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Old 04-29-2009, 02:44 PM   #21
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No, thats a beatrush piece. That thing has been on the car for a good 3 days now. It works very well and keeps my water temps 15* cooler. underhood temps must have dropped almost dramatically. Pics of it on the car will be up today
I was looking at getting that, apparently it works. Thanks!
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More pics of diffuser please!!!
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Old 04-29-2009, 05:45 PM   #23
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I've been wanting that Beatrush panel for awhile now. How much and where did you order it from? I think last I saw they were selling for $180ish from one of the regular miata vendors.
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Awesome, can't wait for more pictures
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I'd bet $10 that Beatrush panel causes lift at speed.
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I think last I saw they were selling for $180ish from one of the regular miata vendors.
I ordered one this morning and canceled it a short time later when I found out the cost of shipping. That was through Goodwin and he wanted over $70 to ship it to me.
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So I'm guessing the panel comes off to change the oil? Or to get a jack under the front subframe for that matter?
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In for installed pics! And very interested in the rear diffuser!
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:46 PM   #29
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haha, my taillights definately aren't the topic of the hour here lol, but yeah ima just smoke my stock ones soon.
you can get high off of stock lights?
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Guys the diffusers are mounted. Tomorrow i'll be heading down to the shop to hack up my bumper. I'll have pics of it mounted W/O bumper as well as with the bumper.
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More pics of diffuser please!!!
I'll post up more tomorrow.

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I've been wanting that Beatrush panel for awhile now. How much and where did you order it from? I think last I saw they were selling for $180ish from one of the regular miata vendors.
Go to gomiata.com and look under exterior for the NA. For me it was $262 shipped.

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I ordered one this morning and canceled it a short time later when I found out the cost of shipping. That was through Goodwin and he wanted over $70 to ship it to me.
Shipping was $60 from gomiata. Its a pretty big piece and extends further than that plastic stock one. It actually passes the engine

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So I'm guessing the panel comes off to change the oil? Or to get a jack under the front subframe for that matter?
Yea to change oil, and the subframe isnt a proper jacking point dude. But anyways its really not a problem. Its simple to remove.

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I'd bet $10 that Beatrush panel causes lift at speed.
because of the louvered side? BTW its upside down in the pic

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Old 04-29-2009, 10:08 PM   #32
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and the subframe isnt a proper jacking point dude.
?!

From the '92 FSM:


Same image appears in the '99 FSM as well.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:17 PM   #33
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?!

From the '92 FSM:


Same image appears in the '99 FSM as well.
damn you gotta kill me like that? But you can always use the front of the framerails like it says in the haynes and the owners manual
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lol cant wait to see how it looks and the how she handles
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not to mention the only way you can get jack under front subframe is if your car isnt lowered
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not to mention the only way you can get jack under front subframe is if your car isnt lowered
+1. All i can get under there is a scissor jack
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not to mention the only way you can get jack under front subframe is if your car isnt lowered


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Old 04-30-2009, 01:32 AM   #38
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Ah Yes. I've been waiting for this thread..
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well, i can tell you for a fact, that stuff works. i made a splitter about 18mos. ago, and a diffuser 6 mos. after that and they totally changed the way the car handles at speed. even at 70mph on the highway, the difference is immediately noticeable. the car doesn't wander anymore, even in a big crosswind, the car will NOT even budge! you can feel the wind hitting the car but it just keeps going straight. the splitter made the biggest difference. at tws or a pca event in south tx. i would hit 130mph+ and the first time i went to both of those tracks the car felt really light up frt. i had to make little corrections the entire time over 105mph or so. my diffuser doesn't even extend back as far as yours, but it looks like it may stick out a little further, mine is just over 2.5 inches past the bumper. now when i go to those tracks the frt. end feels solid and planted. when i added the diffuser, i can't ''feel'' downforce, but it feels more stable and a few key high speed corners are taken around 5mph faster with no changes other than the aero done to the car. also i think the diffuser made it more stable in a straight line at high speed. kinda like the fins on the back of an arrow or dart. my diffuser looks exactly like yours, only i used 2 allthread rods to hold it to the car and the 2 rearmost bolts that hold the factory brace to the car.
your gonna love it. i also made my own home depot style lip, but out of this aluminum instead of the plactic lawn edging everybody seems to use. (my local home depot doesn't seem to carry the right edging?)
yeah, my car with the same tails, i blk. out those and now have oem. lol

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lip and splitter

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splitter only - oem attachment point

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frt. attachment point - allthread and a L bracket i bent from aluminum strapping. easy, 4 bolts and the splitter comes off in 2 mins. if necessary.

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diffuser - i don't have pics with the little side plates yet.

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rear attachment point - again just an L shaped bracket hammered from an aluminum strap, allthread rod.

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forward attachment points - oem 17mm bolts that hold the factory brace ('95 NA) 4 bolts and can be removed in 4 mins. no need to jack up the car.

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in action

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Looks good man. Yeah my diffuser is kinda long but I intended for it to reach out. Our designs are very very similar. I think our differences are in a few mounting points since mine requires a cobalt subframe brace just to attach the front. I also have those wings on the side that sits right behind the tires. My bumper WILL be the hardest part. I like how you did your splitter. clean and functional. I was looking into APR making me a CF one. we'll see how that goes. I know they made Matt Andrews one for his time attack car. Im just ready to take it for a test drive and slice some wind while dodging roadkill . Im actually worried about bottoming out on speedbumps lol. Its not a daily anyways so who cares haha
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