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98 Mazda B5000 race report

Discussion in 'Ford Ranger - Mazda B-Series Forum' started by Starkman, January 7, 2018.

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    1. Starkman

      Starkman Elite Explorer

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      I built this truck to fulfill a longtime "in my mind" project. I have a build thread that I will keep all info on the build but I wanted to record the suspension setup and race results in a separate thread.

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      Next weekend 1/12/2018 will be the first ice race of the season.

      Our Gang Ice Racing

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      Pic from last year.
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      The pics above were in the "street stud" class so I was running Firestone Wintermark studded tires. My competition was almost all cars like an Mitsi Evo 8, Audi S4, WRX, Forester and Imprezas. They are very light and they would pull a half car length out of every turn.

      This year I will race the Mazda. It's lighter with more power than the other two Explorers so I'm excited about it being competitive. I will be racing a new class "Street Competition Studs" which allows non street legal tires with longer studs. 2 years ago another Explorer guy raced the exact tires I will be using and he talked of not having enough power to spin them.
       
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      Test fitting the ice racing only tires. They are Goodyear Terra tires with normal street studs ( 1/4" longer than designed so they protrude 1/4" from the tread).
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      They are small but will help with gearing. They are borrowed from a fellow competitor, yes borrowed. There are some great people that ice race.
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