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Old 08-30-2014, 12:19 PM
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Jackson Racing Attending Miatas at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca | Jackson Racing

Follow the link for the full press release. We will also have two cars there with modified race versions of the new CARB legal Rotrex supercharger they are showcasing at the event. Our well know bright orange 95R, now renamed Deviate, will be one of the cars giving ride alongs. Price, specs, ETA are all TBD and I don't have that info yet (Blow up their phone). We will offer the kits when they hit the market, early next year I think. BTW, they already have the CARB EO

The Jackson have an NA6 set up as a daily driver also giving ride alongs. We purposely kept this car mild to more like a typical customer car. The Rotrex supercharger kit in it is pretty much what the production kit will be, it also has the only set of Tecnas currently in existence, stock sway bars and I think Dunlop DZ2's.

We have spent a lot of time together discussing various new products beyond the supercharger kits, sharing ideas and resources. They have some very cool stuff coming next year!
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.. since all the manufacturers list a 8.5 inch wheel max. That's a 1.5 inch stretch, are you really OK with that?
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Do we have nothing on the kit? Just came out of nowhere? Curious about it.
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Do we have nothing on the kit? Just came out of nowhere? Curious about it.
It's been in development for quite a long time actually. Just a well kept secret.
We will release more info on the kit as we get closer to product launch.

It is an intercooled Rotrex kit with piggy back engine management. It's sound like they expect to begin shipping kits early next year sometime. Major components are all dialed and ready. Dialing in piping, bracketry etc, then gearing up production over the next few months. Understand, this announcement is not a product release. Just letting everyone know that:

A) They'll be at MRLS
B) They'll have a pre-production CARB legal Rotrex supercharged Miata there to give folks rides in
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.. since all the manufacturers list a 8.5 inch wheel max. That's a 1.5 inch stretch, are you really OK with that?
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If they get a good price out there soon, I just might keep my NB and not get an NC... Unless they are going to make an NC version as well.
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I expect great things out of Jackson Racing in the upcoming months. I really like their new CNC mounting bracket for the Rotrex and plan to run it myself. I wish I were on the west coast this month to join everyone at Laguna.
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Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
It is an intercooled Rotrex kit with piggy back engine management.
Cool, glad to see Rotrex kits again... I remember hearing about this a while ago but figured it had died out. Maybe a dumb question (FI noob here), but are there going to be kits compatible with standalone ECUs available?
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Originally Posted by Nate99 View Post
Cool, glad to see Rotrex kits again... I remember hearing about this a while ago but figured it had died out. Maybe a dumb question (FI noob here), but are there going to be kits compatible with standalone ECUs available?
There will non CARB exempt "race" kits without piggyback controller and without piggy and intercooler/piping.
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Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
There will non CARB exempt "race" kits without piggyback controller and without piggy and intercooler/piping.
Nice, and just when I was running out of things to blow money on...
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So has anyone done a ride-along?
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I did with the race kit on 95R... As there were a long list of people trying to get ride-alongs they were only doing two laps.

In summary.. Power... Everywhere..! With the 6 speed/3.9 combo (corrected per Emilio's post below) you can pretty much go around the track in 5th gear and do it at a very fast clip too - turn 1 is an actual turn in this car. It just goes and has a super seamless power delivery; just feels like a much bigger engined car. Even sounds like a N/A engine too. Very very impressive..

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I really wanna see what the cost is going to be. If I can have a reliable 190-210whp with a nice torque curve that is CARB legal, easy to install, and cheaper than 3 grand I will be very happy.
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We were just talking about this with the MT crew on Friday: if the above is true, many of us turbo folks might actually consider one believe it or not.

But I seriously doubt it.
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
We were just talking about this with the MT crew on Friday: if the above is true, many of us turbo folks might actually consider one believe it or not.

But I seriously doubt it.
I hope you are wrong in your doubts! A kit like that would void my search for a MSM... So come on JR!
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Deviate has a 6 speed x 3.9 with our tuned OS Giken
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Cheaper than 3 grand? Yeah right, the rotrex head units are well above 1k each themselves. Look at their other offerings. 5k for the CARB tune rotrex on the FRS/BRZ. I expect $3500 minimum.

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That being said, if Jackson gets a price out there quickly, I just might have to not sell my NB in favor of an NC and go with this. I 've wanted a rotrex for years, but Kraftwerks sucks, as I'm sure emilio himself will attest.
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Originally Posted by Chilicharger665 View Post
Cheaper than 3 grand? Yeah right, the rotrex head units are well above 1k each themselves. Look at their other offerings. 5k for the CARB tune rotrex on the FRS/BRZ. I expect $3500 minimum.
One can hope I suppose. For me, if they come out with a kit that fits my specs above for less than 3k, I will buy as soon as it comes out. Less than 4k, probably still buy. More than 4k would be a hard sell.
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Well, for instance, the piggyback non CARB kraftwerks kit is 4k, so unless Jackson gets really competitive, then plan on 4k.
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Price will make or break this for 99% of the people on this forum. Well that and if it actually works well.
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CARB stickers are not cheap to get on a kit. If you want to live in a State with heavy taxes and regulation then you better be prepared to pay to play.
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