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    dano's tank *2011 pics page 5!*

    because i don't like long, drawn out build threads heres my ride from start to now:

    Mods so far:

    Engine Bay:
    Ae101 4agze with Microtech ECU LTX-8,
    Custom intercooler piping and K+N filter,
    TRD oil catch can,
    TCS Sportline magnetic oil drain plug,
    Aluminum air dam,

    Exhaust:
    Custom Headers w/ 1 1/2" primaries to a HKS Sport Exhaust

    Tranny:
    T50 with TRD short shifter,
    ACT Extreme clutch and modified disk,
    resurfaced flywheel

    Rear Diff:
    TRD 2 way LSD installed by AE86 tuning,

    Suspension:
    Polyurethane kit
    Cusco front strut bar w/heim links,
    Cusco adjustable panhard bar,
    Whiteline adjustable front sway bar w/heim links,
    Megan racing 4 links,
    TCS Sportline rear traction brackets,
    Swift 8/6kg front and rear lowering springs,
    AGX front and rear adjustable shocks,
    Tein camber plates,
    Battleversion NCRA's,

    Brakes:
    SUZUKA High Performance Stainless Steel Brake Braided Lines,
    hawk hp brake pads,
    Brembo rotors,

    Interior of Car:
    Cusco spin turn (drift)knob,
    momo coarse steering wheel and hub,
    Netami quick release hub,
    Diffused grenade from 1942 (shift knob),
    MSD dis-tach driver,
    Type R 11k 5" race tach w/hidden shift light,
    Nagami shifter foot plate,
    R32 skyline GTR seats(daily),
    Sparco Evo Seat (track) w/ Custom seat bracket,
    Painless wiring,
    RCI Platinum 3" camlock seatbelt,
    fully caged with DOM 1.5" tubing and FIA approved padding,
    dead pedal from 87 nissan 200sx,

    Exterior of Car:
    T3 red tow hook,
    Metal hood pins,
    Deft racing carbon fiber hood,
    J blood front bumper, side and rear skirts,
    Redline taillights,
    Extreme dimensions widebody front & rear fenders,
    Ueo style! front bomber bar & Garrachi braces,
    Modified rear spoiler,

    Wheels:
    14x6 fronts supras with Falken Azenis 195/60/r14
    15X10 rear American Slot Mags with stretched NITTO 450 205/50/r15


    Also has:
    new rear calipers
    new axles
    new rear wheel bearings
    new head gasket and seals at 316,000km
    new waterpump
    Dorman Wheel Studs from a 02-03 Toyota Corolla/Matrix PN# 641-4208 (DON'T BUY!!!!! THEY'RE ****!!!!)link: http://www.hunt4steve.com/05TacoExtLn.html




    flew in to vancouver, bought off Dee Lo, and drove it home: 1987 black GTS with a Ae101 60k on the motor just swapped in, battery relocated behind the seat and new brakes and rotors all around, trd short shifter and trd header with 2.5" exhaust...

    home:


    added skyline seats and new carpet:


    put the redlines on (middle piece was broken in the mail):

    painless wiring and my own descriptions lol:

    replace rear suspension:

    time to get rid of that stock bumper:

    much better:

    stitch weld that front end:








    time to fit those 15X10's under there:




















    new hood:

    paint those vents:


    add rear wing:



    project #1 instead of thr rubber bushings you get with shocks, I used the set of polyurethane bushings that were for my front sway bar for more stiffness ( i installed a whiteline sway on the front instead of using the stock sway bar) I was suprised - no noise or squeaking...


    project #2 I had to tap the intake to run my new oil catch can



    remove sound deadning - the dry ice trick is the cat's meow...



    time to cage it:




    and paint




    yeah...

    shifter

    hood pins


    project #3 time to fabricate my own seat bracket for my sparco - took about 20 frustrating hrs and 80 dollars in flat metal from home depot (half of which i threw away or ruined) but I came out with this design where its the lowest i can lower a seat, and slightly over to the right of the rollbar to fit my seat with no rubbing issues, and it uses 6 of the stock bolt positions!!! the 4 stock bolts and the 2 seat belt locations! This sucker ain't moving!






    time to lengthen those wheel studs for the 15X10







    project #4 I robbed a deadpedal from a 87 nissan 200sx cut and mounted it top the footplate so now my foot has a place to rest on long trips...



    added a tach this weekend so i can finally see ,y rpm's...



    decided to hide the shift light




    new header made up by steve g with 1 1/2" primaries and a 2 1/2" collector mock up:

    make sure it clears the intercooler piping


    as it sits now


    Last edited by dano; 06-01-2010 at 10:53 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4age
    "The Miata will get some compliments along with some ?hairdresser? comments and odd looks from the average public, enthusiasts are never really sure if you are a stance guy, a drifter, or a homosexual"
    BUILD THREAD!!!
    http://www.dorikaze.net/showthread.p...-pics-page-5!*

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    cool things like this anger me that I need my car for a DD

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    great project man. there's no feeling like throwing those rims on for the first time to see how badass they fit. those 15x10's are super dope. -51?

