Back to the OEM 17" with R888

I took a decision this week to sell my 15” with the R888 and buy new 205 - 17” for the OEM MSM wheels. This should give even better response...

TSW Autoslalom SS1 @ Gardemoen

Team Sideways held an Autoslalom/SS1 this weekend.This was my first real test with the AFCO suspension. It turned out great. I cut my best time with almost 5 sec. I...

Flyin' Miata AFCO suspension

The MSM comes with a pretty good suspension setup from the factory. It has beefier roll bars than the 2001 sport and also stiffer springs and custom valved bilstein shocks.I...

NSK Trackday @ Rudskogen

First NSK trackday for me this year.I really like the way they organize things and the fact that drifting is not allowed. This attracts a different crowd of cars that...

Greddy Profec E-01 boost controller

My previous attempts on holding a stable 1 bar of boost without overshooting at ~ 5000 rpm was not succesful.I had hoped that porting the WG would fix the problem...

Sparco bucket seats

The seats are mostly for comfort on the track. Better support in corners but less comfort on the street..The passenger seat is the old Sparco Sprint used in my previous...

Voodoo shift knob.

The stock MSM shifter knob is way too small for anything other than tiny japanese girly hands. You have to shift with your fingertips to get the gearing right.I first...

New brake pads and fluid.

The OEM pads are nearly finished and I’m replacing them withPortfield RS4 Race brake pads.They are supposedly not ideal for street driving but I don’t have any problem with initial...

New battery.

The OEM battery from 2004 died sometime during the winter storage.I did not have time to wait for a new OEM battery from the US so I opted for a...

First trackday of the year.

A norwegian car magazine, raanern.no, held the first public trackday for 2008 at Rudskogen.Too many cars, lots of waiting, idiots doing the technical inspection, lots of drifting, sand on the...

Rollbar

Time for some safety measures.The rollbar is the same 6 point Hard Dog Hard Core M2 that I had in the NA. It is wider and taller than the more...

Gear and differential oil change

Changed gear and diff oil today.The ownersmanual says to change it every 48 months / 96000 km.Mine has only 13000 miles on the meter but the car is a 2004....

Nice guide to N/A tuning for Miata/MX-5

I found this link on www.mazda-speed.comhttp://members.aol.com/solomiata/CheapHP.htmlThere are some great tuning tips listed to make the most out of the BP without using too much $.

PWR aluminium radiator install

To prevent any cooling issues I got hold of a PWR alu rad from FM.Probably not an bad idea considering the air has to go trough both the bigger IC...

Shimming the WG actuator for more flow

While I had the turbo out I did some measuring with 2mm of washers between the actuator and compressor housing. This will have the same effect as lengthening the wg...

Porting the Wastegate

The internal wastegate (WG) on the stock turbo does not cope very well with higher boost levels. I have not been able to dial in a linear boost curve due...

Added old posts from my previous blog

Just to preserve my older blog entries that was running on my old server that will crash and burn any day now I added all the posts into this blog.The...

Electronic Boost Control

The Hydra ECU can control boost via a boost control solenoid valve.I had one lying arond from my old Link ECU setup which is the same unit recomended for the...

It's alive!

Starting a car for the first time after upgrades are always exciting. Especially with a new ECU.Before turning the key there are a couple of things that need to be...

Installing Hydra EMS and WBO2

The most radical modification in the FM MSM kit is the Hydra EMS.There are several reasons for not keeping the stock ECU:- There are no known procedures to remap the...