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I'm a little disappointed. Looks like ND Miata is now a lot better classed than FRS/BRZ.


To add to ja1217's post, in the Great Lakes/Midwest region there are only 2 track records held by FRS/BRZ and one of them is 1 second slower than the TTE record for that track.


I thought I was doing good in TTD until the September event at the Autobahn Country Club when Jason Kohler beat the long standing TTD record by 4 seconds and I was 6 seconds slower than him in second place out of 8 cars. I don't see how with the current weight we can get close to that.


Official results from September Autobahn Event: http://timingscoring.drivenasa.com/NASA_Midwest_Region/2015%20-%20Official%20Results/Autobahn%20-%20September%202015/TT%20Final%20Results%209-20-2015.pdf


I had to chuckle about the lap record in TTD at Road America. That was set with my daily driver on Toyo RR's. Only other mod was E85. That is not a "developed" car. I swapped the LR with an equally undeveloped Mazdaspeed 3 that day. I have gone faster in my old 944 Spec car, which would also be a poorly developed D car.


Point is lap records only mean something if the pond your swimming in is big. Now the 1:34 at Autobahn - that is flying! It is about 5 seconds under the SM lap record set by the very capable Ben Anderson, and 4 seconds under the 944 Spec LR set by the equally capable Neal Agran. Neither of those are optimized TTD cars, but good benchmarks for reference.

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I am working my way through HPDE and I am just starting to build my FRS for TTD.


Does anyone run coil overs without aftermarket toe links? Can you get rear toe within specs without them?

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