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Old 04-05-2014, 10:19 PM   #61
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Welcome to the early 2000's.

We've finally enabled launch control and flat shifting on this little turd. 3000rpm launch because of RA-1s and rain.



That's really just a video of launch control, since I forgot to not lift the gas for my 1-2 shift, and I couldn't find 3rd when I tried 2-3, which is what you hear most of the end of the video.

This poor VLSD has no chance.

Anybody have any idea how to make the launch control faster? Is it just narrowing the space between "retard ignition above" and "Launch control hard rev limit"?
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:17 PM   #63
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Car made 122/108 whp/wtq. Quiet muffler made more power than the spoon knockoff so we are sticking with it.
Videos to come.
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A little flat shift goodness at the end. Watch in HD.
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Those seem like really healthy numbers for your little 1.6 - I'm excited to see what you guys will do with the VVT swap. Do you have E85 easily available in the PNW?

I'd be interested to know what your "Quiet Muffler" is - I had to route in little dynomax behind my catless hushpower system to get the sounds levels reasonable for the street.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:44 PM   #66
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It's a round magna flow. Kinda big, maybe 21"(?) and about 6" diameter. We welded a flange onto the end and bolted it tour racing beat mid pipe. It sticks out the middleish. Then there's a 90* pipe left over from an old exhaust system pointing down. Looks like a limp dick honestly. There's also a patch panel welded on where an old hanger ripped off. We need to work on it.
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Yeah I would spend a bit more if I were you.
Fabbed a little cover from some scrap steel I had. This will go around the cuts we made to install the roll bar in laz to block off the trunk from the passenger compartment. Used foam cover with electrical tape around the edges as a noise damper. Need to make another one for the other side but Im all out of scrap metal





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Old 05-04-2014, 01:20 AM   #68
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while laz is waiting on his VVT motor that curly is building and for suspension to show up, I did some time trials in my daily. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65xz...ature=youtu.be
Eddie Nakato of AR auto service took my car for a few laps, needless to say I have a few things to work on but it was a great experience, glad to have him as a friend.
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Track day fun from is Monday. Laz went out to play for the first time this year on cording ra1s and stock suspension. Only ran 2 seconds off the previous best. Here is a short clip of me chasing down stormin normans's Lexi
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Got some sm6 takeoffs mounted on my FFDs, pics on the car soon


Also, curly should have some photos of the refreshed VVT motor we are working on.
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Did some tracking at PIR today with some other NW MT members,




laz handled a total of 11 twenty minute sessions, including 4 that were back to back to back.
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I spy with my little eye... My car. Hehe
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It drew some attention once I opened the hood to distract peeps from the quarter panel.
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Big update
Bought some sweet knockoff raceland ultimatos...

Installed them


Joined the stancenation


Track testing commences Monday on sm6 takeoffs.m
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Lol, $400 car, $6000 shocks.
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Theyre only 3000ish out the door with hats and springs. And I paid nowhere near that
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Buys MCS, not doubles.
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Singles a plenty for my needs we had a couple sets in stock so I got one
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So Laz is insanely close to the spec miata record for PIR which is 1:30.448. Laz managed a 1:30.947 today on corded SM6s that got progressively more and more terrible. There is a lot left in the car as I'm relearning it with the MCS however it is super consistent and easier to drive after we played with the dampers and sway bar combo today.
Here are a few photos of Laz and his poor tires



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what wheels are those?
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