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07-01-2019, 06:28 PM
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Posted By dleavitt

So true. Kids are expensive! Not just the direct...

So true. Kids are expensive! Not just the direct costs ($2k a month for daycare, diapers, food, other supplies) but also the indirect costs. We have a much bigger home than weíd have without kids,...
07-01-2019, 06:21 PM
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Posted By dleavitt

From any rational standpoint Iíve spent too much...

From any rational standpoint Iíve spent too much on vehicles. Currently have four: 2016 Odyssey, 2018 Mazda6, 2000 Excursion, and 1995 Miata. LOTS of money sunk into the Miata, I donít want to even...
06-17-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,056
Posted By dleavitt

Payment sent, sorry for the delay been away from...

Payment sent, sorry for the delay been away from the computer the last few days.
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06-12-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 17,537
Posted By dleavitt

No hero pulls here, so can't comment on how well...

No hero pulls here, so can't comment on how well the XTSS would hold up. 300whp is plenty for me. :party:
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06-10-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 17,537
Posted By dleavitt

When my FM1 started slipping I went with the ACT...

When my FM1 started slipping I went with the ACT XTSS. Not as light as stock (or FM1), but still easily drivable.
05-29-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,613
Posted By dleavitt

I seem to remember something about the NB FPR...

I seem to remember something about the NB FPR being referenced to ambient, rather than the manifold like on NA Miatas. So as you increase boost pressure, the pressure differential across the...
05-22-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,905
Posted By dleavitt

True story: had I known how I would be using my...

True story: had I known how I would be using my car now a few years ago I would have gone K-swap. For a street car turbo makes a lot of sense.
05-22-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,905
Posted By dleavitt

If your plan is to turbo in the relatively near...

If your plan is to turbo in the relatively near future, I'd skip most of the stuff you have listed save for the intake manifold (a EUDM Squaretop manifold is another option), ECU, injectors, and the...
05-15-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 26,056
Posted By dleavitt

11. concealer404 economy bearing bimmerworld...

11. concealer404 economy bearing bimmerworld studs
12. Lokiel economy bearings with bimmerworld studs (assuming there will be a 2nd batch)
13. mweber economy bearing bimmerworld studs
14. RASKAR...
05-07-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30,455
Views: 1,393,675
Posted By dleavitt

Been an interesting week already at work. ...

Been an interesting week already at work. Wolters Kluwer seems to have suffered some manor of major catastrophe, so we haven't been able to use most of the software or access any client documents or...
05-01-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,204
Posted By dleavitt

3rd recommendation for StopTech Sports. Cheap,...

3rd recommendation for StopTech Sports. Cheap, wear well, no noise, easy on rotors. Dust is the only con, but that's going to be an issue with any performance pad. Stick with stock calipers, no...
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04-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 24,213
Posted By dleavitt

"Here, take this nicely built downpipe that you...

"Here, take this nicely built downpipe that you paid to have ceramic coated and hit it with a hammer!" :noes:

Truthfully though I might just do that. Should be significantly less of a PITA than...
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04-15-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 24,213
Posted By dleavitt

AAR from ORP: Only had the loose v-band and the...

AAR from ORP: Only had the loose v-band and the downpipe rattling against the steering shaft. Unfortunately, even with adjusting it as close as I can to the block it was still hitting on...
04-15-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By dleavitt

Sorry for the delayed reply, been neck-deep in...

Sorry for the delayed reply, been neck-deep in work.





Mobius, thank you for your generous offer. However, at this point I'll have to pass in the name of marital harmony. Going to try and...
Forum: Build Threads
03-30-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 24,213
Posted By dleavitt

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vb...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/d3c76089_ecab_44cd_b442_8a060d950806_0b9f23a408b2589990c4720ae285ca7052400c80.jpeg
Made it through my first track day turbocharged...
03-28-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 30,456
Posted By dleavitt

Jack-boots gonna jack-boot. The toddler was...

Jack-boots gonna jack-boot.

The toddler was making a move! They had to get it on!
03-28-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By dleavitt

"Conservative" were my instructions, since this...

"Conservative" were my instructions, since this is more of a streetable track car than a trackable street car. Wanted to make sure the tune would be safe on pump gas (including CA91) while...
03-27-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By dleavitt

The fun budget is pretty much blown at this...

The fun budget is pretty much blown at this point, but when/if I get the itch for more power Iíll drop you a line!



Can do. Wonít be for a while though, got to get through tax season first.
03-27-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By dleavitt

Using the medium canister, so might have a little...

Using the medium canister, so might have a little preload to play with. Should have time to fine-tune things after the 15th and my work schedule slows down.
03-27-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By dleavitt

Clearly I need more tire. And aero. ...

Clearly I need more tire.


And aero.


And skill. :ugh:
03-27-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By dleavitt

Wastegate is right around 9psi, the higher power...

Wastegate is right around 9psi, the higher power EBC-enabled graph is at around 18psi. curly did the tuning, so he should be able to answer the rest of the questions. Timing was kept on the...
03-27-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By dleavitt

Nice. :party: And insane. Still on 205...

Nice. :party:

And insane. Still on 205 tires, so I don't have full-throttle traction until 4th gear. Certainly gets up and goes though! Haven't had a ton of time driving it so far, been trying...
03-27-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,610
Posted By dleavitt

Trackspeed EFR6258 w/CNC Head

Power mods are finally complete! Build specs:

Trackspeed Stage 2 shortblock
-Supertech 8.6:1 pistons, 83.5mm, thermal coating on crown
-Manley Rods
-Boundary Engineering billet oil pump
-ACL...
Forum: Build Threads
03-27-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 24,213
Posted By dleavitt

Finally got the WinPEP 8 software so I could put...

Finally got the WinPEP 8 software so I could put together a comparative dyno of all major iterations of my build. Yellow is bone stock, green is with built VVT engine w/CNC head, blue is current...
03-25-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,816
Posted By dleavitt

I can say in my case I did check that and it...

I can say in my case I did check that and it seemed to be tight to me. Just checked by hand, didn't whack it with a hammer or anything.
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