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Old 08-15-2012, 04:15 PM   #21
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Thanks! I will get some updated pics tonight before I start another tuning journey. Car came along nicely turbo wise
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:03 PM   #22
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:39 PM   #23
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Looks good. Did it bring any mounting hardware?
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:46 PM   #24
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Yes it came with some screws, I just held it up there and had my body hold on tight while I screwed them in with my electric drill. Turned out great.

Update, car runs amazing! Idles like a champ and runs to 7k rpms with no bogging. I have never driven a turbo miata before, but I am proud to be driving one You guys bring so much research and advice here that it takes most of the hassle from building a car or doing tuning. I am not finished yet but I am one satisfied gay right now. I haven't had this big of a smile on my face in such a long long time!
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:46 AM   #25
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I feel bad for those poor, little tires.
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Looks good I like the lip? Any thought about remounting the ic so the brackets are hidden?
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #27
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Hustler, I don't

In time yes, but for now no. Drill some speed holes and call it a day! i'm having way to much fun on the streets, this car is going to get me in trouble
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I need some new wheels and tires, anyone have any thoughts on tire/wheel brand and sizes for a daily?
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Depends on how much you drive and how much you want to spend on tires yearly. For a DD I would recommend going with a 15x8 wheel with a 205/50/15 tire. The two best wheel choices at that size are the konig flatouts and the 6ULs. Of course if you don't mind DD'ing a tire with a 140 tread wear rating you can always go 6UL 15x9 and run 225/45/15 for maximum grip.
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I run TR Motorsports C1 15x8 +20 with 205/50/15 star specs. the whole combo was $960 shipped, mounted balanced from tirerack.

cheep and cheerful.
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Looks like I am going with the 6uls and some 205s for my daily! Will be the end of the month til 949 can ship out but oh well.

Guess who payed me a visit today 3 hour road trip? I think yes!


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I have NB wheels on 205/50/15 Neogens/Falken I'm cheap

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Funny because both my buddy and his father in law run that same combo!
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Funny because both my buddy and his father in law run that same combo!
Are they broke college students? Because if they aren't they have no excuse

The wheels aren't horrible. The weight isn't crazy, but they're only 6" wide which sucks *****. There are options on the market of 15x8 wheels starting from $100/ea
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My buddy is, but his father in law just likes the looks of the NB wheel, not the same tire though.

I like TRM wheels or the 6uls, I might aswell spend the money and get the 6uls because those are what I want. 15x8 with 205/50/15, now debating on the tire size!
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If you're still struggling with tuning, I'll be back in town Sunday night. We need to Virtual Dyno your ride!!

6UL's are the way to go. Plenty of room for that BBK which is sure to be your next purchase. The RPF1's I have aren't so good in that regard.
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Oh, BTW, your intercooler mounting looks pretty slick.
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Oh, BTW, your intercooler mounting looks pretty slick.
Thanks! I will be doing some ducting here soon, temps are fine but it wouldn't hurt anything.

I wont be bothering you the day you get back, but for sure the week/weekend after I will have to come by again so we can play around. I will be in Iowa the 2nd-9th so i'd like to tune before then.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #39
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Well I bit my tongue and ordered me some new wheels. 15x8 Nickel 6uls!!!



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y u order nickel, the least durable 6ul finish?
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