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  2. Shipping wheels and tires

    Thanks for sharing, MRS Joe! I was just about to ask the same thing.
  3. Road race vs. Autocross

    I strongly agree with this. Each has their pros and cons, but regardless, they're both outstanding to try out.
  4. Cool car videos thread

    Thanks for sharing, man! For some reason, the background music cracked me up.
  5. Road Race Registrar

    Hi Sandra, now that you are retired, can I interest you in a raaaaace caaaaar? How about a Honda Civic? We can have it ready for you on next race weekend.
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  7. Road Race Registrar

    Haha that's funny! Huh?! Oh wait.... Thanks so much Sandra! Enjoy your retirement.
  8. Road Race Registrar

    Haha That's funny!
  9. Road Race Registrar

    That's funny!
  10. Road Race Registrar

    Thanks Sandi!
  11. Rock Auto 5% discount code

    Yes, but the RA codes seem to always work. The hard part is remembering to use it, as there's no "coupon" box to remind you at checkout.
  12. Rock Auto 5% discount code

    Something like the "$10,000.00" discounts on a new car ...available for a limited time!
  13. Custom Alignments

    This looks interesting. Thank you very much for sharing it with us!
  14. Strongly agree with this. We live in a world where your mistakes are far more remembered than your accomplishments.
  15. Joke of the day...

    An American, a German, and a Frenchman are all in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled crate of booze when, all of a sudden, the Saudi police rush in and arrest them. The mere possession of alcohol is a severe offense in Saudi Arabia, so for the terrible crime of actually being caught consuming the booze, they are all sentenced to 20 lashes each of the whip. As they were preparing for their punishment, the Judge announced: "It's my wife's birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping." The German was first in line, he thought for a while and then said: "Please tie a pillow to my back." This was done, but the pillow only lasted 10 lashes before the whip went through. When the punishment was done the German had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain. The Frenchman was next up. After watching the German in horror he said smugly: "Please fix two pillows to my back." But even two pillows could only take 15 lashes before the whip went through again and the Frenchman was soon led away whimpering loudly. The American was the last one up, but before he could say anything, the Judge turned to him and said: "You are from a most beautiful part of the world and your culture is one of the finest in the world. For this, you may have two wishes!" "Thank you, your Highness," the American replied. "In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 20, but 100 lashes." "Not only are you an honorable, handsome and powerful man, but you are also very brave," the Judge said with an admiring look on his face. "If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it. And your second wish, what is it to be?" The American smiled and said, "Tie the Frenchman to my back."
  16. Road Race Registrar

    Thanks Sandra for this, and all you do. Well done! Trouble with race drivers and goldfish, is they only remember for 3 seconds.
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  18. Rock Auto 5% discount code

    After Jim's code expires, just google "rockauto discount code", or visit retailmenot.com for the latest.
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  20. GT racecar. Ex Nascar Pintys car

    Price drop to $18,000
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  22. Hi, everyone!

    Welcome!... are you planing on visiting from Tampa anytime soon?
  23. Funny T Shirt Day

    Hahaha! This definitely cracked me up.
  24. Joke of the day...

    I man once walked into a bar with a fish. He then starts talking to the barman. The man claims that his fish can play the most amazing piano pieces, and could make everyone who listened cry. The barman didn't believe him, so the man asks for a wager. If the fish could play the piano, he would get a free drink. The barman agreed, and the man went over to the piano. He took the fish out, which promptly played the most amazing music. Everyone in the bar went silent, and when the fish had finished most of them were in tears. The man went over to the barman which was amazed! He gave him his free drink, and when he had finished, the man says to the barman that he also has a frog which can sing magnificent songs. He again wagers the barman that if his frog can sing, he can have free drink. He then takes a frog out of his pocket, puts it on a stool, and the frog starts to sing. The song is marvelous, and everyone in the bar again stops and listens to the song. And again, the man walks over to the barman for his drink. But before he can reach the bar, a man approaches him offering to buy the frog for $500. The barman shouts out in horror that he could make millions from the frog, and its worth at least a thousand times than that. The man ignores him and sells the frog. He walks over to the bar with his money and starts to drink. The barman-in shock-asks him why he sold the frog for such little money! The man replied "The fish is a ventriloquist".
  25. Hi, everyone!

    Thank you very much, nopistons!
  26. Street class shocks for miata?

    Yes that is correct. It might not be totally necessary nowadays, but in the old days with R-comps and guys running big front bar, more than one person had ripped out the flimsy chassis bracket. Can't hurt. RE: alignment - you're on the right track. All those suggestions are beating around the bush a bit. Here's the gist of it. Start with the front. Max out your front camber first. You should be able to get -1.0 to -1.5, roughly. You want to maximize both sides while keeping them even. Then you dial as much caster as possible without losing any camber. For toe, a little toe out will help the car rotate and turn in. I can't remember what I tried, but the more the better, to a point, and of course you'll start to have tire wear due to scrubbing if you go with too much. Maybe start with 1/16" toe out and then after you're comfortable with that you can easily add a bit more and feel the difference. 1/8" is quite a bit to start with, I probably wouldn't start there, although you might end up wanting to add some later. It's easy to that later. Anything more and you might worry about scrubbing tires even while driving in a straight line. Now go to the rear. IIRC you can get more negative camber than what you did in the front, but you don't necessarily want to. So maybe see if you can get equal to the front or a bit less. E.g. if you know your front is -1.2 then try starting with rear at -1.0. A touch of toe in or zero toe is fine in the rear. Might want to start with zero toe. They say any amount of toe out in the rear is bad because the car becomes nervous and wants to spin. I never felt that. Other RWD cars can be really sensitive to rear toe, but I found the Miata to be really easy to catch, so don't worry about rear toe too much.
  27. Street class shocks for miata?

    I have been researching alignment stuff and have found a couple of different ideas: Flyin Miata Miata.net IA Super Miata doubble duity Front: Caster: 5.0 Maximum Maximum +3.5 ~ 4.0° Camber: -1.0 -0.6 to -0.8 -1.5 -2.5 Toe: in 1/16” 1/16” per side out 1/16” Per side 0 Rear: Camber: -1.5 -1.1 -2 -2.0 Toe: in 1/16 1/16” per side in 1/16” per side + 1/8", .06" Other notes: "We have found that setting the front camber from -.2° to -.5 ° more than the rear provide best grip and lowest lap times." My thoughts on my set up (street tires with high tread ware of like 500 and oem shocks/sway bars: Front: Caster: Maximum Camber: (-0.5 more than the rear) Not sure totally where I want it Toe: out: 1/16” (Skinny tires for autocross: 1/8” out to 1/4” out for autocross but wears tires rapidly according to the internet) Rear: Camber: (-0.5 less than the front) Not sure totally where I want it. Toe: in 1/16” Any one have any critiques on my thoughts of alignment set up? I am kind of fuzzy on camber because it is all over the place where I look for recommendations
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