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Old 03-27-2016, 11:20 PM   #541
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Good times. Thanks for coming out. It's always more fun when you've got buddies out there. It's even better when they are driving in the same session with you, so hurry up and get out there!
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:29 PM   #542
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I bought something from Good-Win Racing last week and installed it on Saturday morning. Many more feels. Much more tight. And less money than a Miata Roadster group buy. The six speed gearbox is now tolerable!



EDIT: And I turned the boost up to 20.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:24 PM   #543
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When is the next dyno session? Or perhaps the drag strip?
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:43 AM   #544
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I need to find a local dyno.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:55 PM   #545
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I am pretty sure there is one in Lakeland on Memorial Ave. The name of the place escapes me, but I can find out shortly.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:46 PM   #546
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That looks like the MR shifter, like to the T, did it come with a shift turret extender too?
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That looks like the MR shifter, like to the T, did it come with a shift turret extender too?
Yup. I'm pretty sure thats that one. And yes it would have to come with a turret extender. You can see the bottom part is way longer.
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:58 AM   #548
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MR put them on sale this month but I got mine last month when Good-Win Racing was the cheaper option. I drove the car a few hours yesterday, mostly city driving. Shifter is good.

I got the hardtop glass and side windows lightly tinted and got 99.x% UV protection because harnesses and seat covers are fading. I kept it light for the sake of giving hand signals on track.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:48 AM   #549
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This is so perfect that I ran out to the Subaru dealer yesterday and got a set. By far the cheapest and best integrated way of venting the hood. How did you map our and mark where you cut? and could you post a side view under hood shot (from the drivers side to passenger side) I want to get a visual how much the come down into the area below the hood.

I think I understand how you trimmed the plastic in the back so they basically slide in and down with the shelf on the vent going under the sheet metal of the hood.

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Old 11-14-2016, 04:09 PM   #550
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I eyeballed and measured. It needed to drain water between radiator and pulleys. I removed the screens because they lessen flow. I glued under the edges to retain them temporarily and never went back to do it right. The correct way would be taking the hood off the car and turning it over then applying industrial black adhesive to the underside. I'll fix it correctly when I get ready to paint the car.

Separation and location was all done by eye and with a tape measure and pencil. I took no consideration of the underhood bracing when locating them. I wanted them to be where I wanted them.

I may have posted all of the pics I have, but I'll upload everything I have from my phone in a minute.
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:19 PM   #551
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Here.
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Thanks for the update. I am doing this soon!
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:40 PM   #553
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The modification is a few years old but he was asking for more pictures than I had posted earlier in the build thread. I don't take a lot of pictures of the car because it isn't pretty. It's functional.
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Well you did a hell of a good job with it. Enough to get me out to the dealer to get them. My car is just a street car, so i rather doubt that I need vents like the ones they sell at FM. These are just perfect and they look like they belong there!
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My wife does vinyl work so when I do my vents I plan on having her make a temporary stick on template along with instructions and measurements to make this easier for those who follow. I figure I can sell the template and instructions for like $10 I'll be giving you full props for originating this vent option. again job well done.

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That actually looks really good.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:14 PM   #557
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Upgraded to a larger oil cooler. Pic dump.

Old cooler:







New oil cooler is 2.75 inches longer and 2 rows wider.











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Old 11-21-2016, 12:16 PM   #558
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Old cooler versus new one.




And I had to replace my front shocks. Mazdaspeed Bilsteins brand new.

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Upgraded to a larger oil cooler. Pic dump.

Whoa, clever solution
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Old cooler worked well enough, but I'm turning up the boost and want more headroom on hotter days. This was good enough for about 12psi on the 2871 without overheating. Part of the overheating problem was the retarded tune in boost caused by the IAT timing settings being wacked out. Retarded timing makes engines run hotter than with proper timing.

BTW, old oil cooler will be going up for sale along with the lines. All anyone will need is a sandwich plate.
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