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Old 11-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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I went to the track this weekend at Eagles Canyon Raceway in the Ft worth Texas area. Had a lot of fun, ran in the advanced/instructor session. My car still got too hot and i had to loaf half the session. My ghetto ducting didn't do the trick. Still managed to turn consistent 2:04 times at the track, spec record is 2:07. The little turbo Miata is officially faster than the 420whp 2012 Boss 302 I used to track. I got a good laugh, my loafing 5th gear no shifting laps were mid pack intermediate laps. Video whoring below:

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Shanem, you running coolant bypass?

That cured my trackday overheating issues immediately. Prior to the bypass revving up to and over 7000 ontrack overheated it. Keeping revs below 7000 didn't.
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If I don't run a 2:04 in my car I will sever my *****.
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no reroute on the car. Trey, do you really expect your na car to only be a second off the same car when it was turbo? what sort of power is that thing putting out? BTW, the spec record there is 2:07. Only a few weeks off the toy run and we can see, looking forward to it.
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no reroute on the car. Trey, do you really expect your na car to only be a second off the same car when it was turbo? what sort of power is that thing putting out? BTW, the spec record there is 2:07. Only a few weeks off the toy run and we can see, looking forward to it.
I should be 3-5 seconds under the SM record at that track. I ran a 59 with 250whp. A 2:04 is just the ***** severing time, ideally I will go lower via California braking.
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I should be 3-5 seconds under the SM record at that track. I ran a 59 with 250whp. A 2:04 is just the ***** severing time, ideally I will go lower via California braking.
just so we are on the same page, if you turn a better time than me NA, I'll have to shoot you. No hard feelings.

What do you mean 59?
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just so we are on the same page, if you turn a better time than me NA, I'll have to shoot you. No hard feelings.

What do you mean 59?
Spec Miata:
**** shocks
<120whp
------ brakes
Torsen ------ diff
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There better be more than 3 seconds in 40% more hp, better shocks, better brakes, and the manly diff.

1:59.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 999 back in March with the turbo. Now that I've "taken the orange pill", I think I have the skill to eclipse the manliness of the Cali crew.


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Spec Miata:
**** shocks
<120whp
------ brakes
Torsen ------ diff
2:07

Green Glory Hole:
the best shocks money can buy
170whp
hetero brakes
Cusco
There better be more than 3 seconds in 40% more hp, better shocks, better brakes, and the manly diff.

1:59.999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 999 back in March with the turbo. Now that I've "taken the orange pill", I think I have the skill to eclipse the manliness of the Cali crew.


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nice, i didn't know you had a lap that fast, i thought you said 2:03 was your fast lap.
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ya power is nice but trey sounds spot on...***** and good car setup helps a lot I have found (John W is fast for the same reason).
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nice, i didn't know you had a lap that fast, i thought you said 2:03 was your fast lap.
LOL I am getting deja vu of this thread.
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LOL I am getting deja vu of this thread.
https://www.miataturbo.net/media-53/...zr1-ecr-69330/
lol, nice lap man, we run nearly identical times. I put down a 2:04.3ish in my video. What dampers are you using? Are you going to the toy run Dec 8? assuming it doesn't rain out, long term forecasts say rain but you never know in Texas.
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lol, nice lap man, we run nearly identical times. I put down a 2:04.3ish in my video. What dampers are you using? Are you going to the toy run Dec 8? assuming it doesn't rain out, long term forecasts say rain but you never know in Texas.
I will be at the toy run, revalved koni's, 700/450 springs, no rear bar, solid front bar. I am going to try and get a stock rear bar installed before the toy run, shooting for some 2:02's.
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I will be at the toy run, revalved koni's, 700/450 springs, no rear bar, solid front bar. I am going to try and get a stock rear bar installed before the toy run, shooting for some 2:02's.
cool, come say high. my car has crap normal koni sports 700/350 springs. it hops a lot at ECR, i could have swore the front wheels left the ground in 6 a few times the bouncing was so bad. i also think my right rear koni is dead, the adjuster will only turn a couple degrees either direction while the other three make multiple turns. I plan to get me some xida's as soon as hustler leaves the state and the green car is out overnight.

PS: if we have 3 miatas at the toy run turning 2:04 laps, porsche owners will weep openly and vette drivers will leave after the second session.
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PS: if we have 3 miatas at the toy run turning 2:04 laps, porsche owners will weep openly and vette drivers will leave after the second session.
The Spec Boxter guys complained about me on more than one occasion by "being too aggressive". Rich people don't like to get tail gated by Miatas with the headlights up, lol.


BTW, I don't have Xidas. I have cracker-jack AST junk.
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The Spec Boxter guys complained about me on more than one occasion by "being too aggressive". Rich people don't like to get tail gated by Miatas with the headlights up, lol.


BTW, I don't have Xidas. I have cracker-jack AST junk.
lol, that's funny, AFAIK the ECR instructors are typically the spec boxter guys. I can see them being bitter when a $15k miata is all up the tail pipe of their $30k race car. I hope it doesn't rain, I want some track time.

Am i the only track ***** running a rear bar? i've got this one on the car:

http://www.racingbeat.com/Miata-1990...ars/54101.html

and the matching front

Also i think i have a few more track days in my 225 r888s on the car, ive liked the tires well enough, seem to grip very well. that said, the r888 are the first r comps i have ever used. Most everyone uses the nt01, you guys that have run ECR think they are faster?
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lol, that's funny, AFAIK the ECR instructors are typically the spec boxter guys. I can see them being bitter when a $15k miata is all up the tail pipe of their $30k race car. I hope it doesn't rain, I want some track time.

Am i the only track ***** running a rear bar? i've got this one on the car:

Miata 1990-2005: Suspension - Sway Bars: Sway Bar - Solid - Rear - 90-00 Miata -

and the matching front
It all depends on how the car drives. If you had the same springs and dampers, then we'd tell you to get an MSM bar.

If you run a stock rear bar on a Xida car, you have a vagina (a busted one at that). If you run a stock rear bar on something else...the jury is still out.
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It all depends on how the car drives. If you had the same springs and dampers, then we'd tell you to get an MSM bar.

If you run a stock rear bar on a Xida car, you have a vagina (a busted one at that). If you run a stock rear bar on something else...the jury is still out.
IDK, id say it tends to oversteer on the edge, not that it's outside the realm of controll. Maybe ill let you drive it at the toy run and you can let me sample the goodness of high end dampers.

i assume you are both running advanced group at the toy run?
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IDK, id say it tends to oversteer on the edge, not that it's outside the realm of controll. Maybe ill let you drive it at the toy run and you can let me sample the goodness of high end dampers.

i assume you are both running advanced group at the toy run?
I'm racing in Chump at TWS that weekend. :(
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Also i think i have a few more track days in my 225 r888s on the car, ive liked the tires well enough, seem to grip very well. that said, the r888 are the first r comps i have ever used. Most everyone uses the nt01, you guys that have run ECR think they are faster?
Bring your lug socket, we can switch for a session, I am on 225 nt01's and I'd like to try the 888's
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