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New installs planned, anyone? I'll start.
« on: May 09, 2011, 08:35:50 PM »
I have an EGR block off kit and I'm waiting for an intake manifold thermal gasket that also comes with the throttle body gasket. I also will have a new camera mount for the car, homemade one I have now works but vibrates some.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 11:09:29 PM »
maybe audio work....itching to get bass back in my car and the speakers aren't what they were when new

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 10:06:09 PM »
I hope to have a header and catback on the Miata, but if a lot of 6s will be there this year i will be in it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 08:58:37 AM »
new nuts would be nice too...black ones

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 12:35:59 PM »
installing my bc coilovers,and spacers becore the meet..


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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 02:03:31 PM »
new installs?.....stock wheels :)...
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maybe exhaust, new seats, few more braces..
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 09:14:49 AM »
I'll do an oil change soon!


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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 06:24:56 PM »
hoping to have a 80mm corksport exhaust and maybe a steedspeed turbo mani on the msp. the rear vbrace and 3 inch dp will be on and maybe even my 505 intake manifold. oh and there will be a different motor in it. idk how long the 224k mile motor will hold on so will be changed out in the next month hopefully

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2011, 09:38:24 PM »
hoping to have a 80mm corksport exhaust and maybe a steedspeed turbo mani on the msp. the rear vbrace and 3 inch dp will be on and maybe even my 505 intake manifold. oh and there will be a different motor in it. idk how long the 224k mile motor will hold on so will be changed out in the next month hopefully

That's a lot to do in time for the meet. Good luck.

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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2011, 09:45:56 PM »
its not just for the meet its also part of my build.

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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2011, 10:30:34 PM »
its not just for the meet its also part of my build.

I understand, was just worried that it's a lot to do in a short amount of time. Unexpected issues always seem to pop up.

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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2011, 09:04:44 PM »
finally i can respond....
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2011, 10:15:14 PM »
Your next mods should be a rear motor mount, shifter bushings and a test pipe. Should run you around $300 for all that. The rear mount and the shifter bushings will help you plant and use the power the car has more efficiently. The test pipe will give the car a deeper sound but only slightly louder and an additional 5-10 HP.

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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2011, 10:45:18 PM »
dont forget the SSP. Jbarone makes good ones, he also makes a RMM.

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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2011, 08:55:48 AM »
oh, corksport decal  ;D

That alone's worth 50whp EASY! lol


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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2011, 09:25:26 AM »
just installed jbr rear motor mount, short shift plate, and bushings last week along with kmd fuel pump internals. my cnt catted downpipe and cx racing front mount intercooler will be here today. all of this and an accessport pro tune before the meet is planned! maybe some coilovers too  :)

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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2011, 09:56:39 AM »
just installed jbr rear motor mount, short shift plate, and bushings last week along with kmd fuel pump internals. my cnt catted downpipe and cx racing front mount intercooler will be here today. all of this and an accessport pro tune before the meet is planned! maybe some coilovers too  :)

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« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 04:00:09 PM »
questions to the gurus:
1.  with the 08 speed's tmic, is the fmic something i should be looking into?  or is it redundant? :-\
2.  is the shifter bushing and ssp a simple job to complete on my own?  :-\

one more question:
3.  if i were to get some of these mods, will i be able to get them installed at oct's meet? ???


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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2011, 04:03:40 PM »
by the way...thanks scott for all of your guidance!

the SRI :easy:
 
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2011, 04:10:44 PM »
Your Welcome, Bring what ever you buy to the meet and I'll help you put it on. I'm not a fan of SSP's but the bushings and the SSP are an easy job and both should come with instruction or you download them from the sellers site. Get a Rear Motor mount, The mount along with the bushings are a great mod. They are both easy to do.

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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2011, 04:12:59 PM »
Almost forgot, the FMIC should come later. There are other mods you should do first. Rear MM, Bushings, Test pipe, Turbo inlet pipe, Forge BPV and the Cobb AP.

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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2011, 04:20:15 PM »
thanks scott...will start working on convincing the misses  ;D
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« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2011, 04:20:37 PM »
^ listen to this guy. i would say also do a downpipe before a front mount. front mount really just lets you use the power from your mods longer(less heat soak than top mount intercooler).  also if you need any help with ssp or bushing i dont care to help either. just did mine....30 min job max. very easy.
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« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2011, 04:24:54 PM »
 A DP is a big job and a catted pipe is $$$. I don't believe Rukie wants to go that far anyway.

