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Old 08-08-2016, 12:56 AM   #421
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So I was reading that a dual master cylinder wouldn't be ideal on the street. Something about only good for maximum force breaking, and light and medium pedal suffers? Does anyone have experience, or knowledge about that?

I have 2001 Miata LS with ABS, I'm thinking of installing the brakes without the prop valve v8 roadsters is sending me, to see where the bias is out of the box. I think I need to install the master cylinder from them, otherwise my pedal would be super hard or soft, or something.
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:28 AM   #422
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You read too much. Just buy more stuff.
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Read too much and buy too much.

Need to drive moar
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Old 08-08-2016, 02:15 PM   #424
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Agreed.

I wouldn't have much of a problem if EVERY PART I ORDER DIDN'T COME DAMAGED OR DEFECTIVE.

I've ordered BRAND NEW oem headlights TWICE now, both sets came in a large box with ZERO PADDING and every tab and adjustment broken off. I just don't get it.
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Old 08-08-2016, 06:03 PM   #425
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the FAST coolshirt stuff came in... holy moly.

I got the "smaller" system, and it will be tough for an instructor to fit his legs in the passenger seat. I'll have the ice box, and the fire extinguisher in there...

ugh. Why did I get all this track stuff? I haven't even done a track day yet. What a hassle.
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You should buy more track stuff, duhh
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Yeah, I'm definitely getting carried away. the only thing i actually NEEDED was the roll bar. and helmet.

I think I'll still install the firesense system, that would be sort of dumb not to.

I'll just wear normal clothes to the track day.

I cant get the proper seat installed because I'd need floor pan modification (hopefully getting that done at Blackbird in the winter) for the 6-point, so no harness or harness bar, no HANS, no heavy suit necessitating the coolshirt, nor FAST cooling system.



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What about an intercooler for your shifter?
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What about an intercooler for your shifter?
Hopefully getting that installed this winter. Andrew is putting in trans cooler and diff cooler
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I got the "smaller" system, and it will be tough for an instructor to fit his legs in the passenger seat. I'll have the ice box, and the fire extinguisher in there...
Trunk? That's where mine is since my car has a passenger seat. Pretty easy to route the hoses on the sides or above the tunnel.
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^good plan, it should stay cooler there as well. thanks!
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I put mine in with a nice marine switch since I didn't want to pay for the variable control. Was out at Thunderhill for an 8hr open track day and got in 4.5 hours behind the wheel with one ice bag refill.

Gutted interior makes everything easier
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The secret to a long-lasting coolsuit is to use block ice. Find a tupperware container that's ~80% of the volume of the cooler and freeze a block of ice in that shape. It should last the entire day.
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The secret to a long-lasting coolsuit is to use block ice. Find a tupperware container that's ~80% of the volume of the cooler and freeze a block of ice in that shape. It should last the entire day.
Yeah I gotta try that out since I was also too cold for the first half hour post-refill. Had to pseudo-PWM with the switch. I'm sure block would help with that too.
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Thanks for the tips guys, I think I will mount it in the trunk as well, in the same location. Just take the spare out, and strap the icebox in.

UPDATE!!!
Trans is finally shipping out of North Carolina!!! ETA 8/15/16 !!!!! wooooo

Thanks to whitrzac, who told me about this ebay seller...

chrysler-w on eBay

The complete OEM appearance package hardware is on its way!!!!! (hopefully)

Also, here are some pictures of the coolsuit stuff that came in today. (not pictured are the bottles of amsoil racing brake fluid that also showed up)









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I put mine in with a nice marine switch since I didn't want to pay for the variable control. Was out at Thunderhill for an 8hr open track day and got in 4.5 hours behind the wheel with one ice bag refill.

Gutted interior makes everything easier
were you there last weekend?
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were you there last weekend?
Friday. Track day was run like a test day; 18 cars, no groups, track hot for 8 hours.
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Friday. Track day was run like a test day; 18 cars, no groups, track hot for 8 hours.
ohhhh. thats a **** ton of track time.
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The secret to a long-lasting coolsuit is to use block ice. Find a tupperware container that's ~80% of the volume of the cooler and freeze a block of ice in that shape. It should last the entire day.
We use old bleach and anti-freeze bottles.. Has a convenient handle during changes during pit stops.
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Or you can just go to Safeway and buy a block of ice.

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