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Old 05-04-2017, 07:54 PM   #61 (permalink)
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05-04-17: So far so good and Misfire's namesake seems to be a thing of the past! Thanks again to Pat aka patsmx5 and Henry aka hnguyen037 for their assistance/advice/help!

A few parts coming in this week and so far I received a awesome 310mm Sparco Extreme 2 circa 2001 from Calvin aka mashi2choco2....


...and today I received a NB driver side air bag defeat from Ken @ GarageStar.



Tomorrow I should be receiving a CircuitSports hub and slim quick release thanks to Henry aka hnguyen037 and my set of 195/60/14 Falken Azenis RT615K+ should be here from Tire Rack which had a FANTASTIC deal that I couldn't pass up. Of course I have the oem five spoke 15'' wheels so what wheels will said tires be going on...well I will give y'all one clue...they have F1 in the name!
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That sounds pretty sweet!
When you mentioned "straight-cut gears" it was literally the first place I went.

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195/60/14 Falken Azenis RT615K+ ...they have F1 in the name!
You shoulda opted for the 15" RPF1's instead IMO. To each his own
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195s will be a little slippery with boost, no? I can barely hook in 2nd with 225 rivals on the turbo car lol.
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195s will be a little slippery with boost, no? I can barely hook in 2nd with 225 rivals on the turbo car lol.
Nobody hooks 2nd with boost. I agree 195 are too small.
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14's on an NB? Don't have sport brakes? but 15's look small on NB2's. It'll look kinda odd on 14's. 16's are the most asthetically pleasing to me on the NB2. It's just a shitty tire selection in that size though.
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15x8 rpf1s easily fit over​ my sports and even my silly lotus setup fits with a 5mm spacer. All the 205s options are just too easy.
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14's on an NB? Don't have sport brakes? but 15's look small on NB2's. It'll look kinda odd on 14's. 16's are the most asthetically pleasing to me on the NB2. It's just a shitty tire selection in that size though.
I was wondering about sport brakes too, not sure if they fit with 14's (they don't look like they would). Agree about 16's, but the tire selection for 16's is why I went with 17's for my ND.
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Most 14's wont fit over sport brakes. some 15's wont fit over the brake line connection unless you modify the banjo bolt. But his doesn't look to be a sport model.
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14's on an NB? Don't have sport brakes? but 15's look small on NB2's. It'll look kinda odd on 14's. 16's are the most asthetically pleasing to me on the NB2. It's just a shitty tire selection in that size though.
While I agree on 16's, Bucky runs 14x7 RPF1's:

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Ehhhh. 15's would look a lot better imo.
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While I agree on 16's, Bucky runs 14x7 RPF1's:
IMO that proves their points more than discounts them.
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Ehhhh. 15's would look a lot better imo.
I agree. Just saying 14's can be done.

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I agree. Just saying 14's can be done.
On base model brakes I agree. We're curious about the bigger sport brake option. I seriously doubt a 14 will fit over them. But that point is mute since i don't think this car has that option.
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On base model brakes I agree. We're curious about the bigger sport brake option. I seriously doubt a 14 will fit over them. But that point is mute since i don't think this car has that option.
99% sure they won't. My rule of thumb is that they'll fit on any 90-02 without Sport (or larger aftermarket) brakes. 03+ won't happen without modifications of some sort (like backdating the brakes).
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You shoulda opted for the 15" RPF1's instead IMO. To each his own
I considered them, especially since Evan aka Shadowmx5 has a set of 15x8 RPF1's and is semi-local.

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195s will be a little slippery with boost, no? I can barely hook in 2nd with 225 rivals on the turbo car lol.
Simply going by the 195 designation discounts the fact they are still a 200tw tire. Granted so are the Rivals but I suspect you are making north of 200whp. Where as Misfire is probably 170-180whp currently.

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Nobody hooks 2nd with boost. I agree 195 are too small.
They are still a 200tw tire vs the 195/55/15 Yokohama all seasons that are on there now so more grip either way.

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14's on an NB? Don't have sport brakes? but 15's look small on NB2's. It'll look kinda odd on 14's. 16's are the most asthetically pleasing to me on the NB2. It's just a shitty tire selection in that size though.
No sport brakes...well it doesn't have a sport suspension according to the chassis sticker. It would suck if sport brakes were added by someone.

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15x8 rpf1s easily fit over​ my sports and even my silly lotus setup fits with a 5mm spacer. All the 205s options are just too easy.
Since I did 15x8's on Warbird, I wanted to give 14x7's a try this time.

