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joeereid
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« Reply #270 on: March 26, 2013, 04:25:43 PM »

Sweet! Now you really got me thinking about my fold-up splitter so I can run one of those too.
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« Reply #271 on: April 04, 2013, 06:08:34 AM »

Balance has been restored to the world.  The MSM got a bath and I cleared out enough of the garage to put her home.  Up on jackstands for an oil change and to fix a pesky exhaust leak - much better now!   afro



'90MSM got some fog light mounted in the turn signal space.  I fabbed up an aluminum bracket to hold them in place plus the socket for the turn signal itself.



The clear cover is just some 1/4 polycarbonate.  I was overthinking the shape of it by hoping to match the OEM shape of the nose but with the air dam right below it, there will be zero aero implications with the cover being slightly recessed.  The light is good enough to drive at night but there aren't high beams and I won't be doing any overnight enduros with this setup.  It's really just good enough for an emergency which is really what I was after.
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
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2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #272 on: April 04, 2013, 10:39:12 AM »

  I just back-checked the thread a few pages and I don't think we ever got a shot of the completed front splitter. I'll probably be up to see it in person next week, but most of the mod-junkies on here don't have that luxury.
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05 Mica, Sparco Speed, Hard Dog ACE with custom harness bar, Ultrashield 6 point harnesses,FM complete intake, O2 mod, FM downpipe, MR short shifter. Xida 700/400, 3.63 R+P (Spare), 3:9 R+P (current),EWUSA FMIC, Derale hardline delete PS cooler, FM Stage 2 fans w/ OEM connectors, Custom fab IC/Rad ducting, custom cowl intake/heatshield, Ultragauge,Rumblestrip Predictive Lap timer, APR custom mounted rear wing, Custom made streetable/removable front splitter, Run-Cool hood Louvers
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« Reply #273 on: April 04, 2013, 01:18:57 PM »

Im am  not a mod junky drivingss!

Ok I am in denial. .. I kno I am
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« Reply #274 on: April 04, 2013, 07:29:29 PM »

I just back-checked the thread a few pages and I don't think we ever got a shot of the completed front splitter. I'll probably be up to see it in person next week, but most of the mod-junkies on here don't have that luxury.

I'm out of town Sunday for the whole week.  Want to come up Saturday and dig through the box of wires?  If not, we're looking at the following week (9 days later).  Let me know!   afro

The splitter is pretty basic.  Here's an early picture that shows the wood going under the heat exchanger air box:



The box looks like this:



It is held up by the air dam itself, two M6 1.0 bolts tapped into the subframe at the rear and two aluminum rods threaded for M8 1.25 that are just forward of the radiator outside the airbox:





Here's the current state:

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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #275 on: April 04, 2013, 08:02:04 PM »

I think the rectangular splitter in the first picture would give you more downforce than the final product.   Grin  Grin

Looking great!
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« Reply #276 on: April 05, 2013, 06:10:48 AM »

That looks Sweet!
 I have a show to do Saturday, Load-in, sound check, and twiddling my thumbs 'til show time consumes pretty much my whole day so we'll touch base when you get back.
Doing my shakedown with Kitch on the 17th at Pacific and 22nd at the Ridge. Do you have anything scheduled before Laguna?
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05 Mica, Sparco Speed, Hard Dog ACE with custom harness bar, Ultrashield 6 point harnesses,FM complete intake, O2 mod, FM downpipe, MR short shifter. Xida 700/400, 3.63 R+P (Spare), 3:9 R+P (current),EWUSA FMIC, Derale hardline delete PS cooler, FM Stage 2 fans w/ OEM connectors, Custom fab IC/Rad ducting, custom cowl intake/heatshield, Ultragauge,Rumblestrip Predictive Lap timer, APR custom mounted rear wing, Custom made streetable/removable front splitter, Run-Cool hood Louvers
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« Reply #277 on: April 06, 2013, 06:20:12 AM »

Doing my shakedown with Kitch on the 17th at Pacific and 22nd at the Ridge. Do you have anything scheduled before Laguna?

I'm going to do Turn 2 at The Ridge on 4/12 unless my flight in late on 4/11 is delayed or it pours down rain.  If 4/12 doesn't work, I'll run with Kitch and you on the 17th.  I need to make sure all of these components do what they are supposed to @ >130mph before I drive all the way to Laguna.  I have last year's brakes and tires on with new pads waiting in the box but I think I have one more day on the current pads.  In the immortal words of Commander Cody:  Brakes are good, tires fair...
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #278 on: April 07, 2013, 07:27:11 AM »

Wow your car gets sexier with every update! The only thing I wish you would give us is some high resolution shots so I can use as a desktop background Smiley
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« Reply #279 on: April 07, 2013, 09:05:30 PM »

GotBlueMilk will be at Laguna and I'll buy the photo package.  Much more interesting than my garage!   afro
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #280 on: April 13, 2013, 09:32:16 AM »

Well, good news/bad news:  I went to the track today and popped an intercooler pipe off as I accelerated to the green flag.  Came in and tightened everything down.  Next session, blew the intercooler elbow on the first hard boost.   Angry



A trip to Napa to buy a 2.5" radiator hose only yielded a 2.25" hose.  Yes, gentlemen - size matters but in this case I was able to stretch the SOB to fit.  I made the third session a lap or two late but this time the intake held together.  Oh. My. God.  This car is crazy fast now.  On the first session (not counting the two previously failed attempts), I cut almost 6 full seconds off my best time from last year.  Today was in the 40s.  Last September, it was a nice 70 degree day with sun.  The winning time was 1:53:89 which was really the only clean lap I got in the fastest group.  For reference, the laps '95MSM took in the passenger seat were in the 2:04 range.  On the right day and after I get a little more comfortable with the power and grip, I think I can break 1:50 which is getting down with well driven GT3s.  I'm giddy with excitement on how well this car is coming together.   dancenana

I spliced this video together from the gopro combined with the data from Harry's Laptimer.  I can't figure out how to overlay an entire session so I had to cut it into laps and then edit the string together which is why it is choppy at the start/finish line between laps.  http://youtu.be/AZhBtFMBGeg  It may take a while to upload and compile so check back if there is an error.

Here's the same track after lunch when the rain came.  Not the best idea to run on NT-01s that have no tread.  It felt like I was driving an unlimited hydroplane with no rudder.   shockeyes shockeyes  http://youtu.be/QQm8BokOvm0
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #281 on: April 13, 2013, 06:09:25 PM »

I updated the link in the previous post.  YouTube wouldn't take the video at full resolution... Sad
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #282 on: April 13, 2013, 06:47:48 PM »

Looks like great fun.
Passing expensive German iron like they're barely moving ... Priceless!   drivingsslaugh laugh
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« Reply #283 on: April 13, 2013, 07:00:59 PM »



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« Reply #284 on: April 13, 2013, 08:07:28 PM »

I have to ask how the horrifically ugly front section is made?  I know it works because I've seen it on many other cars as well as 949's racing cars.  What is the idea behind what looks very aerodynamically inefficient vs the stock bumper?   Also, your radiator/intercooler box. It looks like you have a duct underneath which I assume feeds the radiator and then the upper duct feeding the intercooler?

I am all for function over form on a race/track car, just looking for more info on why/how this works better.  Also, what material size (thickness) is your splitter? 

Looks like the car is pretty quick!
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