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Old 07-23-2013, 09:41 PM   #41
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Nice work. How do you like the change?
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:02 PM   #42
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sounds fantastic. good job
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:23 PM   #43
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This makes me want to LS my car even more. I love seeing LS'd miatas.... bad thoughts
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:14 AM   #44
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So, you're going to turbo it right?
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #45
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Looks awesome just read the thru the thread at first I thought fail for the carbs now I see you have injection excellent choice. I know it is more of a pain to start with but worth it in the end. I have lots of friends with ls cars and the stock ecu is very very capable with hp tuners. It is pretty simple to use just do a good bit of reading first so you can understand what tables do what. Awesome build. I am jealous that your hood fits. lol
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #46
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Nice work. How do you like the change?
I like it a lot. It idles and cruises like a normal car, and can safely run more lean producing less exhaust odor. It was damn expensive as I said it would be but is better then the carb

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This makes me want to LS my car even more. I love seeing LS'd miatas.... bad thoughts
Ls Miatas are fun, especially mine with my traction bars, coilovers, torque arm, seam welded chassis, and of course the frame rail braces that most ls miatas have. It handles like a stock miata but with more grip, less chassis flexing, and less body roll. I'm sure the weight distribution is very close, especially with my heavy torque arm toward the bottom and rear of the car.

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So, you're going to turbo it right?
Yea maybe after I rob Peter to pay Paul for all this expensive efi stuff

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Looks awesome just read the thru the thread at first I thought fail for the carbs now I see you have injection excellent choice. I know it is more of a pain to start with but worth it in the end. I have lots of friends with ls cars and the stock ecu is very very capable with hp tuners. It is pretty simple to use just do a good bit of reading first so you can understand what tables do what. Awesome build. I am jealous that your hood fits. lol
Thanks for the kind words, I'm happy with how it's turned out. I got a mail order tune from frost who apparently has done thousands of these
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:32 AM   #47
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Ls Miatas are fun, especially mine with my traction bars, coilovers, torque arm, seam welded chassis, and of course the frame rail braces that most ls miatas have. It handles like a stock miata but with more grip, less chassis flexing, and less body roll. I'm sure the weight distribution is very close, especially with my heavy torque arm toward the bottom and rear of the car.
This sounds like a solid rear axle car. I doubt the handling claims.
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This sounds like a solid rear axle car. I doubt the handling claims.
Internet sarcasm I'm not getting? Or maybe you missed the first page? You can't seriously believe it has a solid rear axle so why wouldn't it handle well in your opinion?

Here is the rear k-member with what I call traction bars (work similarly in design to fwd Honda traction bars, or a stronger version of what Mazda had in place on the later year cars):
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I have matching 3/16" steel plates with four holes each on the top side of the floor pan that the plates welded to the DOM tubing get bolted to. Also, while it was out of the car I seam welded it all up. The DOM tubing btw is 1.25" with .25" walls. Real over kill



As for the torque arm, I have no good pictures of it attached, but it connects the 3 studs on the front of the rx-7 turboII diff to the trans mount. It's about 3 feet long and 70-90 pounds.

Aside from that and the coilovers, the suspension is stock

edit: to help you get a better picture, the turboII diff has the same 2 "wing" mounting points as the stock miata diff. I am also using stock turboII axles with miataroadster hubs
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Oh, ok, so it doesnt have traction bars or a torque arm setup. It has bracing and a PPF. Traction bars are suspension members and so are torque arms.
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Oh, ok, so it doesnt have traction bars or a torque arm setup. It has bracing and a PPF. Traction bars are suspension members and so are torque arms.
No, the ppf connects the rear end to the trans, and I'm pretty sure is unique to miatas (in stock form), what I have connects the diff to part of the car's frame (in this case the trans mount). It is technically a torque arm. If I'm not mistaken, solid axle mustang torque arms can be modified to fit irs cobra rear ends. They are still called torque arms.
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Why put that **** on the breather hoses and leave the coolant hoses that are 2" from the manifold exposed?

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Everyone gives me **** for having that stuff on my car. They say the color is horrible.


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what coolant hoses?
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Selling 4 banger aquiring ls1. I want v8
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Noone wants a fastback. Tired of low ball noobs.
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what coolant hoses?
The ones going to the heater core.

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Will u take 50 bucks shipped?
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The ones going to the heater core.
Doesn't appear to be any heatercore hoses left.
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The ones going to the heater core.



Will u take 50 bucks shipped?
Yes. 50 bucks and your cats.
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I'll give you my stock cat from the exhaust.
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For $50 I'll let you ride in my car. Most likely doing an ls to mine
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