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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2011, 04:53:12 PM »
scot...can you paste the links for these suggested parts for me?  thanks a million dude!
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2011, 05:30:21 PM »
This mount comes as a package with the shifter bushings and is a good deal. This mount is not as stiff as some but the vibrations won't be bad like with some of the stiffer mounts. Street Unit is a good company, I've ordered from them many times.

http://www.streetunit.com/MAZDA3_Engine_Mount_and_Solid_Shifter_Spacers_p/su30.htm

This is their test pipe, it cost about $20 more than you can buy on e-bay but I have heard mixed reviews on the fitment of the e-bay pipes. I have the SU test pipe and a clone of the SU RMM.

http://www.streetunit.com/MS3_Test_Pipe_p/sums3sstp.htm

This will cost $329 total. There are other cheaper options cheaper options on the mount and bushings. see below.

James Barone Racing, heard nothing but good things about this guy. He is the one that also makes the SSP.

http://jamesbaroneracing.com/Motor_Mounts/MS3/Billet/index.htm

http://jamesbaroneracing.com/MS3/GEN1/Bushings/index.htm

E-bay test pipes. They have gotten cheaper since the last time I looked them up. The first one is more expensive but I see it has a floating flange like the street unit one. The other appears to be fixed flanges, which is ok if they line up perfectly. The floating flange on one end is more forgiving if the pipe doesn't line up perfectly.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Testpipe-Test-Pipe-Mazdaspeed-3-MS3-Turbo-Mazda-Speed-3-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem1e649e9441QQitemZ130537133121QQptZRaceQ5fCarQ5fParts

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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2011, 06:08:11 PM »
but before you get a test pipe would you ever think about doing a downpipe? you can get a long catted DP with a single cat that will eliminate the need for a test pipe. CNT makes a pretty nice DP. I just installed one a couple weeks ago. but before you buy any more performance bolt ons Id get those internals and the AP.

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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2011, 08:29:07 PM »
@Ace- im trying to keep it simple with a few bolt-ons....i have a baby on the way and have to keep my spending under the radar of my wife...lol...the DP sounds great but i am too old for all the ruckus...i just want to keep it simple and quiet as possible...scott is steering me in that direction with his suggested mods
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« Reply #29 on: July 06, 2011, 08:49:46 PM »
Sounds good. Just didn't want you to get a test pipe now and then want a DP a year down the road.
You've already go the SRI so like he was saying just get a RMM, AP, and shifter bushings. Id also recommend a turbo inlet pipe, a nice BPV, and an upgraded TMIC. Sounds reasonable for your goals.

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« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2011, 02:50:04 PM »
i have a baby on the way

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« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2011, 03:23:32 PM »
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2011, 10:28:40 AM »
planned before the meet:

 - finish stripping the crappy paint off my car and at least get in primer
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 - find an exhaust side housing for my RHB5 VJ11 with a wastegate with no cracks

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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2011, 07:04:15 PM »
John, look on clubprotege. people list vj11's all the time for sale.

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« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2011, 08:17:44 PM »
thanks Steve, i saw the link you posted up. i usually can find ones for about the same price, i really just want the housing, but its always nice to have spare parts too haha

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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2011, 01:04:10 AM »
Installed HID's 35w 6k's in the car, as well as, matching 6k LED fog bulbs.
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just installed a new mod here u go....



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« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2011, 08:00:21 PM »
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« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2011, 08:11:16 PM »
i hope  to be finished with an aftermarket cruise control and power door locks on the Miata before the meet.

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« Reply #39 on: September 06, 2011, 08:17:36 PM »
i hope  to be finished with an aftermarket cruise control and power door locks on the Miata before the meet.


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« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2011, 01:12:50 PM »
must buy tires

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« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2011, 02:44:12 PM »
Broken record: Get Hankook V12s :)

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« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2011, 04:14:17 PM »
i gots something better in mind!!!  vredesteins

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« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2011, 04:24:04 PM »
Not familiar with them.  Bought the V12s based off of their amazing autocross performance for a 20k mile tire.

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« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2011, 05:58:15 PM »
I have a new set of V12's on my stockers for my daily driving, second set for me. You can't beat the V12's for price and performance. I'll be running my FUN set-up at EECMM, FD wheels with Michelin RE-11's

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« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2011, 06:42:50 PM »
Whenever I get my 2nd set of wheel (seller is taking his sweet time) I want RS-3s for fun tires.  I just know I will be too lazy to want to change them lol

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« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2011, 07:47:11 PM »
RS-3 are great tires from what I here and are cheaper than most AutoX tires. I have heard they don't do well in the rain so be careful when the road is wet.

I only use them twice a year when I go to Deals Gap so changing them is not a problem. Should last several years which is great because the RE-11's are pricey.

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« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2011, 10:01:15 AM »
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« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2011, 01:54:13 PM »
They look cool but I don't see much on people autocrossing on them which makes me wonder about them

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Re: New installs planned, anyone? I'll start.
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2011, 03:21:59 PM »
not many people know about them anyway.  i've had them....they're amazing...wet or dry and the performance lasts for the life of the tire

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Re: New installs planned, anyone? I'll start.
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2011, 07:35:33 PM »
But they look good.