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Old 08-29-2009, 06:57 PM   #21
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so you have a lot of money?
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:03 PM   #22
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jesus thats a rediculous pull on the rears. I approve
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:08 PM   #23
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i like this car. I thought the 9's were supposed to fit without pulling?
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:16 PM   #24
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Don't know why you pulled the fender so badly. I fit 9s under rolled fenders at 12" ride heights.

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Damn all of you and your nice 6ul's.

OP- Good looking car.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:01 PM   #26
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Don't know why you pulled the fender so badly. I fit 9s under rolled fenders at 12" ride heights.
Two reasons. First, my 225/50 track tires (V710s) are taller and have a larger section width, so they needed a little clearancing than the 225 street tires. Second, I'm planning for the future - hoping eventually someone puts out wider 15" tires - in both street and R compounds. A 245 or 255 would be perfect - the 275 Hoosiers are a bit too wide.

Thanks for the compliments on the car guys. This one has been a lot of fun to build. Next up is a DIY paint job in my garage. I'm building the paint booth right now.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:52 PM   #27
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A few quick updates...

Extraction hood. I picked this up locally from a dude that got it on a tub he was building for Spec Miata. It was painted Merlot Mica, but it was rattle-canned flat black by yours truly.








Put stage 8 locking hardware on the turbo. These suckers aren't coming loose at the track!




I also replaced my front brakes. The setup before I had was working well, so I stuck with it - Brembo OEM replacements up front with Hawk HP+ pads. The rotors are less than $30 each, so I don't mind burning through them! The last pair lasted a surprisingly long period of time.







I've got a long "to do" list for this winter:
- New suspension - still TBD on which coilover setup
- Poly bushings
- A real paint job (DIY in my garage...no experience...should be interesting)
- Frame rails (awaiting install)
- BEGi Coolant reroute (awaiting install)
- New lower downpipe - mine cracked on the way to Nashville Superspeedway a few months ago...had it welded at a shop near the track and only missed one run group. Not sure if I trust those welds though...better for peace of mind to just replace it.
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dude what did you do with those rpf1's
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:12 PM   #29
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dude what did you do with those rpf1's
Long gone man! I sold them on SCCA Forums a few months ago.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:38 PM   #30
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Looks good. Hopefully I'll see you at the MCMC event this spring....now with a boosted Miata.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:23 PM   #31
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Got something "magic" from the UPS man today...

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Sweet.....I spy a supra also. One quick question, does 949 stock those black 6uls with the polished lip? I didnt see that option
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Sweet.....I spy a supra also. One quick question, does 949 stock those black 6uls with the polished lip? I didnt see that option
I don't think they offered the black/polished for the latest gen of 6ULs - looks like they are all black now.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:33 PM   #34
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nice score on the JIC's.

you going to LTGP next weekend?
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nice score on the JIC's.

you going to LTGP next weekend?
Unfortunately not - I'm waiting on my stainless braided water lines to arrive for my turbo. One of the silicone ones on there now has sprung a leak - can't take the heat!
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How does your modified oem hood not have the hump in the middle? I thought all the oem ones had it.
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How does your modified oem hood not have the hump in the middle? I thought all the oem ones had it.
It does - the flat black really camouflages it in the pictures though. If you look closely, just forward of the vented openings, you can see the front part of the "hump" in the hood.
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Sell me your supra - serious.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:03 PM   #39
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damn nick! i didnt realize how far your car has come since the initial turbo install. that was a fun night!
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Here are a few pictures for you guys - one track session, and one autocross run.

This video is from a track day at Nashville Super Speedway in September. The run starts with me passing a Z06, then I follow my brother's beautiful silver 993 for a while, and finish it all off by passing a 996TT.



This one is from an Autocross back in August. Both videos were taken with a GoPro Wide 5MP.

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