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Old 10-31-2010, 01:21 PM   #321
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what a ******* BEAST! After just seeing that jump from 80-110 in a split second made my body tingle in naughty ways.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:41 PM   #322
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I'd throw 9's all around and just run NT01's on the street. They might be coming out with a 245/15 next year.
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Sick sick stuff in here
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I'd throw 9's all around and just run NT01's on the street. They might be coming out with a 245/15 next year.
Where did you hear this? My man parts just got tingly.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:36 PM   #325
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Sounds so beautiful in that latest video, wow! I bet you're enjoying that gearbox much more than the Miata's.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:38 PM   #326
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The car is just amazing, I was running around yesterday with the top off and couldn't contain the smile!!!
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FREEBIE!!! Well, almost. I had to trade my stocker. At least it got to go fast before I traded it away!

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Very nice.. I love the addition of the splitter, looks fabulous.
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Very nice looks alot better
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:14 AM   #330
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Great ******* car.
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vtec kicks in harddddd
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:32 PM   #332
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Very nice.. I love the addition of the splitter, looks fabulous.
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Thanks guys, I am trying to convince myself that I like the sleeper look and don't need the flares but I know that I am just kidding myself.

Had the car out today driving down to Invesco Field, was messing around with a buddy who was driving down to the stadium also, and the car broke the tires loose at the top of 3rd, that's about 95 mph...of course it was only 35 degrees out. I am going to have to breakdown an get wheels and tires.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:34 PM   #333
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So I put a little weight into the car over the weekend. I put in some some sound deadening material (fat cat extreme) 80mm thick...what a pain in the ***, but well worth it, the car is much much quiter now, and I only added 17 pounds. Will have to take the camera out next time I go for a fun run. We have Santa Claus run that I plan on participating in a couple of weeks.
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:13 AM   #334
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lol 17lbs.

Who gives a **** man. Add as much weight to it as you want to. Car makes more than enough power even if you added on 500lbs.
I say make it as enjoyable as you can. Sound deadening, chassis stiffening (rails/arms/etc), the works.

bumper looks great btw
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What tires/wheels are you running now? Have you decided on your upgrade?
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lol 17lbs.

Who gives a **** man. Add as much weight to it as you want to. Car makes more than enough power even if you added on 500lbs.
I say make it as enjoyable as you can. Sound deadening, chassis stiffening (rails/arms/etc), the works.

bumper looks great btw
Thanks, I really like the new look the bumper provides. Weight is the devil, the devil I say. It eats hp for breakfast. The lighter a car is the better it oerforms, all else being equal. Believe it or not, even with the power I make I can tell a difference when I put someone in the passenger seat.

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What tires/wheels are you running now? Have you decided on your upgrade?
Running 15X7 7 inch 30mm off set left over from my spec miata project. Rubber is 205 50 kumho ecsta ast. They are overwhelmed at WOT below 60mph, and on colder days I have had tire spin at the top of 3rd (about 95). I think I will be going with 275 40 17 tucked under AWR flares. I have not decided on a wheel yet.

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60mph, and on colder days I have had tire spin at the top of 3rd (about 95).
Aggh that does not sound like fun. Wheelspin in 1st and 2nd is supposed to warm up the tires for 3rd :(

How much boost are you seeing at redline?
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Aggh that does not sound like fun. Wheelspin in 1st and 2nd is supposed to warm up the tires for 3rd :(

How much boost are you seeing at redline?
Garrett 3582 turbo, 12 pounds at 9000 rpm. But remember I am running stock compression ratio 11:1

The wheel spin is not that bad, and it only happens at the top of 3rd if it is cold out...below 40 outside.
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Running 15X7 7 inch 30mm off set left over from my spec miata project. Rubber is 205 50 kumho ecsta ast. They are overwhelmed at WOT below 60mph, and on colder days I have had tire spin at the top of 3rd (about 95). I think I will be going with 275 50 17 tucked under AWR flares. I have not decided on a wheel yet.
There's always 15x9 6ULs.. and you wouldn't need a flare with those. But I understand you want a more aggressive look, so something with more neg offset is probably more your thing.

Given any thought to what make/model you're going to run in that size? I thought it was only R-comps available.
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Given any thought to what make/model you're going to run in that size? I thought it was only R-comps available.
In a 15 inch tire you're right, but I plan on running a 17, not sure on a tire yet.

I just don't think I will find a 15 that will hold the power and allow spirited driving in the curves.
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