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Old 08-15-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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So figure I should make one of these since serious progress will be made soon, and so I can get abused some more.

I was originally planning to keep this car in STR for another year or two while I saved up money paid back some student loans, bought a truck and trailer, ect but comparing the cost of building a to spec engine for STR vs building an engine for boost, it was cheaper to build for boost (yeah that makes sense). So here I am.

Current mods in no particular order
Kirkey economy 20deg layback racing seat with custom memory foam padding
Racing beat NA front Race bar with custom spherical endlinks
Xida Club Sport coilovers with 650/400 springs, helper springs and NB tophats
15x9 6UL wheels
225x45-15 Hankook RS3's
Parts store ceramics front/EBC Redstuff rear pads, parts store rotors, ATE Superblue
26" long custom aluminum intake with maf and cold air box
Bosch 044 pump
M-Tuned rail, stock fpr delete, AEM fpr
Custom pnp Toyota COPs
DDM tuning single din adapter (no gauges my drill it or just order one with gagues)
Pioneer something or other head unit that retails for like 300
Kicker 65watt speakers in the doors (because they were the lightest decent ones I could find)
8.912 MHz Crystal mod

Parts on order/in the mail/on the shelf
TSE built for boost VVT engine standard setup + supertech valve springs and welded in oil pan bung
Goodwin Racing carbon/carbon/carbon clutch
Supermiata long clutch line
DIY reroute with BEGi and GM truck parts
TSE AEM EMS4 + AEM wideband + trigger wheel
Prosport boost gauge
Prosport Fuel pressure gauge (for testing only)
Prosport volt gauge (if I can find a spot for it)
90 Dash, re foamed and extra hvac sealing (for clean airbag deleteness)
ebay hub and QR, Grant 12.5" steering wheel, custom 3 bolt to 6 bolt adapter.
Aeroquip firesleeve
99 intake mani
AWR 70 duro mounts
anything I forgot

Parts in the works for Decemberish
BW EFR 6258
Custom tubular low mount manifold
Custom 3" down pipe
Custom 3" 20ga stainless downpipe back exhaust with mid mounted muffler, v band connection to muffler and to rear section (and turn down option for race day), currently undecided for muffler between custom, burns stainless, or hushpower II (or hushpower dBx if I can fit it)
Custom rear exhaust section w/drivers side exit, turn down, again muffler undecided. Either custom, some magnaflow, or hushpower dBx
Manifold and downpipe will the internally and externally ceramic coated, possibly even have the entire exhaust done depending on price. Turbine housing may also be ceramiced inside and out pending BW engineering support
IC (undecided on make and size), with low inlet and over the rad outlet
Dynotuned to 200ftlb of torque, flat held till 6500, then tapered off keeping max hp to 250 (aka the super 5 speed saver tune) With linear throttle position to power relationship
Under car spare relocate
stuff I'm not thinking of right now

Stuff approximately Marchish
Custom vacuformed plastic front fenders (complete fenders) to fit 275 hoosiers on 15x10 6UL
Very pulled rear fenders to fit the same
Plywood splitter which extends 6 inches past the front body work and goes as far back as the center line of the front wheels + air damn
Radiator and ic ducting
Custom dual element rear wing
2 sets of 15x10 6UL with 275 Hoosier A6
Custom rear tow bar + receiver
Custom tear drop trailer designed to fit 2 sets of mounted 275 and 1 set of rains, also to sleep in.
A 10deg layback kirkey and move the 20deg layback drivers seat to the passenger seat.
All new hubs repacked with AMSOil and ART long studs
***Custom billet (or forged) 5 speed gear set and miata roadster long short shifter*** Very maybe

Random in the mean time stuff
Replace cracked coolant overflow
Install baby teeth
Switch to NA6 style seat buckles
949 solid upper shock mounts
Delrin diff mounts
EVO2 12 cell battery

In the far and away
NB front subframe
Power steering w/electric pump
Custom intake manifold
Head porting
Cams
fixing things I didnt like about the first build
Side by side rad and IC setup
OS Geiken diff
New springs like 900/550 and getting a rear bar back on the car
double or triple adjustable AST
Delrin bushings every where
Custom tubular steel or billet aluminum control arms (may switch to all spherical setup)
removed soft top
Rear bumper diffuser setup (push the limit of the rules)
DAQ, AQ1 + shock pots + accelerometers + GPS
15x9 6UL + hooseris H2O
Billet 5 speed gears (they're coming eventually)
Re-tuned to hold 300ftlb flat as high into the revs as the turbo will flow it

Now you can see some pictures.

When the new top went on: Stock + big front bar


10 pounds of alarm wiring and amp wiring I pulled from the car



Just installed the xidas and 6uls


Intake


Pretty much as it sits. Its got more cone marks and AST and 949 racing decals now. And the stupid SPS stickers are off.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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Quite ambitious....seems like with the parts your buying the goal of a flat 200wtq should be pretty easy to achieve.

Best of luck!
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Yeah, and it will only stay that way until I get parts into a 5 speed that wont break at above those levels. If I trailered the car to events I would push it harder than that.
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More race photos, courtesy of eddy savage. These are from saturday.



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So the engine is still at the machine shop, my patch harness still isnt done. I understand how lead times actually work in the rest of the world so I'm not mad quite yet but we're approaching double the estimated lead time.

Ordered the supermiata damper. Cant wait to get that.

Got the wheel installed with no QR because a standard length hub + 3.5" dish wheel + a QR = steeringwheel in your chest. I then managed to crack the hub, 12 bucks on ebay, go figure. I also ordered and received a joes racing 1" dish 13" diameter wheel. Got to go grab some black hockey tape and wrap it so I dont break a finger off by sticking it in one of the holes in the rim. Ordered an NGR slim hub as well, 10 times the price of the ebay brand one...

