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Old 04-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Yea I looped mine. I just said cap. I don't know why.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I looped mine
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Fm style loop? Or just pressure line/return line loop?
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #94 (permalink)
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When people say FM style I thought it was referring to dissembling the rack and removing the seals.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #95 (permalink)
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I just looped the rack. Flyin Miata actually depowered the rack.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:53 PM   #96 (permalink)
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There is one loop and its the loop on the steering rack. You can loop the lines on the pinion if you like, but its not needed. I capped those.

FM cuts the seals (ie remove the seals and fill with grease). You can take it a step further and weld the input shaft thing so there is zero play (but you need to be careful with that).
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I booked marked the weld thread. But I'm not ready to take the rack out, how about one I can do with the car on the lift?
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I booked marked the weld thread. But I'm not ready to take the rack out, how about one I can do with the car on the lift?
loop the lines.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:58 AM   #99 (permalink)
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I got lazy, this is how I did mine.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #100 (permalink)
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Broketuner, you neglected the flywheel

You must not've seen the 949 twindisc on that list comes with flywheel, whole setup ready to go on the car is about 20lbs lighter than OEM 1.8l stuff

also forgot to mention header for those with a cast iron boat anchors like NB1's either a stripped down(remove brackets for heatshields & just run a track dog header blanket) '01+ header or aftermarket save a sginifigant amount of weight, looks cool and gains some whp's

and as mentioned the rear muffler is HEAVY....on my NB I simply deleted it and added a turndown tip off the midpipe...a little aggressive sounding but not super loud IMO...I only got pulled over once around midnight on a street with a bunch of bars
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I cut out my muffler as well, sounds fine to me.
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I have no muffler or mid pipe.
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