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Old 12-03-2006, 02:00 AM   #21
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is it good having all these hard mounts? i would think it would eventually break somthing down the road? if not i am about to go buy 24 ft of 1 inch tubing haha
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:01 AM   #22
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Since the engine and transmission are as one unit and the twisting of the ppf should have nothing to do with the meshing of gears, is the problem strictly the changing position of the shift **** in relation to the driver's hand?
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:16 PM   #23
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^ thats what i was thinking
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:26 PM   #24
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ingalls is allegedly working on a "stiffy" for the miata
http://www.ingallseng.com/parts/ETD/ETD-Specs.htm
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:48 PM   #25
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Since the engine and transmission are as one unit and the twisting of the ppf should have nothing to do with the meshing of gears, is the problem strictly the changing position of the shift **** in relation to the driver's hand?
wow, that's about the most diplomatic way of saying "driver error" I've ever heard.
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Old 12-03-2006, 12:51 PM   #26
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The 2/3 problem i have is when i try to quickly shift from 2 to 3 while under heavy acceleration, it grinds. Is this what you guys are talkin about? If so, i was not aware there was a solution! I guess i need to read up. I have this problem almost every time i try to shift under heavy acceleration, and i hate it, sounds like im gonna rip out the tranny.
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Old 12-03-2006, 03:49 PM   #27
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My 2-3 used to grind actually. But after some new turrent oil and redline fluid, no more.
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:13 PM   #28
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really?

whats turrent oil?
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Old 12-03-2006, 04:53 PM   #29
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2-3 grind from a quick shift wouldnt that be worn snynchro and your shifting faster than it can snych? So more or less your forcing over the dog teeth and thats the grindin sound ya hear?
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:33 PM   #30
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If things work out there will be a solution for this problem in the "near" future
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:42 PM   #31
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Ok, got a 60 dollar ebay brace on the way, I'll see if that holds the engine in place. It looks like the 160 dollar weapon-R brace, only it costs 100 dollars less. If it falls short, I can always modify it with hammers.
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Old 12-08-2006, 05:31 PM   #32
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Hmm, I had to drill on it a little to get it to work, but it does appear to work. It comes very close to hitting the brake lines but just barely clears it. 2/3 shifts appear to be a lot smoother. I need to test it more once the weather warms up.

Only mods are worn stock motor mounts and the ebay brace.
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:36 PM   #33
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My homedepot solid brace (before turbo, turbo and homedepot brace can't co-exist )

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Old 12-08-2006, 07:37 PM   #34
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Kotomile: I like how that integrates into your MC brace. Good looking piece. The only downer is that bolts being single shear. single shear = bad. Still more than adequate for the application though.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:36 PM   #35
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My Miata's become progressively more difficult to make the 2-3 shift as it's gained power. It's not the tranny fluid, as that's changed regularly.

Worn syncros are, however, the cause of the 1-2 shift grind I get when really huffing it.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:21 AM   #36
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Uh, this is a fresh tranny with fresh synthetic fluid. I'm telling you it is due to the engine flopping around under the hood and causing the transmission to shift around.
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