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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    HAHAHAHA, you work for brakes direct now!?



    I just removed the brace and took Lightyear's advice.

    Re camber, how much is attainable with the standard arms? Is an eccentric bush easily obtainable. Use to running 4+ in my Fiats.
    You can generally get -1 to -1.5 with just the standard bolts. Eccentric bushes are known to shift quite badly and need to be pinned in two locations. The far easier option is to run the ELBJs


    Its like a 30min mod, and gives an easy -2.5 which works well on the front of these.
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    Great stuff. I do like extra long BJs. Unlikely to have them in for first track day, but will add them to the shopping list. Can probably be done when the car gets corner weighted.
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    Yeah, do it before you get a wheel alignment and corner weighting.

    Im currently using the dual duty alignment from here: https://supermiata.com/miata-race-alignment-info.aspx
    Feels quite good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    HAHAHAHA, you work for brakes direct now!?



    I just removed the brace and took Lightyear's advice.

    Re camber, how much is attainable with the standard arms? Is an eccentric bush easily obtainable. Use to running 4+ in my Fiats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takai View Post
    Eccentric bushes are known to shift quite badly and need to be pinned in two locations.
    That's weird, I've had them in the race car for like 12 years and never had that issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    That's weird, I've had them in the race car for like 12 years and never had that issue.
    The sheer number of people having issues with them on the various forums indicate there is some sort of issue. ELBJs are much simpler too.
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    im VERY far from being an alignment guru, but why no toe out on the front in the dual and race setups?

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    When mates know about your dirty little secret.
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    Holy fuck, the road noise with these AR1s! I pulled over after a few hundred metres thinking they were rubbing. Heaps of clearance everywhere they just sound like an 80series landcruiser on 37Ē tyres. I guess Iím not selling the road wheels and rubber now. A long highway trip would probably send me insane.
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    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    Dump that shit on it's nads ASAP. Looks like you will need to roll the guards.
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    Apparently guards are fine as is on an NB with any more than 1.2 of neg. But I'm buying the extended ball joints as we speak. It certainly looks like it needs to come down some!!
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    Looks like it could be touch and go on the fronts with the 225 AR1s. Making great progress. I really need to get me some ELBJs as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rorge View Post
    I was laughing wholeheatedly whilst packing your pads!
    Probably a good thing I came and picked mine up from the warehouse instead of getting them delivered
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    Needs more lows, otherwise looks great!

    This thread would have been funnier if you actually bought an Abarth 124 Spider and insisted on calling it a Fiat.

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    I've driven a new 124 and they're a nice thing, doesn't feel like a turbo 1.4, rather an atmo 2.5 or 3 litre motor. But they're not late 20s, early 30s nice. I prefer something disposable like this.

    It's getting tight, I away all this weekend, just ordered the ELBJs, the coilovers probably wont arrive until the end of next week and need to do pads and fluid.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    I've driven a new 124 and they're a nice thing, doesn't feel like a turbo 1.4, rather an atmo 2.5 or 3 litre motor. But they're not late 20s, early 30s nice. I prefer something disposable like this.

    It's getting tight, I away all this weekend, just ordered the ELBJs, the coilovers probably wont arrive until the end of next week and need to do pads and fluid.
    Dare you to get a set of 124 badges and put them on this.
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    Yeah, the AR1's get a nice loud hum to them on the road, and keep off wet roads as well.
    Definitely keep road tyres.

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    Following fitting the wheels & tyres last Thursday night and being given a right thrashing, it was put in the garage for a few days. Go to take it for a drive last night, hello check engine light!! Did the 3 click of fuel cap trick after researching and unhooked the battery. Started and no CEL. Restarted it and CEL is back on again. The car idles 100% normally, drives perfectly normally. I've ordered an OBD2 scanner so will see what that has to say. I'm guessing it will be 02 sensor related.

    In other news, the BC coil overs arrived today, slightly earlier than anticipated.
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    I fitted the Ken Auto door rubber stops last night. Geez they made quite the difference! Door rattles almost completely gone over sharp bumps. Iím sure itís probably placebo effect, but the steering felt a little sharper too.
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    Probably just your sphincter relaxing.

    I've heard it's a common thing with MX5 owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lickmyleftone View Post
    Probably just your sphincter relaxing.

    I've heard it's a common thing with MX5 owners.

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    I have no come back. (better wipe it off)
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    The Bcs and elbjs are in, guards are getting rolled Monday night. And will get a decent wheel alignment during the week. And that will be the first stage done.
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    Great work mate. Keep an eye on the clearance between the front coilover body and the upper control arm. Apparently some people have had issues with rubbing on the NB2 arms once the ELBJs have been installed, and a decent amount of neg camber dialed in.

    https://www.miataturbo.net/suspensio...ca-help-97424/
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCR View Post
    Great work mate. Keep an eye on the clearance between the front coilover body and the upper control arm. Apparently some people have had issues with rubbing on the NB2 arms once the ELBJs have been installed, and a decent amount of neg camber dialed in.

    https://www.miataturbo.net/suspensio...ca-help-97424/
    yep what this bloke said, my yellowspeed coilovers have undergone some self clearancing

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    Fuck. Wish I had of known that before hand. You'd think the ELBJs would come with some sort of warning for NB2s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCR View Post
    Great work mate. Keep an eye on the clearance between the front coilover body and the upper control arm. Apparently some people have had issues with rubbing on the NB2 arms once the ELBJs have been installed, and a decent amount of neg camber dialed in.

    https://www.miataturbo.net/suspensio...ca-help-97424/
    ORLY... will have to keep an eye out when I switch my front subframe.

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    actually remembering back adding -ve camber solved the problem

    i'd have to have a look under the car again.

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    I had the guards rolled on Monday night, thereís an extra ~15mm clearance now. And last night I fitted the Cobalt cold air intake designed for the NB8b. I like this one as itís properly shielded from the exhaust and the intake pipe looks almost factory. A complete wank really as I doubt anyone could feel the 4-5hp itís meant to give. But at least it sounds less like a vacuum cleaner now. Off to get the decent alignment tomorrrow.

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    Last edited by Guido; 03-04-19 at 07:30 AM.
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    Looks good.

    What sort of alignment specs are you planning to run?
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