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Old 08-27-2016, 12:37 PM   #661
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I had that same problem with my singular ducts. I ended up very lightly clearancing the tie rod end with a grinder.
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:52 PM   #662
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Pics!
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Took a little more off after this photo...


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Old 08-27-2016, 01:57 PM   #663
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Mine where rested up against the rotor and pinned at the ball joint. I just cut an angle out of them. Everywhere is closed or won't put my car on a rack. Ended up at a Honda dealer with a 3 hour wait, but they had no qualms about a custom alignment and have a floor pit type aligning system.

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Old 08-27-2016, 01:59 PM   #664
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Right, mine were too, that's why I clearanced the tie rod mount. They hit the disc and they hit the arm. After clearancing the arm, they fit. Sure is close! Cutting them would work too, I just didn't want to mess up the powder coating.
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Oh wow, the dealer is doing a free state safety inspection and car wash.
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #666
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I messed up the powder coat, but I expect the dust to do the same. It's aluminum so I'm not too worried about rust.

Car is almost done! Just have to install the oil cooler somehow and fashion a under tray attachment point to the new subframe. I also doubt I'll have time to create ducting. I have zero space for the oil cooler, I'm a bit miffed.
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I had that same issue, ended up massaging it with a body hammer until it cleared the rotor. Luckily it doesn't buzz or anything or I'd go insane
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Now I need to figure out an undertray
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Man, that looks awesome.

That tubular subframe sure looks like it makes things much easier to reach from a serviceability perspective too. Now I want one, haha!



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looks really baller
you can still use oem tray, just zip tie the 2 rear mounting points instead of bolts.
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Oh. My. Lanta.

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looks really baller
you can still use oem tray, just zip tie the 2 rear mounting points instead of bolts.
The intercooler piping majorly interfered and I'm missing some mount studs. I've changed some of the routing so it may work better now, but I also don't have the front airdam part that would fit where the intercooler sits.
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Wow. That is pretty nuts man. Great work, take lots of pics, since almost no one will get to see that beautiful upskirt view!
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So when I got a hanger welded on, they didn't lift the exhaust up high enough such that the bushing was pushing the clamp down onto the rear subframe. It rattled a lot, but only under decel.

Just shaved the corner a bit and it's nice and quiet. The small things in life.
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That's a big deal. Mine was undriveable above 75 or so with the exhaust rattling the entire car under decel.

That's a serious machine. I'm thrilled to have been able to work on it.

BTW, if there was ever a time for you to get out to Katie's Cars and Coffee, it's this Saturday. Holiday weekends bring out the best cars in the area. You should come out.
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I'm headed up to a bachelor party in NY this Friday. What's a miata to do among a bunch of super cars?
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What's a miata to do among a bunch of super cars?
Get driven more then just on Sunday morning.
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Get driven more then just on Sunday morning.
Yeah, like Saturday morning! I've never felt like my car was out of place at Katie's. There's love for everything there.
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Yeah, like Saturday morning! I've never felt like my car was out of place at Katie's. There's love for everything there.
I went to a car's and coffee's at Katie's years ago, probably 6-8 years ago range.
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I went to a car's and coffee's at Katie's years ago, probably 6-8 years ago range.
I don't know about 8 years ago, but it's fairly unreal now. I'll get some pictures and post em wherever this forum supports that type of thread.
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