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Old 06-13-2012, 02:44 PM   #21
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He is generally on 225/45-15 r888's in the yellow turbo running on 8-inch wheels. and if it makes you feel better or worse, his cars are the exact same weight as yours. he does 0 weight savings this side of what is needed for door bar clearance and pulling carpet. my car with him in it was 2424# with driver and 5/8 of a tank when he corner balanced it.
Cool, we have nearly identical cars though my shocks are double the price of yours so I should go several minutes faster. I'm seriously considering tracking my car again this year, lol.
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For TTB I have to run 210whp or less. I usually run the car at 12.5psi which makes ~245-250whp and I've done a 1:22 at MSR-C and 2:03 at ECR on Nittos for both places. I'm at least 100lb heavier than I should be compared to SM. I'm also a miserable driver.
2:03 at ECR is a great time man, nothing miserable about that. 2:03 is what ken0 runs in his awesome BMW on street tires, he needs hoosiers to get under that. Hell anything under 2:00 out there is real race car territory. my best ever in the Boss 302 was a 2:04and change on street tires, but it was a fluke., i was generally at 2:08-2:10. I'm hoping to hoon the new car to a 2:06 or so at least on the 23rd, if i get it back in time. mostly because that is faster than the other guys i know that drive Boss 302s and scoffed when i sold mine for a miata.
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2:03 at ECR is a great time man, nothing miserable about that. 2:03 is what ken0 runs in his awesome BMW on street tires, he needs hoosiers to get under that. Hell anything under 2:00 out there is real race car territory. my best ever in the Boss 302 was a 2:04and change on street tires, but it was a fluke., i was generally at 2:08-2:10. I'm hoping to hoon the new car to a 2:06 or so at least on the 23rd, if i get it back in time. mostly because that is faster than the other guys i know that drive Boss 302s and scoffed when i sold mine for a miata.
Thanks, but that time is not great because that's at 250whp, not 210whp which is TTB legal. Ken was 10-seconds faster than me at ECR the last time I was there and we're in the same class. I think you will approach a 2:00 with time and definitely with Hoosiers.

I saw enough blown-up Mustangs this year and last that I would probably stay away from them and you probably made a good decision.
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Cool, we have nearly identical cars though my shocks are double the price of yours so I should go several minutes faster. I'm seriously considering tracking my car again this year, lol.
yes, but i have a roll bar and can trailer it home which adds +5 bravery. track it again, i don't know anyone off dfw autoclub and dfw miata that isn't too big a puss to go to the track with me. in fact, 23rd at ecr still has spots, i want to see your car run... and steal your suspension when you go in to drop a stinky load.
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Thanks, but that time is not great because that's at 250whp, not 210whp which is TTB legal. Ken was 10-seconds faster than me at ECR the last time I was there and we're in the same class. I think you will approach a 2:00 with time and definitely with Hoosiers.

I saw enough blown-up Mustangs this year and last that I would probably stay away from them and you probably made a good decision.
eh, the Boss 302 was made for track work. i wasn't worried about damaging it in the least. i wanted something that didn't gobble $1500 tires like tic tacs. now having driven the miata briefly on the track, i honestly think its more capable than that car was.

PS in each ECR driver meeting, the head instructor Brian something or other gives the if you see a miata in the mirror, point it by speech. if your car is green it's you he is talking about lol. true story. he specifically mentioned a green miata and a yellow one that is out there frequently "beating up faster cars".

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That is a clean looking race car...

Btw is it me, or is the driver fender a different color from the rest of the car?
that light made it really noticeable, but yes that fender was resprayed at some point. i only realized when i was cleaning it up because it is missing the M badge and undercoating on the bottom 1/4 of the fender. generally it looks better than that. i'm not sure if the rest of the car has just faded over the 18 years since it was born, or if they used a slightly off color code. luckily, the blue stripes tend to catch the eye more than a different color fender lol

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eh, the Boss 302 was made for track work. i wasn't worried about damaging it in the least. i wanted something that didn't gobble $1500 tires like tic tacs. now having driven the miata briefly on the track, i honestly think its more capable than that car was.
PS in each ECR driver meeting, the head instructor Brian something or other gives the if you see a miata in the mirror, point it by speech. if your car is green it's you he is talking about lol. true story. he specifically mentioned a green miata and a yellow one that is out there frequently "beating up faster cars".
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lol, my car is a legend.
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PS in each ECR driver meeting, the head instructor Brian something or other gives the if you see a miata in the mirror, point it by speech. if your car is green it's you he is talking about lol. true story. he specifically mentioned a green miata and a yellow one that is out there frequently "beating up faster cars".
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i'd vote more infamous lol
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Cool, we have nearly identical cars though my shocks are double the price of yours so I should go several minutes faster. I'm seriously considering tracking my car again this year, lol.
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just watch him drive in the wet, it's like, what water? im still going to go faster than you.

My montego 96 (has silver stripes now IIRC) is the cousin to those. i sold it to kieth when it was totalled in a small accident when he was putting together a few to test out the spec turbo thing.
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just watch him drive in the wet, it's like, what water? im still going to go faster than you.

My montego 96 (has silver stripes now IIRC) is the cousin to those. i sold it to kieth when it was totalled in a small accident when he was putting together a few to test out the spec turbo thing.
green/blue? if so that's the one they rent out for Apex track days that's been a rental race car all its life. i cant think of anything harder on a car than being a rental race car. it looks just like mine, only with silver stripes.
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green/blue? if so that's the one they rent out for Apex track days that's been a rental race car all its life. i cant think of anything harder on a car than being a rental race car. it looks just like mine, only with silver stripes.
yeah green/blue. i thought it was sold to someone, but who knows. it was a great car.

if you spent much time out there a few years ago, im sure you saw my current silver NB driven in the grass alot by the PO according to the amount of grass I have cleaned out of it... had rpf1's and gay bright blue seats in it. was supercharged, heavy set guy. did alot of de's and track instruction days.
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thats a heck of a clean miata man, good lookin
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ok, so apparantly thats not my car after all... it was mines twin, mine is now green and white? with doller signs all over it... been parked for some time now from what I understand....
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