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04TitaniumGrayPhilly
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« on: February 15, 2012, 02:55:46 PM »

I am looking to install a beefier front strut bar under the hood. I really like the look of the 949Racing Supermiata bar but it's out of stock. I am looking for prefferably a 1-piece unit, I believe they are stronger.

Also wondering how to re-route the oil catchcan and everything...
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 02:40:33 AM »

I have a Carbing 3-pt front strut brace which is nice & beefy and now use a Track Dog Racing oil catch can which vents to atmosphere - no oil recirculating back into the intake for me:




Initially I replaced the OEM brace with one from Beatush: http://mx5cartalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=41091&start=38
but Keith's comments here http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,22029.15.html convinced me that it wasn't a good upgrade so I upgraded again.

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 11:19:00 AM »

Very nice, Lokiel!
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 12:53:21 PM »

Carbing ftw... but you pay to ball hard. And for that money if you do the work you can have a custom one for the same price... just find a welder to put it together... I am using the stock bar... and I want to have a small bar welded between the frame rails like on s2k's just in front if the engine!
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Hydra 2.6, 550cc injectors, FM intake, liquid to air intercooler
Block:
.040" over
Acl race bearings.....maybe this time, oem thrusts will be used!
84mm Fm weisco pistons
Carrillo super A beam rods
ARP fasteners
Ati damper
Arp studs
Head:
Cometic .040" head gasket
S.S. 1mm oversized valves
Titanium springs & retainers
Port, polish, unshroud valves
Custom powdercoated valve cover

Shoes:
2nd gen 949racing 6ul's in nickel
wrapped in Nitto NT01's
that sit under BC coilovers
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 01:58:16 PM »

Where do I get that bar?!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 02:14:10 PM »

Where do I get that bar?!

Australia

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 02:54:56 PM »

Just a heads up.... they are stupid expensive...as in if you don't have a butterfly brace..buy that instead lol

 http://rev9autosport.com/brands/a-g/carbing.html
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Full Built motor: take 2!
Hydra 2.6, 550cc injectors, FM intake, liquid to air intercooler
Block:
.040" over
Acl race bearings.....maybe this time, oem thrusts will be used!
84mm Fm weisco pistons
Carrillo super A beam rods
ARP fasteners
Ati damper
Arp studs
Head:
Cometic .040" head gasket
S.S. 1mm oversized valves
Titanium springs & retainers
Port, polish, unshroud valves
Custom powdercoated valve cover

Shoes:
2nd gen 949racing 6ul's in nickel
wrapped in Nitto NT01's
that sit under BC coilovers
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 03:02:44 PM »

Remember it's made for a right hand drive car and it might not clear things that are reversed under the hood.
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Larry

4 Miatas but who's counting!!   Cool

White Knight    1991 Crystal White   #99 CSP
Silver Bullet     1992 Silverstone     #17 SM2  FM I+ Turbo  (Gone but not forgotten)
Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
No name yet    2008 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Z06 Corvette
No Name yet    2014 Ashen Grey Metallic Camaro 2SS 1LE

“There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.”
– Ernest Hemingway
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 03:04:03 PM »

Ya, forget that haha. Anything similar?
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 03:13:56 PM »

Honiara.com has one from cobalt that is roughly half the price...but is still over $200
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Full Built motor: take 2!
Hydra 2.6, 550cc injectors, FM intake, liquid to air intercooler
Block:
.040" over
Acl race bearings.....maybe this time, oem thrusts will be used!
84mm Fm weisco pistons
Carrillo super A beam rods
ARP fasteners
Ati damper
Arp studs
Head:
Cometic .040" head gasket
S.S. 1mm oversized valves
Titanium springs & retainers
Port, polish, unshroud valves
Custom powdercoated valve cover

Shoes:
2nd gen 949racing 6ul's in nickel
wrapped in Nitto NT01's
that sit under BC coilovers
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 03:20:34 PM »

