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Old 03-31-2014, 11:05 AM   #1861
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Bitches all be trying to make me spend money! I agree though, it does look rather ricey.

I didn't get any photos of the aerocatch install, I was trying to get it done fast before I had to go back to work today. Pictures make the angle look weird but it looks great in person.

Didn't have time to bolt it down to the backing plate so it still is a little unfinished.



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Old 03-31-2014, 11:08 AM   #1862
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i personally cannot stand the TSI look. It just screams rice to me and they really don't work all that well either.
To be fair, the driver's side TSI will be effective at night with the barn doors open -- especially with the cold air isolation box Jeff built.

The passenger side TSI does nothing but pressurize the engine compartment behind the radiator -- which is bad. Pure rice. But it is symmetrical.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:12 AM   #1863
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Aerocatch look great!. Those turn signals we were talking about are on egay all day long for cheap, i don't remember how much though..
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:24 AM   #1864
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Needs more:

Also, who the hell installed the seats in that car?! The all new Sparco Sprint Pre-Gangster lean edition.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:27 AM   #1865
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Curly posted the smoked ones.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:29 AM   #1866
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Not my car, much too pretty. Driver's side appears fine. The passenger is definitely going to appreciate left hand corners more than right.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:48 AM   #1867
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I agree I'd sell the TSIs and get normal turn signals. Just my 2cents but I also think the smoked turn signals are ricey. I think what would look best is if you bought a set of clear ones and baked them to seperate the lenses from their housings and then painted the chrome inside the housings flat black and reassemble.
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:52 AM   #1868
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There appear to be 2 holes in your bumper
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:18 PM   #1869
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There appear to be 2 holes in your bumper
I forgot to fill them prior to sending it off for paint. I'm going to leave it for now. I'd love to get that eunos blue/white emblem but KG Works is ludicrously expensive.

I'll see what my options are price wise on the lights. Not really a "must fix now" item on my list of things to do.

Right now the list is very short. I'm getting extremely giddy at the prospect of being able to drive my car(if everything goes as planned) this weekend. My parents want me to drive the Miata up to their house in Southern Idaho for Easter so that is the new deadline for the car to be finished/titled/insured

-Rewire injector harness for sequential
-Add some flyback diodes to a couple wires
-Connect all inputs to the DB12 connector
-Wire in the TPS IAT connectors for 99 TB
-Make a new skid plate & radiator cowling
-Paint the hardtop
-get an alignment
-tune for new settings.
-Plug TB coolant and intercooler TB IAT bung
-bondo front lip and repaint it. Question is should I match the body color or keep it black.


What are everyones thoughts on a license plate names. I usually hate vanity plates but I thought it'd be fun to do it to this car. Utah Vanity is 5 long, if I can manage to register it as a classic and the normal vanity letters for Utah are 7.

I'm not coming up with anything clever so I'll probably do a normal plate and call it a day.

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For 5 letters: SMURF
If you get 7 letters: RSTBCKT
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I'd definitely leave the lip black. That will chip/scrape for sure. And remember, I'm the one that likes to paint mud flaps.
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I agree I'd sell the TSIs and get normal turn signals. Just my 2cents but I also think the smoked turn signals are ricey. I think what would look best is if you bought a set of clear ones and baked them to seperate the lenses from their housings and then painted the chrome inside the housings flat black and reassemble.
Scotty, do you have a photo of how this looks finished?
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:41 PM   #1877
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Are the turn signals on the stupidly nice looking blue Miata clear or tinted? They look perfect, the tinted ones I've seen are way too dark. Just asking for a fix-it ticket in Utah
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:46 PM   #1878
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They're tinted i'm almost 99% sure. Look at his sidemarkers, also tinted. Would point to the Depo tinted "full set" that can be had for under $100.


Here's the tinted signals on another blue miata. (Mine.) True darkness on them is somewhere in between the stupidly nice car and my pile of fun. The stupidly nice car was darker in person than it looks in that rather heavily processed picture.

The corners are not ricey looking in person and aren't so dark that you'll get hassled by the po-po-police. On the contrary, the crystal clear signals look ricey as **** in real life. (Second example, the other miata) They look good from afar, but up close, it's painfully obvious that they're cheesy aftermarket lights.




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Old 03-31-2014, 03:51 PM   #1879
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OK that isn't as bad I thought. I found a ebay listing for front/rear side markers and turn signals for $120. Cheaper than I thought it would be.

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Old 03-31-2014, 03:57 PM   #1880
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Also, yay or nay on painting the Aerocatch LSB? I have a bottle of LSB and clear coat and have been tempted to blend them in more by painting them
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