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Old 01-26-2010, 12:01 AM   #61
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Wow.

That sucks. I went through all the wiring in my car as well and fixed any bs that was done behind the console by the PO.

Take this time to bond with the car and enjoy it dude. Then once its running good and your out enjoying it, it'll be something you can say you fixed yourself.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:08 AM   #62
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I now know that my spark plug wires are out of order so that needs to be fixed.
Uh yeah. So how's it run now that you fixed them?

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Old 01-26-2010, 12:14 AM   #63
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Wow.

That sucks.
Take this time to bond with the car and enjoy it dude. Then once its running good and your out enjoying it, it'll be something you can say you fixed yourself.
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Please tell my you have another means of transportation....If so, no sweat, just take your time and make things right one step at a time. If you don't, I'm sorry...
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:15 AM   #64
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Uh yeah. So how's it run now that you fixed them?

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haven't swapped them yet, but i know it ran almost as shitty with them in the right order. so idk, im praying that something is just going to magically going to happen and make this all better.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:16 AM   #65
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Please tell my you have another means of transportation....If so, no sweat, just take your time and make things right one step at a time. If you don't, I'm sorry...
Yep, I DD an 06 4 runner. Luckily I have a few more months till we really get some warm weather and I start itching to drive this car real bad.
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Nice shop you get to work in, Broham.

Take your time, I get the feeling that this will work out. FWIW, I kinda liked starting with a built up unit. It becomes like a competition to see if you can work out a better solution than the p.o.

I would suggest you get to work right away on getting a computer to talk to the haltech. I would think any reputable tuner can at least get your tables to a safe zone and make sure your inj duty isn't maxed out.

You've probably already been here, but here's the link to the manual and haltech software: E6K Downloads - Haltech Engine Management Systems . MS-DOS based tuning ftmfw!

More: Windows Vista with haltech DOS software - RX7Club.com

Look into halwin for a possible replacement for the dos based tuning software.
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:57 AM   #68
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I think what the best solution to pass my parent's safety requirements is to sell the hardtop and use that money to get a fixed back. I need to find one that has the lowest mounts and will let me sit the lowest will the highest headrest. And then I need to possible find a new bar that is a little bit higher that has a harness bar. Suggestions?
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:03 PM   #69
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Don't feel like looking, what roll bar do you have?
HD has bolt-in harness bars.
How far does your head actually go above the bar? You are probably fine.


Sucks to sell the hard top but I guess if it is just a fun summer car it doesn't really matter.
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Oh and my honda buddy suggested that I could have installed the sensor 180 degrees backwards, but as far as I knew from reading DIYs Mazda had made the sensor specifically so it could only go in one way. Ideas???

correct, the miata CAS can only fit in one direction.

About safety: tell them to **** off, don't you have a hardtop? The car has nothing from the factory, and a roll bar that sits above your head will look stupid and not fit under the hard and/or soft top.
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Don't feel like looking, what roll bar do you have?
HD has bolt-in harness bars.
How far does your head actually go above the bar? You are probably fine.


Sucks to sell the hard top but I guess if it is just a fun summer car it doesn't really matter.
Boss Frog SCCA legal hardtop bar. The top of my head lines up even with the bar or a 1/4 inch above it. The big problem is me hitting my head on it when im not wearing a helmet. Like when I sit in the car I can rest my head on the bar. I don't like my skull cracked. And my bar doesn't have a harness bar.
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correct, the miata CAS can only fit in one direction.

About safety: tell them to **** off, don't you have a hardtop? The car has nothing from the factory, and a roll bar that sits above your head will look stupid and not fit under the hard and/or soft top.
The issue is if I get in a small wreck, I'm gonna own the back of my head on a metal bar.
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A standard hard dog double diagonal hard core will: 1. have a harness bar 2. be the tallest bar that will fit under a SOFT TOP. I guarantee your head will still be at or above the bar with a stock seat, foamectomied or not, at your height. Ultrashield is a popular seat, get one of these or similar and bolt it to the floor, with a hard dog bar, and you will be as safe as possible for a Miata on the street. The nice closed cell foam covers for the hd bar will add some level of mind-comfort in case of cranium impact.

If you are thinking about the ultrashield seat, sit in one or measure your torso height for clearance of the harness holes. You can get the holes custom placed for your torso length, in case they don't fit you in their stock location.
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Boss Frog SCCA legal hardtop bar..
Any hard top bar is going to be lower and probably further back than a bar made for soft top use. I have both from hard dog, it's how it works.
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At this point I feel like:

safety>hardtop

I think my current bar is the only way to keep the hardtop, and unless I can go down 2 inches from a seat, I need to get a different bar. And the hardtop is my source of $ for the seat anyway.
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The issue is if I get in a small wreck, I'm gonna own the back of my head on a metal bar.
eh. honestly, hitting just the seat back on impact hurts like hell in iteself. I don't see you being happy with any roll bar solution for a miata.
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eh. honestly, hitting just the seat back on impact hurts like hell in iteself. I don't see you being happy with any roll bar solution for a miata.
I think I just need to get a seat that will bolt to the floor and that has a high back to it to protect my head.
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Most of the roll bars are probably all within a inch or so in height. Unless you have something custom made. Then you'll run into issues with softtop and hardtop fitment.

Miata with hardtop > miata without hardtop.

Its safer, looks better, keeps the heat in and the rain out better, etc.

If your worried about hitting your head on the rollbar, just pad it up.

You can get in a wreck in any model car. The miata is maybe a tad more unsafe than most, but its not a death trap by any means. The car is built to avoid accidents, not get in them. Hell, I even avoided getting side swiped by some douche last night when I was out with the gf shopping. You just have to be aware. They are pretty small cars, so people have a hard time seeing us sometimes. lol
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cheap solution? haha
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Alright so I know I am getting a fixed back and harnesses. That means I would need a harness bar. So I should probably just get a taller bar while I'm at it that has a harness bar. Basically I can't move this car till I make my head safe in it. And padding is not the proper solution. And I don't DD it and it's garaged so idk why I realy need a hardtop. Especially since I only am gonna be driving it on nice days
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