Time to introduce myself - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2011, 02:36 AM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 12
Total Cats: 0
Default Time to introduce myself

I'm Jay from Austin, TX. I joined the forum a while ago and have been trying to learn what I can about Miatas.

I don't have a Miata right now, but I'm looking for one to use a track car. After I broke my daily driver RX-8 at a track day, I realized I needed a dedicated car.
jay524288 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 03:18 AM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

How did you break the RX-8?
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 04:05 AM   #3
Newb
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 12
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead_318 View Post
How did you break the RX-8?
My lack of car control skills.

I spun off the track, then back on, at Willow Springs. There's a drop off and when I came back onto the track, it broke the wheel, lower control arm, steering knuckle, and steering rack. Plus all the damage to the body from the cloud of golf ball sized gravel. I'm just glad there weren't any cars close behind me.

After that, I realized I need better safety equipment and a car that isn't financed in case I destroy it.
jay524288 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 01:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 639
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jay524288 View Post
My lack of car control skills. .
i know how you feel
the third day after i bought my near perfect condition 90 i was showing off to a friend and put it sideways around a corner, i wasnt used to the tight steering and i over corrected and lost control and hit a fence
jared8783 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 12:57 AM   #5
"Quality" is my first name.
iTrader: (3)
 
Quality Control Bot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,611
Total Cats: 69
Default

Welcome!
Quality Control Bot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 03:14 AM   #6
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 43
Total Cats: 0
Default

Enjoy MT.net

Ya theres always something to be learned I guess....
93BP-T is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 12:04 PM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 11:28 PM
VR6 to Miata Swap ScrapinMX5 Meet and Greet 8 09-28-2015 02:04 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 PM.