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    Was not expecting to see this. Very well done project, lots of fab work done well. Finished product will look dope i'm sure. The wheels are different(maybe need a polish eh?) but I like them.

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    nice one

    everything looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by do-boy View Post
    great project man. there's no feeling like throwing those rims on for the first time to see how badass they fit. those 15x10's are super dope. -51?
    actually the rims are 0 offset - the middle of the rim is super thick which is why i needed to extend the wheel studs - but they're also aluminum so their super light for their size - i haven't weighed them yet...they're dirty right now too, i'll be polishing them up here real soon...
    Last edited by dano; 06-07-2009 at 11:24 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by 4age
    "The Miata will get some compliments along with some ?hairdresser? comments and odd looks from the average public, enthusiasts are never really sure if you are a stance guy, a drifter, or a homosexual"
    BUILD THREAD!!!
    http://www.dorikaze.net/showthread.p...-pics-page-5!*

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    I like so many things on this car!!!
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    I'm curious why your a-pillar bar for the cage is so from the a-pillar itself? Is it just because you didn't want to cut the dash? It looks like it would be in the way of your viewing, especially looking at the mirrors.

    Other than that, the car looks gnar. I'm liking the switchbox.

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    car looks really clean =) love those buttons too
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    I like where this is going dude!

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    Looks pretty awesome, so much work done so far!

    Side note....does anyone here make their cages with a one piece halo bar? I know lots of racing bodies don't allow multi-piece halos.


    Or you could have said "sorry, my kidnap victims keep kicking my elbow, it made me drop my crack pipe and swerve"

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    car is awsome!

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    Thanks for the praise guys! to answer some questions:

    Kingspence - The reasons for the a pillar downbars is:
    1)I didn't want to cut the dash
    2) for the most strength possible (1 bend instead of two) to get the down bars as close to the firewall as possible, instead of having them drop straight down,
    3) the downbars are angled in a way that they're in my line of sight of the a pillars, so they don't disrupt my view of the windshield or mirrors!

    sunray - my halo is a one piece! I'll take some better pics
    Quote Originally Posted by 4age
    "The Miata will get some compliments along with some ?hairdresser? comments and odd looks from the average public, enthusiasts are never really sure if you are a stance guy, a drifter, or a homosexual"
    BUILD THREAD!!!
    http://www.dorikaze.net/showthread.p...-pics-page-5!*

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    Info on the studs?


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    You forgot rear down bars on the cage. You will need them to pass tech in most motorsports if you care. I was checkin your car out at DMCC looks good. And I really like those rims where did you find them?

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    damn those rims look serious.. are you running them upfront as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dano View Post
    actually the rims are 0 offset - the middle of the rim is super thick which is why i needed to extend the wheel studs - but they're also aluminum so their super light for their size - i haven't weighed them yet...they're dirty right now too, i'll be polishing them up here real soon...
    the mounting surface thickness wouldn't affect the offset if thats what you're saying? thats really flush though either way, you must have mounted the QP's really flat without a bow. i'm not used to clean bodypanel fitment hahahaha

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    coreworld - what do you mean rear downbars? like [X] pattern? I thought all you need was a x pattern and that a [X] was just overkill...

    adam134 - unfortunatly the car only came with the 2 15X10 old school rims, i'll be using d15X9 diamonds on the front with a wiked offset...

    doh-boy - I had a member on dk here look them up for me (sorry I forgot who he was mike-nametaken?) but here was his response on the rims: "American Racing 'Slot Mags' is the proper name, those rims are probably 30 years old. I did quite a bit of research on them today and found out they only came in 0 offset. Every inch wider they were, that's half an inch closer to your fenders. They were originally made for sprint cars and made to be as light as possible while being
    strong enough to put up with the abuse so that's also why they are so thick at the hub. There were no forging techniques back then, those are machined from billet aluminum. 0 offset and thick mounting flange for strength and light weight. These are one of the first purpose built wheels ever made. Keep them forever and drive the snot out of them."
    Quote Originally Posted by 4age
    "The Miata will get some compliments along with some ?hairdresser? comments and odd looks from the average public, enthusiasts are never really sure if you are a stance guy, a drifter, or a homosexual"
    BUILD THREAD!!!
    http://www.dorikaze.net/showthread.p...-pics-page-5!*

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    damn those wheels sound like quite a find.. I wish I had good luck finding wheels with megadish

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    i added a tach and hid the shift light in a undisclosed location! pics added in first post
    Quote Originally Posted by 4age
    "The Miata will get some compliments along with some ?hairdresser? comments and odd looks from the average public, enthusiasts are never really sure if you are a stance guy, a drifter, or a homosexual"
    BUILD THREAD!!!
    http://www.dorikaze.net/showthread.p...-pics-page-5!*

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