Ok, not to be confused with the new rule 12 page thread...
So at the west coast NASA championships last year. The car was initially good from a handling perspective. Then first race the car goes diabolically loose. After the race I realize the sway bar tab on the front LCA snapped off. Replace LCA, reset camber / toe as was prior. 2nd qual race, the car is nearly as bad, loose in, at and out of turns. I recheck toe, camber for the whole car, looks fine, hot pressures on target no lose bearings. Put on 1 session tires for the main event. Car is loose, like greasy hot tires loose, manageable for a few laps then gets crazy loose again. Disappointing experience.
Yes, I was checking wheel bearings and watching tire pressures. No issues there.
Car has been on jack-stands since (life, holidays, replacing the head). I inspected the sub-frames looking for possible tears on the ears or elsewhere but nothing. Bearings all good. Camber bolt did not move. Real head scratching begins. I have not had a spec Miata handle that bad in 5 years.
Getting to the track is more challenging that it used to be, I am trying to remedy the unknown cause in the garage. I will put it back on scales and verify setup. But at this point, I am now guessing shocks. Perhaps one failed out. From those here is that a possible culprit for the VERY loose situation? I have ordered a new set from Mazda already (but they are on back order... so new rule change i wonder inspiring a desire for new shocks....)
any other ideas?