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The purpose of this post is to share setup tips and best lap times (documented by ) at TWS going CW/CCW in the last couple of months. This is not a racing post, but post to share safe best practices. Post away ;D

 

My setup

92 Chassis 2060 w/o driver

99 Long block with flapper MAF serious blowby

Megan Racng coilover 10k/8k

Stock front bar with no rear bar

4:30 gears

99 Torsen

Energy Suspension Poly bushings

99 camber bolts

2x 15x9 6ul w/ 225/45/15 Z214 & RA1

Racepak G2X

Harddtop

2 x Ultrashield seats / Gforce 5pt harness

OBX full exhaust

-2.5f / -2.8 rear camber

 

Lap Times

CW 2:02.3 per G2X

CCW 2:02.3 per G2X w.passenger

 

Possible Future Mod

04 Mazdaspeed w/8k

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The purpose of this post is to share setup tips and best lap times (documented by ) at TWS going CW/CCW in the last couple of months. This is not a racing post, but post to share safe best practices. Post away ;D

 

My setup

92 Chassis 2060 w/o driver

99 Long block with flapper MAF serious blowby

Megan Racng coilover 10k/8k

Stock front bar with no rear bar

4:30 gears

99 Torsen

Energy Suspension Poly bushings

99 camber bolts

2x 15x9 6ul w/ 225/45/15 Z214 & RA1

Racepak G2X

Harddtop

2 x Ultrashield seats / Gforce 5pt harness

OBX full exhaust

-2.5f / -2.8 rear camber

 

Lap Times

CW 2:02.3 per G2X

CCW 2:02.3 per G2X w.passenger

 

You forgot:

 

Mods in the Future

MazdaSpeed Turbo engine

 

:D

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I'll just copy and paste mine. My alignment (if I remember) is about -2.4F (4.5 deg casterF) and -2.2R and 1/8 toe out F and 1/8 toe in rear.

 

engine:

- bone stock motor with 146k miles

- ebay maf adapter to a 2.5" straight shot of exhaust tube into an AEM filter off my mazda3's old intake (with 3" dryer tubing around the 2.5" pipe

- bosal header off someone on CR.net

- jackson racing cat

- magnaflow exhaust (removed muffler and ran with turndown @ rear axle)

- alum underdrive pulley

- 14 deg timing advance and 93 oct fuel

 

 

other:

- removed A/C and most plumbing under hood

- depowered rack

- removed passenger seat, soft top and rear shelf insulation...still got carpet there

- fans wired in synch to run all the time (stock 1.6 replacement radiator)

- alum tape over cardboard for my rad panel :)

- tsi intakes

- 4.1 T1 torsen

- 8lb motobatt battery

- simpson lap belt and foamectomy driver seat

- worthless motorcycle mirrors

- hardtop with rennenmetal mounts

- HD M1 Sport roll bar (hope to have a kirk 6pt later)

- home depot garden edging air dam

 

brakes:

- no prop valve...straight unions

- 1.8 rotors and xp12 pads up front. stock 1.6 and Axxis ULT rears

- the US brake fluid fron safe racer

- 949 SS lines

- cheapass STB with bolt for MC brace

 

 

suspension:

- 99 NB bilsteins revalved by bilstein in Poway, CA Feb 2009 (12k miles ago or so)

- GC coilovers 700/450 rates

- RB 1.125 hollow front bad and mazdaspeed links. no rear bar

- ISC racing top mounts

- 15x9 tire rack wheels with hankook RS3s or the 13x9 keizers with some crap slicks

 

 

 

I think that's about it. with 1/4 tank of fuel, no hardtop and a stock passenger seat (on my 13s) it weighed 2050. So with the 6lb heavier 15s and 15" tires being 5lb heavier...that's 40lbs....plus maybe a 15lb difference in weight between the HT and a pass seat? I'm ad actually 2320 with low fuel...so maybe 2330-2340 most of the day....

