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Old 11-30-2010, 10:13 PM   #601
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No there is deff no plans for lots of track time and I have full racing seats for it and the 5 point harnesses. I am thinking of the advantages of chassis stiffness is the huge benifit.

Just do a HD bar and the additional door bars...that'll be more than enough chassis stiffening.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:29 PM   #602
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Well it is kinda late now my roll bar is for sale and this is going in its place. I would like to add a CRV makes an excellent transport vehicle.lol

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I am going to install the cage in the near future picked it up online for $100. I am going to sell my cage and recoupe the money.

To add to the good news I did an awesome two gear hole shot tonight, it was sweeeetttt!!!!!!!!!!!! The rear is way to low need to get some new springs or something to bring it up because my rear subframe drags the ground on hard launches.

So the next few things are to get the fan hooked up, finish getting all the intercooler piping right, install SAFC (don't hate), get tuned, beat streets.

Do massive burn out for break in!!
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:41 PM   #603
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car sounded good off boost im sure it would sound 100x better with boost and a solid tune we need to work on rear suspension badly! layin frame on the street!!!
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Did it actually hook on the launch?
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:50 PM   #605
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-mz7etW-Rg

sorry its dark and a cell phone but its something..
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:35 PM   #606
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with the stock 2j no boost it seems to hook pretty good on the street but I can tell you now when we took it out of the drive way yesterday on the wet pavement there is no such thing as traction. I had a problem the first time we drove it with the rear cross member dragging the ground so I took the old front springs and put them on the back now all I need to do is take the new springs I put in the front back out and cut a 1/4 turn out of them and the car will have a really good stance. The funniest thing is after daily driving the car for 5 years when I sit and drive it now I feel and see miata but all I can hear is supra that is a total mental mind F*** let me tell you. I also finally bled out the brakes all the way and the 2001 miata sport brakes feel awesome even with the extra weight I feel no need for bigger brakes, I cant wait to really take it out and see what it does.
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So what rates are you running now, spring-wise? If it's something completely wacky front/rear be careful in corners.
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:44 PM   #608
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Why don't you get decent suspension? or is your current just temporary?

cut/mismatched springs sound like trouble
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This is promising....can't wait to see it all tuned and ripping up the streets!
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It is 7 inch 450# in the front and 7 inch 400# in the back so nothing too crazy I dont think. If anyone see anything way out of wack for this let me know please. I am also running a hollow 7/8 front sway and NB stock rear.
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Did you get the rates so close to to eliminate understeer caused by the more weight in the front?

Cause most run higher up front and much lower out back.
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^ agreed. With such a heavy front end this sounds like a potential for trouble. Be careful out there Sean.
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I got the rates from being a cheap *** really but they seemed to work out well. I estimated my front end to be about the same weight as an ls swap so did some searching on what springs they use for the swap and for a street car it seems to be 6" 450#-700#, being that I like a lower stance but not too low I went with a 7" 450# then realized how low the back was the other day so I started to look for what springs I wanted for that and decided I'll try the ones I took off the front witch were 7" 400# tokiko springs and slapped them on. They feel good in the back so far and ride height in the back is great, I will have to do some fine tunign as I drive it more but this is defiantly a street car so I wanted to stay away from a real high spring rate.
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No way your front weighs as much as an alum LS1 with that heavy *** cast iron block. I bet 150# more isn't out of the question
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Im not doubting my front end weighs more it just gave me something close to gauge off of. I took into account where I wanted my front end to sit, what it looked like before the swap and what it looked like after the swap and my conclusion was to put 450# in it. It worked out really well but I am no master of suspension in anyway so I am not sure what it will do to the handling of the car or anything else. The only thing I know how to do is drive it if it feels funny or the shocks feel too loose give them some more spring pressure. I am also using single rate springs to make tuning the suspension a little easier on my end.
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Can one of the mod's change the title to have *With Vid* at the end people keep hounding me to do that. Thank you
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Also I don't know if anyone watching the vid saw it yet or not but at 1:34 you can see a flame shoot out of the pipe.lol
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Dopeness. +1 on getting you suspension set up before putting too much more power down.
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got the safc wired in last night no more soot :(
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Got the safc working for now so it does not kill us working on it in the garage. On the other hand we have no way to tune because my super awesome innovate Lc-1 is a piece of junk so I ordered the parts to get my AEM wide band working just need to send the gauge to AEM to have them fix it and sell the innovate and never buy another one ever.

The good new is we got the inter cooler pipes all hooked up and the turbo wistles like crazy and there are no boost leaks I can currently see/hear. The bad is I need a tune so bad we took it up the street to test it and as soon as you hit boost it pops and ***** its brain out. It shot a 3 foot flame out of the exhaust, so we took it back to the garage. Next on the list is cage, get gauges fixed.

I have to say thanks to for bringing his car over it is always nice to work on something different for the day. Being that we took his radiator out and the car is sitting he generously donated his coolant to the 2jz miata. So now no more draining/refilling every time we work on it. This may be something small but every trip to the parts store we have made in the last few days we always forget the coolant figures.
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