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Old 04-04-2014, 11:52 PM   #1981
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Without. Cleaner.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:26 AM   #1982
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I hate wings/spoilers.
Only one I don't hate is that duckbill thing others were talking about.

I vote without

car looks clean and nice as is
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:02 AM   #1983
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Woooo 100 pages! I vote no spoiler for now.. It would be easy enough to throw it on later if you want but I say rock it without it for now...
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:42 AM   #1984
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I personally like the look of the spoiler, but the trunk won't stay open thing was a deal killer for me. Ended up selling it. If you decide to get rid of it, contact me.

BTW, in regards to batteries: if you have an Interstate place nearby, call them and ask for a "blem". Much cheaper ($40 for my wife's Tracker) and same warranty. For a small one like the Miata, it might even be cheaper. The only visual difference was no factory style sticker on the front and the handle mount was deformed.
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:43 AM   #1985
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damn, double post. Jeff is infecting me! Next thing you know, I'll be polishing things.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:36 PM   #1986
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That spoiler isn't really functional and adds weight . . . maybe you can use that to tie-beak? Looking from the side, I could go either way. It's just a great-looking car. It'll be fine no matter what you decide.

I bought several sheets of 1/8" 2'x4' ABS from Amazon for the red car. Planning to make door cards, radiator cover and other doo-dads with them. Jeff has shown how useful they are and given us a good way to perform clean bends.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:15 PM   #1987
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That spoiler isn't really functional and adds weight . . . maybe you can use that to tie-beak? Looking from the side, I could go either way. It's just a great-looking car. It'll be fine no matter what you decide.

I bought several sheets of 1/8" 2'x4' ABS from Amazon for the red car. Planning to make door cards, radiator cover and other doo-dads with them. Jeff has shown how useful they are and given us a good way to perform clean bends.
I didn't realize how versatile it was till I was making my gauge backing plate, the stuff is awesome! Highly flexible while stiff and it takes a ton of heat to melt it, plus it isn't a pain in the *** like metal is.

Agrees on all points several of you have made, while it doesn't look bad, I am a big advocate of clean and simple(if that hasn't been obvious).
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:09 PM   #1988
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Jeff another option for a battery that costs far less than $150 brand new...

Advance Auto Parts has a nice Miata replacement battery. Buy it online, use discount code "A124" at checkout, acquire brand new battery for like.... $70 after core exchange.

I don't even bother disconnecting or putting a tender on Miata batteries through winter. I just replace them every Spring.
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I don't even bother disconnecting or putting a tender on Miata batteries through winter. I just replace them every Spring.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:17 PM   #1990
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^Ben, you's wasting money man. $70 might be cheap but a $30 battery tender will save you that time and time again.

I really like the look of the spoiler from behind. To me it kinda squares it off, and I like that (similar to the look of an MSM from behind). But I don't prefer the look from the side.

I'd say start with it off and add it later when you get bored.

Progress is awesome.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:19 PM   #1991
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Don't have electricity where we store the Miata over winter, and don't feel like bringing it inside. Lots of work and stuff.
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Well I got home from work and the battery tender light is already green so it was worth the $35!

Concealer some day I'll be as baller as you flashin' your wad of cash!
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Well I got home from work and the battery tender light is already green so it was worth the $35!

Concealer some day I'll be as baller as you flashin' your wad of cash!
I want to see you guys meet.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:27 AM   #1994
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I too vote for no wing.

On the battery tender: it can show green on a dead battery. The battery can "charge" up while not actually having any real capacity to hold that charge. Not trying to scare you, just sayin'.

Because this has happened to me too. My shiny yellow top Optima turned out to be a paperweight after sitting for a year.
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Here is the scoop on the spoiler. If you like it, fine. If you're impartial, fine. If you're looking to get others opinions on swaying you either way, fine.

The real deal with it is: This is a small car. If you use it regularly or daily it or do things in it you will be using its trunk. The spoiler makes using the trunk absolutely annoying. You have to change the tension on the spring constantly and then when that stops working maybe even get a hydraulic arm. Unless you like wasting your time dicking around with the trunk staying open as you try to get your tools out of it or your groceries or whatever don't bother. It's not that big of a deal to fix it but it seems like in the last 5 years I've been adjusting it constantly. It's pretty heavy and is a waste of time to mess with if you could go either way on it. I will be dumping mine on my next paint job.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:09 PM   #1996
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Spoiler hatorade




It's all good, the spoiler ain't going on, just crowd sourcing the masses!

Only things left to do is hook up the intercooler cold side piping, Wire in the DB12 connector, and finish the injector harness.

I should be done, but my body decided sleep was more important...damn physical necessities!

Made a cover plate for the COP power unit and then sealed it with black gasket maker. Much better than filling the whole damn thing with silicone.



Finished the IAC and VTPS connectors, wires will run under the TB so they won't be poking out like that.

I just need to connect:
TPS signal wire for the MS to 2L
connect the 5vref signal wire for the MS to 1N



I know the connector on the right was never connected but does anyone know what the left one's match is? These are coming out of the same bundle as the TPS/IAC wires



I believe the 2 orange connectors are the original injector connectors, so I can snip them correct?

Still trying to figure out what the small single pin connector goes to. Part of the same bundle as the CAS/water temp/injector bundle.



Getting there!
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thanks Jeff. It did touch me in bad places :(
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Small white one is P/S. Connects to the top of the pump, I believe. No idea about the other one.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:31 PM   #1999
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One of those orange ones is the coils, the other one is the cam angle sensor. The yellow one is the single wire for the narrowband o2 sensor.
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Bring the spoiler when/if you get the thing corner balanced.
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