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View Poll Results: which car for track
Mazda RX7 17 27.42%
Mitsubishi 3000gt 11 17.74%
Lan Evo 20 32.26%
other 14 22.58%
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Miata 1.8L with a M62 blower or a small turbo setup. I really liked the M62 at the track, very linear power and its power capped around 230-250rwhp. Keeps you from getting greedy and grenading the transmission.

VERY cheap to maintain, brakes are cheap, tires are cheap, the cars are cheap. For a track car, a Miata can not be beat if you wanna actually be able to afford to race.

Extremely reliable too.

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If you want to have a gopd track car get a evo. New technology compared to the other cars. Lighter then a vr4. Mass amounts of parts for it. Plus its dsm. And look at some of the time attack winners from i forget where. Its a popular magazine i believe. Evos are great period!!!! Plus then you dont have to learn rotary
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Rx-7 with a 20b or an LS6. Evo with a 4g64. Evo is 10 years newer. I vote Evo. I wouldn't even consider a 3000gt as a track car. Too heavy, and engine is in the bay the wrong way. Transverse engine setup FTL.
You do know that the evo is a transverse mount engine, right. 20b, just more apex seals to blow. Rotaries are not reliable enough to be affordably raced.
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First gen dsm. It's a smaller lighter evo.
Oh god, these cars DO NOT HANDLE its unbelievable. The RX7 or miata make the most sense because they are both rear wheel drive you don't have to worry about turning raduis with front halfshafts like the evo or 3000GT

RWD>AWD>FWD from a handling standpoint but obviously weight matters as well.

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You do know that the evo is a transverse mount engine, right. 20b, just more apex seals to blow. Rotaries are not reliable enough to be affordably raced.
True but unlike our engines being transverse the evo engines are much smaller. Helping with weight. But still being able to do mass amounts of power
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I do have to find sometime the time attack i was tlaking aobut. One year i saw a cobolt win and it was only somewhere around 300hp. That is very surprising. Its the driver and the setup that matter the most. A good place to start just helps
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Oh god, these cars DO NOT HANDLE its unbelievable.
John Mueller would probably disagree... He won the USCC roadcourse event a few years back in a dsm after bolting on his own coilover kit in the parking lot.
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John Mueller would probably disagree... He won the USCC roadcourse event a few years back in a dsm after bolting on his own coilover kit in the parking lot.
Damn I've never heard of him I know of John Shepherd though
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They are fast but definitely not synonymous with the words great handling
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:10 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Since I chose other, I'll play devil's advocate. My choice would be an older model Mazda Miata. You want light? There you go. My friend has one STOCK, and when I drove it around it felt like it was on rails. I could only imagine what one modded would feel like, especially with a beefier suspension.
Count me as another vote for a first gen(known as NA) Miata. It will without a doubt be cheaper than any of the other choices in the poll and by a wiiiide margin at that.

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If you're looking for AWD another choice would be a GC Impreza or a bugeye WRX, both of which are pretty cheap now and have tons of potential.

But honestly, if you really want a fantastic and fast track car on the cheap, do a Lotus 7 style kit car. Flyin' Miata is a distributor for the Miata-based Westfield.

Flyin' Miata : The Westfield

Or there's always the WCM Ultralite which uses an F20/22C from an S2000 for motivation. Even with stock engine this one has a power-weight ratio of less than 5lbs per horsepower.

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Or perhaps the AMS Murtaya. AWD and less than 2000lbs.

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Murtaya: The Subaru WRX/STi Based Lightweight AWD Roadster

The higher quality modern kit cars are very well sorted vehicles with great handling and every bit as much reliability as a production car, and they're quite easy to assemble.
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Evo...AWD FTW!
But rotary engines are pretty badass. They are the most effecient engine ever produced and can make some monster power but they can be a bit of a bear to maintain.
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