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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:35 am

Weeeeeelllllllll you can't keep a good guy down, so here I am, back again. No major updates as of right now, but I do have a few things in the pipeline.

First is that I've got some CF skinning clobber, so going to have a stab at carbon-fibreing some stuff. It'll end badly, big old mess I'm sure, but it'll be fun.
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Post by Scartlead » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:36 pm

Back in the fold Dan :thumleft:
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:29 pm

Picked up these beauties this evening :-D

18" Mazda 3 MPS alloys. Don't quite fit over my brakes, but means I have some R3 look track wheels.

One is buckled so need to get that sorted, but should be fine :thumleft:
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:22 pm

They don't look too bad tbh.

The offset isn't great, needs some spacers, but certainly doesn't look out of place.

They'll make a good set of track wheels 😃
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Post by Lemon » Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:58 pm

Will spacers get them over the front brakes?

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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:03 pm

Yep.

They are a shallower offset than standard RX8 wheels, so I need spacers to bring them out a bit
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Post by Ainmhidh » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:56 am

Is that just your mahoosive brakes Dan, or do you think they'd have the same problem with standard calipers?
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:11 pm

Nah, they'd fit standard calipers I reckon. Obviously not tried it, but the stock calipers are actually quite narrow.

Happy for someone to do a test fit up at Cadwell Park :thumleft:
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:16 am

Hey guys,

Want to give something back to the OC for being so supportive of my YouTube shenanigans, as such I'll make sure things are previewed here before they are previewed elsewhere ;)

If you haven't already seen it - which I think a lot of you who are interested have - then please check out the full re-cap of Frank as he stands right now here:



The next modification on the list when the new steering wheel arrives is to fit my NC MX5 airbag. It's VERY similar to the stock R3 airbag, but rather than a brushed silver surround it is fully gloss black - check it out here - R3 on the left NC MX5 on the right. Note that only some of the NCs came with the black surround... Weirdly.
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:35 pm

New track wheels have been test-fit and they fit perfectly! 😊
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Post by V8 Power » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:28 pm

They look good
That’s the lowest profile tyre I ever did (not) see :lol:
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Post by Neilparry » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:14 pm

V8 Power wrote:They look good
That’s the lowest profile tyre I ever did (not) see :lol:
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:18 pm

V8 Power wrote:
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They look good
That’s the lowest profile tyre I ever did (not) see :lol:
Drives like it’s on rails!
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:50 pm

Only if it is, infact, on rails :lol:

Tyres have now been ordered :D

4x 265/35R18 Accelera 651s for just £228! 😮
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:06 pm

Taxed, Insured and MOT for the year. BOOOOOOM.

Also, fitted this bad boy:
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Post by warpc0il » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:12 pm

That's looking a bit tatty on the top.

If only someone was organising a gb for a re-trim... ;)
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Damn that must have been expensive Dan :shock: Just me here but I actually prefer the silver look on the steering wheel... Don't hate me!!
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Post by Ainmhidh » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:15 pm

Think he said somewhere it was an MX-5 wheel?
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:04 pm

To each their own Ian 👍

It is indeed past its best, but no worries as it'll be retrimmed shortly.

The airbag is from an NC MX5, but I believe the gloss black trim was only from the limited editions? Can't verify that though!
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:38 pm

Pic here of the wheel from our 25th Anniversary NC for comparison :D


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