|Originally posted by 87GT2M6:|
my car is as stock as a 4.9 can be or you can look at it as the only mod is the 4.9
other than that I have no tune, turbos, supercharger or anything else.
No, but saying "the other guy isn't stock, so I lost in my non-stock car" is just whining. If I put a stock LS3 in a Miata, and then lose a race to a Z06 Vette with twin turbos, don't you think it'd be a bit lame to complain about the Vette not being stock?
And yes, you do have some tune. The 4.9L did not come mated to a manual transmission from the factory. Some change in tuning was required to make it run properly mated to the 5 speed.
Does a dyno graph exist for the Mazdaspeed 3 you raced? Would be neat to see it. It will tell you what you'd need to do, if you really do intend to race him again and win at some point.