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    #61
    Originally posted by zossy1 View Post
    I think you'll like the Cusco. I've heard good things about them.

    I found the limits of the Torsen - lifting the inside rear on corners like T8 at SMP or the Fishhook at WP. When the wheel lifts, the Torsen turned into an open diff.

    My car has an OSG now - no complaints.
    Yeah given Wakefield is my 'local' the fish-hook is a particular concern...

    1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
    2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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      #62
      Pending leave approval- 18th May marks the track debut of this thing. Took it for a quick blat on Saturday and experienced understeer in the dry- just a little, but also some nice throttle balance. god it's slow though- I think from 20 - 100 km/hr my Colorado is faster

      the to do list is pretty short ,and consists of things I'd be doing anyway

      Fit harness reinforcing plates for the lap belts
      Fit proper front tow hook (already 1/2 finished)
      Wheel alignment - needs some neg on the front to make the semi's work properly.
      Sort out in-car camera placement- getting centred and low enough off the roll bar is tricky.
      Brake bleed.

      S/h "new' windscreen cowl trim is on its way

      got the Cusco quote from Streeter corp today- 1200 shipped- which then means GST- so 1320 ish landed, which is still much better than anyone here. Going to order in the next day or so.

      1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
      2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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        #63
        I'm fairly sure you need one of these...Click image for larger version

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        I'm putting mine in today! :D
        '10 Forester Diesel 6Spd - Slow and sensible
        '93 SWB Pajero - Slow but scary
        '89 MX5 B6-T - Scary not slow

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          #64
          did he quote you on the Giken as well?
          www.holditflat.com

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            #65
            Ooh sexy.

            Nah didn't worry about the giken, too exxy methinks.

            1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
            2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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              #66
              Soo this now has a red tow hook on the front, and a blue battery triangle.

              Also has a 'new' s/h windscreen cowl trim to replace the broken one - $50 bucks well spent.

              For some reason I seem to have given all my harness reinforcing plates away and the harness install will have to wait til next time.

              Going to trackschool @ wakefield tomorrow and am driving up and back in the mx-5, not towing it-brave of me huh!

              have done about 300 hardish road km in it now and am pretty used to it, just gotta swap onto the semi-slicks tonight cos I don't wanna destroy the almost new pilot sports it has on it, and take the hearing protection for the drive up!

              My only concerns will be a) will the HP+ pads hold up on the track, and b) will I be able to get home to make daycare pick up!

              Really excited :)

              1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
              2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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                #67
                Seeing as how the whole idea of an MX5 is to not lose speed in corners, I can't see the brakes getting a flogging.
                Good luck!
                Fortitudo et Superbiam

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                  #68
                  Originally posted by rowdytoot View Post

                  Really excited :)
                  Have fun dude!
                  Race Car: VT Commodore (Murray)
                  www.vsport.com.au

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                    #69
                    Originally posted by GAZ914 View Post
                    Have fun dude!
                    Plenty of fun was had... Ended up towing up, just cos it's easier to make sure you can get home, if you have to go and pick the boy up when you get back.

                    Lovely weather out at the track too. Sunny and surprisingly warm

                    First session ran around to get a feel and ran 1.16 which was slower than I'd like. Dropped the tyre pressures, and went back out for session 2 and never got a clean lap but felt like there was more in it.

                    1.14s came easily and I managed a 13.8 in the last session.

                    Kept on dropping the tyre pressures after each session and there was just more grip every time - just need to use more of it...

                    Open diff was killing me out of the fish-hook and onto the front straight. Needs at least 2 degrees neg on the front too.

                    Ran about 50 laps in total, didn't use a drop of oil didn't get hot etc. Easy on fuel too. Chucked 10 litres in once it got down to a third.

                    Brakes got very hot and stinky and the end of each run but no appreciable fade. I think they are properly bedded in now so no more squealing at low speed.

                    Very happy with the car, I fully fully fully get why people love them... Sooo chuckable, adjustable and docile. I threw the thing at corners and up kerbs with ehem , gay abandon and it just did what was asked. So adjustable on the limit too...

                    Had a couple of big slides and went completely agricultural out onto the main straight once I but kept in pegged and sideways on the dirt...

                    Some serious gear out there today. Most 'surprising' was the white m235i convertible running 1.10s, while looking like a Double Bay ladies of the long luncheon mobile

                    I did discover that stock Toyota 86 are not much faster on a straight line than my thing too.

                    Not much in car video, cos I didn't plan well enough and didnt check the height on the roll bar mount- which means you can see the dash and that's about it.

                    1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
                    2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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                      #70
                      Good stuff Rowds, shame i couldn't get down there today. (Car could have been ready, but had work commitments)

                      Natsoft has you at 11.4 by the way... :D
                      The older i get, the better i was...

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                        #71
                        Yeah I wasn't going to mention the 11.4 cos it's clearly bullshit...

                        Would have been great to see you. There were a couple of poosars running today

                        1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
                        2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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                          #72
                          Was hoping to be there, just got stuck with meetings in the City i couldn't dodge mate. Been doing my GM's job since he bailed a couple of months ago.

                          Still 50/50 if i can take Friday off to at least get some seat time before Sunday's meet... :(

                          You'd have to be pretty happy with that first time out yeah ?
                          The older i get, the better i was...

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                            #73
                            Sounds like the start of something beautiful....
                            So, new diff centre coming... is it still the standard ratio? How did you find that?
                            Fortitudo et Superbiam

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by Fatboy View Post
                              Was hoping to be there, just got stuck with meetings in the City i couldn't dodge mate. Been doing my GM's job since he bailed a couple of months ago.

                              Still 50/50 if i can take Friday off to at least get some seat time before Sunday's meet... :(

                              You'd have to be pretty happy with that first time out yeah ?
                              Yeah I know that feeling re: meetings and shit you can't delegate.

                              I leaned on my team and my family time pretty hard this week so I could go today. Also helps that my boss is a car nut. I sent her a couple of pics and updates and she was pretty impressed.

                              Yeah stoked for first time out. Have a clear direction in the immediate future.

                              Im going to make a deal with myself that I can't go engine mods ( turbo) til I'm running (real) 11s.

                              1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
                              2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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                                #75
                                Originally posted by buzz View Post
                                Sounds like the start of something beautiful....
                                So, new diff centre coming... is it still the standard ratio? How did you find that?
                                Lol. Yeah still standard ratio.. I could drop to 4.3 but when I go turbo it'll be too short.

                                I was hitting the limiter in 3rd just before braking into the last turn most laps,and ended up changing up into 4th a little earlier to get some more speed, which worked.

                                Two other things of note :I missed about 4 shifts from 2nd to third and got 5th...uggg..

                                A side mount seat bolt came slightly loose and being a US built seat and mount the Allen head bolt was imperial.. So I couldn't do it up, only created a minor but annoying movement in the seat.

                                1998 MX5 - Ohlins DFV coilovers, Roll bar,15 x7.5 Konig Litespeeds, Mania Intake
                                2014 Colorado LT - Oversized Whitegoods. Kid/bike/track hack/horse hauler.

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