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post #14 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Autocross FAQ

[quote author=diegoSpeed3 link=topic=87808.msg1732707#msg1732707 date=1190536826]
So,
am I at a disadvantage when going head to head with my friend
who drives a Mazdaspeed Miata?

I'm getting feedback that says the Miata is one of the faster cars in AutoX,
due to it's light weight, RWD and good balance.
The Mazdaspeed version of it should do really well, no?

(You would think/hope that all those ponies under our MS3 hood would give us a leg up!)
[/quote]
Actually, in autocross, the '99 Miata Sport is the car to have. The Mazdaspeeds have more power but are heavier (and run the same size tire) Additionally, their 6 speed tranny means alot more shifting unless the course is all 50 MPH and up.

The MS3 should be close to a MS Miata, but the edge still goes to the Miata.

[quote author=diegoSpeed3 link=topic=87808.msg1732707#msg1732707 date=1190536826]
Also,
I was hoping that I could somehow sneak into a "stock" class if my car was not modified after leaving the dealership.
(Read: dealer installed MS-CAI, MS-CBE, MS-coil_over suspension, MS forged wheels)
I guess that's not the case?
[/quote]

Yea, its STU for you.

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