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Miata rebuild thread v. 2015 {UPDATED FOR 2016}

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Grats on the raise.

 

Funny story...

 

I started working on my drag car again, and when thinking about paint since its been sitting for two years I decided to just go with a satin black dip w/ gloss black racing stripes across the cowl hood. Didn't realize till much later that its pretty much exactly how you have your Miata lol.

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Hmm...raise today. Mayhaps I'll be getting a new diff/axles/driveshaft faster than I thought!

 

 

Hopefully yours is cheaper than mine.

 

New rear axle complete w/o brakes   $ 2500.00 ( not sure on which gears to get yet)

 

 New Chromemoly Torque arm and mounts  $ 500.00

 

Lower control arms $ 500.00

 

Rear disk brake kit upgrade ( which means I;ll have to do the front as well) $ 600.00

 

going fast is expensive.......

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Hmm...raise today. Mayhaps I'll be getting a new diff/axles/driveshaft faster than I thought!

 

 

Hopefully yours is cheaper than mine.

 

New rear axle complete w/o brakes   $ 2500.00 ( not sure on which gears to get yet)

 

 New Chromemoly Torque arm and mounts  $ 500.00

 

Lower control arms $ 500.00

 

Rear disk brake kit upgrade ( which means I;ll have to do the front as well) $ 600.00

 

going fast is expensive.......

 

Which rear did you go with?

 

I'm looking hard at an S60 w/ spooled 4.30s.

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A lot less than that! I'm figuring about $1200 all in including the LSD.

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Hmm...raise today. Mayhaps I'll be getting a new diff/axles/driveshaft faster than I thought!

 

 

Hopefully yours is cheaper than mine.

 

New rear axle complete w/o brakes   $ 2500.00 ( not sure on which gears to get yet)

 

 New Chromemoly Torque arm and mounts  $ 500.00

 

Lower control arms $ 500.00

 

Rear disk brake kit upgrade ( which means I;ll have to do the front as well) $ 600.00

 

going fast is expensive.......

 

Which rear did you go with?

 

I'm looking hard at an S60 w/ spooled 4.30s.

 

 

 

I'm looking at the s60 as well.... the stock suspension with the upgrades will be good for 9s which is right where I'll be with a big inch LS or it may work for 8s with a softer launch and shitloads of boost....

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hey waco, lets see some videos of it on the track. ;)

Track day coming up soon(ish). I'm hoping to get the tune totally dialed in by that point. I've still got oscillating boost (13-16 PSI) at full throttle. Doing this by hand is freakin' annoying and time consuming, but in the end, going to be totally worth it. :D

 

Hell, even now, it's totally worth it. Brings a stupid grin to my face every time I hit the go pedal. :lol:

 

It'll be an interesting video if the diff pukes its guts all over the track mid-run. :lol:

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If it does blow it its case please get an angry have photo of it. Then go get yah a better case and ls diff.

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Limited slip diff, new driveshaft, and new axles on the way.

 

The diff is whining louder every time I go for a drive. :lol:

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yeah, reminds of my transmission... that I just has remaned... in my truck. Waiting till it shoots the idler out the case... then I will complain about it. ALOT

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Limited slip diff, new driveshaft, and new axles on the way.

 

The diff is whining louder every time I go for a drive. :lol:

Nice!

 

You changing the gearing any?

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Yup, a little. Going down to a 4.10 ratio instead of 4.3. 66 should be top of second, roughly, thanks to the higher rev limit I have set.

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