Mazda-speed.com
May 16, 2022, 11:45:58 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Mazda-speed.com is no longer open and is now a read-only site. For Mazdaspeed Miata discussions, please visit the Mazdaspeed section on Miata.net.
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 9   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Adventures of the Honey Badger Miata  (Read 63053 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Maduh
M-S.com Guinea pig.
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 3991


Herp Derp.


WWW
« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2014, 02:48:49 PM »

As someone who owned elise seats for 2 years... They look and fit awesome. But we're so uncomfortable. If you must have them, get the probax versions from the 2006+ elise. I had the 1st gen ones and they just did nothing for my lower back. My Kirkeys are actually more comfortable.

Not many options for seats. But if money wasn't an option, I would buy 2 of these: http://www.marradind.com/default.asp
Logged

RIP #361 05' Black Mica Mazdaspeed mx-5, swap in progress to 1999 Miata Base. Follow my build thread here: http://tinyurl.com/pwtx3f9
millsj
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2575



« Reply #61 on: December 15, 2014, 07:15:08 PM »

FWIW, I had a student at the track this past weekend in an '06 Elise.  I really liked the seats.  They fit me like a glove. I'm 5'6" and a normal build.  The car was a challenge to get in and out of, but I think it was more due to the high and WIDE door sills. 
Logged

FM full intake, FM DP and Exhaust, AFCO Shocks (550/400 lb springs), FM O2 Modifier, Hallman MBC with in-cabin controller, Stewart-Warner Boost Gauge, HDHCDD with Harness Bar, RB 1.125" Front Sway Bar, E-bay Delta Fin 27x7x2.5 FMIC, Ultra-Shield Rally Sport seats, Carbotech XP-12/10 pads, SS Brake Lines, PLX DM-100 Multi-Gauge, FM Crossflow Radiator, Spal Fans, FM Oil Cooler, custom in-dash oil pressure warning LEDS, i-Shift LED shift lights, 15x9 bronze 6UL track tires, COT NASCAR wing, DIY front splitter, fully ducted radiator.
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #62 on: December 15, 2014, 07:21:12 PM »

FWIW, I had a student at the track this past weekend in an '06 Elise.  I really liked the seats.  They fit me like a glove. I'm 5'6" and a normal build.  The car was a challenge to get in and out of, but I think it was more due to the high and WIDE door sills. 
High and wide is right. Worst in and out car I've ever been in, with the C4 corvette being right behind.
Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #63 on: January 04, 2015, 03:42:30 PM »

Found this in my archives, it's a photo of what a bolt-on MSM puts down on the dyno when the timing is off by 2 teeth. Ah the old days of fail



Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
SilverMiataRacer
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 25931



WWW
« Reply #64 on: January 04, 2015, 03:43:57 PM »

Oh the lucky days of having a car with a non-interference engine to have the clearance left to run with the timing belt 2 teeth off!!!
Logged

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
humming
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 1447


enginerd


« Reply #65 on: January 04, 2015, 03:46:15 PM »

I set my timing the other day... I could understand 1 tooth, but 2? How did you do that?
Logged

2005 Lava Orange MSM #394
FM Intake Kit, FMIC, HKS SSQV VTA BOV(ABC 123 R2D2), Humming Aero Pedals, Speedhut boost gauge, Humming Aero front Tow Hook, Hard Dog HCM2SD, Koyo Radiator, Spal Fans in custom shroud, Joeereid intake heat shield, Humming Aero Hood Vent, ebay catless DP.
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #66 on: January 04, 2015, 03:46:36 PM »

Seriously! It happened on a rainy night when I decided to go try drifting in a parking lot with some buddies. Not only did I fail at drifting, but I stalled the engine during a slide and felt it buck around a bit. I think that may be when the timing jumped because when I pulled into the lot it was running perfectly but as soon as I left, it was funky. I never tried drifting again  Cry
Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
SilverMiataRacer
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 25931



WWW
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2015, 03:59:22 PM »

Seriously! It happened on a rainy night when I decided to go try drifting in a parking lot with some buddies. Not only did I fail at drifting, but I stalled the engine during a slide and felt it buck around a bit. I think that may be when the timing jumped because when I pulled into the lot it was running perfectly but as soon as I left, it was funky. I never tried drifting again  Cry

Probably the only recorded case of a Miata jumping timing.   Roll Eyes  I still have a hard time with it.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2015, 04:09:16 PM by SilverMiataRacer » Logged

