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Old 03-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #281
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It's scary how soft the framerails are on these cars. Are the V8R ones you ordered the same as the ones for the V8 swap kits? I helped install a set of those, they are seriously beefy units.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:40 PM   #282
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It's scary how soft the framerails are on these cars. Are the V8R ones you ordered the same as the ones for the V8 swap kits? I helped install a set of those, they are seriously beefy units.
I believe they are the same ones. They are beefy though! I haven't messed with other units so I wouldn't be able to compare.
I wanted to install either rollbar, rails, or the cowl braces today but it's storming. :/


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Old 03-06-2014, 02:15 PM   #283
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Yep, those are the V8R ones we installed. I have a set of the Flyin Miata Stainless Steel rails that I haven't installed yet and while they are very nice, they are nothing compared to the V8R ones. The weight difference alone is staggering.

My unsolicited recommendation would be to make sure you use something to seal up the drilled holes in the pan. Doubly so if you live somewhere with salt or in your case, lots of moisture. I may go nuts and like POR15 all the holes I need to drill and replace the FM hardware with stainless. But I'm also a little nuts about this kind of stuff
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Haha, yeah I'm going to seal the hell out of everything I have to drill for the rails and rollbar. Typically I use a spray sealer and paint/primer like I did when I had to drill for my side skirt tupperware.

Which reminds me,
I need to fix these window seals. Just took the car for a drive in the rain and it drips water all over my leg.. everyone I wash the car I have to be careful around the windows so I don't make pools of water in the seats.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:18 PM   #285
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My store had its grand opening with a nice car show with some local guys. I got a plaque?












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Old 03-15-2014, 03:08 AM   #286
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I'm wondering if it's possible to move this thread to the proper /Build Thread/ place?

Packed with so much. Sadly I was only able to install rollbar and get new top mount manifold underway.


Damn spring and all this pollen with a black car = yellowish car.


I definitely love the view.


Here's a picture of 3.63's
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:41 PM   #287
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Oo, 3.63s. I want a set, I just haven't figured out if I need a set or not. I'm guessing you are going for much more than the 215 in your sig
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:50 PM   #288
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Oo, 3.63s. I want a set, I just haven't figured out if I need a set or not. I'm guessing you are going for much more than the 215 in your sig
Haha yup :P having a 6sp w/4.10(or whatever the 99 rear is) sucks. I have a goal of 350hp but realistically I just want +300hp with the new setup I'm working on now.
If I end up wanting more I'll be doing an engine swap.
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Yeah, I swapped the 4.3 open that came with my 2000 for a 4.1 torsen but I still have the 5 speed. I've got a 6 speed ready to install but I've been waffling about the 4.1/6 combo. Lurking in the "alternate transmission" threads I'm seeing 3.6/6 combo is like a 5 speed with a pretty legit overdrive 6th...

But I'm probably over-thinking this for my 225/250hp

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Yeah, I swapped the 4.3 open that came with my 2000 for a 4.1 torsen but I still have the 5 speed. I've got a 6 speed ready to install but I've been waffling about the 4.1/6 combo. Lurking in the "alternate transmission" threads I'm seeing 3.6/6 combo is like a 5 speed with a pretty legit overdrive 6th...

But I'm probably over-thinking this for my 225/250hp

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Haha nah man, you gotta have your car the way you want it.
4.1/6spd isn't that bad with 215/225ft/lbs but shifting ALLTHETIMES does slow you down. Even though I love shifting. I get that warm feeling every time since I give off loud bangs and flames.
I'm going to see how I like 4.1/6 with the big turbo before I give it to puddymod to install the 3.63.

It's funny at me but I used Forza to find what I liked. I tried all the different ones, even the 3.03(?) group buy.

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:21 AM   #292
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Sorry, I meant my 225~250hp goal. I wish I was running 225/250 I need to get off my *** and get some turbo goodness going.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:30 PM   #293
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Le sigh. Rain :/
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:13 AM   #294
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Silly rotarys.


Color splash:


My try at tilt shift:


Flipped the cool kid manifold to be top mount:


Added external wastegate flange:


Bits for running the lines for turbo and catch can:
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Because bigger is better.


The reason my current intercooler is crooked..May be a problem for the new one.


What should I do with these? I was thinking oil cooler or do brake ducts.

Don't worry about the end link.I'll get around to fixing that. Front is stiff as **** though.
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That IC is huuuuuge! Where did that thing come from?

Also, you should sell me that Precision for cheap I pulled out my AC so I don't have that stupid dryer canister to worry about.
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That IC is huuuuuge! Where did that thing come from?

Also, you should sell me that Precision for cheap I pulled out my AC so I don't have that stupid dryer canister to worry about.
I'd sell it to you but a friend of mine that blew is n/a 2jz is buying it for the 2jz factory twin swap we're doing.

I'm thinking of doing the AC delete but... it's Florida.

Engine is about to come out, things repaired, and new setup installed.
I'm pretty excited.
Just waiting on my 3" mandrel bends.
Along with oil catch can, I'm waiting to use the sheet metal to do some ducting and possible design an intake manifold.
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Still waiting on mandrel bends.. sigh.

But! I replaced those shitty red vacuum lines. I do not suggest them. They are fragile and pop off causing my poor little IHI to literally run ALLOFIT. Bay looks much better.

Fun/cool sounding for me. Bad for those with "real" efficient turbos.

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Here's something some of you may like.
This Saturday will be my first autocross with the turbo.
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Old 04-09-2014, 08:17 PM   #300
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Charged the batteries on the GoPro yet?
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