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Old 08-15-2006, 01:19 PM   #61
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someone buy them
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:24 PM   #62
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alright fine .. i'll buy one.. but only cause I want my FMIC to be as cool as braineack's.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:45 PM   #63
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The air filter is in the stock Greddy location and uses the Greddy elbow. I'm sure with a little ingenuity you could mount the filter elsewhere. I designed this kit to be PNP with a stock miata and Greddy kit. It this kit is succussful, I'll consider adding more opitions.

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that looks great, looks much cleaner than mines. one question is, is there anyway that you can mount the air intake filter somewhere else. i just think that is not a great place for it.

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:gay: I just noticed your signature "stripes pipes". Not bad I'm up for any suggestions if anyone else wants to throw out a name for this kit.



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alright fine .. i'll buy one.. but only cause I want my FMIC to be as cool as braineack's.
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Old 08-15-2006, 01:56 PM   #65
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how about "not j-i-m-b pipes"
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:44 PM   #66
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how about "not j-i-m-b pipes"
hehe maybe. too much association though.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:51 PM   #67
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how about "not j-i-m-b pipes"

I used Jim's pipes for years, they are for the budget person. I know you guys dont look at them too highly, but Jim is a busy man and for what they are they work. I do agree that Stripes makes a super nice IC pipe set that is 100% nicer though.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:18 PM   #68
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I'd say the majority of us here have used them. doesn't mean they're not shitty
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Back from the dead! Began work on the kit tonight and in the interest of not starting a new thread I thought this might be the most pertinent to my install questions.
So here's my kit and it looks great. My only issue is I wish I could have gotten bead rolling. Other than that the welds are great, as good as mine

So I took my haynes manual out and gave it a go. I got most of what I need off. I guess I'll finally break down and jack the car up so I can get the last undertray off. This leads me to my first question. Completely removed or trimmed to accomodate the pipes. Here is a picture of the shroud wrapping around the radiator and heat exchanger for the ac. So it definitely won't accomodate a 2.5" pipe. So those who've installed it cut or remove. I'm hesitant to remove due to loss of cooling efficiency.

Now take a look at this. I have two horns. I ******* hate with a passion the alarm system that is on the car and I've disengaged it. I see no OEM-like horn and thats really all i'm interested in keeping. I have a bullhorn type and a spiral style horn. Both are aftermarket and take up a ton of space in the area the core will occupy.

So which is the one to keep?

I also noticed something not pictured in the hayned manual which was a black odd shaped part just under the hood latch with a wire running to the blue and orange connector near the top of the drives side shock tower.

What is it?


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I say cut the shroud, keep all the cooling efficiency you can. While you're in there, maybe look for more ways to prevent air from escaping around the rad? I haven't installed an IC on a Miata *yet* but that's what I'm going to do.

The black box sounds like the airbag sensor. Tap it with a hammer to find out for sure.
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you really didn't have to pull the bumper....but you have to trim the undertray to fit the pipes. You just gotta do it. As long as you do a good job triming, then you won't suffer any loss around the pipes.

something nice like this:
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Yeah I guess I didn't have to pull the bumper but isn't that why it always takes longer to do a job the first time? Braneack I see that you don't have the bottom bracket that Stripes has templates for on mx5 projects. Do you notice any virbrations or noise?
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That's not a Stripes kit, and actually, I don't think it is even Brain's car. Looks like an FM kit to me.
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not my car, that's a FM kit.

But no. I installed this kit on Newbsauces' car and we did not use the lower brackets....for one the top bracket does a hell of a job, but allows for some movement, and two the charge pipes do a good job a securing it in place and it's snug enough...

my personal intercooler is the same and I only have (1) S bracket holding it in place, worked fine for about two years now....
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I sent Stripes an email today to see about getting one of these. I'm going intercooled right from the beginning. Good to see this thread pop up.
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What is it?
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Thanks Goodnight

Nice choice of beer That stuff flows like water here, they sell it with a local discount. How about $5.00 a sixer! I may just have to get on myself
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Old 05-30-2007, 12:45 PM   #77
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I've made my own "no-weld" IC pipes out of steel tube/bends and various couplers in the past. With the cost of good couplers it's still pretty pricey, takes some trial/error and you have many more points of failure. The more I look at it the more I want a Stripes Pipes kit.
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this is the best non-welded writeup we have here: https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4904

then decide what's easier for you...
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this is the best non-welded writeup we have here: https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4904

then decide what's easier for you...
Yeah, that's a really good setup, and I'd originally planned to copy it. But after Joe's own comments about whether it was worth it and thinking of how little time I have as it is, I think Stripes is a good way for me to go.
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when I go to http://www.mx5projects.com the price is like 240 then here its 550 http://www.mx5projects.com/Greddy%20Intercooler.asp Why? Is there a diff.? Thanks guys
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