Tuned on Forza - 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long-Term Road Test

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata Long Term Road Test

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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Tuned on Forza

November 02, 2011

1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Tuned on Forza 

I spent quite a bit of time (and Forza credits) bringing our stock Miata up to the level of our long-termer. I piled on the supercharger, suspension, wheels, tires and roll cage, taking care to approximate the real-life mods by Jay Kav. It's even green with a black hard top, but I can't distress the paint to match ours.

I think I'll need to go in and soften the rear suspension a bit, as it's entirely too squirrelly in every corner.  In the 15 or so laps I turned, I could only muster a 1:26.773 on the Top Gear track. I'm convinced that once I fix the suspension, it'll drop another three seconds. Give it a shot, I'll re-tune the dampers in a week or so.

Also, to those who responded with their gamertags in the last Forza post, I'll send you a club invitation as soon as I get home tonight.

Thanks for Playing,

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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