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Old 01-21-2015, 06:35 PM   #61
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Will they pass the broomstick test AND not be any higher than stock? Or just pass the broomstick test?

I can just about pass a broomstick test with the A4s, but they sit higher than stock.

And do they really bolt up to stock sliders? That's rad.

I need to sit in one, obviously.
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:38 PM   #62
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They are lower than stock because it's a sling seat. They're uncomfortable for long drives because it's a sling seat.

My Sprint V with the standard sparco sidemounts bolted straight on to my stock sliders into both the driver and passenger positions (had to move the sliders a bit to fit in driver side but it still all worked).

I loved the seat for track. EDIT: I never drove the track in this seat. I really mean I loved the seat in aggressive driving and it would have been great on the track.

Roomy and incredible holding, and VERY stiff seat. But the sling design pushes buttcheeks together, and there's a metal bar that runs around the front of the seat (the steel seat frame) that kinda cuts into the back of my legs as a driver. Exacerbated because I have to have the seat further back for proper heel toe (ankle screwed up, doesn't move as much as regular folk so I need my seat even further back).
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I can't wait to lose every HPDE because of these.

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OMG should have got 6ULs!!! Hater!
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:06 AM   #65
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lol there's the haters, then there's the anti-hate haters, and so on


They do look sooo good tho.
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Those are gonna look awesome on the car.

What rubber are you going to put on those 9's? I just ordered Federal RSR's, gonna rock some stretch for a bit.
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Gonna wait to see what goes on with the RS3 situation for a little bit before i go with some stretch swag.
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Im actually a fan of this color.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:48 PM   #69
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Finally after much digging found a pic of the 205/50/15 RSR mounted on a 9" wheel. Stretch doesn't look too bad to me. Yeah would prefer 225's but this'll work. Better than the RE-11's that were on my white car.

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Yeah that's not the worst thing in the world. We'll play it by ear.
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I hate how cheap you got this...the only thing I have to add to this.

I should have started with an NB shell...would have been cheaper if I built it the same way I did the NA
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I hate how cheap you got this...the only thing I have to add to this.

I should have started with an NB shell...would have been cheaper if I built it the same way I did the NA






I have a new pair of front hubs on the way. Once i get that and the brakes taken care of, i should be able to start putting some miles on it to see what else bothers me. Front end feels a bit weird, but i'm hoping that's mostly from the shot driver's front hub.

Next on the list of "Wants."
1) AWR 70A mounts
2) Delrin diff mounts
3) Miataroadster tall angled shifter
4) CSF radiator
5) Swap my NA Singular vent louver panels for some NBs. That's gonna suck because i got the NAs at group buy prices. :(
6) Suspension bushings
7) RB big front bar
8) RB header
9) figure out exhaust things
10) intake for noises.


If Good-Win is using my picture of the unboxed vents in their product listing, do you think i could twist their arm for some discount?
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Looks like some fine choices on the parts list, wish I had got the tall angled MR shifter because I am on my second MR angled shift extender and both have bent but I do love the MR srs. I think the CSF radiator will be the new budget, not cheap, radiator. Look forward to the progress Ben, although wish boost was in there.
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Maybe a Rotrex if the car sticks around for a long time and i feel like sinking some money into it.
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No oil cooler or brake stuff on that list?
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No oil cooler or brake stuff on that list?

Guess i need to list the parts i already have in my garage. My bad.

1) Hardtop + SM brackets
2) Boss Frog Clearview
3) Boss Frog harness bar
4) Boss Frog Frog Arms
5) Boundary Engineering frame rails
6) Carbing shock tower brace. (Bling BLANG!)
7) Corbeau A4s (don't particularly love these in Miatas, so they're temporary.)
8) Autopower 5pt harnesses
9) Swank Force Racing Budget Billy setup
10) Momo competition wheel and hub
11) NB Sport brakes with Yellowstuff pads. (For now. Will use them up then evaluate if just a pad change will do it or if i want the Trackspeed front kit)
12) Coolant re-route

Oil cooler is on the "eventually" list. Been doing some light research to see how i want to attack that.
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Some things have arrived.

Care package from Emilio.


Hubs. Thought my car had ABS, so i ordered ABS hubs. Turns out the car doesn't have ABS. Will these still work?


Last looks at the awful interior.


Saggy glovebox.


Nice top.
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Should be fine. The ABS hubs are a bit beefier, but the rings are just pressed on. You can pop them off fairly easily.
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Now that 949's sport clutches are gone, what's the flavor of 1.6 clutch we all like?
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Well, the horror stories include: "oh god why did I buy an eBay flywheel when the 949 lightweight 1.6 flywheel is only $129 more..."

For 1.6 size, SPEC or ACT are really your only choices of decent clutches. FM and others just use 1.8 sizes and tell you to buy a 1.8 flywheel.

Honestly, even at only 172ft/lbs, I wish I had a 1.8 sized clutch instead of my 1.6 949 clutch, since launch control over heats it. Actually I haven't set my boost controller back to the dyno pressures, so that's probably closer to 160ft/lbs or less.
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