This is a japanese 1992 car with 112K KMs on the clock when it came into my ownership. It is quite loud at both ends, yet strangely subtle on idle.
Engine built by RS-Aizawa in japan in 2001. Reground cams. Mapped to 124 WHP by Skuzzle on an ME221 / RX8 yellows. (Previously made 114WHP on an HKS ecu and RS*R 4-1 Mani. ) 8200 rpm engine with the limiter at 8K - RS Aizawa's Toyota/Yamaha AE101 ITB kit, with 50mm spacers (By Skuzzle) and 50mm trumpets (The Aizawa ones) Maxim Works 4-2-1 manifold, FGK RM01A Exhaust Aizawa frame rails and reinforcement 4.78 FD T2 Torsen (fitted with much helps thanks to a load of people here) - aka a sikdiff. Skuzzle semiorganic clutch and lightweight flywheel, which feels so oem.. Filter: ITG JC40/65 on a T3 AE101 backing plate (Makes 1HP Power loss, so great for the 50MM trumpets) Brakes: NBFL Sport Stoptech Grooved discs, EBC Greenstuff, hel lines Suspension: Meisters 3 clicks from max-soft Seats: Recaro SR-7 SK100s (my rear canoe is too big for normal buckets..) Lights: Jass TSIs, Wipacs with nightbreakers, LEDs in most places.
need to find a little bamboo forest to take a photo beside, but until then, this will do..
If you get a honda civic 3 core aftermarket rad (like i did for my CAIS) and put it towards the passenger side you will have a great big cold air gap right in front of the ITBs - a nice sort of scoop next to the rad and a big bore but short bit of hose would be well tidy (in my mind that is - if i actually did it, it would probably look messy!!)
Shout, shout. Let it all out. MX5's is what we're all about.
wannabe: I've had both front bearings replaced on the missus' car over the past few months and it's STILL making a droning noise... lol. Need to check if the mechanic actually replaced the correct one the second time I took it in!!
Jan 15, 2020 11:10:07 GMT
FFS Corders: Are the wheels straight? Buckles can cause a drone
Jan 15, 2020 11:41:07 GMT
wannabe: Hmmm... That's an interesting idea... no wheel wobble on the missus' car, which I would have thought was a strong indicator of being out-of-round, but I guess they could be bent side-to-side..??
Jan 15, 2020 14:34:13 GMT
wannabe: Ooooh, interesting - thanks, Howard. I'll have to get the tyres swapped round to see if it makes a difference! I will be most annoyed if it is tyres, seeing as they are only a few months old...
Jan 17, 2020 1:08:22 GMT
howardb66: If it is the tyres, don’t chuck them away, try getting them shaved.
Jan 17, 2020 12:04:28 GMT
wannabe: That sounds pervy haha.
Jan 18, 2020 18:27:11 GMT
fizbne: More build thread updating wow.
Jan 22, 2020 14:24:03 GMT
V6: I had an education in dampers today. I like expensive ones. Floaty, not bouncy for the win.
Feb 1, 2020 22:03:45 GMT
Zed.: that all depends on what you call 'expensive'
Feb 2, 2020 19:42:58 GMT