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Old 01-02-2017, 05:57 PM   #21
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Update:
-Tint

Tinted my car today
35% Solar Gard Charcoal all around.

The cut.


S2000 door panels are only held on by 3 screws, so it was no brainer to take them out for hassle free installation.


Came out really nice
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:38 AM   #22
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Update:
-Parts removal

Finally started to tear apart the car

Front/rear sways are out
OEM shock/dampers assembly is out


More to come down the road
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:52 AM   #23
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Nice functional build! Great choice of parts. I was thinking about doing a K miata build on my miata for WRL but it came out to way to much money. I rather just pick up another S2000 at that point!
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Nice functional build! Great choice of parts. I was thinking about doing a K miata build on my miata for WRL but it came out to way to much money. I rather just pick up another S2000 at that point!
Yes I agree, I also think K Miata is really an overpriced swap.
If I had to do it again, I would definitely go another route too.
But at the end of the day, it's still a Miata.
IMO, S2000 chassis are just miles better than the Miata. It's just something you can't swap.

If you are looking into an engine swap in a Miata, look into LFX and ecotec swaps.
They are pretty interesting.
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Yes I agree, I also think K Miata is really an overpriced swap.
If I had to do it again, I would definitely go another route too.
But at the end of the day, it's still a Miata.
IMO, S2000 chassis are just miles better than the Miata. It's just something you can't swap.

If you are looking into an engine swap in a Miata, look into LFX and ecotec swaps.
They are pretty interesting.
Ended up just keeping the turbo engine that was in the Miata. I couldn't justify spending 8-9 grand to make the same HP.
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Fantastic build so far. I can't wait to see pictures with the beryllium 6ul's and JRZ's all mounted up!
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Missed this build from the start, but its turning out nicely! Love those shocks
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Fantastic build so far. I can't wait to see pictures with the beryllium 6ul's and JRZ's all mounted up!
thanks! those pics will come soon I promise!
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Missed this build from the start, but its turning out nicely! Love those shocks
thanks!

Update:
-Suspension parts install
-Lotsa oil change
-New tires

I was pretty busy with my other car and work so I haven't had much time to update this post. (plus being a bit lazy)
Installed the JRZ RS Pro and Karcepts Front/Rear Sway Bars.
I haven't received Hardrace 6621 yet so not everything is finished yet but it's surely getting there.
Will post more pictures of them when I finish for sure.

Some teaser shots for now
Front Right


Rear Left


Mileage at the time of install, 58473 miles.


Oil Change!
Amsoil synchromesh is simply AMAZING, shift feel is so much smoother than the out going oil (not sure what it was)
Engine: Amsoil 10W-30
Filter: Honda
Tranny: Manual Synchromesh
Diff: 75W-110

The Product


Draining tranny oil


Metal shaving from the diff...
Diff oil was pretty dark I guess it hasn't been changed in some time.


All cleaned up


Changed engine/tranny/diff @ 58752


New tires are on the 6ULs.
Will get them put on the car when I'm ready to get an alignment, at the moment I'm still rolling on OEMs.
Here is the size difference between stock sized RE71Rs and 255 squared RE71Rs

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Love this build, simple and clean.
I like how you are doing a lot of things on your own too, learning while doing, right?

Can't wait to see more progress!
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Love this build, simple and clean.
I like how you are doing a lot of things on your own too, learning while doing, right?

Can't wait to see more progress!
Yup always learning new things!
I made a good amount of progress since the last post.


Update:
-Ball Joint Install
-Intake Install
-Header, HFC, Exhaust Install
-Dyno
-Alignment
-New shoes

Getting ready for the weekend!

Finally the ball joint came in Hardrace 6621.
I've order this from 4 different vendors and only place that they had in stock was a shop in Australia.


As you can see the ball joint are same height as the factory ones. approximately 70mm
All other variant are NOT STR legal, including J's and Megan. They actually have roll center adjustment built into their ball joint.
(Spoon one might be legal but I'm not 100% sure)


Finally all of the suspension components are on the car.



Brake calipers are now painted in "black" simple and clean.


Factory intake ready to be removed


PWJDM Intake (will upload pics in the later time)
This intake really does not worth it's price tag... seriously...
1. Hardware is crap (vacuum hoses are too short, coolant hose is too loose, breather hose is too small)
2. Fitment is questionable at best (needs to play with it a lot, still at the end, I had to raise the hood latch to get the hood closed, but the intake still rubs on the hood)

Intake and Header both removed


Berk 70mm HFC


EVS 70-SSP
Again not totally satisfied with this piece.
1. Supposed to be one of the quieter exhaust system. It might be but... it's really not that quiet, and still drones plenty.
2. It's the updated version with the new style fittings but this exhaust cannot be centered at all... no matter what you do.
I actually have the exhaust centered for the picture but when I actually took it for a test drive, it was hitting the differential mounting.
I had to actually have the exhaust off the center to not to hit the mounting/frame... very displeased with this...

On the bright side, it is loud but sounds great and looks to be in very high quality.



6ULs are put on.
These also have some problems associated with.
Nothing is perfect I guess. Due to aggressive offset (+55), the rear tires WILL rub in the wo bending the bumper tab.
It's an easy job but it's also something that I didn't anticipated.

Side profile


Another


Dyno runs.
I did total of 8 runs on the dyno in 2 days.
I'm actually planning on making a new post regarding the finding on the dyno.
It's rather interesting. Here is the detailed dyno thread.
Dyno Results - Stock vs Bolt On vs Tune (Karcepts)

Here is the result.
Baseline vs the STR mods. (Karcepts EMU)
Solid gains all the way across on both HP/TQ.

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