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Old 01-08-2008, 11:19 PM   #61
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make a splitter. that's what they are fores
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:39 PM   #62
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the more I look at this pic, the more I realize I'm going to end up doing something like this:


I think i could trim off the bumper from my previous post, get some aluminum and screw it to the underside of the bumper, in front of the IC, then screw it into the extended copy of the splitter I can trace my my sister's bf's car with the TDR splitter. Its going to be scary when I gut the r-pack air dam.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:40 PM   #63
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i considered cutting mine up at one time but i would never want to give up or cut up my front air dam



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Old 01-08-2008, 11:47 PM   #64
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i think its a pretty safe bet that I'm going to have extreme cooling issues on the track...especially in the 100* tx summers.
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does anyone here run the BEGi scooper? I keep forgetting I have that thing, but I know I'm going to rip it off on my first track day.
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:05 AM   #66
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Savington- I think it looks good.
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:19 AM   #67
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i think its a pretty safe bet that I'm going to have extreme cooling issues on the track...especially in the 100* tx summers.
Tell you what...before you go hacking ****, get the car running, do some runs on it, and take it to a track, if she starts to get hot, you know you'll have a cooling issue then.


Savington: Use touch up paint on the insides of the cut and it will look slick.
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hey Savington, i think im going to do this soon, any tips?

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How many of you serious track guys have considered doing a v-mount setup?
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:35 AM   #70
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hey Savington, i think im going to do this soon, any tips?

and please supply more
Go SLOW. I went just a tiny bit too fast and my cut is a little rough on the top. I also need to do the touch-up paint thing (I have a jar at home, 200 miles away ) I'm using electrical tape right now and it keeps peeling up.

I'll shoot some more photos tomorrow.

Hustler, wait until you actually have cooling issues on track. I'm still running a stock hood, and before adding the new hole and the oil cooler I was seeing stock temp gauge creep and oil temps of 270-275 degrees at Buttonwillow in 110* heat. I guarantee your intercooler is not bigger than mine, too. (27" core) I do have a big radiator, but I still need more airflow. If you run a fair-sized rad, big fans, and a vented hood, I don't think it's gonna matter what IC you have in front of the radiator.
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or your could use that stick on door edge guard trim stuff. just don't do chrome or gold.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:10 PM   #73
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Ask and ye shall recieve:

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What the hole actually uncovers. You can see the oil cooler to the left and the radiator to the right. Opens up a fair bit of DIRECT airflow to the radiator, which is hard to get with a big intercooler.

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Nice, just what ive been waiting for- more sweet sweet photographs.

Hm, i really like that fourth pic looks pretty aggressive. I wonder how it would look with turn signals still in place.
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the more I look at this pic, the more I realize I'm going to end up doing something like this:

what type of lights will fit beneath that plastic where the pop-ups were?
and huster those all look good, but will take major work to make look good, e.g. lots of bondo
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Hustler, wait until you actually have cooling issues on track. I'm still running a stock hood, and before adding the new hole and the oil cooler I was seeing stock temp gauge creep and oil temps of 270-275 degrees at Buttonwillow in 110* heat. I guarantee your intercooler is not bigger than mine, too. (27" core) I do have a big radiator, but I still need more airflow. If you run a fair-sized rad, big fans, and a vented hood, I don't think it's gonna matter what IC you have in front of the radiator.
+1

When Corky and I were planning the ducting for the heat-exchangers on my car, his expressed rule of thumb was a 1:8 ratio, opening to exchanger surface area.

Considering the abuse I have planned for my car, I expect you should have more than enough *potential* air coming into the bay. But like your engine, air won't get in if it can't get out...

(Note-1: The ducting has yet to be installed, as well as the hood vents.)
(Note-2: The hole next to the "standard" radiator duct is for the oil-cooler.)

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Old 01-10-2008, 12:21 AM   #77
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Used to own an 86 Porshe 944 turbo. Always thought that slot in the nose might look good on the Miata. Be great if Racing beat or someone else would develope a replacement nose that incorporated it.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #78
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I like it. Even did mine too. I agree that screen is counter productive. I am looking for some moulding to go around the edges. I am going to put the turn signals back in though.
back from the dead.....
I finally found some moulding I like the looks of. Pep boys special Chrome truck door edge moulding. Come in a long package with two 46" strips. Which just happens to be about 3/4" too short to go all the way around mine.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:38 AM   #79
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I can't believe that you resurrected a 13-14 month old thread for that ghastly bit of chrome trim.

You should have bought the chromed plastic wheel covers to match.
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I can't believe that you resurrected a 13-14 month old thread for that ghastly bit of chrome trim.

You should have bought the chromed plastic wheel covers to match.
Actually I looked and pep boys was out of the Spinner ones.
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