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Old 07-08-2013, 08:09 PM   #21
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Gre Poupon, lol.
I stand corrected. You really have converted, haven't you?

Actually, love the NSX. Great video on YouTube with Senna wringing one out.

Maybe we should change the thread title again to "Koto's NSX."
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Also, FRT: didn't you have a mr2 spyder for a while? I've always had a thing for those, I was wondering what you thought of it and why you got rid of it (if you did) for a miata.

did it ever get boooooosted?
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Also, FRT: didn't you have a mr2 spyder for a while? I've always had a thing for those, I was wondering what you thought of it and why you got rid of it (if you did) for a miata.

did it ever get boooooosted?
Yes I did have one. I loved it. I think overall I liked it better than the miata, except for a few small things. First, there was literally NO trunk space. I didn't have the frunk plastic so besides the small area behind the seat there was no storage. Also there really isn't a good community for those cars. There are just too few of them. Also if you think a hard top for a maita is expensive try getting one for an MR2 (think $2800). I never turbo'd mine.

I still miss driving that car a lot. If I ever make a lot of money one day I will own about 10 cars under 10k instead of one 100k car.
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Car is now "In Transit" so at least it's leaving NC.
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BTW, I've never had a car successfully transported without some rash. Make sure you really check it over when you get it. Personally, I would have flown out and driven it back. Would have been less time, probably less cost and damage, and you would have gotten a nice road trip with it!
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My buddy had a car (miata) shipped from Chicago to Houston with no rash at all. The car ended up having a dying motor (different issue alltogether), but no "rash" or noticeable damage to the car.

YMMV. Good luck!
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BTW, I've never had a car successfully transported without some rash. Make sure you really check it over when you get it. Personally, I would have flown out and driven it back. Would have been less time, probably less cost and damage, and you would have gotten a nice road trip with it!
Unfortunately I'm going to school full time over the summer so driving wasn't an option. Although if I would have waited until between summer and fall session I would have had a window to do it. At this point that seems like the better option. But they told me ETA was the 2nd of july back in May so I figured eh why not it'll cost the same between gas and a plane ticket, plus I get it a month earlier. Plus it's what, like 2k miles from NC to AZ... that is a lot in Sprint Vs and a stiff suspension.

And trust me I will be going over the car pretty well. I should have had koto put a SUPER conservative tune on it prior haha.
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Meh, your building a motor. Leave the tune that's on it and flog on that bitch.. assuming it doesn't knock or anything and has good afrs.
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Unfortunately I'm going to school full time over the summer so driving wasn't an option.
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But they told me ETA was the 2nd of july back in May so I figured eh why not it'll cost the same between gas and a plane ticket, plus I get it a month earlier.
Those are some of the reasons I was okay with spending more money with a company that used an enclosed transporter and came recommended by some buddies. I think it took 4 days from Oregon to Florida and the car was as-promised.

Good luck on the new acquisition.
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Those are some of the reasons I was okay with spending more money with a company that used an enclosed transporter and came recommended by some buddies. I think it took 4 days from Oregon to Florida and the car was as-promised.

Good luck on the new acquisition.
Well the company I went with I've heard from a few people that they were good. I think it's just luck of the draw unless you spend the big bucks to get guaranteed dates. But that was A LOT more. Way more than I was willing to spend. Didn't make sense to spend 50% of the cars value on shipping.

I'm not really to worried about damage, just don't like it sitting in some shipping yard for 4 weeks.
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Also, koto how do you like your NSX vs the old miata? the miata @ 240whp HAD to be faster.. right?
Much faster in a straight line, plus it had the turbo to shove you back into your seat in the mid range. NSX lacks that raw speed, but makes up for it in other areas, I really can't complain.

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I stand corrected. You really have converted, haven't you?
I haven't changed man, I just bought my dream car since I could finally afford to (bonus money).


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...Plus it's what, like 2k miles from NC to AZ... that is a lot in Sprint Vs and a stiff suspension.
And no stereo.

I actually drove that car from DLI to Florida and up to NC (with a several-month stop in Texas on the way). Then from Bragg to TX and back again for BNCOC... when the daily Civic I bought blew its engine. Ironic...

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And trust me I will be going over the car pretty well. I should have had koto put a SUPER conservative tune on it prior haha.
Well.. it was tuned on 93 by Jerry at DIY. He tuned the spark table to 247 and then took out 7hp worth of timing to arrive at 240. And then, after the dyno session I put the WI fuse back in. I think even with 91 you should be perfectly fine with some distilled water in the reservoir. Or you could pull some out of the spark table to be doubly sure.

My post-dyno .msq is floating around here somewhere, but beware loading my old .msqs.. they aren't all done with the COPs on, so double-check those dwell settings!
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Well.. it was tuned on 93 by Jerry at DIY. He tuned the spark table to 247 and then took out 7hp worth of timing to arrive at 240. And then, after the dyno session I put the WI fuse back in. I think even with 91 you should be perfectly fine with some distilled water in the reservoir. Or you could pull some out of the spark table to be doubly sure.
I was more joking that the shipping company probably figured out how much fun it is to drive and they are taking it to a few auto-x weekends before shipping it. lol.
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Ah. That's definitely one scenario, lol. Although with the heat they probably want to spend as little time in it as possible right now.
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Dude, what's your timing on the swap? If it's relatively soon, I'm interested in the downpipe, exhaust, etc. I've still got the friggin' Greddy downpipe!
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Dude, what's your timing on the swap? If it's relatively soon, I'm interested in the downpipe, exhaust, etc. I've still got the friggin' Greddy downpipe!
Well it will either happen when the 1.6L blows it's load. Which I'm hoping it doesn't ever as I'd like the 1.6L to be alive when I pull it. And there seems to be some good buffer in the tune to keep it safe.

Or when I have ALL the parts to swap and the engine is built. Earliest I see this happening is Spring 2014.
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Here is the current wall of parts. The only thing missing is the block and oilpan which are in the garage.

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It looks a bit more like this now:



lol
Why Ford Probe?

I keed I keed. Specs? Year and so on. Pics of cracked frame rails?
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Pics of cracked frame rails?
?? Is that a known issue?
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sorry i'm late to the party but from research and now my own experience can say that the begi sg downsy pipe suffers from not enough space from the internal wastegate to the wastegate gas dump. basically the wastegate arm/washer opens into the dump section and in turn blocks the wastegate dump. I fixed the creep issue by welding a second flange against theirs. the only real problem this generated from me is my inconel screws weren't long enough and I had to use studs not as good.

hope that's helpful. Since I added that spacer in i've had no creep.
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