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Old 08-23-2008, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default My first event of the season (vids & pics)

Finally was able to make it out to an autox. Ran with the local BMW club. Can ran great, needs more tire. Ran on my 205 street tires....watch as I drift into the stop box. Had another local miata guy ride along, he couldn't believe the torque.


http://www.boostedmiata.com/videos/8...23-08_run1.wmv (off course)


http://www.boostedmiata.com/videos/8...23-08_run2.wmv (My FTD)


http://www.boostedmiata.com/videos/8...23-08_run3.wmv (ride along)


http://www.boostedmiata.com/videos/8...23-08_run4.wmv (fastest run + cone)


pictures of the event coming shortly.
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Car seems very nicely planted.
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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So fun! I can't wait to get mine back together and get to more events.
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Does the rearview mirror really distract you?

I'd think the yellow mark flashing right in front of your face would be worse. What wheel is that?
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:43 AM   #5
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Does the rearview mirror really distract you?

I'd think the yellow mark flashing right in front of your face would be worse. What wheel is that?
not distracting, but it's somewhat in the way, lots of "uphill" on that course, clears a out of the view, plus you can see more on the video

wheel is a $40 deep dish ebay wheel.


very happy with the car, it performed better than the last. Only changes to the suspension was the removal of the rear sway bar and the solid diff mounts. One of the first autoxes I'v done in a long time where i didn't spin a least once. I can control the rear much better, I blame a lot of that on the manual steering.
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results are up. out of 24 non-bmws I was 9th.


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'Non-BMW (Street Tires)' Total Entries: 25
1 	219	Steve Pilkerton 	1998 Nissan 240sx 	44.132 	- 	-
2 	203	Pete Lem		1999 Porsche 911 	44.891 	0.759 	0.759
3 	316	Vince Bly		2004 Mini Cooper S 	45.137 	0.246 	1.005
4 	103	James Dunham		2006 Mazda MX-5 	45.465 	0.328 	1.333
5 	112	Jack Masih		2005 Chevy Corvette 	46.771 	1.306 	2.639
6 	129	John Nicolaysen		1996 Mazda Miata 	47.143 	0.372 	3.011
7 	134	Greg Martell		2003 Porsche 911 	47.228 	0.085 	3.096
8 	233	Timothy Walker		1991 Toyota MR2 	48.007 	0.779 	3.875
9 	113	Scott Spaulding		1991 Mazda Miata 	48.272 	0.265 	4.140
10	202	Phillip Yates		1980 VW Scirocco 	48.715 	0.443 	4.583
11	235	Linh Nguyen		2005 Mazda 3		48.808 	0.093 	4.676
12	212	Jerry Byrd		2000 Toyota Celica 	48.865 	0.057 	4.733
13	338	John Lattanzio		2003 Chevy Corvette 	48.869 	0.004 	4.737
14	123	Claude Taylor		1983 Porsche 911 SC 	49.017 	0.148 	4.885
15	234	Chris Jacob 		2006 Mitsubishi Lancer 	49.651 	0.634 	5.519
16	116	Kevin Althoff 		2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen 	49.729 	0.078 	5.597
17	105	Alexis Flores 		1999 Mazda Miata 	49.963 	0.234 	5.831
18	205	Josh Bers 		2001 Honda S2000 	49.998 	0.035 	5.866
19	137	Michael Radziewski 	2003 Buick Regal GS 	51.511 	1.513 	7.379
20	339	Raquel Garces 		2007 Mazda 3 		51.924 	0.413 	7.792
21	242	Tony Pompa 		2005 Chevy Corvette 	52.563 	0.639 	8.431
22	215	Marina Martin 		2006 MINI GP 		53.156 	0.593 	9.024
23	210	Adrian Arco 		2008 Honda Civic 	67.010 	13.854 	22.878
24	124	Roya Nakhgevany 	2005 Mini Cooper 	68.171 	1.161 	24.039
25	133	Doug Spaulding 		1991 Mazda Miata 	DNF 	68.171 	68.171
'Non-BMW (R-Comp Tires)' Total Entries: 5
1	228	Chris Sychlovy 		1989 Mazda RX-7 	43.796 	- 	-
2	223	Howard Leikin 		2005 Chevy Corvette 	45.382 	1.586 	1.586
3	230	Anthony Martell 	2004 Honda S2000 	46.799 	1.417 	3.003
4	220	Michael Darnell 	2005 Mazda RX-8 	49.078 	2.279 	5.282
5	115	James Cunningham 	1979 Porsche 911 SC 	50.679 	1.601 	6.883

raw time I was 37 out of 93.


Still waiting for pics, here's one of my dad driving:

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Nice job. Did the eBay wheel come with a hub?
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Nice job. Did the eBay wheel come with a hub?

the hub is a POS piece of cast zinc.
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the hub is a POS piece of cast zinc.
Heh.... thats what mine probably is then. Works though
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the car looks good. Makes me not want to hack mine up.
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that steering wheel works great for the price. i have the same one

good runs but you still have a bit of oversteer.
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that steering wheel works great for the price. i have the same one

good runs but you still have a bit of oversteer.
I think it's more of a lack of tire. I had the shocks at full stiff in the front and 1/2 turn in the rear. no rear bar. it's much easier to handle than the last car, like i said, I never lost the rear once...only ******** into the stop box constantly.

if you watch #3, the passenger (a 99 stock owner) comments on the handling near the end of the video :50 ...also yells "shhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit" at :09.
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very nice, man. im going to start up again in the sm2 class once the turbo install is finished. its been way too long since ive competed last.
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Looks like a blast. That's interesting that you run full stiff in front and half in rear. I ran full soft up front and 1 turn in the rear I think. I had some oversteer, little more then I wanted for an autocross when going for time. I'll try your settings next time.
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Looks like a blast. That's interesting that you run full stiff in front and half in rear. I ran full soft up front and 1 turn in the rear I think. I had some oversteer, little more then I wanted for an autocross when going for time. I'll try your settings next time.

i started at 1 turn each, just trying to tune out oversteer. ended up with that, seemed to work. what i need is 275s.
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I liked the ones where the guys head wasn't in the ******* way
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try softer settings. try 3 up front and 1 in rear. worked best for me.
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How did you end up so far behind an 06?
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I think the most interesting part is the 240SX out front, must have been modded and had a great driver.
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don't forget:
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