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Old 11-19-2018, 07:22 PM
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Lightning fast response! haha. thanks for the clarification.
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Old 12-29-2018, 09:47 AM
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Did you end up going with an accusump or dry sump setup on this car? Seems like it would definitely need it.

Holy hell that is a gorgeous car and the work is top notch.
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We installed a baffled oil pan for now. We plan to go with a dry sump system in the future
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:15 PM
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Beautiful car you have!

I've built four LS3 Miatas and all had oiling issues with baffled pans; even on relatively low grip tires like the Maxxis RC-1. We've since converted them to dry-sump with parts sourced from Aviaid - all good now! We did change to a manual steering rack to get a bit extra pan clearance so that we could run an OTS low-profile pan that was already in Aviaid's catalog.

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so... when is it going to 12?
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:03 PM
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The car is getting all the wiring done currently, we typically would sub these things out because our time is better spent on fabrication (like our N1000RR project that has been getting lots of lovin' lately), at any rate the guy that is working on it came highly recommended so I'm looking forward to see the result.
Slim chances of car making it to SLB in COTA at this point... We've been hoping but the timeline that was announced is just super tight and we won't tow this baby all the way to Texas untested.
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Old 03-30-2019, 01:26 PM
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Meaty McMeatster came back for a brief visit this week, turns out that open X-pipe does not muffle the sounds of anger coming from the reworked LS3 quite enough.
Exhaust system extended, mufflers added, bumper cut and Titanium heat shields were added.
And while we're on the subject of things that are not enough, it also turned out that 15x11 with 275 Hoosiers didn't quite cut it, so we made room in the back for 15x12 with 295 Hoosiers.
The struggle is real!


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Old 04-01-2019, 11:42 AM
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Couple more -



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Old 04-01-2019, 12:58 PM
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This car is awesome!
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Old 04-03-2019, 06:53 AM
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What's up with the rear shocks on that thing? Inverted? Penske's?
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Is it safe to say that this one goes to 12 now?
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We did go to 12's in the back, so I guess so

Hector, yes.
Inverted Penskes of my design.
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Fantastique!
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:58 PM
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That is a gorgeus car.

It's nice to have confirmation up above that the dry sump setup will fit. I have an LS3 in my street Miata and worry a bit about oil starvation if I ever track it. My car is on 225s and no aero partly to prevent overstressing the oiling system of the LS3. It's primarily a street car, not a track car.

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Old 04-22-2019, 01:09 PM
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Pretty high praise for your work!


Looks like a hoot drive.
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Yeh saw the vid pop up on Reddit. Film doesn't show it as well as Motti's photos to be honest but nice to see it moving though.
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