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Old 08-31-2013, 02:47 PM   #261
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You should make the picture smaller.
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The car has been runing great, im a bit worried about destroying the 5 speed because im not easy on it. Happened to go to a ohio miata owners meet and was chatting with a guy who wants to swap from a 6 speed to the 5 speed. So im probably going to see what he wants in addition to my 5 speed. Im going to read up on the swap and what I need to to it, as well as look for a 3.9 or 3.6 gear set.
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The car has been runing great, im a bit worried about destroying the 5 speed because im not easy on it. Happened to go to a ohio miata owners meet and was chatting with a guy who wants to swap from a 6 speed to the 5 speed. So im probably going to see what he wants in addition to my 5 speed. Im going to read up on the swap and what I need to to it, as well as look for a 3.9 or 3.6 gear set.
Dude, that would be an AMAZING deal! lol
You shouldnt need anything for it though, it bolts right up. Just need a 1.8 Driveshaft, Rear, And Axles. If you already have those, you just swap trannys. You wont notice any issues other than only 2 of the 3 bolts holding the starter, which isnt really an issue at all.
I hope that deal works for you man! that would be amazing!
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Dude, that would be an AMAZING deal! lol
You shouldnt need anything for it though, it bolts right up. Just need a 1.8 Driveshaft, Rear, And Axles. If you already have those, you just swap trannys. You wont notice any issues other than only 2 of the 3 bolts holding the starter, which isnt really an issue at all.
I hope that deal works for you man! that would be amazing!
Thanks looking forward to working on it, I am expecting to put some cash on top but not a lot because I will be doing the labor.

As for plans from here on out, The plan for this car is to begin to prepare it to be on track by next season. I have a bunch of things to address before hand. Better cooling, brakes, some custom seat mounts, rollbar. Im 6'4" so I have to definitely have a low seat on the floor to be able to pass inspection.
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Speedway remodeled a station close enough to me and installed E85 pumps. so i switched back. Put about 20 miles on the tune and did a data log for Virtual dyno and came up with this. im fairly happy with the results.
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wohoo, looks pretty awesome to me. Get some vids.
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wohoo, looks pretty awesome to me. Get some vids.
I will work on it havent had a passenger to take videos in a long time.
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Set ride height last night, and taking it to get an alignment around 2 today. still have no idea what I want them to set it at. Ive read alot of different alignment specs and not sure which one will work best for my uses. So suggestions would be appreciated. 96, depowered rack, and floor to fender lip height at 22 1/2in on all four corners.
For example. Emilios recommended setup for street.
Front camber: -1.4

Caster: >4.5
Front total toe: 1/16"

Rear camber : -1
Rear total toe: 1/8"

Or flyin miatas.
Front
Caster: 5.0 degrees
Camber: 1.0 degrees negative
Toe-in: 1/16", 0.15 or 9 arcminutes total (1/32", 0.075 or 4.5 minutes per side)
Rear
Camber: 1.5 degrees negative
Toe-in: 1/16", 0.15 or 9 arcminutes total (1/32", 0.075 or 4.5 minutes per side)
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:56 AM   #272
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I have a thread about this. It comes down to your hardware and behavior goals you want outa the car. The two alignments are very different because they were designed for different suspensions, and can't be directly compared
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Yep, FM sells their nice stiff rear sway bar, so their alignment is going to push if you don't have a stiff rear sway. Whereas 949's setup is with the big RB tubular and Mazdaspeed sway.
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Thanks for explain what I probably overlooked. I know that having a depowered rack effects one of the variables as well right?

Sorry forgot to add junk rokkor coilovers (on the car when I got it) and larger front and rear sways from unknown brand. Suspension has moved up on my list of things to change but out of funds for a while so this will have to do. Its a street car that see the hills occasionally.
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Depowered rack makes some people want less caster to make turning the wheel easier. Dont do that.

FM's camber split is "safer" if you plan on letting your dad/friends drive the car.
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Depowered rack makes some people want less caster to make turning the wheel easier. Dont do that.
Or do it and enjoy being able to turn the wheel without any negatives.

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FM's camber split is "safer" if you plan on letting your dad/friends drive the car.
FM's camber split is antiquated and resting on laurels. It was based off Icehawk's and/or Lanny's alignment, and probably developed by how little wine they spilled while rushing off to the cheese store.
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4.5 degrees of caster here and liking it.
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I think I'm going with 949s dual duty
-2 front
4.5 caster
0 toe

-1.8 rear camber
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yay. But if you have a depowered rack, id still consider aiming for 3.75-4 caster.
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I think I'm going with 949s dual duty
-2 front
4.5 caster
0 toe

-1.8 rear camber
0 toe
This is what I went with and the car feels awesome. It is an aggressive alignment though, the steering wheel will really talk to you, and the car sure wont go straight on its own.

Car feels amazing in the twisties though.
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