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Conversion Racing a Spec Miata To Racing F Production Miata.

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1 Conversion Racing a Spec Miata To Racing F Production Miata

2 History/Bio Going from track day to National Champion

3 Convert to What? 1.E Production 2. GT Lite 3. F Production – Production All interior removal Slick Race Tires Wider Tracks Fender Flares Level 1 and Level 2 Prep Drive train Modifications – EP 1.6 & 1.8 Motor – FP 1.6 Motor only – GT Lite – Purpose Built Race Cars Tube Frame Chassis Drive train Modifications – Multiple different Mazda Motors – MX-5 with a rotary engine at the 2009 Runoffs Open brakes Open suspension Open induction Silhouette Bodies SIR

4 FP Miata Conversion Keep all of your spare parts – You will be surprised at how stock you can build an FP car – Use the complete stock brake system Do Not use aftermarket Brake Rotors – Use only Mazda rotors The only stock electrical I used was the starter wire and brake lights!! Keep it Simple – Just because the GCR says you can modify doesnt mean you have to Find a reputable dependable engine builder – These engines could be a little sensitive if not built exactly right Rear Wheel HP – EP Mid 180s with a 1.8 motor – FP Mid 140s – GTL Basically an EP motor with the 24mm SIR – High 130s There are turn-key FP Miatas available I will be more than happy to share my build sheet

5 Pros and Cons Pros 1.More Mazda Contingency 2.Different Makes / Models to choose from 3.Easy to convert a SM to an entry level FP and then work on your program 4.Use of non-stock components 5.Built Motors/suspension dog ring tranny 1.Higher Horsepower 2.Shock /Control Arm package unlimited 3.Gear ratios unlimited 6.Slick Race Tires 1.Very consistent 7.Real Race Car look and feel 8.Racing a Spec Miata is a blast, racing a Spec Miata on steroids is a thrilling experience and you get to go really fast. 9.Used pro built FP Miatas – Mid $20s Cons 1.More expensive than SM 1.Overall Cost of Ownership is considerably higher 2.Cars need more maintenance and upkeep 1.Maybe just a tad more sensitive to component failure from higher corner speeds, vibration, higher RPMs 2.Fiberglass body panels easier to break with contact 3.Motor refresh every 13 – 15 races weekends (FP) 4.More stress on entire drive train 3.Tires to buy/mount/balance is right at $1000 per set 4.Race Fuel $$ instead of POG 5.New Pro Built FP - $50K


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