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Old 06-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #1041
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It's all good Fae, just some typical MT ribbing. Relax brother, you have come a long way with the work you have done on your car, you just digress once in a while. Remember, you can only only have 2 of the 3; cheap, fast, reliable. Fast and reliable cost $$$ no way around it.
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It's all good Fae, just some typical MT ribbing. Relax brother, you have come a long way with the work you have done on your car, you just digress once in a while. Remember, you can only only have 2 of the 3; cheap, fast, reliable. Fast and reliable cost $$$ no way around it.
thats all relative imo. you can have a fast reliable cheap car. however I think a cheap car is 10 grand and I think fast is a 12 second car. so again I always hated that statement because IMO its just not true.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:52 AM   #1044
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thats all relative imo. you can have a fast reliable cheap car. however I think a cheap car is 10 grand and I think fast is a 12 second car. so again I always hated that statement because IMO its just not true.
I concur. Cheap then has to be substituted for "fab skills and fab tools", "knowledge", "time". As is proven on this forum, if you can weld, you can make your own manifolds, exhaust, IC piping. That plus ebay intercooler + used turbo + injectors + fuel pump + MS + rubber not AN hoses = sweet turbo rig for around $2000 unless you weld like a horse.
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That's pretty much what it comes down to: what tools and skills you have. no tools and no skills = you're **** outa luck and have to pay much higher to put together a setup (unless you're a classifieds scavenger and manage to score insane deals on everything)
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wait what's wrong with the DIY/mcmaster ball/spring MBC? FM sold them at one point. I just screwed one together but haven't installed it yet.

Links I got from brain:
http://www.moreboost.org/mbc.htm

http://www.volvospeedshop.com/MBC.html

I drilled a tiny bleeder hole into the 90deg bend, didn't see that mentioned in the above links. Like JimB! muhaha

http://www.15psi.com/mbc.htm

Thoughts?
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:54 AM   #1047
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Be honest you only bought a new boost controller because you are afraid when my car does run that I will be passing you at a 60 roll blowing the tires off.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:00 PM   #1048
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Looks like an inexpensive solution to me. Nice thing about mcmastering it is that you can change parts / spring rates without buying a whole new controller. Either way it doesnt look like you'd be out much if it didnt end up working the way you wanted..
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Looks like an inexpensive solution to me. Nice thing about mcmastering it is that you can change parts / spring rates without buying a whole new controller. Either way it doesnt look like you'd be out much if it didnt end up working the way you wanted..
is this more or less what FM provides? LOL
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is this more or less what FM provides? LOL
Yeah

http://flyinmiata.com/index.php?dept...umber=07-27210
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Special announcement:

I'm going to track my car this summer.

15x9 6UL will be in the mail next week
I snoozed and loosed. RS3 are sold out nationwide. Considering full tread Toyo RA1 instead.
I'm undecided about the BBK. 949 11" kit or TSE 11.75" kit? 4 pot or 6 pot?
Will do all the ducting stuff sometime prior to track fun.
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Be honest you only bought a new boost controller because you are afraid when my car does run that I will be passing you at a 60 roll blowing the tires off.
bench racing!
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:31 PM   #1053
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Special announcement:

I'm going to track my car this summer.

15x9 6UL will be in the mail next week
I snoozed and loosed. RS3 are sold out nationwide. Considering full tread Toyo RA1 instead.
I'm undecided about the BBK. 949 11" kit or TSE 11.75" kit? 4 pot or 6 pot?
Will do all the ducting stuff sometime prior to track fun.
11.75" kit with 6pots front and 11" 4pots for the rear or don't bother.
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Lol. Do what he said, or actually save your money. 11.75" with 4 pots up front and proper pads, plus your sport rears with proper pads in the back.
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Lol. Do what he said, or actually save your money. 11.75" with 4 pots up front and proper pads, plus your sport rears with proper pads in the back.

Whaaaaaaaaaatttt??

Are you saying I should go with 11.75" 4 pots with my sport rears?


TSE doesn't sell 6 pots though. What to do.
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I'm going to track my car this summer.
This is the best thing I've read to date in this thread.
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Whaaaaaaaaaatttt??

Are you saying I should go with 11.75" 4 pots with my sport rears?


TSE doesn't sell 6 pots though. What to do.
Good god yes. If you're only occasionally tracking, there's no way in hell you'd need the 6 pots. I'm sure Savington gets tired of hearing it, but I use his black car as my baseline. Yes 6 pot calipers sound exotic, but if he doesn't need them for his black car (yet, at least), I am smart enough to know that there's no way in hell I'd need them either. It's only added weight and an added $250.

I'm sure they don't make much money if any off the calipers anyways, so I'm sure you could email him and ask for $250 off the 11.75" kit and then give summit racing $500 for the 6 pots, if that's what you really desire.

P.S. keep in mind pad price as well, I haven't looked it up, but I'd imagine they're more expensive and harder to find than the equivalent 4 pot pad. 4 pot pads can be found easily just about anywhere, FM, Goodwin, TSE, summit, etc. It's an incredibly common caliper.
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Sav ran 6 pots for a bit. They aren't worth it. You get a barely better pedal feel and thats about it. The pads are more expensive and of course they don't work with the TSE BBK kit.
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OK I just bought four sets of BBK 4 pot 11.75". One set for each boost controller I own.
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So you bought one and a half sets?

BAM! That's a slam on your pathetic egay boost controller. Cuz it sucks.
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