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Old 10-28-2010, 03:34 PM   #41
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He's still on Koni race with ground control sleeves
I think your full of ****, because I bought those off of this exact car months ago. We both know whats on it, and its STILL fast.
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Every time I have to go for state inspection and emissions testing, I ponder this formula. Since my car's already an 01, the engine is taken care of. The stock ECU probably wouldn't care about mild cams and lighter reciprocating parts I imagine.
Do it. I'm at ~135whp right now and I'm not missing the power of mild FI 200-220whp miatas. Simple, reliable as HELL and plenty fast too on my 6-speed.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:01 PM   #43
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I think your full of ****, because I bought those off of this exact car months ago. We both know whats on it, and its STILL fast.
Yikes. It's still on those?

Me thinks he's waiting for me to get my act together and start shipping Xida Club Sports
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:06 PM   #44
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I think your full of ****, because I bought those off of this exact car months ago. We both know whats on it, and its STILL fast.
Lol lol shhhh....

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Me thinks he's waiting for me to get my act together and start shipping Xida Club Sports
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:15 PM   #45
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Me thinks he's waiting for me to get my act together and start shipping Xida Club Sports
Precisely. Those were supposed to be a temporary stopgap measure to get the car rolling and shaken down, which they did quite well (in that they keep the car from scraping on the ground). We've had to loosen our definition of "temporary" in the last few months, though. It will be fun to see exact back-to-backs at various tracks between those two setups.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:26 PM   #46
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Yikes. It's still on those?

Me thinks he's waiting for me to get my act together and start shipping Xida Club Sports
Looks like all this attention about the xida club sports has caused your website to timeout. 1799 is a great price, cant wait to try them out. Is there a preorder page or a group buy. I am sure the first sets are already sold out.

Interested in rental pricing since i would love to do Laguna Seca someday soon. This might be cheaper and more fun then the alternate going to skip barber.
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Looks like all this attention about the xida club sports has caused your website to timeout. 1799 is a great price, cant wait to try them out. Is there a preorder page or a group buy. I am sure the first sets are already sold out.

Interested in rental pricing since i would love to do Laguna Seca someday soon. This might be cheaper and more fun then the alternate going to skip barber.
I'll start another thread about the Club Sports in a week or so. Feel free to shoot me an email or call if you have further questions.

Mainly chimed in to the thread to give props to the TSE crew for building this car. They're helping spread the gospel as it were
My intent when building the Rental was to show how fast, cheap and reliable a track Miata could be put together without needing the cost/complexity of F/I. Hoped to inspire others to copy the basic formula and bring more of you to the track. I'm starting to read across the forums that more track rats are kinda liking this back to basics approach and not getting lost in a power hungry build craze that spends more time wrenching than driving.

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Don't tell me the car is currently on RACELANDS? holy ****
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Don't tell me the car is currently on RACELANDS? holy ****
Like a moth to light, we had to see how bad/good they really were while we waited for the real shocks to show up. They've certainly exceeded our expectations - it took us 4 whole months to blow all 4 dampers. Brand new out-of-the-box, they ride better than stock and are definitely not bad, but I feel like we leased them and didn't make the second payment, because now the highway ride is bumpy and jouncy and I've been told it looks like a pogo stick on track. Still fast, but if it had more than 120whp it would probably be a real handful. I cannot WAIT to get decent shocks under this car and see what it will really do.
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Brand new out-of-the-box, they ride better than stock and are definitely not bad, but I feel like we leased them and didn't make the second payment, because now the highway ride is bumpy and jouncy...

I cannot WAIT to get decent shocks under this car and see what it will really do.
Sounds like my car when I had the Tein Basics on it... and my transition to FCM's was a religious experience. I'm sure the XIDA's will be similarly awesome.
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Did you swap the engine harness from the donor 01+ car or did you use the NA harness and run extra wires?

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NA harness, plus about half a dozen extra wires for sequential injection and VVT. cam/crank, IAT, TPS, IAC, etc. are all run through the stock harness.
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So this car is/was actually on Racelands? That's funny, good for you for testing them out though! Unfortunately I can't laugh too much since my '97 is going to be on a set temporarily just to level the car out (previous owner only installed the fronts, tossed the stock suspension like an iditot, and never got around to doing the rears) and make the handling slightly more predictable. I had some really cheap coilovers on my '86 VW Scirocco and honestly I was impressed with them for street driving.
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:34 PM   #55
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Savington do you have a dyno of what power the motor makes?
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What rates were on the racelands? What made them blow? I need cheap suspension for my sisters track car and never got to test my set.

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I have no idea what rates are on the Racelands, and judging from the ride heights those rates appear to change on a weekly basis. As far as why the shocks blew, I'm going to go with "driving".
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Ok, thought you might have tried something crazy like 700/400 rates on them. Car sounds good. Do you have any video of it on track? I might try to come out to Cali this year and you rental might be the ticket.

Edit: Is miata challenge going to Infineon next year? Date? What about Mazda Raceway date?
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I havent looked yet, but as far as adding the VVT engine, is there any major differences to the electrical systems than the early 1.8 that would need to be addressed (besides VVT actuation and wiring)

Sorry, seems like a noob question but i dont have an engine infront of me to look at.
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I havent looked yet, but as far as adding the VVT engine, is there any major differences to the electrical systems than the early 1.8 that would need to be addressed (besides VVT actuation and wiring)

Sorry, seems like a noob question but i dont have an engine infront of me to look at.
Coils, cam/crank sensors, fuel injector wiring, TPS/IAC/IAT/CLT are all touched but not significantly. The biggest one is the fuel injectors. Nothing major, but you need to be well versed in reading a wiring diagram and a volt meter.
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