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Old 03-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #881
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I really dig this project, man. It seems like every time I look in here I find something to nit pick, but I'm really impressed with what you're doing here.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:05 PM   #882
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I've considered ballistic. Not quite ready for lipoly yet. Awesome stuff though.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #883
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My car will be getting a 12 cell once I get everything sorted out. The trouble with them is terminals. If you put brass or steel terminal posts on them you increase the weight considerably (mainly because the damn thing is so light). I also dont want to hack off my stock terminals in case I ever need to throw in a normal battery.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #884
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I gave mine the chop like it was nothing. Worst case scenario I'll pop the ring terminals over the studs on parts store battery terminals like these:

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:18 PM   #885
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I gave mine the chop like it was nothing. Worst case scenario I'll pop the ring terminals over the studs on parts store battery terminals like these:

Thats a good idea.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #886
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Probably the same weight maybe a pound or two less.. I'm not doing this for weight though, if anything I could use some weight above the rear wheels. But I need something more reliable, high power fans, increased amperage spark system.. Looking for reliability.
The battery is pretty much just along for the ride once the car is started. The alternator is the important bit.
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:49 PM   #887
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The battery is pretty much just along for the ride once the car is started. The alternator is the important bit.
Meh - I ran a smaller battery in the past.. When My car sits at the track between sessions and is hot enough for the two fans to be running it had trouble starting.. Not worth the 6lbs of weight. Now I'm running a bigger battery and the fans don't run unless my ECU shows 300+ rpm.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:47 AM   #888
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Installed my Quik-Latches this weekend – And my new throw out bearing.

So I now have the FM level 2 clutch with a custom 6 puck ceramic sprung disc. While I was swapping the clutch in I decided to replace the throw out bearing. BIG MISTAKE. Turns out the FM level 2 comes with an upgraded bearing that is intended to take the abuse of the serious pressure plate that they include.

This was a brand new OE bearing after about 100 miles:



Thanks to the guys at Flyin Miata I finally tracked down a bearing and here is the difference.





Tossed this guy in and decided to install my Quik Latches:



There was actually already a pretty good spot – Remove the plastic retainer and install the quik latch stud.



Drilled the holes and we were good to go.




It now takes me about 30 seconds to remove my front clip…

Since my manifold is out being coated at Dart I took the time to clean the under side of my hood..


Calling it a weekend.. I’ll keep you guys updated when the manifold shows up. Should be cool – Inside and outside ceramic blended coating.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:07 PM   #889
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wow that TOB is much improved
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Are you sure that clutch combo will be up to task at holding down 400whp+?

Methinks you need to go twin disk like a boss
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:50 PM   #891
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Just ordered 245.45.16 RE-11 for the summer/street rear tire.. anyone have any feedback on these?
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RE11 or RE11A? The A is supposed to be pretty outstanding and the underdog that no one is really talking about from the new crop of ST tires. The normal RE11 is kind of like the slightly less good at everything brother of the star spec.
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The normal RE11 is kind of like the slightly less good at everything brother of the star spec.
I thought it was supposed to be about the same performance-wise but totally not worth the extra cost... am I wrong?
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I thought it was supposed to be about the same performance-wise but totally not worth the extra cost... am I wrong?
Its about the same performance wise. But its louder on the street and IMO not as good on the street in the rain. But that is moot now since you cant get star specs any more and I doubt there are many normal RE11s left.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #895
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Ok well put it this way- last summer I was running through the KDW2's in a 225 so this should be an improvement yes?
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Look what I stumbled upon...

MotoBlog: Vibrant Intercooler Installation

I think I know this car...

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:35 PM   #897
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So I'm guessing that TOB can be ordered through FM, how much? Can it be used with any clutch?

With such a bitch to replace part, ebay units fail, etc, I'm surprised this is the first I'm hearing about it.
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Agreed: I've seen way too many ebay/chinese ones fail to run a non-oem or FM piece ever again.
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I'm wondering if that's something that comes with the FM1 and FM2 clutches? I remember the TOB with my FM1 felt substantial, but I didn't take pics.
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This is my FM level 1 clutch and TOB before i put it on.

Looks like the OEM one to me.
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