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I was wondering about sport brakes too, not sure if they fit with 14's (they don't look like they would). Agree about 16's, but the tire selection for 16's is why I went with 17's for my ND.
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Most 14's wont fit over sport brakes. some 15's wont fit over the brake line connection unless you modify the banjo bolt. But his doesn't look to be a sport model.
*According to a vendor(who will remain nameless unless they won't to say so as it isn't official information) they had a customer fit 14x7 RPF1's with sport brakes and just had to place the wheel weights on the outer most part of the wheel barrel. This wasn't confirmed with pics or anything and why the vendor still show that they won't work with sport brakes.

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While I agree on 16's, Bucky runs 14x7 RPF1's.
One of several cars that help me make up my mind that they would look good. I acutally THOUGHT Bucky had 15'' RPF1's and Sharka had 14" RPF1's but it is the other way around...go figure.

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I agree. Just saying 14's can be done.

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On base model brakes I agree. We're curious about the bigger sport brake option. I seriously doubt a 14 will fit over them. But that point is mute since i don't think this car has that option.
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99% sure they won't. My rule of thumb is that they'll fit on any 90-02 without Sport (or larger aftermarket) brakes. 03+ won't happen without modifications of some sort (like backdating the brakes).
See above statement. *

I will post more on my wheel and tire choice later today once I get the wheels in.
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05-05-17: Received a few more parts that I was expecting. The FedEx guy showed up first and dropped off the tires....


...a set of four new Falken Azenis RT615K+ in 195/60/14. They are supposed to have a superior trade compound compared to the previous RT615K's. I was going to get Toyo R888's in 225/45/14 but wasn't sure what kind of life I would get out of a 100tw tire on the street and since I have gotten 15k+ miles out of Hankook RS3's(200tw) I figured I would be better going with a 200tw tire this time around.

The USPS employee showed up much later than usual and dropped off the mail only minutes before I got home from work and left these for me in the mailbox...


.....CircuitSports 55mm hub and CircuitSports V2 slim quick release, thanks again Henry aka hnguyen037! I started on the install but didn't finish up(just need to wire up the horn) so more pics/etc when I get that done.
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car looks pretty good the f1 theme should be cool
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@dylilicious: Thanks! Needs some TLC but that isn't uncommon with 'pre-loved' cars.
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05-06-17: Thank you USPS for dropping off my 949 Racing forged aluminum lug nuts and valve stems!


And not much later the FedEx guy dropped of these....




...14x7 +19mm Enkei RPF1's! Big thanks to Ly aka aarrow w/ Pann Auto for the great deal on these and getting them shipped the same day! Ly is always very helpful in trying to secure great deals so hit him up for most aftermarket automotive parts, especially if you are in Cali!

So why did I choose to go with 14's? Well I originally was going to go with 15x10 6UL's with 245 RS4's BUT after looking at a BUNCH of pics of several different wheel/tire combo's on NB's I decided 14's really would give me the desired look and should give me enough grip with some 200tw or 100tw tires.

I REALLY wanted some wide(8"-9") 14" Watanabe's but I just didn't have the nearly $2k budget JUST for the wheels plus that would have pretty much meant that 100tw tires like Toyo R888's would be about the only tire choice. I did want to do Toyo R888's but with the 100tw I wasn't sure what kind of life I would get out of them as a daily. Since I have had 200tw tires in the form of 225/45/15 Hankook RS3's and Toyo R1R's and getting over 15k miles out of the RS3's I was confident I should be able to get similar miles out of the Falken RT615K+'s.

Some have brought up grip concerns with this combination with boost but they will definitely offer MUCH better grip than the current 195/55/15 Yokohama YK580's that on Misfire currently. I may still get 15x9 or 15x10's down the road if these don't offer satisfactory grip.

Plus at just 8.6lbs per 14x7 RPF1 wheel and 19lbs per 195/60/14 RT6115K+ tire vs the current 15x6 OEM 5 spoke at 13.1lbs and 19lbs for the 195/55/15 YK580 tire there is a unsprung weight savings of 4.5lbs per corner or 18lbs total! I will weigh both setups and measure width for comparison sake. Also this setup cost about $400 less vs the 15x10's/245's which would have been 37% more $$ and weighed about 35-36lbs per corner vs the approx. 27-28lbs the 14's should be, so a weight savings of about 30% over 15x10's/245's.

I will hopefully get them mounted up this coming Monday or Tuesday. I can't wait!!!
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05-06-17, cont'd: Tackled the horn for the Sparco and THOUGHT I could modify the stock clockspring to work with the Circuit Sports hub and spent about 2.5+hours doing so.

The end result was the horn worked as intended but would also sometimes go off when turning the steering wheel and made the resistance of turning the wheel much higher than it should be. So I will probably just install a push button for a horn until/if I decide to try again.

