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Old 01-04-2008, 09:23 PM   #41
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anyone understand that purpose of the power steering cooler? does the fluid get hot enough to really justify it? what advantage does cooling the fluid provide? I just don't get it.
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The only purpose is to get it out of the way for the IC.
Doesn't work any better or worse than stock.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:41 PM   #43
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MoCo Eh? Where Abootz?
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The only purpose is to get it out of the way for the IC.
Doesn't work any better or worse than stock.
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Works for me. Thanks for the answer.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:17 AM   #45
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Car's turbo'd. My hands are bloody and I have a huge knot over my eye.
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Old 01-07-2008, 10:17 AM   #46
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MoCo Eh? Where Abootz?
I'm in Rockville, right off of Aspen Hill road.
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Getting there. A few more hours and I'll be good.





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That a pretty damn sexy looking downpipe setup. I was a bit skeptical from the first pics, but installed it looks pretty nice.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:30 PM   #49
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Hi, I'm new to this site and am local to the D.C. region folks (Ashburn, VA). I've finally decided I'll probably turbo my 1997 Miata. I'm not sure which route to go. I've autocrossed it for a few years (STS2) and decided to get something a bit quicker.

I just got off the phone w/ Corky Bell and enjoyed talking to him. The main question I've got is, what system is preferred in this area (NOVA) where they do OBDII emissions testing? I run a piggyback on my 04 WRX wagon (UTEC). I am wondering if the Xede will pass such testing.

BTW, hope to meet some of you guys. I think I've met a few of you at some of the CDC autocrosses.

-Ed O'Donnell
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:34 PM   #50
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xede will pass odbII. one of the only good solutions that will.

you've probably seen me at a CDC event. or possibly will soon.
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xede will pass odbII. one of the only good solutions that will.

you've probably seen me at a CDC event. or possibly will soon.


Are you Matt (friends w/ Kyle Bowker)? I run the Montego Blue miata w/ usually 2 co-drivers. I'm one of the organizers.
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Old 01-10-2008, 04:42 PM   #52
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nope, scott, but friends with kyle. see miata in my sig. sorta.
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OOOh, that's some mechanical **** right there. Subscribing because I have a GT28RS on the shelf, as well as an AVCR and a Tial 50, so I want to see how this all works out for you. Are you running the .86 or .64 hotside on the spud? And what exhaust is that?

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nope, scott, but friends with kyle. see miata in my sig. sorta.
ahhh, you're REV2RED. Good to meet you!
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Old 01-11-2008, 03:37 PM   #55
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OOOh, that's some mechanical **** right there. Subscribing because I have a GT28RS on the shelf, as well as an AVCR and a Tial 50, so I want to see how this all works out for you. Are you running the .86 or .64 hotside on the spud? And what exhaust is that?

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.86. I picked up the exhaust through BEGI, but it came from Enthuza.




As an update, I have the car 95% buttoned up. I need some fittings for the WG, and a couple bolts and it should be drivable.

Last night I got the AVC-R in, hooked up the wideband to the new exhaust, wired the EGT and a couple of miscellaneous things. One thing I forgot to do is fill up with 93 octane before tearing the car apart. I'm guess I'll drain the tank tonight and dump it in the wife's Gti. It's direct injection, it won't care.

One question: How long should it take the fans to cycle on once? I swapped the thermostat, so I realize it'll run a little cooler, but I haven't seen them pop on once. Granted, it is 50 degrees outside and I've only let the car run for under 10 minutes, but it has me worried a bit.
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It might take up to 20 minutes. They have to reach 207-210 to turn on so if you dropped it to a 180* thermostat that might take a while if it's just idling.
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An update:

The car's been running pretty well although I'm still getting a boatload of boost creep up top. One of these days it's going to pop the motor running 14+ psi on the stock internals.

Once that motor gives up I have a shorblock out of a 94 that I'm tearing down and will throw in rods, pistons, and a little crank work.


The Exede is working well, and is relatively easy to tune. The stock map was pegging the wideband at 10.2 at full throttle. That's been tuned down to run light 11s all the way to redline.

Here are some pics of the progress:











Got a little too excited coming out of a corner and went agricultural:




Does anyone know of a local shop (MD) to do a 3.63 install? I just need them to do the guts; R&R of the diff is no problem. Anyone heard of the work Meathead raciing does? They seem to be big in the spec miata community. These 4.30s have got to go in a big way.
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Looks likes things are holding up well. Just because I'm lazy, are the fittings in the Tial WG and BOV 1/8 NPT? I think I can get hose and those fittings from work and I would much prefer that over rubber line.
What EBC solenoid is that as well?
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:34 AM   #59
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oooooooo... sex!
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:18 AM   #60
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wow man...your build is teh secks.....much respect
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