 

 

CW lap times - 2.02.0-2.02.3 range

CCW - no idea...I did a 2:01 in a stock 2001 2.7L boxster on old victoracers 6 years ago before the motor popped. I suppose the miata would be close as is?

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2007 S2000 AP2 street stock except for these mods:

- 215/255 , NT01 tires

- KW V3 coilover, bump at 2 from full close, rebound at 3 (front) and at 5 (rear)

- HT10 brake pads (front only)

- Recaro SPG seat

Best laptime was 2:01.xx, typical is 2:04 on either CW or CCW

 

2007 Z4M street stock exceot for these mods:

- 245/275, NT01

- KW CS coilover, bump at 3/2 , rebound at 1 (front) and at 3 (rear)

- -3.5 front camber, -2.5 rear camber

- PFC-06 brake pads

- Recaro Pole Position seat

Best laptime was 1:56.8 at NASA Time Trial May 2011

(Updated to reflect driver improvement :D )

 

2006 Stock M5 with Continental stock tires

Best laptime was 2:05 CCW ; hit 150mph on the front straight :-)

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2007 S2000 AP2 street stock except for these mods:

- 215/255 , NT01 tires

- KW V3 coilover, bump at 2 from full close, rebound at 3 (front) and at 5 (rear)

- HT10 brake pads (front only)

- Recaro SPG seat

Best laptime was 2:01.xx, typical is 2:04 on either CW or CCW

 

2007 Z4M street stock exceot for these mods:

- 245/275, C51 front, R888 rears

- KW CS coilover, bump at 2 , rebound at 4 (front) and at 6 (rear)

- PFC-01 brake pads (front only)

- Recaro Pole Position seat

Best laptime was 1:58.294, typical is 2:00 on either CW or CCW

 

2006 Stock M5 with Continental stock tires

Best laptime was 2:05 CCW ; hit 150mph on the front straight :-)

 

Nice, you have a lot of toys ;D

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I'll play too

 

1999 Miata

 

Power

~210hp FFS Supercharger

AEM Water Injection

PCPro Power cards (haha ya 2 of em!)

MS Motor Mounts

53mm koyo

FM oil cooler

clutchnet 1.6 clutch

fidanza 1.6 flywheel

Ebay header

RB "race" midpipe

Ebay Muffler

 

 

Suspension and brakes

750/450 FM AFCO Coilovers

RB 1.125" Tubular front bar (was stiff, its now soft)

FM 5/8" Solid Rear bar (now mid, will be firm)

4.3 torsen

ES poly bushings

FM Stainless diff bushings

XP10/XP8 pads in stock 1.8 brakes (non-sport)

Wilwood Proportioning valve (full rear bias)

 

alignment

Camber: 2.7f / 2.5r

Caster: 6*

no toe

 

Misc

Delete AC

Depowered rack

 

Aero

TCR Splitter

APR GTC-200 wing w/ 2.5" risers and gurney flap

 

Weight: 2480lbs w/ driver

 

interior still has carpets, airbags and radio/speakers removed, copbra imola seats

 

Wheels/tires

225/45/15 Hankook RS3 on 15x8 6ULS

205/50/15 Kumho XS on 15x8 6ULS

224/45/15 Nitto NT01 on 15x9 6ULS

 

CCW

1:58.6 on RS3

1:56.8 on NT01

 

CW

2:00.3 on XS (only timed 4 laps, so i think i can go faster)

 

With the recent change to the front sway the car was significantly less pushy, dare i say neutral. No times yet with the tweaks. I want to try running a little more rear bar and see how drifty it becomes, cause you all know how i like to drive ;D . Basically I've been lazy and have been driving my pre aero setup. adding the aero added some grip, but changed the balance and i'm finally getting off my ass and setting up the car with the aero.

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Damn you! I had a 7:44 in the old MS6, course that was on a red flag lap when an uber hyped (450whp) STi flipped on 8 running CW..no fun!

 

Bummer.

 

 

 

I may have been having a conversation with Misty or Darcie about some agricultural adventure....

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Bummer.

 

 

 

I may have been having a conversation with Misty or Darcie about some agricultural adventure....

