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Old 12-22-2012, 10:52 PM   #61
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Thanks for the compliments. Nothing really exciting happening, the block is still at the machine shop. Calipers are rebuilt and awaiting to be put back on.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #62
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Very Impressed and Slightly turned on.
Let me know if you need any parts to get that thing done. Id love to help.
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Where did you get the caliper rebuild kit? Mazda dealer?
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This build is great! Very inspiring indeed. eeeeexcept for one lil thing: Tein flex.
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:56 PM   #65
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Very Impressed and Slightly turned on.
Let me know if you need any parts to get that thing done. Id love to help.
Shoot me a PM and let me know what you have available, my list is getting smaller on things to buy. If you are cheaper and have the hookup I will definitely wear your t shirt and put your decal on my car.

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Where did you get the caliper rebuild kit? Mazda dealer?
I actually got the rebuild kits from NAPA, the only part number I have is 83030, and that is for the "rear caliper bushing kit." I will get part numbers for the actual rebuild kits and for the front bushing kit tomorrow.

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This build is great! Very inspiring indeed. eeeeexcept for one lil thing: Tein flex.
Thanks, but whats wrong with my shocks?
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Can't wait for his riveting tale, chaps.
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They just don't seem to do your quality build any justice. But if u are happy with them then its whatever. Your car will be a blast to drive either way I'm sure.
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I am actually very pleased with them, I was a little skeptical if using the dampener controller would even be noticeable. But it is nice to put them on the soft side and enjoy the ride. I have yet to track the car, but once it's built and done I will get a true feel for how they work on the track, if not I will look into something else, some custom Penske shocks maybe. I don't know, they might work flawlessly on the track as well, time will tell.
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They just don't seem to do your quality build any justice. But if u are happy with them then its whatever. Your car will be a blast to drive either way I'm sure.
So no real info then?
I know they're not the best on the market, but certainly a far cry from "non-quality". They're $1500 shocks for goodness sake, 1800 with the controller. And perform with the best of the sub $1500 suspensions available today.

If anything Ryan should address the non-1.8'ness of this build. Thats pretty much the only thing that bothers me
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If anything Ryan should address the non-1.8'ness of this build. Thats pretty much the only thing that bothers me
What is a 1.8? lol I just want to see how much power I can make with the engine. 1.6 + E85 + turbo + nitrous = fun? I got the fronts rebuilt after work, I still need to tear the rear subframe down, glass bead, paint, install new bushings, and install the 1.8 3.90 Torsen with one piece axles. Then once I order the brake lines and upper ball joints I can get the car back down on the ground and rolling. Then all thats left is building the engine and head, tune, and paint.

Here is a picture of the front back together minus upper ball joints and brake pads.

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What is a 1.8?
Scott can tell you. He is much better at explaining it than the rest of us.
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its going to suck.
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its going to suck.
Work on my megasquirt! God dammit, take my money!
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lol.

you haven't told me what you need.
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I just PM'd you, thanks for replying.
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BRAIN ANSWER MY PM!!!!

Some more goods arrived, this lip that I got is warped like ******* crazy... any suggestions...?

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:41 PM   #77
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What a huge project. Very impressive! The down-pipe is bitchin! My Miata is a different beast in that I am being super cheap and I drive it every day in NH. It's basically doomed. I wish I could have nice things
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BRAIN ANSWER MY PM!!!!

Some more goods arrived, this lip that I got is warped like ******* crazy... any suggestions...?

Either a heatgun to soften it up before putting it on the car, or let it bake in the sun for a while before putting it on.

Then when you put it on, be careful with how you align it. It may not look 100% correct at first, but if you put it on evenly after sitting in the sun mounted on the car it should come out right.

Mine looked funny for a few days, i ended up pulling and putting it back on once more after because it annoyed me. It still didn't look 100% correct after putting it back on, but a month later and it looked perfect. I assumed it was the heating/cooling cycles and it being mounted evenly on the bumper that evened it out.
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I'd suggest sun as well. Friend did that to some ebay lip before with great results
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White is so right.

Please tell me your not putting the old rusty hardware back in there.
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