Category Archives: tires

Building a Track Car – Miata Project Car

Parts have been ordered and many have shown up already.  A lot of thought goes through just what to spend money on and how much.  If this were a Spec Miata I would be somewhat limited in the modifications that … Continue reading

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Formula One – Understanding the New Rules

Sunday’s race ended with Vettel taking the pole and the top spot on the podium.  Hamilton brought up second spot, at times more than 16 seconds behind Vettel, and Vitaly Petrov came in third.  Webber was dumbfounded at coming in … Continue reading

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Bumps in the Road

The other day I got a phone call from a friend with a concern about his Subaru Legacy GT Spec B.  I had helped him improve the handling with some better springs, Whiteline roll center correction kit, and some nice … Continue reading

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New Paint – New Wheels

After taking a lot of ribbing over the stock steel wheels and tires on my Toyota Pickup I broke down and purchased a set of alloy wheels and a set of tires that were a couple of sizes larger. The … Continue reading

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2010 Indy 500 Tech

Logistics One of the venues for the Indy series of races is Brazil.  So how do you move 54 race cars and all of the associated equipment to Brazil?  You pack two 747 aircraft with everything but the people.  Included … Continue reading

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A New Project Miata – part two

Today we put more time into perfecting the Miata.  The bump stops for the rear shocks showed up so that was the first order of business. Removing the shock/spring assemblies means removing all the trim pieces from the trunk as … Continue reading

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A New Project Miata – part one

If you look back on some of the past entries you will find a few on work that was done on a 1996 Mazda Miata.  That car came to us with some modifications that, while performance oriented, left it with … Continue reading

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Bridgestone Potenza RE-11

Thanks to Tim for the heads up on this one. I have been enjoying the advantages of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R tires on the track as well as on the road in 2008 and now Bridgestone has pulled out all the stops … Continue reading

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