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Old 10-01-2006, 01:54 AM   #21
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a hardtop makes a huge differece in the overall stiffness of the car and some 225-50r15's make abig difference in traction esp if they are wrapped on enkei rpf1's. 9.5 lbs. also no burnouts or atleast gratuitus ones until you get a torsen. on of these days ill have to get me one of those, they say they are nice and strong
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:35 AM   #22
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Noooo!!!!! Don't do it!!! Wait, you mean like 15's bigger?
Agree, lightweight 15's and some 205's are ALL YOU NEED. You can do 15" Konig Heliums and Toyo Proxes new for about $850 installed. Check the classifieds at m.net, used tires/wheels are "in stock" all the time.
You say you're clutch hasn't started to slip... just wait. There are a lot of guys around here who claim their clutch didn't last the length of their driveway on their first turbo'd test drive. Start budgeting for a Stage II clutch along with your Bipes and IC setup... in fact, I'd do it first. If you up the power and THEN fry the clutch, you're grounded a few days for shipping and install. If you get the clutch first, no worries.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:52 PM   #23
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You guys rule.
I was all ready to video the strip trip trip when Cody cancelled on me because he still needs to finish a manifold. (For a miata, of all things.)
Hehe... that is mine I have a feeling you might wish you had went that route too Hopefully I'll be posting pics in the next day or so.

Glad to hear your car is a fun one to drive, i've been in touch with Cody as he finished up your setup and such. Said that spoolup is really quite nice.
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205's are puny go big or go home.
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Old 10-01-2006, 09:48 PM   #25
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Whats the widest you can fit in the back stock fenders? 225s?
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:08 AM   #26
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15s!? I really think 20 inch spinners would be very classy. With the turbo, I might even be able to turn them. That said, I would like to stick with OEM miata rims. But when I add up all the $, this may be some time. The pilots are doing fine, so far.
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I have 205s and theres like no clearance remaining.. then again, my car is slammed.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:33 AM   #28
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Yeah, I think you may be an exception to the rule.
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in the rear i could probably go 235-240 i rub a little on the airbag sensor in the front when the car is laoded at speed but that has been ground down now so it is all good.
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Agree, lightweight 15's and some 205's are ALL YOU NEED. You can do 15" Konig Heliums and Toyo Proxes new for about $850 installed. Check the classifieds at m.net, used tires/wheels are "in stock" all the time.
You say you're clutch hasn't started to slip... just wait. There are a lot of guys around here who claim their clutch didn't last the length of their driveway on their first turbo'd test drive. Start budgeting for a Stage II clutch along with your Bipes and IC setup... in fact, I'd do it first. If you up the power and THEN fry the clutch, you're grounded a few days for shipping and install. If you get the clutch first, no worries.
I spin 205's in 2 and sometimes 3 gears
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I am more jealous of you young wippersnappers tearing it up in turbo miatas.

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umm....dude you have an FD, thats like #2 on my top affordable cars.
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never dealt with this shop before but they have a cracking sale going on right now,

http://www.edgeracing.com/1991/Mazda/Miata/wheels/15/
the flik fuel, hanabi, and blast are all 12lbs or under and cheap.
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I heart FD
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never dealt with this shop before but they have a cracking sale going on right now,

http://www.edgeracing.com/1991/Mazda/Miata/wheels/15/
the flik fuel, hanabi, and blast are all 12lbs or under and cheap.
I bought my last set of Azenis from them. Quite quick and responsive to phone calls. No complaints.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:04 PM   #35
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Btw, no coolant reroute on the board of modifications? Cody mentioned when plugs were first checked that 1-3 looked normal and 4 was a bit off. Reroute should help remedy that.... Also consider a dual feed fuel rail, balance the fuel flow.
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The dual feed fuel rail is a great idea with some interesting theory behind it, its a must do. The coolant reroute sounds smart, are there any comprehensive write ups somewhere?
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I always forget to bookmark what I find.

Found one! http://members.aol.com/solomiata/CoolantReroute.html
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Thanks man.
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