lol there's 2 paths: The DIY path, and the expensive path. For the time being I'm sticking with the DIY path. How much does a Motec, Link or Hydra ECU for the miata cost? And how much does a Megasquirt cost? For some of them, the savings are in the hundreds to thousands (last time I priced a Motec for gits 'n shiggles, it was over $3000.) You save a couple hundred here, a thousand there, those numbers that you're NOT spending start to REALLY add up. I could see, with the internet's proverbial unlimited budget, for a DP miata to EASILY clear $30kYou're a Prepared-class driver now. Open that wallet wide!
Who knows, but it'd be fun to try . There's no safety inspection in GA. Honestly, I'd be out like $70 for a year, so I'm not really *that* worried about itDo you really think you can get it registered/street-legal with all the "weight savings" you are going to be doing? I'm all for the cat, just doubt it makes sense to waste the money on registration, insurance, etc.
I doubt that there'll be that much tire deflection out of it. And from my understanding the top guys who are running these have no lack of grip, so at this point (especially being underpowered like woah) I don't see a need to move away from something that's a more or less "known quantity" if that makes any sense. If it becomes an issue, it's not out of the question to try something new.Biggest thing that strikes me is this: Is the 75 pound penalty for wheel width worth having to run a cantilever slick? Get a 10" wide wheel and then slap a tire on there that doesn't deflect 2".
Probably thatOr am I just too out there with my wacky "No-one-else-does-that-so-I-have-to-try-it" mentality.
I figured you wouldi say going with whatever tire is easier to mount and balance would be your best bet
Yeah, I definately need more wheel. One of these days, I'll reshell the Panasports.Oof. That's all Kevin's got? Ok, Hardy's Civic wheels then. You get the point.
Don't do it because it's what everyone else does. It wouldn't be that hard to test and find out what works.