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Unread 07-06-2007, 03:23 PM
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It's still coming along nicely.

In the last autocross I was at, I drove a buddy's TT. His has the stock suspension and the small stock SMICs, but he had sticky tires on it. The single fun run I made in that car (after it was thoroughly heat soaked in the 90+ degree weather) promptly took 0.3 seconds off my best time.
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Unread 07-08-2007, 06:44 PM
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I just ordered a 30 mm M030 front swaybar for a 968. My car never came with a rear swaybar so I put in an aftermarket one, which is 22 mm versus the stock 16 mm (I think). Yeah, that'll mess with the balance a bit, but I had wider rear street tires than the front so it's no big deal. I did some research on this and they said that the M030 front bar is a good match for the aftermarket rear that I have, plus it's about $200 cheaper. No brainer, if you ask me.

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Unread 07-13-2007, 09:28 AM
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Well, that was probably the easiest swaybar installation I have ever dealt with. It took just over an hour and a good portion of that time was pressing out/in two bushings.

I haven't driven it yet, since I'm heading out in an hour or so anyway so I'll just do it then. The bar is definately bigger, but then, it's also hollow so I'm not sure how "effectively" bigger it is. I hear it's a good match to the rear bar I have, so it's all good.

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Unread 07-16-2007, 01:53 AM
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Unread 07-16-2007, 06:04 AM
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Potentially, the front lip.

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Unread 10-07-2007, 02:19 PM
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While replacing the water pump and timing/balance shaft belts, I decided to clean things up in the engine. I used a wire brush to remove the goldish corrosion from the engine parts, and replaced the yellowed coolant reservoir... I also repainted the plastic parts at the base of the windshield, since they were looking gross as well.

I originally planned on painting the whole cam tower but decided to just paint the lettering as well. I'm happy I did that as it makes it look a little more OEM.

I didn't get a chance to wash the engine before the pics since we just got hit with water restrictions, but you get the idea. I also think I'm going to pull the stressbar off and really start to polish it. I see some real potential there.

Bigger picture here.

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Unread 01-04-2008, 08:01 PM
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Update, while I'm doing the Miata...

I reinforced my front swaybar mounts. Apparently, the M030 bar on R-compound tires like to break 2-decade old mounts. Got that all done and my last trip to the track resulted in nothing breaking. That's a good day for me.

I removed my Autothority chip to troubleshoot the smoke problem under full throttle. Plus, well, I hear those things can cause problems. I haven't done anything with the chip yet but I think I may just sell it. The potential risks aren't worth the <2 hp it gives me.

I have new rear tires sitting in my hallway. Nothing exciting.

I also got some aluminum pedal covers to make heel-toeing much easier.

I like the way this car is coming together...

At some point I'll have to realign it. That'd be a good time for suspension work. I want to upgrade the shocks but don't want to spring for Konis, especially since the car probably won't be the track flogger. Unfortunately, I can't find any other upgraded shocks so I don't know yet what, if anything, I'll do.

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Unread 03-16-2008, 01:19 PM
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"Minor things" update...

I bought a used Momo Porsche crest horn button and installed it on my Dino steering wheel. I'm not a huge fan of the yellow fields on it (wish they were gold) and that's why I didn't bother paying the ~$90 everyone wanted for it. But for the nothing I paid for it, I can deal.

Also, I've included a picture of my pedal covers. I personally think they're pretty sexy (I normally don't want to spend a lot of money on something that my feet will be on, but this is worth it!) and they make heel-toeing nice and easy.

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Unread 03-16-2008, 02:34 PM
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Looking good, as usual keep up the good work!
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Unread 03-16-2008, 04:48 PM
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Your hood crest broken or is it an optical illusion? Looks like one of the upper right areas is missing.
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