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Old 03-22-2013, 10:24 PM   #281
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Anyone else thinking about installing latches on the undersides of the flaps and cutting the floor trays out for a jerry rigged roof vent for those with non ac equipped cars? Could be a neat alternative to the over price subaru rally roof vents.

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Had a second look at the price, hah, nevermind on that.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:30 PM   #282
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The Subaru roof vents are really a vent from step vans. $22. It's the scoop that goes over top that's expensive, and they don't really fit a Miata anyhow.




NACA ducts in the side windows are a lot simpler, effective, and you can plug them with the top from a spray bomb.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:12 AM   #283
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I sent naked pictures of my cat to Keith so he shipped my brackets first. Here's the new look sported by the cool kids this season:



The metal in the gutters is very thick and I'm confident tapping the 5 holes per side for M6 1.0 and running the button heads in with some thread lock would be plenty to keep things attached. I overdrilled for M6 on the 4 points I did mount before I thought of that better idea so I've got nylocks back there. Not sure what I'll do with the other 6 holes for these are fine for sitting in the garage while I think on it...

A few install tips:

1. Mount the wing in place, get everything drilled and/or tapped with the trunk lid all the way open or off. Once you have that done, remove the mounts, lower the trunk and reassemble. You don't get a bunch of room to get drills and arms inside the trunk in the 'closed' side of the mounts.

2. The mounts are sharp. If you are putting these on a street car, sand the sharp edges off the bottom of the mounts so they don't cut the paint in the gutters. You might also want to put some tape down around the area so you don't scratch anything pretty.

3. My clearances are TIGHT. I'm making pretty good contact with the trunk lid so you might need to work some angles to not scratch things on a dual purpose car.

4. Rivnuts were discussed earlier in the thread. The 1/16th of an inch per side that they would push the mounts inboard would make my moderate interference unworkable. Drilling and tapping or traditional nuts are necessary on mine.

5. I don't know how far back these were designed to be but I matched up the back of the mount with the spot the gutter falls away. The angles seem to match up well so my hunch is I got it right. I put some blue tape to keep the metal shaving from falling down behind the tail light.

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Old 03-26-2013, 04:02 PM   #284
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Finally got the splitter on the car to balance out the wing.
The results were quite dramatic, Creampuff was simply glued to the track.
If I only managed to drive it properly...

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:10 AM   #285
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Hoping to get out to the track sometime in April and see how the splitter and wing do!



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Old 03-27-2013, 05:01 AM   #286
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Lots of inspiration and good advice here ... guessing mine is making a longer journey than most though so I'll have a bit more of a wait!!

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Justin, why no build thread? You need to make one, and put details of your splitter and other goodies in it. Car looks good.
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Justin, why no build thread? You need to make one, and put details of your splitter and other goodies in it. Car looks good.
Because I'm not turboed. I would get flamed for ever on here for what I did to my engine.

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Naw. Do it! You're fine. Morons and wussies get flamed, and presence or lack of a turbo isn't an indicator either way.
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I got my COT wing mounts... But one of them has half-*** holes, several of which are joined together. There is no way it can work that way so I will have to return them.
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Pics? Mine were fine but a few had to be barely coerced to get an M8 bolt through.
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Because I'm not turboed. I would get flamed for ever on here for what I did to my engine.

No way, its not a 1.6, there will be no flaming.
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I got my COT wing mounts... But one of them has half-*** holes, several of which are joined together. There is no way it can work that way so I will have to return them.
Please contact us directly about that. Obviously, it's not intended.

The holes are a tight fit, that's done on purpose.
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No way, its not a 1.6, there will be no flaming.
Ouch haha. Some of us are just riding around on the 1.6 short bus
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So guess what arrived today? Took a 60 mile detour to pay the import tax and collect them with the whole family in tow... not sure who was more pleased, me for having my mahoosive wing and the mounts, my son for having found a nice stone ( 7 years old and easily pleased!!) or my youngest because I told him if the box didn't fit he could ride home on the roof... he was really looking forward to it!



At home and the wing is big!! Beautifully made too, but a bit of a change from my little ducktail!



Obviously I found the time to do a test fit... should surprise a few people at the meet tomorrow as I haven't mentioned it to anyone in the UK!!



Huge thanks to Keith and the rest of Flyin Miata, I didn't think it'd get here in time for tomorrow but in the end it was 4 days to get to me in the UK which is pretty good!!

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The wing and airdam took 6.5 seconds off my personal best on a 2 min track yesterday. I only had one session before the rain came and didn't find the limits of grip so there is more time in there for sure.
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The wing and airdam took 6.5 seconds off my personal best on a 2 min track yesterday. I only had one session before the rain came and didn't find the limits of grip so there is more time in there for sure.
That sounds good, can't wait for my wing and splitter. I haven't found the end of my grip after doing the flat underbody. But as of right now I am hitting one of my favorite corners at 63 mph with about the same grip as my 225 Nitto NT01 and I am currently on 185 Barum Bravuris 2
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I really wish I got a whole day in instead of just one dry session. My biggest challenge now is growing the sac it's going to take to drive the car to the limit. It's already fast enough to cause extreme German marquee carnage.
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Should be able to find the limit of grip in T1 of the first hot lap. Why would it take a whole session without getting there?
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The wing and mounts saw action today. This corner felt (haven't looked at datalog yet) 20mph faster than last year. Wing was not the only difference between now and then, but it definitely helped.

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