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Old 04-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #941
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Once i get this engine built, i want to see how bad i'll loose to you.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:57 PM   #942
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Me too. Milan just opened up this week, we should plan to meet out there on a test and tune night?
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Well, if i run under a 13.2 or some silly number i'll get kicked out for not having a roll bar.
I guess the test and tunes are a little more laid back. So maybe not.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #944
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What if you have a hardtop? I've never ran the miata out there, but I used to go all the time with my sportbikes.

I sure hope to see 12's in my current state but I honestly don't know?
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:07 PM   #945
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Can't say for a "latch down" hardtop. But the tech people are kinda lenient on that stuff. Maybe...

I will be shooting for low 13's this season. I ran a 13.7 or so last year when we had those hot days (around 95F outside) and my small intercooler.

Crapping bryans thread. :(
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #946
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Found a couple of shots that some peeps took from our Cars and Coffee get together this weekend...




Also - New steering wheel showed up with the quickness.

I went with the Sparco Ring in Suede. Great looking wheel, good diameter, flat bottom.. I paired it with the lovely NRG hub.
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just out of curiosity, looks like you still have the oem sport brakes on there, how are they standing up to that kind of power?
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #948
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just out of curiosity, looks like you still have the oem sport brakes on there, how are they standing up to that kind of power?
Fine on the street - Not so great on the track. Selling them if anyone is looking for an upgrade. Newer rotors - extra set of pads.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:45 PM   #949
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Brackets, calipers front and rear, etc? How much do you want? I do want to upgrade my base 99s.
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Nice. I have the same wheel for my track wheel. Mine is a lot older and smoother - I've heard consistently wearing gloves when driving will make it last longer.
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Fine on the street - Not so great on the track. Selling them if anyone is looking for an upgrade. Newer rotors - extra set of pads.
thats kinda what i figured, im assuming your going bbk? keep up the awesome work, and if you get bored i need a down pipe and exhaust just saying.
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Like the flat bottom wheel a lot. I use an nrg quick release as well and it gets used quite a bit. Has stood up to the abuse very well.
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In that first pic you posted with the JDM Geek logo... what's that white ford behind your car in the photo? It looks like a euro market focus RS...
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What made you decide to get the Sparco Ring? Cool looks or something else? I currently have the MASSIVE stock wood Nardi wheel on my 01. I need something smaller as I don't have room for my thighs. The Ring is 330mm so it would drop a bit over an inch off the diameter. Is an inch all that noticeable? Also the flat bottom should help too.
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With a 330mm wheel, you won't be able to see the top section of the gauges (think 11 through 1 o'clock) and the oil pressure gauge itself, depending on your height of course.
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That is true. Dem, care to tell us if you have any visibility problems?

I recently installed a Marrad seat so Im sitting several inches lower than stock, Rev.
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My OMP HTE seat is bolted to the floor. Doesn't get lower than that.
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Nice. I have the same wheel for my track wheel. Mine is a lot older and smoother - I've heard consistently wearing gloves when driving will make it last longer.
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With a 330mm wheel, you won't be able to see the top section of the gauges (think 11 through 1 o'clock) and the oil pressure gauge itself, depending on your height of course.
I use a 350mm Mazdaspeed wheel on the street and the 330mm Sparco Ring on the track because of the visibility issues Reverant mentioned. I'm 5'7" - 5'8" and use a fixed bucket seat.
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In for dyno results!
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Welp ...400whp and then it turns out you must build the head.

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