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Old 12-02-2009, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oldskoolroadster's MX5RS Project.

As the project went along, it evolved from a light build, to a much more serious weekend track/autocross car. The car is now themed after a 911 GT3 "RS". This is my interpretation of the MX5 if Mazda came out with an RS model, like the MX5 R package, this would be the step up to that.

Note A: Done means its been bought and or installed.

Note B: To any one who got a better deal on the items listed below. pls pm me so I can save some dough. (that actually rhymes.. lol)

Drivetrain:
Fidanza flywheel, $380+tax. shipped. Ebay. Done
Exedy Stage One, $280+tax. shipped. Ebay. Done
Fidanza Short Shift/Small and Large boot, $119.99 shipped Goodwin racing. Done
MiataCage aluminum shifter, $55.00 shipped. SafeRacer. Done
Goodridge SS Clutch line, 57.45. shipped. SafeRacer. Done
Kaaz LSD, $800-1000 budget estimate. (need to contact Kaaz)

Engine:
Jackson R. intake, $335.16 Goodwin Racing. Done
Jackson R. header, $491.83 Goodwin Racing
NGK wires, $100.00. Ebay Done
FM oil cooler kit, $425.00 Flyin Miata
Silicone hose kit (black), $88.00. Goodwin Racing.
MSpeed Oil cap, $55.00 Goodwin Racing.
Oem Oil dip stick, $19.95. shipped. Rosenthal Mazda. Done
Brake master cylinder cap, $24.99. shipped. Rosenthal Mazda. Done

Cooling:
koyo 37 aluminum radiator, $332.99 Goodwin Racing. Done
Mishimoto Rad hose set, $78.05 949racing Done
Moroso coolant catch tank, $182.03 Thmotorsport.
Koyo rad cap, 37.19 949racing Done

Suspension/ Bracing:
KW Variant 1 coilovers, $1396.83. shipped Goodwin Racing. Done
Racing Beat Swaybars and Brace $350.00 Goodwin Racing. done
Miatacage Endlinks, $190.00. shipped. SafeRacer. Done
ES Bushing (basekit), 949Racing Done
949Racing Sub Frame Brace, $130.00. 949Racing.Done
Mazdaspeed engine mounts, $80.00. 949racing Done
Energy suspension Differential Mounts, $130.00. 949racing Done
Cusco shock tower brace193.87 949Racing Done
Tierod, lower/upper Ball Joint Done

Brakes and Wheels:
Dailyrag DR20 15x7 +10 w/Bridgestone RE-11 Done
Track: Enkei RPF1 15x7 +35 w/ Falken 615K Done
ATE super blue fluid, $39.99 Ebay. Done
SS brake lines, $161.38 Goodwin Racing. Done
Axxis Ultimates brake pads Goodwin Racing.Done
Carbotech rotors Done

Interior:
Hard Dog Ace single diagonal w/ harnessbar, $485.79. Bethania Garage. Done.
Corbeau Clubman seat/ rails, $355.00.shipped. TREPerformance. Done.
Schroth profii 2 fe 4point Harness, $275.00 schroth racing Done.
NRG quick release, $76.95. picked up. 2kracing. Done.
MOMO Monte Carlo steering wheel/hub, $237.69 picked up. 2kracingDone.
Barchetta Shorty Console, $180.00. Rev9Autsport. Done
Scangauge 2, $164.47. picked up. Autozone. Done
Rennenmetal hardtop locks, $56.78. shipped. Rennenmetal. Done.
In-joy Visor delete, Done
Sp Induction Passenger Airbag Delete Plate, $60.00. IronCanyonMotorsports. Done
Jetstream fuel and trunk release thingy, $89.00 Rev9Autosport. Done
GoPro 960, rollbar mount and 16 gigabyte SD card Done

Exterior:
CF hood, $250cash, picked up. off some dude in Pomona.Done.
Autokonexion CF ver1 trunk, $470.00. delivered by mike himself. Autokonexion Done.
APR CF Side Mirrors, 260.00 Slick Auto or 949Racing. Done
G. Vary front lip, 310.95 next day air, Rspeed. Done.
Rennenmetal Tow Hooks, 32.87. shipped, Rennenmetal. Done
BodyWerks Paint job budget, $1000- $1500 (Matte Black)

Note: Body Werks
7750 Sepulveda blvd. Van Nuys. 8187862337, look for Jose.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Since I've started the project way before this post. some update i'll put are past things that have been done.

Some pics of the car when i first got it. i bought the drag wheels and tires the next day i got the car. and had the muffler done. kinda didnt have a plan yet on the car and got no direction. and all i knew then was miata. net lol


the car came with tokico blues and lowering springs, bounciest set up i've ever had, and the fact i was rubbing everywhere didnt help.


i got em one of those hood lift kits, it was good for a while till i went to garage woolery and he explained how opening that area creates a stagnant airflow, so i took it off.
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The Exhaust is custom, unknown brand. with custom piping, i ended up putting a small resonator to get rid of that some decibels and the fart sound (thank JDMSlick for the hook up at east side muffler. now its more low tone and livable. ( don't mind the "Bleach" stuff toy.)