Stupid phone auto edit gomiata.com

 http://www.gomiata.com/mi3shtobrbyc.html
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Full Built motor: take 2!
Hydra 2.6, 550cc injectors, FM intake, liquid to air intercooler
Block:
.040" over
Acl race bearings.....maybe this time, oem thrusts will be used!
84mm Fm weisco pistons
Carrillo super A beam rods
ARP fasteners
Ati damper
Arp studs
Head:
Cometic .040" head gasket
S.S. 1mm oversized valves
Titanium springs & retainers
Port, polish, unshroud valves
Custom powdercoated valve cover

Shoes:
2nd gen 949racing 6ul's in nickel
wrapped in Nitto NT01's
that sit under BC coilovers
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 03:23:49 PM »

Wow, that wasn't even close on the edit!!!   laugh
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4 Miatas but who's counting!!   Cool

White Knight    1991 Crystal White   #99 CSP
Silver Bullet     1992 Silverstone     #17 SM2  FM I+ Turbo  (Gone but not forgotten)
Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
No name yet    2008 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Z06 Corvette
No Name yet    2014 Ashen Grey Metallic Camaro 2SS 1LE

“There are only three sports: mountain climbing, bull fighting, and motor racing. All the rest are merely games.”
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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 03:32:26 PM »

Nope not in the slightest... droids don't like miatas...

This in another expensive option

 http://rev9autosport.com/brands/a-g/autoexe/autoexe-front-strut-tower-bar.html

In reality  though... powder coating the stock one will change the looks while remaining cheap.
The stock bar is good for the job... powdercoating shouldn't be more than 60-70 bucks
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Full Built motor: take 2!
Hydra 2.6, 550cc injectors, FM intake, liquid to air intercooler
Block:
.040" over
Acl race bearings.....maybe this time, oem thrusts will be used!
84mm Fm weisco pistons
Carrillo super A beam rods
ARP fasteners
Ati damper
Arp studs
Head:
Cometic .040" head gasket
S.S. 1mm oversized valves
Titanium springs & retainers
Port, polish, unshroud valves
Custom powdercoated valve cover

Shoes:
2nd gen 949racing 6ul's in nickel
wrapped in Nitto NT01's
that sit under BC coilovers
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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 03:46:57 PM »

Carbing from 949 it's out of stock, but the one I plan to use eventually.
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 10:08:13 PM »

Remember it's made for a right hand drive car and it might not clear things that are reversed under the hood.

The carbing brace fits both Lhd and rhd cars. Some have a brake master cylinder brace which is on the wrong side for lhd but won't interfere with anything. Unfortunately mine didn't have this - I assumed they all did Sad
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Ti Aussie "SE" (cannot be called "MazdaSpeed" here, "speed/performance" badging encourages reckless driving apparently), DIY AutoTune MS3-Pro ECU, Borg-Warner EFR6258, NitroDann custom manifold+3"exhaust+CAI, Injector Dynamics 1000cc injectors, GM D514A CNPs, 83.5mm coated CP pistons, K1 rods, Fab9 350HP intercooler,  ported Squaretop Intake Manifold, Skunk2 Throttle Body, ATi Super Damper, '95MSM SpeedHut Boost Gauge Mod, GREDDY Remote Oil Filter Relocation with Thermostat, Setrab Oil Cooler, BC Racing BR Series coilovers (8/6kg), 1.125" Racing Beat Tubular Sway Bar + Al Braces, 949racing SuperMiata end links, Carbing 3-pt shock tower brace, Nickel 6UL 15x8s, Toyo R1Rs 225/45/15, Wilwood Front BBK, SS Brake Lines, FM Frame Rails, Boss Frog "Frog Arms", MX5 Plus Twin Hoop Roll Bar, MiataRoadster long-angled SSK, Piano-Black Voodoo Knob&HandBrake, Innovate MTX-L Wideband O2 gauge+sensor, Lotus Probax seats + lots of "goes faster" chrome bling (since chrome reflects light, less of the colour spectrum is absorbed, making the car lighter - "pseudo-science" Smiley ).
Build Thread: http://mx5cartalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=41091
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