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Old 04-01-2016, 12:46 PM   #81
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Sav, I'd like your vendor contact info for the outfit that casts your exhaust manifolds. KTHANKSBYE.
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Wait, that wasn't supposed to happen...
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Sav, I'd like your vendor contact info for the outfit that designs and casts your exhaust manifolds, exhaust studs and brake brackets. KTHANKSBYE.
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Buyers need to keep in mind if we don't patronize vendors like 949, Trackspeed and Bauer LTD the innovation stops. Don't support copycats by being cheap!!!

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:14 PM   #84
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MT.NET, the gift that keeps on giving.

First of all, anyone selling to the Miata crowd is doing it because they love it, not because it's a path to riches and fame. I've regretted most of the time I've given away supplier information. For example, I've had suppliers get so busy with a new customer that I've connected them up with that they no longer had much time for me. Good for them, not for me. So as a general rule I don't give out the information.

Second, the hubs are being built to fix an ongoing problem, hopefully by applying quality parts. That's one reason why I mentioned that we're using Timken bearings. But since it's also the Miata crowd, we aren't using exotic materials with exotic bearing choices or going for ultimate light weight. If you were the Chianti-sipping Ferrari crowd, I would, but you're just cheap Miata bastards, like me.

The other reason why I mentioned Timken is whenever parts are made offshore, people immediately think of Chinese crap. It's not. It's Amurrican engineered with Amurrican bearings, and with forged hub assemblies coming from a tier 1 manufacturer in Taiwan. Tier 1 means that they directly supply OEM manufacturers.

So we're just waiting for the first samples for some real-world testing. I can't wait.
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Any updates on these? Have they been on track yet?
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I was wondering the same thing???
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Samples just received TODAY!
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Default Samples shipped out for testing today

Front and rear hubs, sans studs. Tapered Roller Bearing.



New rear hub is thicker than O.E., has a nice flare at the root, and is also Tapered Roller Bearing.
The Rear hub is thicker, has a nice transition at the root of the flange and also uses a tapered roller bearing.

The hubs came in yesterday and went out for testing today. The test will be for general use, temperature and overall track ability. The goal for the front hub is safety, longevity, and something that doesn't need servicing every season. The rear hub has a thicker flange with a nice transition at the root and also uses tapered roller bearings. We're looking at more than one spline type in order to accommodate the V8's.
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Front and rear hubs, sans studs. Tapered Roller Bearing.



New rear hub is thicker than O.E., has a nice flare at the root, and is also Tapered Roller Bearing.
The Rear hub is thicker, has a nice transition at the root of the flange and also uses a tapered roller bearing.

The hubs came in yesterday and went out for testing today. The test will be for general use, temperature and overall track ability. The goal for the front hub is safety, longevity, and something that doesn't need servicing every season. The rear hub has a thicker flange with a nice transition at the root and also uses tapered roller bearings. We're looking at more than one spline type in order to accommodate the V8's.
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Nice!

But can it make toast?
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But can it make toast?
Toast? These will butter your biscuit, baby!
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Look great, can't wait to try.
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That is pornographic.
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I don't even track my car and i kinda want these. That's a nice looking piece.
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I say you need hardcore Beta testers. Namely, those with documented evidence of having broken/cracked their rear hubs on track (after all, anyone can trash a front hub).
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I say you need hardcore Beta testers. Namely, those with documented evidence of having broken/cracked their rear hubs on track (after all, anyone can trash a front hub).
I also say that you need a tester that drives 100 miles a day on some of the nations worst public roads.
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I say you need hardcore Beta testers. Namely, those with documented evidence of having broken/cracked their rear hubs on track (after all, anyone can trash a front hub).
Keith & Emilio, turbo cars abused mercilessly. And then tested methodically because I don't think those two do anything track-related without planning it out first.
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So obviously then into the mix you need a track driver that just says "**** it" and drives ***** out. Hand raised.
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So obviously then into the mix you need a track driver that just says "**** it" and drives into walls. Hand raised.
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