I tracked the car for a year and a half with basically that setup (OEM Ford 13.1" rotors, DTC60s, DIY Air Scoops, Motul 600 fluid) and it works pretty well. I got a great deal on the TCE Wilwood kit used so I bought it and it makes pad/rotor changes easier and the stainless lines help with pedal feel. I've been running used Pirelli slicks the last year or so and with that much grip you can brake very hard without locking up and it puts a lot of heat into everything.Hey Dan. Maybe you could tell us some more about your braking situation. I was going to get some stoptec rotors, hawk dct 60 pads and a stage 1 velossa duct, but now I'm not sure that would be enough of an upgrade?
Yeah, except it's also my daily driver! I've been looking at a lot of Craigslist and Racingjunk.com ads for full racecars and regretting doing so much to the ST. It's a really fun car on the track, but I've gone down the rabbit hole a little too far. It's getting to be pretty reliable though, I just did Mid-Ohio in 90+ degree heat, and I did have to run the heater on full blast but could pretty much maintain a good pace for a 20 minute session. Now that I have the rollbar, I'm looking into racing seats and real 6pt harnesses, which if I could sell the Recaro's and Quick Fit Harnesses for a good price, wouldn't be too expensive but is an even bigger compromise for the street.Good thread. You are going full racecar, something I wish I could do. Keep it shiny side up!
Ya, no more backseat in mine, except for winter when I pull the roll bar and raise the car up to rally mode I was there Monday and Tuesday with AutoInterests.Yeah, I don't think I could get kids in and out very well with that. When were you at Mid-Ohio? I've got a couple friends with LS1-swapped Porsche 944's there last week.
We think alike, my ST is for sale and its hard with no offers on the table or concrete interest, I think i will have to end up trading it in with the dealer too - then we plan to get a Base F56 Mini Cooper 4dr automatic so the Mrs can have some fun too.....and in the back of my mind is a Miata as a dedicated track car, fun to boot, cheap to maintain, and tons of after market support!Well I haven't updated this thread in a while but I suppose it is time. I'm officially retiring the car after this track season and have already gotten it back to nearly bone stock since I'll be selling it in a few weeks. It was a fun car on the road and on the track, but ultimately was too much of a compromise and still struggled with brakes and engine cooling. I picked up a really nice and built up 1999 Miata as a dedicated track car and will be getting an older truck for a daily driver and tow vehicle.
One last mod I hadn't shown on here was the install of Momo Supercup XL racing seats and Schroth Profi II 6 point harnesses. I used junkyard seats that I removed the seat mounts from and then adapted custom side mounts to those. I also added a sub bar and inner driver side harness mount. The seats just fit in the car, but they are about the widest seats you can buy. They ended up being really comfortable though (even better than Recaro's for me). I even did a drive to Cleveland and back for tires (2.5 hours each way) and they were great.
Dan don’t be a stranger. I’m hoping we will be at grattan together towards the end of the year or maybe Pitt Race. Your bumper looks so nice on my car.... LOLWell, my ST is officially gone. I ended up just trading it in to a local dealer for cash after returning to stock. It was a great dual purpose car for 3 years and I'll miss it, but I'm looking forward to a lightweight RWD track car and having a truck to haul it.
Yeah, not a good time of year here in Michigan to sell a sporty/summer car. I had already planned on trying to sell to the dealer and sold of my winter wheel/tire set a month or so ago, so I was in a rush to get rid of it before the snow started. I got a few offers all in the same range which was at the low end of KBB trade, which was disappointing, but at the same time I beat on the thing for 3 years on the track, and I would have obviously disclosed that selling it privately so it would have probably been a hard sell.We think alike, my ST is for sale and its hard with no offers on the table or concrete interest, I think i will have to end up trading it in with the dealer too - then we plan to get a Base F56 Mini Cooper 4dr automatic so the Mrs can have some fun too.....and in the back of my mind is a Miata as a dedicated track car, fun to boot, cheap to maintain, and tons of after market support!
Great call - please create a thread here as you Mod the Miata - or just continue updating this journal, I am sure a lot of us here will be interested in your journey with the Miata! good luck!