How to make you Miata faster? Add downforce. | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/awJgeLvmzDQ

Want your Miata to go faster on track? Adding downforce–and thus improving aerodynamics–is a surefire way to improve lap times.

We talk with the folks at 9 Lives Racing to see hows something like its Medium Downforce kit can reduce lap times for track-based Miatas. Presented by CRC Industries.

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
6/15/21 6:21 p.m.

this is some quality content. 

accordionfolder
accordionfolder SuperDork
6/16/21 6:19 p.m.

In reply to Johnny_at_NineLives :

Hey Johnny! 

9LR kit is the real deal. From a hard to drive 2:32.64 to 2:28.69 EZPZ with more time in it. Apples to apples (exact same setup, car, and tires) from a person that isn't learning the track, i.e. none of the time was from learning how to take a corner. I got it down to a 2:25.64 w/ 660s on it, but I don't like those tires as much as the rs4's

 

Johnny_at_NineLives
Johnny_at_NineLives GRM+ Memberand New Reader
7/12/21 10:47 a.m.

In reply to accordionfolder :

Glad you like it! we built them just for people like yourself. 

accordionfolder
accordionfolder SuperDork
7/12/21 11:07 a.m.

In reply to Johnny_at_NineLives :

You guys rock - Down to a 2:24.02, only .5 seconds off Tomo's hot lap in my car with the exact same setup. Goal for this season is 2:22.xx that I know the car can do. 

 

 

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