1992 Mazda STS2 Miata

Started on Jan. 9, 2006, 8:35 a.m.

Andy Hollis chronicles his STS2 Miata build.

1992 Mazda STS2 Miata Specs

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Body type:Convertible
Country of origin:Japan
0-60 time:9.1 seconds
Displacement:1597cc
Stock horsepower:116 bhp @ 6500 rpm
Torque:100 lb.-ft @ 5500 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Suspension:Double Wishbone (front)
Double Wishbone (rear)
Brakes:disc/disc
Bolt pattern:4 x 100
Body width:65.9 in.
Curb weight:2200 lbs.
Wheelbase:89.2 in.
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Jul 10, 2007

Milwaukee Miata win!

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Jun 7, 2007

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May 21, 2007

Another notch on the gun at Texas Tour

May 21, 2007

This past weekend in Houston brought us our third STS2 National Tour victory this year.

May 16, 2007

Return to the Cheap Seats

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Back to Kirkey economy circle track seats

May 9, 2007

Braking news!

May 9, 2007

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Apr 30, 2007

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Apr 30, 2007

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Apr 23, 2007

Bridgestone vs Falken

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Apr 22, 2007

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Apr 20, 2007

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Apr 20, 2007

We always look forward to running at Atwater...

Mar 26, 2007

El Toro Pro - 8 in a row!

Mar 26, 2007

What a difference a week makes...

Mar 19, 2007

Learning from your mistakes

Mar 19, 2007

Wow, what happened...

Mar 6, 2007

Delrin Downsides and Cocked Cams!

Mar 6, 2007

Back when we first converted our Miata from CSP to STS2 trim, we discussed the use of Delrin bushings

Feb 28, 2007

STS2 goes BIG at Dixie Tour

Feb 28, 2007

As the largest class with 23 entrants, STS2 made a huge statement this past weekend...

Feb 8, 2007

STS2 Miata - Some Exhausting Dyno Work

Feb 8, 2007

There's a new dyno in town

Jan 13, 2007

A Recipe for Success

Jan 13, 2007

Its been a year now since we started the STS2 Miata project, and we are thrilled with the results...

Dec 27, 2006

Losing weight for the New Year

Dec 27, 2006

A typical New Year's resolution is to "lose weight" and in this installment we do just that!

Dec 18, 2006

STS2 Tire Testing

Dec 18, 2006

One of the nice things about living in central Texas is that you can run year 'round--so we're testing tires.

Nov 9, 2006

Keeping the "Street" in ST

Nov 9, 2006

One of the main tenets of the Street Touring category is that it embraces common street tuner mods...

Oct 2, 2006

Champions!

Oct 2, 2006

Its been a career goal to win the Pro Solo Overall championship.

Jun 14, 2006

Heartland Park Topeka - First Impressions

Jun 14, 2006

Planning for the Topeka track

Jun 11, 2006

STS2 - Peru Tour and Pro Solo

Jun 11, 2006

Fresh off of a victory at Mineral Wells in the Pro Solo, we set our sights on Grissom AFB in Peru...

May 31, 2006

U R a little Cranky

May 31, 2006

After the lightweight racing seat install, we install an underdrive pulley.

May 31, 2006

Sitting in the Cheap Seats - STS2

May 31, 2006

With the Super Challenge win in Atwater, our Pro Solo plans changed.

May 22, 2006

An STS2 win at Mineral Wells!

May 22, 2006

We seem to have hit our stride now with the STS2 Miata...

May 18, 2006

STS2 Comes of Age

May 18, 2006

Newsflash: STS2 beats STS at the Atwater Tour!

Apr 21, 2006

Dialing In the Suspension - Pt 3

Apr 21, 2006

We get a chance to do some more testing

Apr 19, 2006

Dialing In Suspension - Pt 2

Apr 19, 2006

With our car prepped and a plan in place, dial it in

Apr 17, 2006

Dialing in Suspension - Pt 1

Apr 17, 2006

These next three installments will chronicle a typical setup dial-in day for our Miata.

Mar 22, 2006

Brakes

Mar 22, 2006

In our initial national competition outing in California, we noted a terrible braking issue...

Mar 13, 2006

Fontana Pro Solo

Mar 13, 2006

Another quick update from CA... In short, the Fontana Pro Solo was a miserable experience...

Mar 6, 2006

Showtime!

Mar 6, 2006

As discussed last time, the car was put together in a hurry...

Mar 5, 2006

Crunch Time!

Mar 5, 2006

We have achieved our goal of making it to the first Pro Solo of the year

Feb 4, 2006

Anti-roll bars

Feb 4, 2006

Today we'll look at anti-roll bars...

Jan 24, 2006

Springs

Jan 24, 2006

As our motor progresses at the machine shop, we'll take stock of our suspension setup.

Jan 17, 2006

Building The motor

Jan 17, 2006

In previous installments we discussed our plan for the project and also our competitive performance

Jan 12, 2006

Power Analysis

Jan 12, 2006

Last installment we established a competitive target weight for our project...

Jan 10, 2006

Weight Analysis

Jan 10, 2006

Exploring weight-to-tire ratio

Jan 9, 2006

An Idea Takes Hold

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1992 Mazda STS2 Miata Specs

Body type:Convertible
Country of origin:Japan
0-60 time:9.1 seconds
Displacement:1597cc
Stock horsepower:116 bhp @ 6500 rpm
Torque:100 lb.-ft @ 5500 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Suspension:Double Wishbone (front)
Double Wishbone (rear)
Brakes:disc/disc
Bolt pattern:4 x 100
Body width:65.9 in.
Curb weight:2200 lbs.
Wheelbase:89.2 in.

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