, but I don't have anything yet. I hope to later this week, or early next week. I'll keep you posted. Promise.
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I didnt even know about a magazine called GRM.
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Baxter-sweet, that would be nice, thanks man.
oh and welcome aboard...



Sam-are you ******* serious? GrassRootsMotorsports, you never heard of it?
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Sam-are you ******* serious? GrassRootsMotorsports, you never heard of it?
That's OK. I'm sure that Baxter will attest to the fact that GRM never heard of Sam until today.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:21 PM   #25
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I'll say Sam needs to head over the website, read up on the past miata content (check project cars, new car reviews and articles), and while he's there request a free issue to check it out himself.

Here's what I know on the Turbo Miata. It's a Flyin' Miata install -- I think it's the one that was installed in a single day at the Mitty -- and there's an article in the next issue (and if you request a free issue now, that's the one you'll get). I think there's also going to be something on the site soon.

Still trying to get a pic.
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When I found out about GRM I nearly cried. I had been thinking to myself for years, why isn't there a car magazine that is realistic. Cater's to us HPDE, autocross, local motorsports enthusiasts. A magazine with realistic projects and advice. A magazine that talks about making a $5,000 car perform well.

Damn, that's GRM! Are they perfect? No. There's a whole lot more they could do. Are they 10 times more informative than the regular car mags? NO, they are 50 times better!

It's fun to see reviews of the newest 1000 hp supercar but I will never own one. I wanted GRM. No, verily I say, I needed GRM!

Clarkson crying when he finished in the BMW? Just proves real men can cry too. That was "Brilliant". Those UFC guys cry like babies all the time. Of course if I had my faced caved in by some guy's elbow I'd be crying too but not just because I lost.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #27
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Oh, and BAXTER,


We need a current shock/ spring test!!! Take a couple popular brands of race shocks and experiment with different spring rates, ride height, etc. It would be great to see real numbers put with different set ups! Not just, ooh it feels faster.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:07 PM   #28
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I wonder if I could do a DIY turbo kit build in a day. I know I can do it in under 2 years.

I'm all for the ultimate cheap miata build and product test. How cool would it be to see a test of the 3 cheapest parts of any category tested against each other? Like cueball says, start with suspensions.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:09 PM   #29
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OK, here's a tiny sneak peek... this is Tom (lucky devil) very much obeying that 25 mph speed limit sign in his freshly turbo'd R package.

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Hello all- I'm the lucky devil that Baxter referenced. I don't spend much time on the forums, but I wanted to check out the neighborhood.

Regarding the magazine comments, I'd like to do a suspension test; the turbo project car is still very stock in terms of suspension. The logistics of a test like this are pretty challenging, but we'll see what develops. After yesterday's autocross, I'm pretty amped up to move forward with something other than 14 year old Bilsteins and leftover Fuzion tires I'm currently riding on.
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GRM has pic of me in my ES car on page 153 of the Aug '08 issue. Always fun seeing yourself in print. It is the best car rag IMHO.
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Hey Baxter, thanks for getting the problem with the stickers fixed, funny seeing you here.

Great job on the magazine!

I'm not holding my breath on the US Top Gear being even decent, but The Office sure has done well.

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Old 07-22-2008, 12:14 AM   #33
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GRM is poetry in every article. Every time I read an article it takes me back to track days at hallett...run a 20 minute session, chasing down tenths and battling with my buddies, then posting up under an oak tree on a hill, breaking a sammich out of the cooler, and watching races until the next session.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:36 PM   #34
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Just to whet your appetite for the turbo miata article a little more, we've re-published our DIY turbo article from a few years back online: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/art...ssure-cooking/
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awesome. give a man a welder and he can turbocharge the world!
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I am always happy when GRM comes down from plate i know i have something to read
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Get those bilsteins rebuilt and revalved. Get some Koni's. Get some Teins. All mid priced and popular stuff. Maybe throw in a cheapo set too. Get a small mix of spring rates for each, one set stiff, one set moderate. Hit the road and autocross. Give us driving impressions and lap times. We'll be happy campers! If you have extra perches the swaps can go pretty quick!
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While I'm blabbing about all the stuff coming up, did you all know about the Win a Day at Bondurant contest?

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/contest/bondurant/
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I'll say Sam needs to head over the website, read up on the past miata content (check project cars, new car reviews and articles), and while he's there request a free issue to check it out himself.

Here's what I know on the Turbo Miata. It's a Flyin' Miata install -- I think it's the one that was installed in a single day at the Mitty -- and there's an article in the next issue (and if you request a free issue now, that's the one you'll get). I think there's also going to be something on the site soon.

Still trying to get a pic.
I did just that and I must say the articles are awesome. I recently stopped reading Automobile because it got so friggin monotonous, hopefully your magazine will be more interesting.

I just cant find where to request the free issue?
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Click that big "Try it" link, or just go to http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/try/
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