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      I am holding out hope that Toyo will magically...

      I am holding out hope that Toyo will magically transform the R1R to 200TW.

      Failing that, I got a set of Z2s this spring to try. About two weeks after I got them, we found out they're discontinuing...
    2. Having never driven a Phaeton my advice might be...

      Having never driven a Phaeton my advice might be all wet. But I say that even if 1st gear can take you all the way to. 6800 RPM, running in 2nd gear will probably result in a less herky-jerky ride.
      ...
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      Back in 2000, 2001ish I had pretty much retired...

      Back in 2000, 2001ish I had pretty much retired my '87 CRX Si. I had no plans for it but it needed a LOT. Body was rusted, back brakes needed an expensive fix, clutch slipping, exhaust leaking, tires...
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      Autocrossers Inc. (SCCA lite). Capital Driving...

      Autocrossers Inc. (SCCA lite). Capital Driving Club doesn't run in Waldorf till later in the season. I haven't run with CDC in a few years but I might rejoin to do those Waldorf ones.
    5. On my 1.6L Miatas I run Flyin Miata high-flow...

      On my 1.6L Miatas I run Flyin Miata high-flow cats and single-outlet exhausts. A bit throatier than stock but certainly not obnoxious. FM has a $995 header/cat/exhaust package...
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      I'll say.
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      Smig is right. I get the passenger seat reclined...

      Smig is right. I get the passenger seat reclined out of the way. No reason other than to give my camera a better view of the course and driver inputs.


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA4A-zDCuCA
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      I was there too! No googley-eyes though. ...

      I was there too! No googley-eyes though.

      http://www.claffie.com/photos/2014/140415-02.jpg

      http://www.claffie.com/photos/2014/140415-01.jpg
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      Just a few days ago I drove down to Columbia SC...

      Just a few days ago I drove down to Columbia SC to pick up a set of wheels/tires and a rear diff for a Miata. Left at 7AM, got there at 3PM, shot the breeze for half an hour, loaded the stuff up and...
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      Ram Laramie 1500 crew cab (aka Dodge).

      Ram Laramie 1500 crew cab (aka Dodge).
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      When we bought our truck (with positive equity on...

      When we bought our truck (with positive equity on our trade-in) our finance person suggested we not purchase GAP insurance. With trucks not losing value at all, our big savings off MSRP, etc etc,...
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      I have an EP3 Civic Si and it's pretty quick but...

      I have an EP3 Civic Si and it's pretty quick but could definitely use some stiffening up underneath. I got mine for just under $5K and that was relatively cheap compared to others that I was looking...
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      More white ...

      More white

      http://claffie.com/photos/140331/images/140331_24.jpg
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      We did a little back-to-back testing with the...

      We did a little back-to-back testing with the existing '93 autocross car (green) and the '90 toy (white), eventually settling on the fact that the '90 is probably the better way to go....
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      http://claffie.com/photos/140331/images/140331_01....

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      If you want a Biturbo, there's one around the...

      If you want a Biturbo, there's one around the corner from me. It hasn't moved in at least five years; what could possibly be wrong with it?
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      I've been meaning to ask Brian about his VLSD...

      I've been meaning to ask Brian about his VLSD conversion. He also has a '93 base model, and from what I've found, a VLSD wasn't a stand-alone option on base models in '93. It was only an option on A...
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      I can't explain the 1.8s success. I have had a...

      I can't explain the 1.8s success. I have had a couple different setups under my car and the wheelspin has just gotten to be too much. I've had a number of drivers in the car including Ian Baker and...
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      Miata - I'm enjoying my midlife crisis CRX - I'm...

      Miata - I'm enjoying my midlife crisis
      CRX - I'm a 17 year old pizza delivery dude
      MGB - I'm not smart enough to drive a Miata instead
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      Wow! That's a couple of revoltin developments. ...

      Wow! That's a couple of revoltin developments.

      Me, I've finally thrown in the towel trying to make our '93 with open diff work in STS. I'm moving suspension and all the other go-fast bits onto my...
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