Well for the record, with street tires (Dunlop SP600's) and in a daily driven STi, I did a 2:03....only reason I know as I was on Greg Wallace's azz for a lap in his Cayman S and he had all the data acquisition info that backs it up. I'm still a pussy though, Misty wanted me to instruct because I'm smooth and know the lines, not because I'm the fastest out there :)

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here's mine so far:

 

1.8l pauter/wiseco (not needed @ power level)

gt2854 on old begi/fm protoype kit

3" custom exh. dynomax race muffller

link ecu

 

exedy lightweight flywheel

act xt pp/street disc

4.10 torsen swap

 

d2 rs coilovers (9k/6k)

rb solid frt. sway/no rear

strut tower bar lol

 

oem calipers/rotors (non sport)

carbotech xp10/8 pads

russell steel braided lines

ate super blue

 

camber: -2.25 frt / -2.5 rear

caster: +4.0

toe: 0* front and rear

 

fiberglass drop vent/headlight delete hood

birch splitter

ebay wing w/ custom alum. mounts

diy alum. diffuser

carbon/kevlar hardtop (no glass)

 

custom roll bar (chucky bobby fab)

ultrashield seat

sparco monza wheel

gutted doors

 

15x9 tr motorsports

225/45/15 NT-01's

 

2400lbs. w/ fat driver

204whp @ 9psi, 215whp @ 10psi

 

2:00.08 (cw) aug. nasa 103* hot!

2:01.0 (ccw)

2:00.1 (ccw) 30-40mph headwind ***EDIT***

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1999 2.5l Spec Boxster racecar

 

183 whp dyno'd

2760 pounds with driver and 1/4 tank (car is 50# lighter now)

 

Toyo R888 (junk), square 255/40-17 on stock wheels, 5mm front spacer

 

Bilstein PSS9 (more junk), 450/500# Swift springs

Spec anti-sway bars, rubber bushings

 

Stock brakes, Pagid yellow pads, stainless lines

 

Stock engine with muffled exhaust, no cats, stock map, underdrive pulley, stock air filter, accusump

 

1:59.506 CCW at March 2010 PCA club race, I need to be in the 1:58's to podium in 2011

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This reminds me I gotta trim my CW turn 8 fail vid from that november day lol :)

 

that's exactly why I DIDN'T try to save it ;) lol

 

Damn you! I had a 7:44 in the old MS6, course that was on a red flag lap when an uber hyped (450whp) STi flipped on 8 running CW..no fun!

 

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1991 Miata

232whp/212wtq

AST 5100

2.8*f/2.6*r camber, 3.5* caster, 1/16" toe-in on rear

225 NT-01's on a 9" wheel

Corrado rotor w/ Wilwood Dynalite and DTC-60's

2300lb car, 185lb driver, 160lb passenger = 2645 (lol)

 

2:00.2 CW (Traqmate) on my first day out there...should have scored a ride-along sooner. Once I had the revelations from riding with Colin I could not get clean for the rest of the session.

 

There are definitely 2 more seconds out there, probably 4. The car is retarded fast, the driver is retarded; this makes for a unique combination of failure.

 

Edit: Updated HP figures after a recent dyno...numbers went way down, lol.

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1991 Miata

250whp/240wtq

I'm incredibly jealous of those numbers, but totally unwilling to dump the money into my Bavarian motor to get them.

 

225 NT-01's on a 9" wheel

What is it with you Miata guys stretching too small tires on your wheels? I fit 255s on my 9" wheels

 

The car is retarded fast, the driver is retarded; this makes for a unique combination of failure.

 

LOL!

 

That you'll admit to it means you're far safer than plenty of people I've had the "pleasure" of screaming at from the right seat.

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For the record, although the engine numbers are phenomenal on low boost (310whp at 18psi on a Mustang Dyno) the suspension performance trumps the motor by a country mile. The car is fun with power, with the nice shocks/grip it's unreasonably fast.

