Trip to Nürburgring 2008

It looks like the trip to Nürburgring will be an annual tradition.This is the second time I take the long trip down to this German legendary racetrack.I drove the whole...

Converting to E85

Finally I had the time off to test E85 on the MSM.Since I already have a programmable EMS and bigger injectors everything was set.The advantages are obvious:- 104 octane rating-...

NSK Trackday @ Rudskogen 26.7.08

New trackday with NSK today. Nice sunny weather and 28-30 C ambient.A lot of fast cars here today. The faster one was a Porsche 996 GT2 with some RUF tuning....

BEGI Cool Air Box

On my last Trackday I noticed that the intake temp after the air filter on my FM MSM intake was 60 c on one occasion but are consistently 20c +...

New atmospheric GBF blow-off valve

When ordering my AFCO’s I asked FM if they had new spring and a trumpet for the GBF resirc valve to be able to vent to atmosphere.  No point in...

KARN Trackday @ Rudskogen

New trackday held by KARN.  Good conditions and not a lot of cars on the track.  Perfect for trying out different settings on the suspensions.<div>I ended up with C-5, R-5 front...

NSK Trackday @ Rudskogen 20.06.08

Trackday at Rudskogen held by NSK Sunny weather and 20 c was perfect for chasing fast laps.Since this was my first time on track with the AFCO's I had high...

Additional sensors for dashlogger

After my Greddy sandwich plate ended up FUBAR thanks to myself breaking off a NTP temp sensor in it I have only had oiltemp on the dash logger. I had...

FMCN SS1 @ Gardermoen

FMCN held an autox event this weekend with the SS1 setup.I attended with a brand new set of R888.There were not that many cars and none that was really fast...

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...