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01-05-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By jkstill

Front is at -3 degrees. Correct, I do...

Front is at -3 degrees.



Correct, I do have offset bushings.
12-31-18, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,755
Posted By jkstill

Well, this is strange. I reposted as the first...

Well, this is strange. I reposted as the first attempt didn't appear, even after refreshing the page.
It didn't show up until I did it again...
12-31-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,755
Posted By jkstill

285 will likely require more than rolling the...

285 will likely require more than rolling the fender.

At least in my case the use of 285/30/18 on 18x12+45 wheels required removing the plastic guard on the rear side of the fender opening, as...
12-31-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,888
Posted By jkstill

I made a plastic tool to pull the diffusers. ...

I made a plastic tool to pull the diffusers. Using a tool shaped like this, I just worked it around the pulled them out in one piece....
12-31-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By jkstill

Might be a good idea to replace that nipple with...

Might be a good idea to replace that nipple with an NPT fitting. That nipple can corrode and leak rather badly.

On my own FD I just plugged it with an NTP fitting and eliminated the coolant line...
12-31-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,755
Posted By jkstill

To fit 285/30/18 on the front, I found it...

To fit 285/30/18 on the front, I found it necessary to remove the plastic molding and clearance the body work a bit as the tire was catching on the bodywork.

In addition there has been a bit of...
Forum: Race Car Tech
12-30-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,777
Posted By jkstill

Agreed with Blue TII on the rigidity comparison...

Agreed with Blue TII on the rigidity comparison of RX-8 vs Miata.

The RX-8 is solid as a rock - I wish the FD were that stiff.

On NA and NB Miata's I swear you could drive obliquely over...
12-07-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By jkstill

Yes, the bushing is pinned in place.

Yes, the bushing is pinned in place.
12-07-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By jkstill

Similar, but not quite the same. I don't like...

Similar, but not quite the same. I don't like having the offset hole in the steel insert.

This thread by Kevin Doe. ...
12-07-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By jkstill

Wow, only 10 years for a meaningful reply :) ...

Wow, only 10 years for a meaningful reply :)

What I did to deal with the alignment issue is make offset bushings for the upper control arms.

Doing so allowed an increase in both camber and...
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-24-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By jkstill

Thanks diyman25, the info is much appreciated.

Thanks diyman25, the info is much appreciated.
Forum: Race Car Tech
11-23-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,184
Posted By jkstill

OR Balance the Rear brakes - FD with front BBK

So I have a wilwood BBK on the front of the car.

I know, overkill (most of the time) heavy for autox, but that is what I have, and not currently interested in changing it.

There is no ABS, and...
Forum: Race Car Tech
08-27-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,628
Posted By jkstill

Gotta keep that catch can drained. I’ve used a...

Gotta keep that catch can drained. I’ve used a small manual suction pump from Napa and appropriately sized hose to drain it when I couldn’t get underneath the car to drain it. Oil on the windshield...
08-27-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By jkstill

Good tip. IMO the rar sway bar should just be...

Good tip. IMO the rar sway bar should just be permanently removed. Lighten up the front one and increase spring rates all around. The handling will be much improved,
Forum: Build Threads
08-20-18, 09:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 31,888
Posted By jkstill

:icon_tup:

:icon_tup:
05-21-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,264
Posted By jkstill

This is nuts. The forum was a great place to...

This is nuts. The forum was a great place to find out the capabilities of the ECU. That is where I learned how to convert my ABS to Traction Control (it works). :pat:
Forum: Race Car Tech
04-30-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,782
Posted By jkstill

Any chance of relocating the photos onto this...

Any chance of relocating the photos onto this site so they stay with the topic?
04-26-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 253,302
Posted By jkstill

The proble. Is compounded because I want less...

The proble. Is compounded because I want less camber as well. Currently at -3, want -2.5 or so
04-26-18, 06:33 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 253,302
Posted By jkstill

Thanks for the comments, I forgot about that...

Thanks for the comments, I forgot about that thread. D’oh.

maybe I should just bite the bullet and install flares.

just haven’t wanted to cut the fenders.
04-26-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 253,302
Posted By jkstill

Currently running 285/30/18 Hoosier A7 on...

Currently running 285/30/18 Hoosier A7 on forgestar 18x10 +50.

Fenders are all rolled.

I want to run 315/30/18 in the rears so can get the power down better.

These wheels would seem to be...
03-18-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,557
Posted By jkstill

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/Bf7iK7YwWkbOKuuP2
01-20-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By jkstill

I installed a small momentary switch in the...

I installed a small momentary switch in the steering wheel bezel, on the right side. It is very easy to reach there.
01-20-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 20,462
Posted By jkstill

Is there continuity from the black/red wire (#3...

Is there continuity from the black/red wire (#3 in original post) to the sensor?
Forum: Race Car Tech
01-08-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,731
Posted By jkstill

@fritz - 50k if you do it all correctly the first...

@fritz - 50k if you do it all correctly the first time. :)
12-29-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,613
Posted By jkstill

OEM are much lighter. I replaced them with...

OEM are much lighter. I replaced them with Improved Racing as the OEM links were being cut in half by the wide wheels (18x10).
Then I removed the rear sway altogether to keep both wheels on the...
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