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Old 03-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #901
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Yeah it is. The FM 1 does not have as extreme of a pressure plate as the FM 2 does. That's really the only way they were able to get the power capabilities out of a single disk clutch.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:00 AM   #902
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Just ordered 245.45.16 RE-11 for the summer/street rear tire.. anyone have any feedback on these?

I don't have any feedback on the compound, but as far as the size goes, i think they'll look really great. Personally I've got 225/50/16s, which are margionally taller than the 245/45/16s you're looking at. They're around 2" taller than stock, but give the miata such a mean look. The sidewall should help you a bit too.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:06 AM   #903
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I has new tires… These guys are BIG. Big being a relative term for Mazda Miatas of course.



I tossed them on and the fenders must be rolled but they just barely fit all the way around.

I also got my manifold back – The DART DC-2 Coating came out great. I tossed it on and I can literally tighten the V-Band flanges while the car is running. This stuff keeps some serious heat out of the engine bay. It is booger green though..

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #904
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Haha sweet coating color!!

I am really happy with me RE-11s and I love how they look.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:22 AM   #905
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I kind of like the color. At least yours isnt going to be bight white.
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those tires are no joke lol

side profile shot with them on plz?
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:01 PM   #907
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Those tires are huge! Are you running 4 of those or just in the rear? I had problems with 225/50/15's rubbing on the top of the wheel well in the front and those are considerably bigger.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #908
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They look very close but I think I'll be alright. If not... I'm notching my sub frame mounts and moving my wheel base back 1/4 inch like a real man who drives a Miata. This is just the rear btw.
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I noticed there is less room on in the front of my rear wheels than the back and it causes problems when I get into boost. I have replacement bushings going in the car but I'd still like to remedy the problem. If I don’t get anywhere after the bushings I’ll be moving my sub frame completely. Anyone have any luck solving this problem? Not that I suspect many will need to.

I was doing some looking around and it looks like it's a common problem..

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that's typical with the miata. what size are those?
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yeah everyone has that "problem" cause its not a problem, its how they come from the factory.

that's why I wanted to see a profile shot: cause I couldn't believe it would fit without some modification
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yeah everyone has that "problem" cause its not a problem, its how they come from the factory.

that's why I wanted to see a profile shot: cause I couldn't believe it would fit without some modification
Yep - It's bullsheet. I'm modifing my subframe mounting. These WILL fit.

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that's typical with the miata. what size are those?
They are 245.45.16
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He wants to do wheelies on the street
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They look very close but I think I'll be alright. If not... I'm notching my sub frame mounts and moving my wheel base back 1/4 inch like a real man who drives a Miata. This is just the rear btw.
Man how do you get all the free time to do that between a regular job and your evening job boxing Miata things to export to the North. You must only sleep 4 hours a day.
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Last night I spent some time finishing up some loose ends. Boost control, mounting my new battery and replacing the center console with my gauges and some ABS plastic.

My GT30R does not have a boost reference port on it so I welded a vibrant bung to the charge pipe.


Mounted my battery - I ended up cutting the factory bracket up and re welding the tabs to fit the battery. The bottom tray I made out of aluminum.


And here is a pic of the tire fitment.
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Your build is progressing as awesome as usual. Good thing there is no port on the turbo. Where did you place the bung? It's better to measure boost right before the throttle body.

Joe posted an entertaining thread about it.
https://www.miataturbo.net/diy-turbo...eed-ebc-47532/
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**** me!!!916 posts later.....
Subbed for a great build! Now I know where my 255 pump came from and why, lol
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Looking good.

Any clue how well the DART DC-2 coating compares to Techline Black Satin?
Retail Packaged, Exhaust System Coatings
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Looking good.

Any clue how well the DART DC-2 coating compares to Techline Black Satin?
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I think they're both ceramic paint. They dont look thick enough to be an actual ceramic coating, and the only places that I know that offer true ceramic to auto enthusiasts are located in upstate NY and southern Cali.

And as a note, matte black is the worst possible color to paint a header, since it is almost the best emitter of thermal radiation, white would be much better as would chrome.
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I don't know how to post a video on a forum.. failboat.

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