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Old 06-09-2016, 11:37 AM   #221
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haha not yet. ECU is almost finished, installing that and praying it works is the first step.

Also Inertia Labs is still deciding if the XIDA shock that seized 4 months into ownership is warrantiable... who knows how long that will take.

Still waiting on the bracketry, intake, and rotrex oil cooler from Trackdog.

I gotta be patient! I might have to just wait to install the rotrex when I get back to caaali, not sure how long all this stuff will take.
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do it

DO IT!!

I want to make this thing a nasty naughty tire shredding machine. bring it to cali and lets make it happen cap'n
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:07 PM   #223
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This sounds like fun. I might be willing to drive to Sac and donate a few hours labor one day.
Also on the subject of cryo treatment of parts. I have been given access to an entire shelf of a -80 freezer for part experiments. There is regular delivery of LN2 there as well if I get my own dewar.
Should I be treating all my steel parts before I build my motor? Maybe disassemble my spare 5 speed and treat everything in there too.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:23 PM   #224
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^That' isn't cold enough to align the metallurgy. I might be wrong, but I think cryo treatments happen around -300F

but yeah! the more the merrier, and just so you know, we joke around A LOT!

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do it

DO IT!!

I want to make this thing a nasty naughty tire shredding machine. bring it to cali and lets make it happen cap'n

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Yeah, I figured as much, I will fit right in. If Vlad doesn't mind, I don't want to **** off his neighborhood with too many obnoxious Miatas at one time.

I have a thought to use the racks in a dewar to build a shelf, so I could go maybe a week in the -80. A week of the vapor phase in the dewar on the upper shelf. Then finally a week submerged in LN2 on the lower shelf. Maybe pull stuff out the same way. I think the older style dewars can be picked up relatively cheap and they have a bigger opening.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:24 PM   #226
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Yeah should be fun... does vlad have your number? Don't worry about his neighbors! They all know, lol.

ahh, i missed the LN2 part, yeah that should be great! I think it's beneficial for most parts, except springs and bearings, could be wrong, though
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Pretty sure he's got my number, but it isn't difficult for us to connect. All I have to do is post a quick timeslip.
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sext me later broz. too busy right now
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:24 PM   #229
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so after 3 1/2 weeks, Inertia Labs has finished the inspection of my XIDAs.... They will be shipped back to me this week, but the email didn't give me any details, just a little teaser... they really know how to get a girl wet with anticipation.
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the top hat photo shows wear caused by a manufacturing defect in the xidas. A ring of metal was just hanging out there. I bought the pre-assembled xidas.

second photo shows the innards of the tractive shock (xida)

Xida shocks are supposed to seize at the very top 1/4 of travel, due to the little hole passing through the bushing. This is interesting, but doesn't effect the performance of the shocks, other than if you go airborn, and you probably won't notice anything.






So does this mean XIDAs are meant to make a **** ton of noise? I swear to the car gods, if these still make insane clunking noises, I'm buying custom shocks. Penske or some ****. I don't care.
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dibs on xidas
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^haha thanks for the vote of confidence!

But yeah, in the likely event that I will get Alex from T&A Motorsports (he makes penske shocks for the ford gt, and mustang racing teams, he was a local guy to me when I lived in Michigan) to make some Penskes for me...

you are first in line, just a fyi, the xidas have 800/500 springs.


Oh snap, I just had an idea.... maybe Emilio and Alex can do a little collab... make some small batch high end shocks for the miata.... OH BAYBEEE
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No they won't.

Put the car back together, let's make it proper fast, and go rage-rape it on track til your face falls off from grinning.

like a man
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Just that post had me grinning!

As I'm sure you remember, "I ain't no *****" lol

But yeah I'm more than ready to have a fast car again. It's been SOOOOOOOO long.
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you are mistaken

the correct term was:

I AINT NO B**** !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*crazy I-will-rape-you face while flat-foot-shifting through an intersection*


good times
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^I'm glad you keep me in line!

Good times indeed! Many more to come, I'm sure!

Update!!!!!! the track dog intake, supercharger bracket, hardware, and upgraded rotrex oil cooler kit has arrived!!!! I am very impressed at the thoroughness and quality of TDR. All the hardware is in little baggies, and all items were packed well. An EXTREMELY DETAILED instruction manual was also included (like 100 tabbed pages) with a flash drive containing the PDF version. Wow.

At first I was upset, as I took the oil cooler out, because it had very minimal padding/packing, but then I realised the aluminum mounting bracket doubled as a packaging shield, very cool.

I'll be uploading a picture tonight.

Honestly, I will be very surprised if ANY company out there can beat the quality of the TDR Rotrex kit, at least pre-installation. I will obviously be vocal and honest about the installation, and throughout the months following.
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Booom!!!

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nice and shiny
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If anyone is interested in the pricing of rebuilding tractive style shocks (XIDAs) at Inertia Labs Texas, here's a rundown... as of June 2016

Rebuild Service for Tractive Shock--- 150.00 per shock

Cleaning service of Strut/Shock--- 15.00 per shock

Top Mount/Spring Removal and Reassembly---10.00 per shock

Inspection of strut/shock to evaluate condition of oil, seals, shims, etc.---75.00 per shock

XIDA Rebound Adjuster **** (orange)---20.00 per ****

The rebuild, inspection, and return shipping was covered under XIDA warranty. Not sure who covers that, I'm guessing 949racing reimburses Inertia Labs...

I pay for the Labor for installing the springs and mounts, and the two ***** that were lost in transit.
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Update!

I'm sick of fiddling with the stupid aluminum racing beat sway bar support blocks every time I do anything to the car...

Ordered AWR front sway bar mounts.
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