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Old 12-10-2013, 05:27 AM   #21
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Finished!

not running an EBC.



with the useless strut bar





then my radiator finally went, its been leaking at the top for awhile, so i replaced that ASAP




and heres a video of the car downtown at Bum Spot leaving. a small pull, still didnt know what to do haha

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=2&theater

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Old 12-10-2013, 05:28 AM   #22
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ordered another actuator for 11 psi instead of running 6.

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Old 12-10-2013, 05:29 AM   #23
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best friend painted the trunklid for me, same night i installed the new actuator

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Old 12-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #24
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didnt mean to post this twice
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #25
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now onto the bracing, stiffening the chassis, and suspension!

so far for suspension, i have Ground Control Coil overs and the GS front/rear swaybars installed.

for the chassis/stiffness, i have a couple things!



i ordered the UR rear lower tiebar, but it wouldn't fit because of my exhaust and lower bracing, so i made one







and i also made a 4 point lower member brace instead of buying one

Ultra Racing Steel 4PT Front Lower Bar Member Brace 90 98 Mazda MX 5 Maita NA | eBay



but it turned out like crap and too heavy, so i went to home depot, picked up the same metal i used to make the rear brace, and welded them together. soooo much lighter and cleaner than the first one i made!

heres some pics of it on the car, i didnt take any on the bench because i was in a hurry.







FM Butterfly Brace!







Then the roll bar showed up!

Cusco Safety 21














had to move the ecu over a bit






put the metal shielding on, had to cut some off to fit




carpet back on!








hardtop on




and here's how the inside looks, i recently changed my steering wheel from an ebay one to this old Grant my dad used about 20 years ago!

it even has the "Grant" Signature on it



the only thing not pictured is the PPF Power kit. i also didnt take pics while installing it :[
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it was supposed to be a direct fit, but you know how anything shitty and cheap aftermarket never fits right. i had to space the bracing, cut the exhaust and extend the part by the axle to keep if from notching up and destroying it.

Fixed that for you.
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Fixed that for you.

haha true!

i knew i shuldnt have trusted a 200 something exhaust ha
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Cincinnati eh? I see you.
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Cincinnati eh? I see you.
yea!

colerain/ mt healthy part!
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Fixed that for you.
Exactly what I came to comment on. Don't buy an ebay exhaust, and when it doesnt fit blame all aftermarket parts.

Anyways, that ebay exhaust in particular DOES NOT fit with the brace that you had to space out. I have the same cheap exhaust and it fit my car (without the brace) with no modification.

OP, i actually like you - but seriously man those wheels DO NOT fit and look like ****. Let that trendy **** die and build yourself a nice functional, fun car.

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you need a razor blade? ill mail you one for free
+let me paypal you the shipping cost for the blade...

Damn, wtf. Nice to know that the car is going to rust of all that aftermarket braces in not time...
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What kind of welder are you using? Fluxcore? Cause it's not working very well.
Try preheating the metal with a torch, it usually helps when I have to use our 110v fluxcore.

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What kind of welder are you using? Fluxcore? Cause it's not working very well.
Try preheating the metal with a torch, it usually helps when I have to use our 110v fluxcore.
I did the first brace at home with a old junky mini mig. The tip was bad.

The second bracing i made i used my 220 mig at our shop

But thanks for the tip!
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A razor blade for?


And look at those tags that were added haha.

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Somebody unbann Faeflora, this guy is like his brother from another mother. How you could order so many quality parts but bondo rust and cut rollbar like that
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Somebody unbann Faeflora, this guy is like his brother from another mother. How you could order so many quality parts but bondo rust and cut rollbar like that


Did you know that FaeFae's car is running again?
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This thread is the epitome of why I hate the new-found popularity that Miatas have.

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It's a good thing you have those stickers in your rear window, without them it would be so hard to tell your car apart from all the other miatas with stickers in their rear window.
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