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Old 10-13-2015, 02:50 PM   #2401
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OK, so I looked closer at the Marrad option.

You really need to sit in it.

Yes it seems expensive, but you're comparing a $750 bolt-in solution to $800-900 seats that don't include bolt-in mounts.

My Sparco Fighter was $600. $70 for the shitty sparco sliders, roughly $90 for the tall driver seat mount, = $760. And I still had to deal with a bunch of garbage trying to get it to fit.

The Marrad with the sliders and everything for $750 is a deal. Anything cheaper and you probably won't be satisfied with it.

For me, I like my fighter better than the Marrad in terms of fit and such. But if I were doing it again, I'd probably buy the Marrad, even though it's not my favorite seat for comfort.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:10 PM   #2402
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^^ That. Ed gets it.

The Marrad and Elise options are truly a bolt in. There are VERY few things on the market that can make that claim at that price point.

Marrad got back to me with the number for someone named Jason who has one that is somewhat local. Going to go see if I can defile try out someones seat
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Old 10-18-2015, 11:15 AM   #2403
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Looks like my manifold could use a bit of manscaping
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Old 10-18-2015, 01:01 PM   #2404
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^^ That. Ed gets it.

The Marrad and Elise options are truly a bolt in. There are VERY few things on the market that can make that claim at that price point.

Marrad got back to me with the number for someone named Jason who has one that is somewhat local. Going to go see if I can defile try out someones seat
IF you're 6 foot tall, nothing is truly bolt in because the only way to get below the roll bar is to cut out the factory seat mounts.

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Old 10-18-2015, 03:10 PM   #2405
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Doesn't G pass the broomstick test in stock seats? Anything will fit for him
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:17 PM   #2406
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IF you're 6 foot tall, nothing is truly bolt in because the only way to get below the roll bar is to cut out the factory seat mounts.

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I'm 6'2. The Marrad seat works for me.
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:20 PM   #2407
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My drivers license says I'm 5' 8" and with the foamectomy seat I have to "lay it back" or I can bang the top of my helmet on the hard top.
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:51 AM   #2408
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I drove the Miata to work today, I keep forgetting how ridiculous this car has become. No hope of traction on 2011 vintage 48F RS3s

I really need to figure out this exhaust valve stem seal issue. Car smells super gross after sitting for a while and restarting. I'm sure this is not a healthy condition for the wideband sensor either.
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Old 11-09-2015, 12:02 PM   #2409
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WELL?

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Old 11-09-2015, 10:17 PM   #2410
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Every time Ive had time to go screw with this its been raining. Usually that wouldn't stop me but my heater/defroster fan stopped working in the Miata, and I'm not particularly motivated to sit in the rain and figure it out.

Off to Arizona again tomorrow :P
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Old 11-13-2015, 03:36 PM   #2411
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Ok Girz0r I finally remembered to put it in my laptop bag, are you happy now?
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:19 PM   #2412
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Meh, It'll do
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:33 AM   #2413
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So its in. Due to torrential rain all weekend (as a Californian I am not complaining) I didn't get a chance to drive it until this morning. The heavy spring absolutely cuts down on the fluttery rubber noise I've come to associate with the stock recirc valve and the jet engine noises are reduced, but they absolutely are still there. Boost response seems to be the same but I'm not sure I'd be able to tell with just my butt anyway. I've not had a chance to look at the log.

I've also never driven the car with the turbo at 46F. Old RS3s at that temp are ...exciting? I will say AFRs and cold start were par for the course. I do love me some consistent tune
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Old RS3s at that temp are ...exciting?
In for "Rebuild all the salvage Miatas pt. 2 ***"
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Life really gets exciting when you have to consider if going into boost in 4th/5th would cause you to swap ends.

But hey, aidan doesn't think there's such thing as unusable power, teehee
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woah woah woah. My quote was unnecessary power, I never said there wasn't such a thing as unusable power. Very different.
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****, I was super careful and I still had a small 'loss of traction' indecent on the way in this morning turning into the driveway here at the office. My catlike reflexes took care of it, but it was a solid reminder about stupid mid corner throttle application and cold tires on wet concrete.
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Do you have boost by gear set up? If you don't you should.
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I do not, but I should. Boost by gear and traction control always been part of the plan.

I'm still trying to figure out if I need a rear ABS upright or if I can just use the VSS for traction control. Go make this work so I can copy you.
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I'm using ABS all around because I'm doing an ABS swap. If you got it just right you could use ABS up front and VSS for the rear.

Boost by gear is easy, and only requires VSS.
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