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Old 11-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #21
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On a drift car that might see 5 miles before the front end splats a wall? Nah.

FYI- Clubroadster is the drifter group. This site is more of a go fast and have cats forum.
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wont 2* of toe out eat my front tires though?
Yes it will definitely eat at them quickly. What's your front alignment specs ATM?
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thats sorta what i thought that it should be possible to get (at least) close to spec
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On a drift car that might see 5 miles before the front end splats a wall? Nah.

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thats sorta what i thought that it should be possible to get (at least) close to spec
Double check everything is installed right, who did the knuckles? You really should be able to get it into spec no problem, something must be messed up.
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mazda wants like .15 toe-in i think was the ideal, but im honestly just getting this car set up for the first time so i was going to get it in the ballpark of factory and go from there.
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im 99% sure i installed it right they only fit one way and they still have the "L" and "R" from the factory part they were made outta. ill definitely double check though. the guy that makes them also makes NA modded knuckles if we got an NA vs NB part?
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mazda wants like .15 toe-in i think was the ideal, but im honestly just getting this car set up for the first time so i was going to get it in the ballpark of factory and go from there.
That would be the right way to go about that. Do you have anything else done in the front for angle?
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not yet. had tie rods and rack spacers to do too, but we decided to get the knuckles figured out first once they started fighting back.
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Yeah, let me learn you guys some act-right. Keep the drifting talk off this forum.
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search on roadster drift, club roadster is nothing but useless wire tucked stanced **** boxes
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Please find a perma frown then....this site is only relevant to my vvt swap and future turbo endeavors maybe some aero ideas. I will not bite my tongue as I don't care how much garbage spews from ignorant sheep that can only see one color. But thank you for your concern.
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Old 11-24-2014, 11:43 PM   #34
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such hate from miata owners?!
i have such overwhelmingly disappointment in you.
can we not have a conversation regarding miata performance in whatever form it happens to take?
for that matter im as much a fan of touring cars as i am of GT or rally or formula or drift.
so on that note maybe you should just not open your mouth and waste both my time and your time, or better yet maybe you could contribute something productive.
we love miatas and thats why we are on this forum maybe you should remember that.
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Funny. The new guy telling us how we should act. This is Miata turbo, not Miata drift. We like cars that actually go fast on a track, not slide sideways into walls. You're on the wrong forum for mad dorifto.
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i love track cars too i just happen to be working on a turbo miata that the owner want to drift missile.
i was under the impression that miata owners get enough **** for their cute little car to get into pissing matches over suspension setups.

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i was under the impression that miata owners get enough **** for their cute little car to get into pissing matches over suspension setups.
That's pretty much ALL we do.

There are a plethora of Miata forums on the net. This one just happens to be the one where the track junkies frequent. You won't find much information about what makes a good drift car here, because 99% of the members here think it's a silly form of motorsports. That, and the short wheelbase of the Miata makes for a great grip racer and a terrible drift car.

Think about it like this, if you wanted to learn more about figure skating, would you go onto a speed skating forum where they spend most of their time trying to get better lap times?
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Think about it like this, if you wanted to learn more about figure skating, would you go onto a speed skating forum where they spend most of their time trying to get better lap times?
^QFT. Join RoadsterDrift. And make sure to include good pr0n in your intro thread. That's the kind of place it is.
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wont 2* of toe out eat my front tires though?
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I'm all for discussion about drifting set-ups among those who are interested in that niche. Logically, those wanting more power for this form of sport are going to end up here for the turbo knowledges.
Perhaps the thread being in the Race Prep section is the most misleading part.
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