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
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2015, 04:08:07 PM »

Seriously! It happened on a rainy night when I decided to go try drifting in a parking lot with some buddies. Not only did I fail at drifting, but I stalled the engine during a slide and felt it buck around a bit. I think that may be when the timing jumped because when I pulled into the lot it was running perfectly but as soon as I left, it was funky. I never tried drifting again  Cry

Probably the only recorded case of a Miata jumping timing.   Roll Eyes  I still have a hard time with it.
The other thing was about a week prior to this, I had shredded my alternator belt and pieces of it flew all over the place I distinctly remember pulling them from all sorts of odd places. When my mechanic did the timing belt change, he said he found a piece of the alternator belt inside of timing area. Very odd
« Last Edit: January 04, 2015, 04:09:40 PM by SilverMiataRacer » Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #69 on: April 17, 2015, 01:04:47 PM »

Finally got an updated shot of the engine bay with the new catch-can.

Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2015, 03:40:44 AM »

Finally got her on a scale. After the addition of the 50lb? roll bar and larger turbo components, along with weight reduction in form of removal of certain components, trunk gutting, lighter wheels, flywheel, etc. etc. lots of parts that add or remove. Happy with this for the power I am making.

Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #71 on: July 23, 2015, 09:32:40 PM »

So been getting a few more parts lately

Have a Skunk 2 Throttle Body, still need to port the upper intake manifold and install
Installed GarageStar Door Bushings
Bought 949Racing 70D motor mounts, yet to install (same time as throttle body)
RevLimiter SunStorm gauge faces with custom 7500rpm redline: http://revlimiter.net/store/gauges-sunstorm-nb.php

Also looking at possibly getting seat(s) and a detachable steering wheel. Having a hard time finding bucket seats that are comfortable for me, yet also fit into the NB Tunnel. I don't want a really tight seat since this is a street driven car and I like to be relaxed driving it. I feel if I take it past a certain point, it will be more of a hassle than a joy driving the car. What to do, what to do
Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
darkcambria
Third Gear
***
Posts: 243


« Reply #72 on: July 23, 2015, 10:35:46 PM »

I can bring down my Ultrashield Rally Sport, that's extremely comfortable. I could sit in that for a long road trip
Logged

FM Big Enchilada, 15x9 6UL with 225/45 BFG Rivals
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #73 on: July 23, 2015, 11:05:37 PM »

I'd love to try that out. When will you be in the area again? Are we Facebook friends? Let's get in touch next time you're around
Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
04TitaniumGrayPhilly
Forceful Driver
Fifth Gear
*****
Posts: 2933


Soviet Stig


WWW
« Reply #74 on: August 25, 2015, 07:08:07 PM »

So a few small updates.

1. GarageStar door bushings installed, see my review. They are just fantastic.

2. Skunk 2 Throttle Body installed, ground out the inside of intake manifold and eliminated the large hump that houses one of the bolts that held the original TB on. Needs some tuning to the IAC because the car idles a bit funny sometimes. Pedal feel is improved, I've recorded better MPG after the new TB, probably due to being able to have finer control over the throttle. Stiffer spring = more resistance = more progressive response. No more light pressure leading to a lot of movement

3. 949Racing 70D mounts installed. Still "breaking them in" though my mechanic said Polyurethane does not get broken in, but we'll see. Initially, they are firmer, and I can hear rattles I did not before. I think some vibration is increased due to the Door Bushings holding the body together better.

Added a new sticker, new TB looks nice as well



Tuning refinements happening on the week of September 7th. Also picking up a set of lightly used tires since my RS-3 did not last long under this power level. My buddy has 2 events on these Maxxis Victra RC-1 tires. They are a 245/40-15 size which I know is most ideal on a 15x10 but I will be using them on the 9 for now just to get my feet wet on the track. These will also be used for general around town use in the dry (car sits garaged in rain). If I like the track racing experience which I think I will, look for many more updates on this car over the winter and spring. Plans? Front diffuser, rear wing, hood louvres, and depending if I go to a 15x10, possibly cut fenders. My problem is I'm afraid noone will match the color of the Ti correctly on the flares and I don't want to re-paint the whole car.

Logged

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata #2373 - 328whp and 308wtq/ 2500lbs
ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] 6 7 ... 9   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright © 2007-2016, Eunos Communications LLC