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Old 09-28-2015, 11:55 AM   #441
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Is it bolt in for NA6 too?
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It does a much better job, yes. 16 inch Spal here.
I think my H.O. alt was a bust then. It was a rewound NB alt. Maybe its because they're regulated by the ECU so maybe I 'd have better luck going a different route.
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I think my H.O. alt was a bust then. It was a rewound NB alt. Maybe its because they're regulated by the ECU so maybe I 'd have better luck going a different route.
Or use the FD alternator and ditch ECU control.
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Is it bolt in for NA6 too?
The NA6 uses a v belt and makes 60 amps. The FC alternator uses a v belt. Check into it for a possible fit unless you want to upgrade your balancer and water pump pulley for the FD unit.
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There were no notable gains with the Skunk2. I don't think the stock throttle body was a point of restriction.

Too much bigass Spal fan and a tired stock alternator were contributing factors. I would love a radio if hearing the car wasn't important. I like hearing what the car is telling me. And my neon says "Liquor Beer and Wine".
I think the stock miata alternators just blow. Even the 55amp geo tracker alternator handles the big cooling fans at idle much better than the stock na8 alternator. And of course that one does that with a 3 lb weight savings.
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There were no notable gains with the Skunk2. I don't think the stock throttle body was a point of restriction.
I switched to the skunk2 TB for fear of losing a butterfly screw in my engine... Piece of mind for me.
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I switched to the skunk2 TB for fear of losing a butterfly screw in my engine... Piece of mind for me.
That's why I did it.
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How much re-tuning work did you do or intend to do after the throttle body install. Also, how much larger is the butterfly over stock?
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How much re-tuning work did you do or intend to do after the throttle body install. Also, how much larger is the butterfly over stock?
I changed some of my AFR targets as well so it was necessary to autotune again anyway. The TB is visably larger but I don't recall the specs. I wasn't looking for empirical evidence of better flow in my VE table changes so I can't speak to that other than to say there were changes up and down in various spots. I know it can flow more than stock and is better made, but for me it was insurance against throttle failure and the loss of an engine and turbo.
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:59 PM   #450
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The car is on jack stands. 5speed and 4.10 are coming out and 6speed with 3.63's going in.

This is preparation for Daytona. Last year I was up against the rev limiter in top gear on low boost on both the front and back straights. No fun having to back off every lap. 144mph was all the gearing would allow with 7000rpm soft limit. Now I have Supertech light doubles, titanium retainers, a skunk2 TB, and I should be able to get over 160mph with 7200rpm limit if I have the HP to do it. And since I'm going from about 8-9psi to 15ish and had so much straight left, it will be interesting to see how fast it will go.

I hope it doesn't lose a tire or hub or something.
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No aero right?
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No aero right?
Imitation GV lip and a rear spoiler about 4 inches high, but I don't recall the name.
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I seem to recall people complaining about the stock 6speed shifter a few years ago. Is there something I should know?
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Spoiler is one of these :

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6 speed is not as nice as 5 speed. But I like it on the track more. It feels stiffer.

What motor mounts?

160 no aero should be fun
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Mazda comp mounts.
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I think you will like it if not there is the MR shifter.
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In 4 vid with GPS speed readout (since speedometer will be pegged).
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Does this car have a cage?

160mph in a street car with no cage is a bit cray-cray...
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Does this car have a cage?

160mph in a street car with no cage is a bit cray-cray...
That's what I was thinking. Cray. No cage. Hard Dog DD and the matching door bars with a set of Kirkeys and 5pt harnesses.

I use Race Chrono right now so no overlay. Unless someone can recommend a way to make my Galaxy s5 talk to the GoPro. I never looked into it and could use a tutorial.

I need to order a corrected speedo gauge face from Revlimiter. That would complete the ensemble.
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