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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:48 am 
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Umm.. ok.. :?:

Sorry I wasent of any help.


James is telling me the 235 tire rule has really slowed you guys down. That is a lot of car on a small tire! The Corvettes really have worked on setup to make the 255 and 245 work on them.



Yup. We're about second slower now overall (driving the pee-piddily-diddily out of em), but those tires go away fast when your pushing em. And one set didnt last a full weekend (we corded two tires by end of Sundays qualifying (we started the weekend on stickers on Fri.)). Made for an eventful Sunday race.. we were just hoping to finish w/out a tire coming apart. We should have considered the extra tire wear and brought another set, but that would have been too smart :idea:

Not sure what the National cmc directors where thinking here (more cost to the racer in a class thats supposed to keep costs to a minimum).

Your right, it's going to take some time to figure out right set-up to make the cars work on these Miata tires.

ps. There are a lot of "knock off" cobra r wheels out there.. weights differ accordingly

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:51 am 
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You're in an S197 chassis CMC car right? You should hear what the "normal" CMC car drivers have to say about that car. ;) That'll also shed some light on possibly why that chassis got hit with more than simple power reduction to equalize the fields...

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:53 am 
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You're in an S197 chassis CMC car right? You should hear what the "normal" CMC car drivers have to say about that car. ;) That'll also shed some light on possibly why that chassis got hit with more than simple power reduction to equalize the fields...



Move along.. nothing to see here.. :P :mrgreen:

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CF03GT wrote:
Move along.. nothing to see here.. :P :mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:56 pm 
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kbrew8991 wrote:
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Move along.. nothing to see here.. :P :mrgreen:

:lol: :lol: :mrgreen:


:D :) :lol:

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I can attest to how hard it was for the four S197 guys to run on that tire in Sunday's Thunder Race. Lots of brake lockup and lots of pushing. Those guys did a great job of driving on that tiny tire.

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brkntrxn wrote:
... Lots of brake lockup and lots of pushing....


My memories of the 88 exactly...

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Is there a clean tow hook kit for the foxbody? It has some but they are really in the way of airflow up front.

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Varkwso wrote:
Is there a clean tow hook kit for the foxbody? It has some but they are really in the way of airflow up front.



Not that I found. However, if you're willing to weld a piece that allows the belt-type to be bolted horizontally to the ordinarily vertical bolt pattern that hold the front bumper you can keep all that stuff off to the side....well out of the way of the rad or any ducting you install to keep air contained in the rad area.


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Is there a clean tow hook kit for the foxbody? It has some but they are really in the way of airflow up front.



Not that I found. However, if you're willing to weld a piece that allows the belt-type to be bolted horizontally to the ordinarily vertical bolt pattern that hold the front bumper you can keep all that stuff off to the side....well out of the way of the rad or any ducting you install to keep air contained in the rad area.



Seems reasonable, I am thinking of adding a trailer hitch on the back for a better tow point.

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