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10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Running Proper
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:31:15 AM »
    10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata
    Picked up July 6, 2018 with 104,250km

    The race car bug bit me and after owning my British Racing Green Miata for 2 months I went full circle and came back to looking at this beautiful 2003 Mazda Miata "Shinsen Edition" (that I looked at before I bought my 1994 Miata) that is a great basis for lapping days and autocross (Not at all competitive with me behind the wheel in SSM). I really do love the NA but I had a really hard time convincing myself it would be a good idea to hack apart such a clean and well kept car. I thought it was best decision just to part ways and to look into something that is already modified to where I would want it and then to take it further. The vehicle itself is a a special edition "Shinsen" that is painted in beautiful Titanium Grey Metallic.

    Modifications / Progress:

    Orange - Want Item
    Red - Ordered / Waiting to be Installed
    Blue - Installed by me
    Green - Installed by Previous Owner

    Detailing:

    Interior/Safety:
    • Hard Dog M1 Hard Core Hardtop X braced double diagonal
    • Hard Dog Harness Bar
    • Jass Performance Hardtop brackets
    • Sparco Sprint V FIA
    • Garage Star Seat Mount
    • Schroth Clubman 6pt camlock harness (unmounted)
    • Advanced Autosports gas pedal extension
    • Momo F1 350mm
    • Daikei Hub
    • NRG Quick Release version 2.5
    • Miataroadster short shifter
    • Garage Star delrin door bushings
    • Pioneer AVH-3500BHS multimeda receiver

    Exterior:
    • OEM Miata Hardtop
    • APR GTC-200 w/ 2.5" risers
    • Singular Motorsports APR GTC-200 endplates
    • Lumens HID 6000k in OEM projector housing

    Drivetrain/Brakes/Suspension:
    • Carbotech XP10F/XP8R
    • Stainless Steel Brake Lines
    • Mazdaspeed Bilstein's 550 Lb/in front/350 Lb/in rear, 7" length, 2.5" Hyperco Springs w/ sleeves & collars, ES spring isolators, RE Suspension 36mm bump stops
    • Racing Beat 1.125" Tubular sway bar with poly bushings and blocks & bolts hardware
    • 14mm Mazdaspeed Miata rear sway bar
    • 949 Racing SuperMiata end links (front and rear)
    • Beatrush rear P.P.F bar
    • Mazda Competition Engine Mounts
    • Energy Suspension differential mount bushings
    • Energy Suspension poly control arm bushings
    • Chikara SS clutch line
    • Maruha 2-way LSD (4.3 final drive); installed and set up by Chikara Motorsports
    • Competition Clutch Stage 2

    Engine/Exhaust/Power:
    • BRP MP62 Supercharger
    • TDR 62.5mm SC Pulley
    • MS Labs Megasquirt 3 Basic ECU
    • Innovate MTX-L Wideband
    • TDR Header Heat Shield
    • Buddy Club Spec II NB8C Muffler
    • RoadsterSport 2.5" Midpipe
    • Koyo 36mm Hypercore radiator and Samco hoses
    • Moroso Air/Oil Separator (catch can)
    • Snow Performance Stage 1 Boost Cooler
    • Deatschwerks 200 fuel pump
    • Bosch EV14 550cc plug and play injectors
    • Track Dog Racing Intercooler kit for MP62
    • Setrab 600 series 19 row oil cooler, -10AN fittings and lines, Mocal thermostatic sandwich plate

    Lapping/Autocross Wheels:
    • Advanti Storm S1 Wheels (Grey)15x9 +35 mounted with 225/45/R15 Maxxis RC-1 Tires
    • Advanti Storm S1 Wheels (Matte Bronze) 15x9 +35 mounted with 225/45/R15 Hankook Ventus R-S4 Tires
    • 949 Racing Forged alloy lugs

    Maintenance:
    • Replaced Engine Oil (Mobil 1 0W40) and Oil Filter (OEM) on July 8, 2018 at 105,200km
    • Replaced Rear Differential Fluid (Cusco LSD 80W90) on July 8, 2018 at 105,200km
    • Replaced Transmission Fluid (Motorcraft XT-M5-QS) on July 14, 2018 at 105,450km
    • Mounted and Balanced new tires (Maxxis RC-1) on July 14, 2018 at 105,450km
    • Replaced driver side rear brake caliper with used caliper on July 14, 2018 at 105,450km
    • Brakes flushed and bled (Castrol Dot 4) on July 14, 2018 at 105,450km
    • Wideband 02 sensor replaced (Bosch 17025) on August 1, 2018 at 105,700km
    • Replaced Spark plugs with NGK ZFR6F-11 August 10, 2018 at 106,000km
    • Replaced Spark plug wires and boots with NGK on August 15, 2018 at 106,000km
    • Replaced camshaft position sensor on August 15, 2018 at 106,000km
    • Replaced coolant on September 4, 2019 at 109,000km
    • Brakes flushed and bled with Wilwood 570 on September 4, 2019 at 109,000km

    2020 Upgrade/Parts List:
    • Install external oil cooler
    • Frame rail braces
    • Singular Motorsports 2.5" brake duct package
    • Singular Motorsports Hood Louvers
    • PCI Adjustable Seat mount
    • Install 6 point harness
    • DIY Front splitter
    • Overhaul brakes with new rotors and brake pads
    • Extended front lower balljoints
    • Alignment and with new bolts
    2003 Mazda Miata
    2015 WRX Build
    2004 Forester XT Build

    “When you see the tree you’re about to hit, it’s called under steer. When you can only feel and hear it, it’s over steer.”

