Yup! same for mine, really common breaking point. I decided to upgrade with a plate of aluminum cut to the shape of the floor of the box(upsized screws, same as the ones that hold the rear coupe doorcards) . Wont break now.The bottom mounting for the center console is a common break point, at least for me. I discovered the inside box of the console can be removed from the entire assembly so if you find a trashed console at the junkyard that has a perfect box you can swap them out
I actually kinda have been wanting to remake it out a sheet of 1/8" carbon fiber have anyway. So now is as good of time as any. I'll measure it out and make a little drawing for you.Yeah I mostly got it because it was also just super nice to not have one that was in crappy shape haha.
Got a drawing for that insert? I could print up some in ABS and it would do the trick. That's a great idea.
Wait you have a RX-8 Racecar? Where have I been lol.Long time no speak. Been driving the car up until I got my RX-8 all set and ready to go racing last weekend.
I'd be pretty surprised if I had the fueling overhead to keep the turbo at 21psi to redline, and am unsure of the VE implications of that. I feel like the turbo would also struggle to keep up. Who knows. I've been adding pressure slowly to the boost table and even then the turbo can't keep up.. but I have a feel I am not giving it enough WDGC initially, or that the cat in my DP is a restriction.Took a look at your Tune you posted earlier, the 207 is fun to tune. If i may i had a few suggestions based on my experience tuning the 207.
Boost, You really don't need to taper the boost off so much up top. You should be able to carry 19-21psi to redline. Personally i prefer to do a flat boost curve rather than the midrange torque hit of the factory setup.
Fueling, You can lean it up a little bit on pump gas 9:1 AFR is just a waste 10-10.5:1 is plenty conservative for pump gas. Rescale the load up to 3.2-3.3, and corresponding columns if you think you will push the max out of the turbo later on.
Ignition timing, The ej207 can handle a lot of ignition timing without inducing detonation, but that doesn't always mean thats the optimum timing. Theres a fairly wide range of timing where it will still make peak power, compared to other subaru motors. The engine has low compression, and double the quench distance (piston to head). do some pulls with a virtual dyno or stop watch. pull timing until you see the car lose power or slow down. The factory rom has too much to begin with. And again you can rescale the table up to 3.2-3.3 for pushing the limit of the VF turbo
MAF could be scaled up to use all 5v
more of a physical thing but i would have a 3/8npt bung welded into the intercooler endtank on the cold side, plop a GM IAT in there and wire the MAF IAT to that. Rescale the IAT in the rom. I see you already added timing compensations based on temp but it doesnt really do much when you don't know the actual temp going into the engine.
Oh I LOVED that car. the 1.8 V6 is a slouch, but sounds amazing. Throw in the 2.5 KLZE and you've got a 70hp increase (almost a 50% increase in power) and almost the same for torque. That car was an absolute riot for 17 year old Garrett. I even gave it to my little sister when she got her license.Reading your OG thread, I saw this:
Did you love it? I've always thought the MX-3s looked like fun cars, and the 1.8 V6 intrigues me.
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Oh BTW I figured out the fuel level in my new wagon shell - sort of. I pulled all the 98 fuel sending unit from the scrapped sedan and floats and used those instead. Even though the 02 WRX was IDENTICAL like S/N and all, it apparently was different. I think it spits out higher voltage from the bobbers.