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Old 10-02-2015, 01:52 PM   #61
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I've got a somewhat full weekend... working tomorrow morning, then Crystal has her first weekend off in about... a year? So we're hanging out since we see each other about once a week.

Free monday-thursday afternoon/evenings next week. Friday is prepping for trip. Saturday morning i'll be in San Diego, then i'm going to drive 2100 miles home in time for work on Monday.
Whatcha doin in California?

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Brakes are definitely noted. I have a larger radiator due to a thermostat blowing apart after a day of racing in the past. I currently have a friend fabbing a roll bar for me modeled after a hard dog. Also waiting on my fm happy meal which is on back order and have tien street advanced coilovers but thats really it as far as suspension in concerned.
Is this the guy that was selling them on craigslist for a while.
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It sounds like you are off to a good start.

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Buying a Montero.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:56 PM   #63
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Thought that might be the reason.
Spare a minute or two and tickle Vlads prostate for me.
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Is he in San Diego?
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:05 PM   #65
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No, but that shouldn't stop true love.
It's just a few hours out of your way to go to Sacramento.
Don't be a bitch.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:06 PM   #66
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Whatcha doin in California?



Is this the guy that was selling them on craigslist for a while.
Definitely interested in seeing the end result of this.



I may be free Thursday...
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Yes, we are idiots and failure prone.
Yes, it is sadly he has been so busy racing lately its still a decent ways off from being done.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:10 PM   #67
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Those actually looked pretty nice.
I want to meet this guy.
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:19 PM   #68
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I doubt you guys are into drifting at all. He usually comes to the drift events at the speed drome on the east side.
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I doubt you guys are into drifting at all.
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My buddy Aaron is one of the people that runs Drift Indy/MDU, so i don't HATE it, but no, i don't do it.

Visiting Vlad is out. Have dinner in Phoenix with multiple dudes i need to get to, and it's going to be rough getting home in time for work as it is.
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i always get super mixed feeling here on whether drifting is awesome or not.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:51 PM   #72
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It's not. Who's more awesome, Brian Boitano or Apollo Ohno?
Mixed feelings come from n00bs who usually don't stick around long.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:58 PM   #73
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Well it seems I need to get my **** together because I plan to stay and learn as much as humanly possible from all you people.
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:17 PM   #74
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Drifting is the figure skating of motorsports.
It is not timed.
It has judges.
There are points awarded for style.
They play music over the PA.
And there are silly outfits.





I often hear the argument that drifting takes a lot of skill and practice. Hello? Figure skating.



Watch this. **** gets real at about 1:10


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Old 10-02-2015, 05:23 PM   #75
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That is true I have several friends that are decent and I haven't gotten to any point of skill. However, I know people either love it or hate it and I wasn't sure where the forums stood in that aspect.
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We'll make fun of you for it, but i think precious few of us actually HATE drifting. Almost nobody here does it, because we don't see the point in doing it with one of the worst chassis ever for the "sport." That being, the Miata.
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Old 10-02-2015, 06:00 PM   #77
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True.
It's hard to drift well in a Miata.
More often than not, it ends in a totaled car.
Well, more totaled than the usual flat brimmed douche makes it with cosmetic "mods".
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The Miata has a low polar moment of inertia, making it a very poor choice for drifting. It is the same trait that makes it a very good road racing car. It is far easier to set and hold a drift angle with many other cars. Look at what the people in the videos in Japan are driving to drift. There is a good reason why they choose other platforms. And it the reason most Miatas that American children try to drift end up badly damaged. Poorly suited tool for the job mated with inexperienced operators equals catastrophic body damage. It is a predictable outcome.
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I feel like I'm talking to Miata scientists on here it's insane.
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Science makes the Miata a better track platform than a 240sx, but makes the 240sx a better drift platform than the Miata.
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