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Old 07-27-2016, 02:55 PM   #2721
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Haha, I'll send you an invoice shortly..
Been out of town for a few days and had office work piling up, working as fast as humanly possible to get back to everyone's emails and messages.

On a separate note, this was posted on another forum, but I don't think Andrew would mind if I quoted this here -
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I am one of the few people on the planet with experience installing both commercially-available rollbars for the ND chassis (MX-5 and 124). Moti's bar is the nicer of the two, and well worth the extra money.
Thanks man, this means a lot coming from you

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Old 07-27-2016, 03:10 PM   #2722
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Emilio, just noticed the spring rates supplied with ND XIDAs. Wondering why they are so much less than NA/NB? Is it just a matter of where the spring is relative the fulcrum in the ND suspension (i.e., rate at the wheel ends up similar)? Or is there something else fundamental going on?
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:15 PM   #2723
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Entirely different suspension but yes the motion ratios are different.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:50 PM   #2724
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Not a huge fan of the red powder coat, but it is striking for sure.

Great setup, such a clean installation. Beautiful work.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:47 PM   #2725
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17x9 6UL Beryllium



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Old 07-29-2016, 08:25 AM   #2726
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I think my ND has the worst wind noise out of all my miatas so far. I really liked my hardtop-only NC, so I might be tempted to go with Moti's GT3 bar and that new Goodwin top...
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Old 07-30-2016, 03:33 AM   #2727
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The OVTune guy is promising flex fuel by the end of the weekend on a thread on mnet.
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Old 07-30-2016, 12:23 PM   #2728
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187hp 193tq @ 4psi

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Old 07-31-2016, 06:04 AM   #2729
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I know it is only 4 psi and on a stock exhaust but... apparently just opening up the exhaust with the GWR long-tube on these engines makes the same power as a turbo
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:16 AM   #2730
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okay? so open up the exhaust on the turbo setup and guess what happens...
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Old 07-31-2016, 09:23 AM   #2731
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okay? so open up the exhaust on the turbo setup and guess what happens...
Transmission goes boom.
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okay? so open up the exhaust on the turbo setup and guess what happens...
I fully realize that is the absolute worst the system will ever perform. I am saying it is impressive that the Skyactiv can basically match a choked-off turbo kit for power with just an exhaust. As in, the miata finally has a well-engineered engine.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:32 PM   #2733
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I can just see the m.net discussions about this now
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:51 AM   #2734
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17x9 6UL Beryllium

In the last few days I've taken a number of orders for roll bars powder coated in our Pearl Gunmetal Gray, all for the same exact reason, ^ this color finish on the new 6ULs
I've only seen it in photos, but it looks like a VERY close match to the third bar -



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Old 08-06-2016, 02:15 PM   #2735
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I finally got to sit in a 124 today.
I don't know if the seats are different than the NDs, but I was almost at eye level of the top of windshield frame.
Overall, I really like it, but it could do with some less Chryslery wheels.
No two-tone goofyness on this one either, which was nice.




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Old 08-06-2016, 02:22 PM   #2736
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(Fiat 124 in whiskey-**** brown)
Why on earth would a manufacturer paint such a beautiful car in such an awful color?


**** it. God is dead. Nuke everything.
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Old 08-06-2016, 02:28 PM   #2737
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Uh, Joe, pretty sure that's black.
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Yeah, it's black.
I'm down with nuking everything though.
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black isnt even a color!
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:19 AM   #2740
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thats racist.
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