The 310mm Sparco Extreme 2 feels even smaller than I expected....do I like it? I can't honestly say yet. I think 330mm would be perfect. I had a 340mm D cut and didn't like it...felt too big so thus why I think a similar style 330mm would be perfect. Here are some comparison pics of the 310mm/12.2'' Sparco and OEM Nardi(360mm/14.2''):






Here is why I NEEDED something smaller...

...whenever wearing thick soled shoes/boots and moving my left foot from the clutch to dead pedal my knee would jam up against the steering wheel. If the door cards didn't protrude like they do then this probably wouldn't be an issue.

In the same position with the 310mm Sparco Extreme 2 and Circuit Sports 55mm hub and Circuit Sports V2 slim 23.5mm quick release...

..plenty of knee/leg room. Can't tell from this angle but I obviously have about 2'' more room. Also this is more or less my view of the gauges, so some gauge cut off but that is okay since I plan on getting some custom Revlimiter gauges that will have a 1 o'clock zero position.

Just another view to show the size difference.



Time will tell if the steering wheel will stay but if it doesn't, whatever I get will definitely be no bigger than 330mm.
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330mm is a sweet spot. I was able to run it even with a depowered rack. No issues.
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WOW, you're progress is amazing!
Also, I'm happy to hear that I had some sort of association with the naming of 'Misfire'!! Haha it's a great name.
Excited to see how the 14's look
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This is what others say as well...

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Also, I'm happy to hear that I had some sort of association with the naming of 'Misfire'!! Haha it's a great name.
Excited to see how the 14's look
Thanks Jeovany! Yes you helped 'spark' my thought process for a name. Well I shall make you wait no more...
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Catching up after this weekend. Epic progress! I can't wait to see the 14's, should fit the F1 proportions very nicely.
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05-08-17: First things first....the Sparco 310mm steering wheel. I REALLY like it! It really makes Misfire feel like a street legal gokart! BUT the top cut makes the upper portion of the gauges unreadable(tach from 4k-6k and speedo from 60mph-80mph) at my height(5'10)/ seating postion which is basically all the way back with a slight decline of the seat backwards.

Nothing a custom set of 1 or 2 o'clock zero postion Revlimiter gauges won't fix! Also the turn signal indicators can't be seen...no big deal there but I do like watching them do their thing.

Got home from work and test fitted one of the 14x7 +19mm Enkei RPF1's on the front to ensure proper fitment, even though the car came equipped with a 'standard suspension' and thus should have 10'' front brakes and not the larger 11'' 'sport brakes' that would/could make brake caliper clearance an issue. See for yourself...


...looks like the 10" brakes to me and a close up...


...plenty of clearance! Also confirmed what appears to be a 01-05 1.2'' tubular Racing Beat sway bar w/ brace/blocks and Racing Beat end links.


Then after loading up the wheels and tires I was off to Discount Tire to get them mounted/balanced and here is the end result.






I am very happy with this combo! The Falken Azenis RT615k+(200tw) tires have so much more traction/grip even in the 195/60/14's in comparison to the Yokohama YK580(195/55/15) all seasons that they replaced. I haven't gotten on the throttle a lot to see what they do up against the approx. 8psi/180whp(estimated) that the m45 should make but just driving 'normally' and getting up to speed it was a huge improvement.

I guess my ONLY complaint is there looks to be more wheel/fender gap then before even though this combo is about the same overall height...nothing that some coilovers won't fix.

I also decided to weigh the chrome acorn lug nuts and wheel lock lug nuts(one per wheel)....


...they were 1lb 6 ounces and I weighed the 949 Racing forged aluminum lug nuts(that are much larger physically) and valve stems...


...they were only 15 ounces! So 7 ounces(over 0.5lb) of weight savings just from lug nuts!That is pretty cool in my humble opinion. I am also going to weigh and measure both tire/wheel combos but have to go back for the oem 15'' 5 spokes/tires tomorrow and give a total weight savings difference.
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That wheel/tire/car color combo is phenomenal. Very meaty. Plans for coilovers/some low?
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You were right to follow your instincts on those 14's, they look spot on. Are you going to do the panted branding on the tires?
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That wheel/tire/car color combo is phenomenal. Very meaty. Plans for coilovers/some low?
Thanks, Jake! Coilovers for sure...just haven't made up my mind on brand...might see the first page on what options I am considering as I don't want to 'stir the pot'.

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You were right to follow your instincts on those 14's, they look spot on. Are you going to do the panted branding on the tires?
Thanks, Ben! I plan to.
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