What is it with you Miata guys stretching too small tires on your wheels? I fit 255s on my 9" wheels

The Toyo/Nitto carcass is wider than 225mm:

15x9_6UL_225_NA_1.JPG

they have a very slight "pull" and that is a world of benefit in terms of feel, pressures, and ultimate grip. I prefer a 205 on an 8" wheel over a 225, and the slight stretch is significantly faster.

 

That you'll admit to it means you're far safer than plenty of people I've had the "pleasure" of screaming at from the right seat.

My lack-luster lap times tell the story...but that story is evolving. There are a few corners that are "no lift" in my car which I do not possess the testicular fortitude to hit at the limit. Track glory takes a back seat to driving the car home. Hallett is the only track where I can boast.

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The purpose of this post is to share setup tips and best lap times (documented by ) at TWS going CW/CCW in the last couple of months. This is not a racing post, but post to share safe best practices. Post away ;D

 

Time trial log from Jul 2010:

http://www.nasatxracing.com/pdf/0710Group%20C%20Sat%20Merge%201-2.pdf

 

Seems like 1:57 is good achievement for TTA/TTB class car.

I don't know much about NASA time trial rule; what would a Miata turbo with race suspension/tires be classified under?

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Seems like 1:57 is good achievement for TTA/TTB class car.

I don't know much about NASA time trial rule; what would a Miata turbo with race suspension/tires be classified under?

It depends on points, but most likely power/weight will put us in TTA at 240whp+ on a dynojet. Judging from what I've run at Hallett, MSR-C, ECR, and now TWS, that's where I expect to land. Give me a set of Hoosiers and I'll feel a little better about TTA. Ken Ogeron is my nemesis, I should be running a tick faster than him (with his Hoosiers) but I don't have the testicular fortitude yet. The guy is good.

 

Again, those guys are on Hoosiers while us Miata guys typically run R-comps, so TTA sounds about right for my car...now I need a set of expensive rubbers. I feel that with a set of Hoosiers on my car, at a track I know, I'm a protest away from TTS.

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The purpose of this post is to share setup tips and best lap times (documented by ) at TWS going CW/CCW in the last couple of months. This is not a racing post, but post to share safe best practices. Post away ;D

 

Time trial log from Jul 2010:

http://www.nasatxracing.com/pdf/0710Group%20C%20Sat%20Merge%201-2.pdf

 

Seems like 1:57 is good achievement for TTA/TTB class car.

I don't know much about NASA time trial rule; what would a Miata turbo with race suspension/tires be classified under?

 

most land in ttb. even hustler with his power will be in ttb due to weight and lack of aero points. sixace and i start at ttc +14 points. after wheels,tires,susp.,aero, etc.. we are a few points from the top of ttb.

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laptimes without an attached traqmate or g2x date file, or video, or link to race results are "big fish" stories..

 

The fastest I've been in my E90 is 1:58ish (I counted the seconds) - sweet setup:

 

- NT01s

- DTC70s

- SRF

- Normal shock mode, normal throttle, normal steering, all nannies off (thanks but no thanks BMW)

- 210lb passenger (carefully selected to get the corner balance perfect)

- 35lb baby seat behind driver

- "My humps" playing loud enough to hear over cut-outs and a helmet

- some random kids toys rolling around in a place I can't actually find

- shop towel zip-tied over power-steering reservoir

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CW: 2:00.8

 

MX5

Hoosiers

Coilovers

Approximately 160-170 WHP

2450 lbs/no driver

 

First (and only) day I've ever run TWS CW, and this was after about 40 minutes. Then I corded a tire. Pretty sure the car has a 58 in it.

 

CCW: 2:00.x

BMW M coupe, Bone stock, Direzza Star Specs.

 

Don't have an MX5 time, but I'd guesstimate the car is capable of high 56s/low 57s CCW.

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Interesting comparing the CCW vs CW times in this thread... I was under the impression CW was ~2s faster than CCW from people I have talked to.

 

Is it simply a case of having more experience running CCW? Or do you guys actually feel the track is faster CCW?

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