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    « Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 10:33:27 AM »
    You forgot the brand of the pillow.

    Haha.

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    « Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 10:42:59 AM »
    You forgot the brand of the pillow.

    Haha.

    Hahahaha
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 10:48:32 AM »
    Well I managed to get a ride down to Calgary on Friday and pick up the car from the previous owner. The YYC WSC crew was very hospitable as always and chauffeured me to my first "Barlow" meet on Friday night. It was exactly as I expected jail bate, vapes, lots of itshay boxes and a burnout pit. Saturday rolled around and I got to roll with the YYC crew to the Sylvan meet. I pretty much need earplugs for the highway even with the silencer in due to the tall gearing in the rear. At highway speeds (120km/hr) the RPMs hovered right around 4100. Overall the car never skipped a beat for the entire trip and even managed to get in the 9's for few economy. Not too bad for a supercharged miata with a big wing and the tall gearing in the rear end.
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    “When you see the tree you’re about to hit, it’s called under steer. When you can only feel and hear it, it’s over steer.”

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 10:50:03 AM »
    chauffeured me to my first "Barlow" meet on Friday night.

    And I used to respect you.
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 10:52:35 AM »
    And I used to respect you.

    I was roped into it. Someone put on their burnout tires and I was expecting a smoke show but was left hanging.
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 10:55:37 AM »
    I've been waiting for you to start this build thread! Looks so good!

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 10:57:32 AM »
    3rd Autocross event was on Sunday and I was debating whether or not I should take the new car or the better prepped NA. I decided to take the NB for a shakedown. In preparation I managed to get the Sparco seat installed to my liking, change the engine oil/filter and change the rear differential oil. The tires are completely toast and I knew that going into the event but I thought it would be a good time to get a feel for the car and see how it does. I ended up placing middle of the pack RAW time. Car is obviously way more capable than me but given the lack of seat time (2 days of ownership) and the old worn out tires I was pretty happy.

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 11:03:26 AM »
    Car looked and sounded good at the autocross. ES seems like a dead class now.
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 Mazda MX-5 Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #10 on: July 12, 2018, 11:36:15 AM »
    Car looked and sounded good at the autocross. ES seems like a dead class now.

    Excellent. You will also be out of ES as well 8)

    Ordered some new tires for the car. This car will mostly see lapping days and autocross so I went with tires that are a bit more orientated for track. In the miata community one of the spec racing tires is Maxxis RC-1. I decided to give them a shot as they perform similar to Nitto NT01 but cost about $50 less per tire.
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #11 on: July 12, 2018, 10:26:09 PM »
    This is great. As I've said many times on Saturday, I think you made a great decision.

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #12 on: July 13, 2018, 12:43:07 AM »
    High rippums = short gearing.

    But yo, sick ride. I think it's what we all want. A tiny car with a big wang.
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #13 on: July 13, 2018, 08:05:13 AM »
    I think it's what we all want. A tiny car with a big wang.

    Nah man, you've just been watching too much tranny porn.
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #14 on: July 13, 2018, 08:15:41 AM »
    Is there any other kind?
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #15 on: July 13, 2018, 09:48:53 AM »
    Is there any other kind?

    Depends on how deep you want that hole to go...
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #16 on: July 13, 2018, 12:36:16 PM »
    What happens when you hit the full send button.

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #17 on: July 13, 2018, 12:53:32 PM »
    But yo, sick ride. I think it's what we all want. A tiny BOOSTED car with a big wang.

    Absolutely. Great colour too. Congrats again on the car!
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #18 on: July 13, 2018, 12:59:02 PM »
    God damn! What size did you go with and what size are the current wheels?

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #19 on: July 13, 2018, 01:00:33 PM »
    Absolutely. Great colour too. Congrats again on the car!

    Brb ordering a supercharger and a voltex wing.
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #20 on: July 13, 2018, 01:02:00 PM »
    God damn! What size did you go with and what size are the current wheels?

    I went with 225/45/15 and my wheels are 15x9 +35mm. In the Miata world a slight stretch tire is faster than a square. Idk why that is and it doesn't make sense but it is well documented. Right now I am pretty much at the limits for wheels/tires without rolling and pulling the fenders. I already have to run 2.5" coil springs to avoid hitting the inside of the wheel.
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #21 on: July 13, 2018, 11:08:13 PM »
    Brb ordering a supercharger and a voltex wing.

    Do it.  Do it for 14 year old Jory who you've slapped on the backburner with your all stock S2k and GTI. 

    Right now I am pretty much at the limits for wheels/tires without rolling and pulling the fenders.

    They haven't been rolled/pulled already?  Are they at 2.5" in the pictures?  Honestly, the gap looks perfect. 
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #22 on: July 14, 2018, 09:51:55 AM »
    Well already starting to stock up on parts. Picked up a 600 series Setrab 19 row oil cooler, some -10an fittings and 10' of line. Just need to get a thermostatic sandwich plate (Mocal) and then I can mock it up this winter.
     
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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #23 on: July 14, 2018, 10:57:46 AM »
    Noice!!! :D

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    Re: 10secdream's 2003 NB Mazda Miata - Racecar?
    « Reply #24 on: July 14, 2018, 11:46:27 AM »
    I've known of this car for a while, and I'm glad you are passionate about it!  :)

    I'm guessing one of the reasons 225 tires preform better is the reduced rotational mass due to the reduced weight of the tires themselves, and since the miata is such a light car with well sorted suspension, tires don't wear much anyway. ::)