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I'm traveling back from vacation today. Been doing my best to keep up with the site with the iPhone app they have for it. Is a new world but I'm loving it!

Since the 25 hour and the PRI show I can't get this new car off my mind. The cost, ease of build and so many racing opportunities.

More when I return.....

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I'm traveling back from vacation today. Been doing my best to keep up with the site with the iPhone app they have for it. Is a new world but I'm loving it!

Since the 25 hour and the PRI show I can't get this new car off my mind. The cost, ease of build and so many racing opportunities.

More when I return.....


Can't wait for you to return. I am intrigued... Looking forward to more info on cost etc!
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Can't wait for you to return. I am intrigued... Looking forward to more info on cost etc!



way ahead of you Carmaniac!
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way ahead of you Carmaniac!
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Sweet Sweet Sweet Sweet!!!!!
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We purchased one of these as a street car three months ago and have taken to referring to it as our "FWD Miata." When/where will the information on B Spec be?
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Tim posted this...

http://www.mazdarace...ement-from-pri/

He is the point man on this and will have more details after the holiday.

I will send him a private note as well.

Here is the car from the 25 hour, was two there.

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How much do these things weigh when set up for racing? I am intrigued.

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James,

I believe the car weighed 2295 with driver. Tim was kind enough to give me 5 laps in the car on the test day at Thunderhill. All I have to say is FUN!!! It is a bit slower then a SM on lap time (approx 4-5 seconds at Thunderhill)and even more of a momentum car then a SM. The cornering speeds were within 4 mph of what we were doing in the E1 RX8 on 255 Hoosier R6's :)
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Tim Buck is working on the Bspec rules with Honda.

My 2 ended up at 2170 with out driver full fuel.

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Tim Buck is working on the Bspec rules with Honda.

My 2 ended up at 2170 with out driver full fuel.

Randy


Nice looking car, Randy.

By the way, my family owns a house in Old Saybrook, CT. Nice area. I visited it over Christmas.

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Randy,

Cars all fixed or still snow bound?

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Did these go the 25 hr without front bearing/hub failure?? That would be nice,as the last cheap cars raced, had the wheels falloff. IE Neon,Fiesta, VW Mk 1. etc. I hope that the B spec cars wont have this issue .
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Yes, jim the car is all fixed.

Tim's car went the whole 25 hour without any problems and didn't change brake pad either.

My car did have a rear hub fail, but it was from an earlier inpact.

Did a rallyx in the snow with it last weekand.
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Yes, jim the car is all fixed.

Tim's car went the whole 25 hour without any problems and didn't change brake pad either.

My car did have a rear hub fail, but it was from an earlier inpact.

Did a rallyx in the snow with it last weekand.
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Randy, besides the rear hub failure, has anything else broken on the car? Any comments on the robustness of these cars?

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The only thing that has fail is the one rear hub and that failed from an impact. My 2 had runthe 13 hour at VIR and 25 at Thunderhill, plus a two day rallyx. So far the 2 just keeps running.

If you are planning on building one let me know I have pictures of the whole build start to finish.

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Yes, jim the car is all fixed.

Tim's car went the whole 25 hour without any problems and didn't change brake pad either.

My car did have a rear hub fail, but it was from an earlier inpact.

Did a rallyx in the snow with it last weekand.
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Awesome!!

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Randy, I'd love to see the build pictures. Are they on line someplace?
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most of the pictures are on my facebook page. The 2 also has a facebook page "race the 2". If there is something that you would like to see let me know and I can post some more pic.

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What are the spring rates and shock brand/spec for this car please. Thanks.

There will be a few new cars into the B class in the next year. It will take a really good car to get by the Honda.

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I read this in an LA Times article about the Mazda2:
"Traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitoring are standard. So is brake override, a new system that gives priority to the brakes should the accelerator and brake pedals be pressed simultaneously."

So much for heel-and-toe downshifting or left foot braking. So, can this "brake override" be disabled either through a ECU reflash or maybe just disconnecting something?




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