The Joes racing wheel uses a 3 bolt pattern just like the Grand wheel, except its not clocked funny so I need to machine a new adapter, plan on doing that tomorrow afternoon. And hopefully I'll get the wheel, QR and new up in on Thursday when they show up.
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Good ol' Worcester ... what's your address? (need wheels )

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Its not parked on the street.
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Would be interested to see the steering wheel stuff.
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Will do. I just got the wheel installed today san horn button and grip. I have no idea when the horn button is getting here. I couldn't find an actual horn button that would fit in this wheel so instead I ordered a 19mm all metal momentary switch from hong kong. Grip wise I am going to go to dicks after work and get a couple rolls of baseball bat grip and a roll of hockey tape. I'll try the baseball grip first and if I dont like it I'll pull it and put the hockey tape.

I would have taken a picture but I put it in just before going to the gym and I just got out so its too dark to take a decent picture. I'll take some tomorrow before and after I grip it.

Notes on parts. The Joes racing wheel is amazing, its stupidly light, and does not flex at all. The NRG slim hub is significantly better made than the ebay one (it had better be for 10 times the price) only down side is that you need to trim the plastic around the stalk for it to fit right. I didn't realize it till after so my plastics are kind smooshed. I'll fix it when I swap the dash. Now the ebay QR. I'm replacing this crap asap, the people who said its fine are jackasses. Its got no play when theres no wheel on it and its not in a car, but once in the car you can rock it back and forth quite a bit, like a normal splined QR, no play in the steering direction though. Also the stupid ring for the QR doesnt clean the bolts between the QR and the hub. RAGE. Time to try and find a NRG 2.5 for cheap.

On another note my brake bias valve just shipped from flyin miata.
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Got it wrapped. Ended up going with tennis over wrap. The baseball bat wrap had this weird pad only in the middle so it would have been ribbed looking. I couldnt find hockey tape for some reason even though there was some hockey stuff. It too just under 4 rackets worth of wrap to do the wheel and I'm not completely happy with how it came out. I'll get a picture of my adapter I machined when I have to pull the wheel off to put the horn button in.

I dont often take picture while I work on my car, but when it do I do it with a cell phone.









Its so grippy its just silly. And yes I bought white, its going to get dirty instantly. It was the only color they had in the big roll. I really wanted pink or lime green but you could only get those in a mixed pack.
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Order some online. They got whatever colors you want. Check Amazon too, Amazon Prime has that free 2 day shipping that makes it really convenient.
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Cool. I just called andrew at trackspeed. Guess there was a huge backlog at their machine shop. Its going put way back. But that puts it to the point that I wont get it in at all for this season. And also times it just right that I might be able to snag a miata tranny with the quaife wide ratio set already in it for 2500 bucks. Waiting to hear from the seller to make sure it didnt get sold, then I'll just need to coordinate it getting picked up by someone already at nationals.
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So I just bought a 06 WRX wagon, its already on konis with lowering springs designed for a wagon, sway bars and endlinks, short throwshifter, and a cat back that has some muffler that's made by some guy in mass that costs like 500 bucks but sounds perfect. And some team black wheels with old RE01Rs Going to try and kill those by mid summer next years so I can get the New star spec II's on it for summers. Also came with the stock wheels with decent all seasons. I already have the tactrix cable for it, hehe. The good side of this is now I dont need to rush anything on the miata.

Also changed the oil on the miata and replaced the window guides. I also removed the factory vapor barrier and gorilla snot and replaced it with a thicker vinyl barrier that seals it much better. Speakers are louder and now need to be re-tuned because the mid and bass is much more powerful.
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Hey look we're twins!



I don't know if a NA miata will ever be nationally competitive in STR. As the class gets older the s2k and NC owners will continue to push the meaning of prepared for the class. Almost like the NA miatas have done in STS.

I will also say after watching a friend(TNTUBA) take his car to nationally prepped SSM, that I don't think I ever will try it myself . Keep in mind his car is FAST and place 4th at Nationals this year.

If you weren't 234894 miles away I'd ask you what you were doing with that NA 1.8. And....... that steering wheel isn't ST* legal,

Good luck with your build, I'll be watching it for sure
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^^^Finished 4th but coned away 2nd^^^ :(

If you get serious about SSM let me know. I'll help you all I can.
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Well it also looks like since it didnt rain worthy of rain tires for the CSP heat that I'm going to have the ability to run some 275 hoho's on 15x9 6ULs. I plan on just removing the front fenders and replacing them with a strip of tape for this event but for the rear I'm hoping to borrow a fender roller and roll+pull the ******* out of the rear fenders to make them fit. Any suggestions on doing this? Can I get that much pull with a legit fender roller or am I going to have to result to some "interesting" methods. I've seen NA rears pulled to fit 275 on 15x10 6UL so on the narrower wheel it should be easier, but I plan on pull enough to fit the 15x10 since thats what I'll be running next year.
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Fenders are rolled and pulled in the back to fit the 275 hoosiers on 15x9 wheels that I'm borrowing. They have 40 runs but the most recent of which were on the nationals practice course so I'm basically scrubbing off the OBR in exchange for using the tires.

Oh and I'll just leave this here...

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Raced in SSM with purple crack yesterday. Beat s turbo miata on 275 slicks among some other boosted miatas BUT I also beat the Panda, aka former national champion SM car, 2nd place this year.

Car looked silly. Need more spring, and need to get smoother. Car was just so perfectly composed and balanced though with the hoosiers on it.
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with the 15x9 and 275's is there any inner wheel well rubbing?
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