Just FYI You can save yourself about $50-$100. I refreshed my rotors from Rockauto for about $150. Hawk HP+ pads were about $200. Steel braided lines were line $95. That was all through Fab9. If you keep the rotors, most Pepboys or Midas will resurface them for $50-$60.
With it being a street car for the most part, i think it's sort of overkill to opt for wilwoods or something. Since you're ona budget save your money and put it toward that ewg.
I pulled the Turbo today to look at my options. One thing that stuck out at me was my wastegate flapper was moving all over the place.
So first things first, the turbo goes back to precision to see what they say. They might as well check out the seals and stuff while it's out.
That play does not look good but it most lokley does not contribute your boost creep unless it prevent the wastegate from opening all the way, it most likley does not seal Very well so it will move your boost onset to a little higer rpm.
I doubt that was my problem really. It might explain me taking longer to get to my target boost but I can't see how that would cause my boost to spike or over shoot.
It all depends on what happens once it gets to Precision, and I wasn't able to get it out of the house today. I am hoping to ship it on Monday. I am guessing the car is down for a minimum two weeks, because even when it gets back it needs to be ported.
Progress, just not the really interesting to read kind. My RS3s shipped from TireRack today. My 6ULs should arrive sometime in April.
And I sent the turbo to Precision today. After getting back to my shop I realize that it was only a 67 mile drive from my job to them. I could have left work early and been there and back and saved money on shipping once you figured insurance... Oh well.
Part-out threat was just me venting by the way. Everything is cool...
Except that I am still terribly disappointed at the customer service at Precision Turbo. I never got a call or email telling me that the turbo even arrived safely and what to expect. Tomorrow is three weeks of them having the turbo. We will see if/when I get a call. I'll update this thread when I have more info.
Didn't receive a phone call yesterday. Emailed Precision today. Tick-tock.
50% of Miatas with precision turbos have failed (ok the ones we know of on MT.net). Your clock is ticking precision...
EDIT: noon on Friday: Still haven't received an email or call so I called them. They said that turbo arrived, was sent to service dept on the 7th (a week to get into the service dept from shipping?), and I should be receiving a call early next week. Still unimpressed.
EDIT #2: So, it's been a month that Precision has had my turbo. Calling them tomorrow morning if I don't hear from them by end of day today.
Last edited by Chiburbian; 04-29-2015 at 12:42 PM.
So a quick update. I talked to Justin at precision last Friday. He apologized and assured me that the service manager would be calling me this week.
As far as I am concerned their time is up. Unless they say something supremely compelling tomorrow I am just going to order a new turbine housing and go pick up my turbo and forever stop specifying what kind of turbo I'm running. They have not proven to me that they care about me as a customer so why should I champion their brand.
They have had my turbo for 28 WEEK days. Beyond ******* ridiculous.
EDIT: talked to them today. Still not looked at. I am going to pick it up tomorrow and figure out a way to fix it myself.
Last edited by Chiburbian; 05-07-2015 at 03:53 PM.