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03-29-19, 08:28 PM
03-08-19, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Smokey The Talon

Good looking wheel. Do you know the weight of the...

Good looking wheel. Do you know the weight of the 18x10.5?
01-04-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Side mounted aluminum seats. It’s the lowest...

Side mounted aluminum seats. It’s the lowest you’ll get without modifying the floor of the car (cutting mount points). I have pictures in my build thread
12-27-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By Smokey The Talon

I’ve killed multiple sets of turbos via heat from...

I’ve killed multiple sets of turbos via heat from track use. I’ve never seen a manifold crack it’s always the turbine housings. The reason is that the exhaust flow pretty much slams into the...
Forum: Build Threads
12-09-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,066
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Winning Formula was a good choice they’re a great...

Winning Formula was a good choice they’re a great shop. You can see the blue Cayman and LS3 Miata from your photos in some of my track videos.
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-24-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Sakebomb rear kit isn’t perfect by any means but...

Sakebomb rear kit isn’t perfect by any means but the best bolt-on option for balancing the front outside of changing the front kit.
Forum: Build Threads
11-20-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,083
Posted By Smokey The Talon

test the coil while it's out (Ohm test in manual)...

test the coil while it's out (Ohm test in manual) and if it's fine, leave it. If you're planning on going down to take the injectors out, you're going to have to remove the rats nest and solenoids...
11-20-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Smokey The Talon

do both sides, just make sure it's THIN. I did...

do both sides, just make sure it's THIN. I did this over the summer, nothing else too fancy. Look in the manual to show you where the sealant should go. Also make sure you don't lose and put back...
Forum: Build Threads
11-15-18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

It's an interesting option and for sure fits the...

It's an interesting option and for sure fits the power goals. I see that most sellers of the EFR kits all suggest the 8374 for track use though. I figured it was due to more free flowing exhaust...
Forum: Build Threads
11-15-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,067
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Bummer on the pulley. FWIW I've been using the...

Bummer on the pulley. FWIW I've been using the Full Function Engineering pulley on my car for 2 years of track abuse and it's done great. I previously had a garfinkle that I had to replace the...
11-15-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By Smokey The Talon

This is correct. Always do your adjustments...

This is correct. Always do your adjustments starting from full stiff on each shock. Your adjustment settings should be x number of clicks from full stiff to be consistent on all 4 corners.
Forum: Build Threads
11-13-18, 08:42 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

I also thought I'd give an update overall on the...

I also thought I'd give an update overall on the differential and transmission coolers. I knew my setup wasn't going to have monster cooling ability with the small cooler cores and limited air flow....
Forum: Build Threads
11-13-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

No, as someone else pointed out there are other...

No, as someone else pointed out there are other solutions. They all have their ups and downs so it's up to you to decide. I like the simplicity of the Hydramat and it works as well as I could ever...
Forum: Build Threads
11-13-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Thank you sir, I appreciate it. I'd definitely...

Thank you sir, I appreciate it. I'd definitely like to hook up at Watkins or VIR in the future. Or if you and Fritz feel in the mood for a road trip I'm at Mid Ohio all the damn time..haha.

I'm...
Forum: Build Threads
11-12-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

I’ve considered new twins or BNRs but it doesn’t...

I’ve considered new twins or BNRs but it doesn’t solve the #1 & #2 problems I encounter. Good used cores are getting herder to find though so it may force another direction.
Forum: Build Threads
11-11-18, 06:39 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Plenty of struggles with the twins documented in...

Plenty of struggles with the twins documented in this thread. Between this car and my old car I'd say I've been through 5-6 sets of used turbos over the years. The primary issues are:
1. The...
Forum: Build Threads
11-11-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

I may be able to make this claim, but as you...

I may be able to make this claim, but as you pointed out it's a pretty damn limited pool. Haha. Fastest track white hardtop FD based out of Ohio!
Forum: Build Threads
11-11-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

thank you sir. Iím thinking Chin would be nice...

thank you sir. Iím thinking Chin would be nice when returning to VIR for sure. Since we hadnít been there before we didnít meet their instructor requirement that youíre supposed to have driven the...
Forum: Build Threads
11-10-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

I typically set myself a series of tiered goals...

I typically set myself a series of tiered goals when going to a new track around times/performance. They start very attainable and then lead up to where I'd want to be. In my case I wanted to be...
Forum: Build Threads
11-10-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

VIR was to be a 3 day event Fri-Sun, but would be...

VIR was to be a 3 day event Fri-Sun, but would be a full 3-day school so no Friday lapping day. Turns out it wouldn't matter much about Friday. On Monday the weather forecast was 100% chance of rain...
Forum: Build Threads
11-10-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Prep for the last event of the year: NNJRPCA at...

Prep for the last event of the year: NNJRPCA at VIR. I've never been to VIR and my brother and i had been trying to get there for years. This year we agreed from the beginning to make this event and...
Forum: Build Threads
11-10-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Thankfully since nothing broke there wasn't much...

Thankfully since nothing broke there wasn't much prep between the MORPCA and the upcoming OVRPCA event back at Mid Ohio. Just a check-over, top off fluids, clean anything, and be good to go.

I put...
Forum: Build Threads
11-10-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

The great news is that the transmission worked...

The great news is that the transmission worked well in its first test and didn't blow up, so confirmed it wasn't the cooler that caused the failure..haha. Another take away I had was that while I...
Forum: Build Threads
11-10-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

last piece to tackle before the first Sept event...

last piece to tackle before the first Sept event was a noise in my passenger rear brakes. After some investigation it appears my rotors were just barely touching the caliper bracket and making some...
Forum: Build Threads
11-10-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 20,696
Posted By Smokey The Talon

Something I found interesting was that the...

Something I found interesting was that the bearings were of different styles between the JDM and USDM transmission. The JDM trans had a fully open bearing on the main shaft whereas the USDM trans had...
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