Momo Monte Carlo 320, and nrg quick release was installed.




Garage Vary lip came was ordered through rspeed.net. I was so Impatient for this thing i had it shipped next day air. and installed it in the middle of summer rain. lol.
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CF Hood was installed. perfect timing for my first garage woolery tech day.


At this time i was tired of looking at the back with having any bar there. so i got a fake one for the time being.


Tetsujin plans isnt for an all out racing machine. so i 've been scouting around for a competent coilover set up that wont break the bank and drivability is good in the streets and led me to this, kw coilovers, variant 1.



Out withe the tokicos. sold em for $200.00 bucks
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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nice suspension choice, ive always heard great streetability of the KWs... and in one of my fave colors for NAs
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ride height after the coilover install. In the end, it was too low. So i bumped it up a bit. i cant find the pictures where my fender got messed up when it caught a tree branch and cost me $500 bucks to fix both fenders. i had the front shaved and again JDMslick knew someone that roll fenders so i had the rears rolled.

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alignment was done by vargas auto alignment. one of the Socal guys here recommended them camber -2.2 front, -2-9 rear. cant remember the rest of em. cant find the data sheet. handling is more on the neutral side.


this photo led me to buying the APR gtu wing for the car. which later on would be removed. Im prolly just use it for track day.



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After 13 hours of nonstop installation (first time) all by my self. the roll bar is in! Harddog ace single diagonal with harness bar. not the most popular roll bar here. but its over the top of my head. and no future fitment issues (ie. racing seats)

Oh! and i finally found a hardtop of the right color! $900 bucks with little to no things missing.


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Finally got pulled over for no front license plates. good thing he didnt hassle me for anythin else. so bought a "jdm style license plate holder" lol. since i was shopping for that might as well get some tow hooks from rennenmetal and permanent bolt down latches for the hardtop.






dont mind the naruto head band on the seat aye?
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sweet!

under hood shots?
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Wings came off for this, autokonexion cf ver 1 trunk. good custumer service from grinder. i rate the product a b+ not a perfect fit. but still good!




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Time for a break on cosmetic changes. the first order of bussiness is the tranny upgrade. the stock is fried already.

Fidanza flywheel, exedy stage 1 clutch, rear main seal, goodridge ss clutch lines. choose synpower valvoline for gear oil and castrol gtlma synthetic clutch fluids.








man the clutch is fried metal to metal! no wonder the shudder was horrible on first gear!


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got a printout of your alignment specs?

where did you source that clutch fluid?
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got the turret oil changed, and the bushings are worn like grandma panties. so might aswell do the short shifter now.

fidanza short shift, bought the large and small boot also from good win racing. i didnt know i didnt need the small one fuck! so i have a new small boot lyin around. oh well.. you'll never know when you'll need it.


mated with a miata cage alum shifter. i guess alot of spec miata guys have this knob. oh yeah those are not anal beads ok?! took off the boot and like it. it looks more raw. it'll stay that way till i get the barchetta shorty console.


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Hello.. whats this?


corbeau clubman seats and rails came in today. followed by the harnesses, then followed by the oil dipstick UPS sure is busy at my house today.





installed pics coming soon!
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Pics ofthe overflow coolant tank?
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Pics ofthe overflow coolant tank?
the list above are the things going into the car. if its marked (Done) it means its bought and or installed. the moroso tank is on my cooling section, my first target of things to buy is the stuff listed on the engine section. JR intake first.

by the way im planning of selling my JR SC kit. pm me for anyone interested. its brand new.
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the list above are the things going into the car. if its marked (Done) it means its bought and or installed. the moroso tank is on my cooling section, my first target of things to buy is the stuff listed on the engine section. JR intake first.

by the way im planning of selling my JR SC kit. pm me for anyone interested. its brand new.
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heck yes.
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Haig! can you hook me up with the wheels? Im going the light weight route on the wheels like you and JDMslick.

I researched about Sumitomo Group, with the tires. to my suprise they actually own Dunlop Japan and using the rubbers developed by dunlop. They also own part of Dunlop USA and partnered w/ GoodYear w/ manufacturing the tires. so Im happy to have it on my list.
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supercharger!?!?!? wait...1.6 or 1.8?
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I really can't get you any sort of deal I don't think....
I would have needed 5 sets paid for to have gotten a deal...and then it'd be 550 picked up/delivered to kinod...
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Its all good haig. least i tried. Im still set on getting them though. The list is written in stone so far
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reviews on the coilovers?
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Best review you can find for KW coilover variant 1 look at goodwin racing forums. they like these coilovers for the miata.
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Seats and harness are installed! for once it was smooth sailing on the install..





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lookin good man, not a big fun of the wing tho sorry
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lookin good man, not a big fun of the wing tho sorry
lol, look on the pictures again, the gt wing is for track days only.
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lol, look on the pictures again, the gt wing is for track days only.
Cool, love the autokonexion trunk
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Dude, we don't care how much you've spent.
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