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Old 07-29-2015, 08:59 PM   #141
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I can hook you up with a cheap new turbo kit. Get that thing built, get it to my house and it will be boosted.
Define "cheap new"
cheaper than ebay turbo hit block build?
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:17 AM   #142
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I am planning a trip up there this fall as well, as soon as it cools down a little. I havn't made it up there since I installed the turbo so I am real excited to see how different the car feels in the twisties. I am looking at being up there on a Thursay or Friday so that the cop activity will be lower than Saturday/Sunday.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:33 AM   #143
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I am planning a trip up there this fall as well, as soon as it cools down a little. I havn't made it up there since I installed the turbo so I am real excited to see how different the car feels in the twisties. I am looking at being up there on a Thursay or Friday so that the cop activity will be lower than Saturday/Sunday.
They (cops) were bad - we thought only 2 cops went in but a 3rd on a bike slipped past us. Kinda the reason we blew by him at 45/50 - we thought we were free.
Keep us posted and maybe the dates well line up for a MTATG weekend? Maybe I'll see less Astroglide with you folks - unless Lars comes on down
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:36 AM   #144
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Marcus! We need to do a run this fall (this is Braian, the Russian "heavy metal miata") next time I'll wear my jump suit it'll make me faster
Yeah man! I'd be up for something in the fall, just need to stay away from the leaf watchers.

There's also Miatas in Boone in Sept. It's A LOT of driving, lol.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:52 AM   #145
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Windshield and fenders are on the plate. I cant help you with bumpers...but if the slingshot and can-am trikes can be registered....
Slingshot gets registered as a motorcycle. Since the Miata has a car VIN its stuck as a car. And I see other states reacting like Texas when it comes to the slingshot and coming up with arbitrary rules like because it has a bucket seat instead of a saddle its not a motorcycle.

Just like the fenders, the bumpers can just be steel tubing that protrudes in front of the tires. Like a pre-runner style truck bumper essentially. And the ends have to round off, so no ripping anyones shins off if you clip them.

But, while i've been dreaming of a tube miata for years, it is hard to do here between unpredictable weather and inspections. It will happen eventually, but i'm realistically 2-3 years out.
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Honestly i thought this was the lowest cop presence i've ever seen down there, but maybe i just timed where i was and when really well.
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No Astroglide in my glove box!

I got a ticket up there in 07, right after they got crazy with cops on the gap and pretty much refuse to drive the gap on a Saturday to Sunday since. Weekdays have much less traffic and no blue lights. My in-laws have a cabin about 40 min from the gap and I know of a lot of fun roads in the area that I have never seen a cop on.

A trip in early September is nice because the leaves don't fall yet which attract lots of stupid people and causes traction issues. If not, early April is a great time to get up there for spring driving. It is also a good time to do shakedown runs before summer/fall track days.

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They (cops) were bad - we thought only 2 cops went in but a 3rd on a bike slipped past us. Kinda the reason we blew by him at 45/50 - we thought we were free.
Keep us posted and maybe the dates well line up for a MTATG weekend? Maybe I'll see less Astroglide with you folks - unless Lars comes on down
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Hey GeneSplicer. You're the one that came up to me in the gas station on the way out of town right?

I had lots of fun for a first time out. It was an interesting time hanging out with all of the V8roadster guys and the guy from K-Miata. I hope that "Snakelet" is treating you well.
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Hey GeneSplicer. You're the one that came up to me in the gas station on the way out of town right?

I had lots of fun for a first time out. It was an interesting time hanging out with all of the V8roadster guys and the guy from K-Miata. I hope that "Snakelet" is treating you well.
Yep - that was me. You looked the part of a MT member so i just had to investigate

*disclaimer* no swapping of astroglide in gloveboxes was had
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Yep - that was me. You looked the part of a MT member so i just had to investigate

*disclaimer* no swapping of astroglide in gloveboxes was had
Thats true, only discussion of watches...

I hope to be passed by you at Road Atlanta some time soon.

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Honestly i thought this was the lowest cop presence i've ever seen down there, but maybe i just timed where i was and when really well.
Well for this event police patrol isn't necessary since Miatas can't really break the speed limit anyhow😜
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