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Old 09-22-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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Thanks man. Here are a couple more shots and a video of the current super slow set up.





And a fun little video from a "SPIN" run. - kinda not work safe.

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All that car to be wasted at a autox
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Yea....and that's the only thing it get's used for. This car wouldn't be safe on a track.

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Yea....and that's the only thing it get's used for. This car wouldn't be safe on a track.
If that is the case then loose the roll bar get that puppy down to minimum weight without the up high cg.

Iím strongly considering competing with my car at nationals and just taking the roll bar out for specific events. I have convinced myself I can be competitive against the mighty RX7's with some results I had this year against the likes of Andy McKee. I think I know the formula where it wonít be the car as the reason I get beat anyway.

2.0L turbo with 275 or less width tires can weigh 2080 lbs.

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If that is the case then loose the roll bar get that puppy down to minimum weight without the up high cg.

Iím strongly considering competing with my car at nationals and just taking the roll bar out for specific events. I have convinced myself I can be competitive against the mighty RX7's with some results I had this year against the likes of Andy McKee. I think I know the formula where it wonít be the car as the reason I get beat anyway.

2.0L turbo with 275 or less width tires can weigh 2080 lbs.

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I deleted the details of the build at the suggestion / request of a close friend and multi time national champion who had shared something with me that I had inadvertently made public through this post. The car is already within 70lbs of min weight and there are plans to take another 100 or so lbs off it this winter ad ballast back up. The roll bar isn't coming out of the car because I want the car to be legal for XP as well. This car has already beaten a past SSM National Champion in his SSM FD RX7. It also beat the FD RX7 that posted the fastest raw time on day two at Nationals in SSM this year. That win came in XP this year at the Blyethville Tour. So I know the car has the capability to win and having it legal for two classes only improves the chances of winning more tires. I will be the first to say that the car is more car than I can drive and it will be A LONG TIME before I am good enough to compete with these guys. But the right co-driver has already proven the platform has potential

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This car has already beaten a past SSM National Champion in his SSM FD RX7. It also beat the FD RX7 that posted the fastest raw time on day two at Nationals in SSM this year. That win came in XP this year at the Blyethville Tour.
But was still 3 seconds off the lead in SSM at that event.
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Sure was. With a broken manifold, a 200k mile stock motor, only 9" wide wheels, only 6.432psi and 50+ run tires manufactured in 2009!!!

I never said I could do it. But I'm pretty sure the right driver could.
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And that is why I said what I said, you still have a ways to go. No one wants to see a Miata be competitive in SSM more than me. I welcome the competition and want to see some diversity. Everyone thinks that you have to have an FD to win and I think that is bull. I still think you need to lose the roll bar though. If you want to run the car in XP, then throw the hardtop on and it will still be legal and the hardtop doesn't weigh any more than the bar. Why give up those 40 lbs in SSM trim?
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The main reason everyone thinks you need a FD is because all the best drivers are in FD's already. And nobody has made a serious effort in SSM with a Miata and a driver of Erick, Andy, Carter or your skill. I believe a properly built car with one of you guys in it could compete. But you know as well as I do its AT LEAST 60% the driver....not the car.
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I deleted the details of the build at the suggestion / request of a close friend and multi time national champion who had shared something with me that I had inadvertently made public through this post. The car is already within 70lbs of min weight and there are plans to take another 100 or so lbs off it this winter ad ballast back up. The roll bar isn't coming out of the car because I want the car to be legal for XP as well. This car has already beaten a past SSM National Champion in his SSM FD RX7. It also beat the FD RX7 that posted the fastest raw time on day two at Nationals in SSM this year. That win came in XP this year at the Blyethville Tour. So I know the car has the capability to win and having it legal for two classes only improves the chances of winning more tires. I will be the first to say that the car is more car than I can drive and it will be A LONG TIME before I am good enough to compete with these guys. But the right co-driver has already proven the platform has potential
My car was 100# over minimum I don't think I could get there without loosing the roll bar and I think the high CG of the roll bar is a big negative. There is also some heavey stuff for track duty though like a thick radiator, oil cooler and stuff.

I may see you at national finals next year. Iím only going if I think I got a shot at a podium spot. But based on some of my recent performance with the extra weight and skinny wheels I think I got a shot.

Andy seemed scared when I put 8 tenths on him on back to back dry runs this year sadly my lead vaporized in the wet on my A6ís versus him on W710ís. I think those guys know a Miata should do it. I should have switched to my full tread RA-1ís but I didnít want to throw away a Hoosier contingency for a T-shirt. Iím armed with Hoosier H2Oís now.

PS, I am also starting an XP build but it will be SPO road race ready and not anything close to SSM legal.

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Good luck for the completion of your work. You did a great job and build a good SSM.
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