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Old 10-26-2012, 07:27 AM   #11
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My math got confusing, I said the suspension was 85% there, which should put me in the top 15%, but 10% of me being slow puts me back to 25% of pax. Anyhow, yeah tough decision, miata's are fun. Do you have a turbo on the car, is that why you're SMF?
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #12
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Do you have a turbo on the car, is that why your SMF?
Good question. If you wanted to do well in PAX, taking stuff off to run in STF would be the way to go. STF PAX rules!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:42 AM   #13
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Yeah, I'm boosted. just need a tune.
and I'm not taking $4.5k off my car to run STF haha. If anything i'd consider HS again, I think the SVT is an awesome underdog for that class. I'm not completely convinced it's for STF, but only time will tell.

Locally, there is more competition in SMF then there is in STS. plus i can't RAW time the top of STX so i'm always behind them!!!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #14
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Yeah, I'm boosted. just need a tune.
and I'm not taking $4.5k off my car to run STF haha. If anything i'd consider HS again, I think the SVT is an awesome underdog for that class. I'm not completely convinced it's for STF, but only time will tell.

Locally, there is more competition in SMF then there is in STS. plus i can't RAW time the top of STX so i'm always behind them!!!
Ummm, yeah, keep on rockin' the turbo. I don't blame you there!
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #15
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Whats the cost difference between the H&R/Koni setup versus a good coilover setup?

A quick look at TR and its about half the price. $750 versus $1500-$1900. But does that outweigh the tune-ability of the coilovers (pick your spring rate)?
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Coilovers are also height adjustable for better low-center of gravity.

I think the H&R Race / Koni Yellows are the minimum for SMF. The guys in our local SMF are running the KW Coilovers and definitely kick some major booty.

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if i go coilovers, i'm going custom. a custom setup from KW will run me 3500... I can't justify 2k for over the counter when custom is a lil more. i've also read that the over the counter coilover (KW) only has a touch higher spring rate then the H&R springs.. not sure how true that is though.
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Springs are cheap though. About $50 each for good ones. I would guess the off the shelf KWs could handle up to 500 in/lbs.
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500 in/lbs sounds pretty good.. On my Miata i'm running 450/700
Would I need a higher(500#+) spring rate on the focus? I'm not sure.
I also wonder if the OTS KWs can be revalved if need be..

Ha. STS is much cheaper...
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From my interweb wandering, I'm pretty sure you want 500 in-lb + on the focus to try and keep the heavy strut front end under control. One of these days I'll get the money and time to do the whole natural frequency measurement and calculation and make that happen on my focus.
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