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2004 Mazda RX-8 GT TI-Grey--SOLD
AFE, B&B, K&N, Buddy Club, MOMO, Mazdaspeed, and Ebay
2007 Dodge Charger R/T--
"Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated."
I think the story is all there - there are five parts. The second part is a very skippable Infinity G37 review. When I read they were doing twisties in subfreezing weather and summer tires, I was thinking that's not good at all. Sure enough, a few paragraphs later the car had left the road.
Nice piece, but can u believe the author's 73 yr old father almost killed them both on the twisties? They were prolly on the crap--and worn out--stock suspension and tires.
The stock suspension is far better than most cars built these days and while the Bridgestone tires are not great they are again better than most stock tires. Could it be perhaps that he was trying to take things faster than he should? Donít assume that someone loses control due to faulty mechanics. Itís more often the driver at fault. Even with Pro performance gear someone can easily lose control due to ignorance, over confidence or plain stupidity.
Gear only goes so far, driver skill plays a bigger part. If you suck at driving a Honda civic youíll suck at driving a Ferrari.
Otherwise I love this thread. I did 6500 miles in 16 days in mine and loved every minute of it (camping most and motels for less than 1/3 of it). Weíre planning on doing it again in a year or so.
Yeah, I made the Deals Gap Rotary Rally last week and had a blast. 1750 miles in total. One thing about the corners down there, many, if not most, were of a changing radius and quite a few had in-turn camber that tilted the wrong way while the road was still bending. Both combine to make perfectly sane speeds on the entrance quite iffy towards the exit. One big advantage of having the event early is that the trees aren't fully leafed in, which allowed much more visibility in tight bends that would not be there later in the year. My stock suspension and old RE-40s did just fine, though of course, could be improved upon. Every car has limits that are best respected.