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Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltraDork
6/27/12 6:28 p.m.
Alan Cesar wrote: David talks about going over a set of railroad tracks and seeing his luggage in the rear-view mirror.

Is that some inside joke or sexual street lingo I am unfamiliar with?

skullsroad
skullsroad New Reader
6/28/12 2:26 a.m.

Mazda doesn't offer the BSpec coilovers a la carte. If it fits, I may end up ordering these Eibachs.

Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
6/28/12 8:50 a.m.
Datsun310Guy wrote:
Alan Cesar wrote: David talks about going over a set of railroad tracks and seeing his luggage in the rear-view mirror.

Is that some inside joke or sexual street lingo I am unfamiliar with?

No, he means the bumps were so severe over railroad tracks that it launched the luggage that was in the trunk flying up high enough to see it in the mirror.

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
6/28/12 8:53 a.m.

That's what she said.

Ian F
Ian F UberDork
6/28/12 9:00 a.m.
Ian F wrote: Umm... what's up with machining the top hat? Did you guys get a pre-production version?

I'm still curious about this...

Per Schroeder
Per Schroeder Technical Editor/Advertising Director
6/28/12 9:10 a.m.

Email into Ford, phone call into Leo Capaldi racing.

PHeller
PHeller SuperDork
6/28/12 10:13 a.m.

Put me in the "like wheels now" camp.

I did not previously, but they look Japan-style now.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/28/12 10:38 a.m.
Alan Cesar wrote:
Datsun310Guy wrote:
Alan Cesar wrote: David talks about going over a set of railroad tracks and seeing his luggage in the rear-view mirror.

Is that some inside joke or sexual street lingo I am unfamiliar with?

No, he means the bumps were so severe over railroad tracks that it launched the luggage that was in the trunk flying up high enough to see it in the mirror.

Technically it was a bump on I-4 in Orlando and, yes, pretty sure that I saw my overnight bag in the rear view mirror.

ReverendDexter
ReverendDexter UltraDork
6/28/12 12:02 p.m.
Jaynen wrote: Car was planted passengers, especially in the back were not.

Um... what?

eRic
eRic New Reader
7/2/12 11:50 a.m.

Did you fill in the trailing arm bushings voids with epoxy?

Steve Chryssos
Steve Chryssos Associate Publisher
7/2/12 3:34 p.m.

Ride quality is firm. By no means harsh. It is a race kit, after all. And yeah, the wheels look excellent in person. The overall combination of stance and fat tires miraculously transform the cars too-tall / too round / too spindly proportions. I love telling people: "Yeah, we're gonna drive it on the street for a year, then turn it into a race car."

Now if only it had some beans under the hood.....

Jaynen
Jaynen Reader
7/2/12 5:59 p.m.

In reply to ReverendDexter:

The car stuck to the ground but responded so violently on expansion joints it launched passengers out of the seats. It was worse in the back seat than the front.

Similar to the discussion of luggage and the Fiesta :)

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Intern
7/2/12 7:46 p.m.

For the record, the GRM sticker on the back wasn't me. I think David did that.

The ride quality is pretty bad, but it handles well. It was fun for a week, then it just became painful to drive on the street. I'm glad I got my Trooper back together.

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