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What Car do you drive in Real??

Discussion in 'Ready, set, go - Start your engines' started by dRead_SolJah, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Kass55

    Kass55 Member

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    I drive a Mazda MX-5 mk 3, also called a Miata
    Me & next door.JPG
    2 seater, rear wheel drive, convertible
    The Mk 3 is over weight and sluggish acceleration, but has really good balance and feel.
    On the occasional sunny day in the UK, roof down, around twisty country lanes, it points and drifts in lovely controlled manner.
    They are 1.8 and 2 litre, but like a go kart, you sit low down and they feel quick, on narrow UK roads.
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  2. f1iceman

    f1iceman Why So Serious ? ( The Joker )

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  3. Sean Castner

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    For work and groceries I drive a Ford Edge (its got a gas card and holds my tools). To enjoy life I drive an Exomotive Exocet kit car based off Miata with real carbon fiber body.
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    >>Exomotive Exocet kit car based off Miata
    Did you drive the Miata before it was a kit car ?
    I don't know this kit car, but obviously lighter. Is it a lot better / different feel to drive ?
    standard suspension & engine ?
  5. Sean Castner

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    Yes I owned this Miata, drove & raced it. The kit removes original Miata body replaces with a tubed body/chassis is 3 times stiffer around 900 lbs. Lighter. Its amazing now gets mistaken for Aerial Atom, X-Bow but still Miata friendly on maintanence & parts. Google Carbon Fiber Exocet my car is usually what comes up parked in the grass with a bright orange gauge pod.
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    My car is a Porsche 928 S4 from 1987.
    Which may explain why my simulator rig has a porsche 928 seat mounted in it! Don't worry it's not the one from my car, it's an ebay one from someone elses car!
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    Mini Cooper S. Lots of fun to drive, but I haven't tried racing it.
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    daves phone card 324.jpg dave's phone 3-30-15 110.JPG daves iphone sept 10 2014 167.JPG
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  11. dberg1

    dberg1 Member

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    I would also like to see pics of the Factory Five, almost pulled the trigger on a kit in 2001, but the wife said the 5.0 convertible would have to go. With my son age 7, maybe I can sell as a father son project in the future.
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    C4 convertible Corvette = Summer
    Chevy Silverado/Ford Explorer (both 4x4) = Winter
    Wife drives another Exploder year round.

    Update 2018

    2009 Hummer H3 Alpha
    2014 Mitsubishi GT

    The Explorers and the Chevy Z71 are gone but I still have the 'vette :)
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    Not quite driving it yet...

    KE70 Corolla, SR20DET, 500HP turbo upgrade, Nistune ECU, VL turbo rear end, Hilux calipers front.

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    Fitted a rear wing and making perspex windows.
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    cutom dash with 180SX cluster.
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    Still doing wiring and more bodywork. Hope to be driving it by March.
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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    What is the story behind the dash?
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    Some race classes require the dash/crash pad to be installed. The original one in the car had a massive crack down the center so we filled it with bog, including vent holes and other crevices. Then just sticker bombed it. I'm not really sure why I chose to keep the 180 gauges, maybe just ease of installation with the original wiring loom.
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    Ford Focus - unfortunatly.
    Fd3s in my mind (mazda rx7 fd)

    Also sold all of my bikes, because of crysis in Russia, and need money.
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    I have a 89 Subaru liberty (legacy) wagon I have rebuilt and modified quite extensively, seattime is spot on with upgrading gearbox as the stock items are very weak and if you lean turn hard it Will break.. But having the asymmetric chassis and boxer and all wheel drive and about 300hp should having you smiling all the way to shop:)
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