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 Post subject: Turbo Locost revamp
PostPosted: February 19, 2019, 9:13 am 
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Joined: September 2, 2013, 9:12 am
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This is my 3rd Locost and hopefully my last! Car is Turbo Miata 1.8L powered with 280HP. The first one is a shot from original,a little cutting,grinding,sanding,painting and replacing and voila'....


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 Post subject: Re: Turbo Locost revamp
PostPosted: February 20, 2019, 11:24 am 
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Very nice! I've never really thought about doing a painted dash, but that does look sharp. With Miata power, is it safe to assume Miata based suspension/brakes? Is the rear wheel centerline moved back for functional/packaging reasons, like reusing the stock rear subframe if IRS or longer trailing arms if live axle, or is it just an aesthetic thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo Locost revamp
PostPosted: February 20, 2019, 1:17 pm 
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Thanks for the compliment on the dash-here is a closer picture of it. The driveline ,brakes and suspension is all Miata including the complete rear subframe with IRS. Rich


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