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Old 08-30-2016, 12:33 PM   #681
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Just like Hunt Valley HP Saturdays, some of the most ridiculous cars in the area out there. Got my best race in omw out there once lol. Took down a twin turbo c6 z06, he was extremely upset that he just saw the taillights of a 4door Mazda haha
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:01 PM   #682
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Oh please post that e30 backing up on to a Ferrari
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:36 PM   #683
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So I just found something out today that has left me miffed and livid.

I suspected that the rpm and gearing didn't feel as drastic as I was expecting switching from a 4.1 to a 3.636 rear end. I confirmed this by driving and holding at what the GPS said was 70mph, and the rpm should have been around 3000, but was just under 3500.

Turns out plugging it into the FM gearing calculator, I was sent the 3.9 gears. I didn't bother to check since, you know, brand new part from Mazda. MAZMART is where I ordered it from. Now it's a bit too late to do anything about it since it's already setup and installed but what a ******* let down.

I'll deal with it for now as I don't have the time, patience or funds to build a other diff unless someone wants to trade their OSGiken 3.63
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:39 PM   #684
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That's some bs. I would contact them and at least get money back. 3.63s are way more expensive than 3.9's
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I would contact them and at least get money back. 3.63s are way more expensive than 3.9's
^^^^ This %100!
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:47 PM   #686
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You sure they didn't come from Fab9?
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I'm so ******* pissed and tired of paying for something and getting the wrong parts. Sadly I ordered all that stuff last October and it wasn't until the install day at Downmenteds place that it went in. Not sure what I can get but I had a 3.9 ring and pinion on hand already. Would have saved more than half a grand.
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You sure they didn't come from Fab9?
Funny you say this because it showed up in a nondescript box with no factory tags. It looked completely brand new, only the pinion was in am unmarked bag. But Mazmart said it came from Japan, and shipping was from Georgia. I didn't thing Fab9 sold ring and pinions.... Because I don't check that site anymore
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Old 09-01-2016, 02:29 PM   #689
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I believe 3.9's are not much cheaper than 3.6's if you're buying them new.

But that's some seriously, seriously shitty luck man.
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So in a fit of rage from the final drive fiasco (Do Not buy from MAZMART), I replaced my alternator.

Against conventional wisdom, I got a remanned unit locally for an rx7. Internally regulated, 100Amp.

Car quest 13460A
CARQUEST Alternator - Remanufactured - 100 Amps 13460A: Advance Auto Parts


turns out, it's a direct swap. The positive terminal and plug just sit on top of the alternator, but even the bottom alternator bolt is identical to stock. Everything mounts up, no issues, extras wiring, no drama. The pulleys where measured to be within 3 mm difference in diameter.












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I'll also be swapping coils soon.

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Did you powdercoat the VVT actuator? Tell me more.
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I believe 3.9's are not much cheaper than 3.6's if you're buying them new.

But that's some seriously, seriously shitty luck man.
Yes, but you can find 3.9's used a lot more readily than 3.6's.
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Did you powdercoat the VVT actuator? Tell me more.
The valve cover is powder coated Jamaican Teal
Oil tube satin black
Actuator and coil bracket Illusion Purple.

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How did you powdercoat the actuator? Did you take it all apart?
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The powdercoater did mine as one piece. They don't spray the underside.. I'm guessing it's taped off.
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How did they powdercoat it with the plastic bit still on there. it doesnt melt in the oven?
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I disassembled it, removed the mini filter and had a dummy solenoid on hand to mask the area. It was cleaned and coated, individually by color. I just went over to priority for a new gasket and oring. I'll reuse my current solenoid when installed.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:32 PM   #700
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Headed up to Nanuet NY for a bachelor party. Met up with joshbot007 near Hershey and passed off the old begi #3





Passing through Philly on Sunday. Where to get a cheesesteak?
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