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Old 08-18-2015, 09:28 AM   #2061
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look at the tune and list the i/o's and see what VVT output is used for.

I typically reserve it for alternator control PWM.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:48 AM   #2062
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We have an alternator hardware board. So no need.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:01 PM   #2063
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<p>Josh came over yesterday and much progress was had.</p><p>First, prep and install oil pan:</p><p><img src="http://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/576x1024/80-img_20150817_113322712_hdr_8918e728fba8a9b81c717eb 24b53cbe47c7e51f8.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />Then do new turbo drain routing:</p><p><img src="http://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/1024x576/80-img_20150817_154111525_hdr_2e01fb3be4ff306e747de77 6c5537debf27c33a3.jpg" title="" /><br /><br /><img src="http://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/1024x576/80-img_20150817_154115991_hdr_fdd7e2e2f0c0c0701ea0c69 e32b9b4b6f97adb98.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />Then just put it in, duh.</p><p><img src="http://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/1024x576/80-img_20150817_155606894_hdr_c059b6ca0c42aa32beec417 47e101b4401a78484.jpg" title="" /></p><p>Josh decided to set the front bumper in place and try to get a visual. Pic he took:</p><p><img src="http://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.miataturbo.net-vbulletin/960x720/80-11927354_577979288826_1976876053_n_53ace6725c816c8 aaf667a33685be625bd0f8aab.jpg" title="" /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p><p>Scavenged some fuel connectors off the old lines and set up the rest of the fuel system after installing the new rail. I'm getting my S2 TB Friday, and will give it to KO to port match the IM.</p><p>Over the next few days I'll install the exhaust, then figure out driver side seat mount solution, then install roll bar, then install carpet. I'll also start plugging things in, hopefully correctly.</p><p>Aidan is plugging away on my MS. I'm hoping for a first start by Sep 1. I don't think that's too ambitious.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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<p>Oil drain routing look mucho better.</p>
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Very nice.
That oil drain is 200% better
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:36 PM   #2066
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<p>What should I do for a stereo head unit? I had planned to use the bose but I'm not so sure now. I don't care about CD's, but I would like an AUX input. Still want decent sound though</p><p>Thoughts? Doesn't HAVE to happen now, but hey, while I'm at work I can talk and think and hit the buy now button on things </p>
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:37 PM   #2067
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Why do you need a HU? Just stick an amp somewhere and put a 3.5mm jack somewhere in the dash.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:40 PM   #2068
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<p>Maybe if I understood how that works. I has the dumb. I will do some reading. I have a little Polk amp that's compact and would work perfect. I even have a little removable subwoofer.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>^removes A/C for simplicity and weight savings; throws subwoofer in the trunk</p>
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:43 PM   #2069
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<p>What should I do for a stereo head unit? I had planned to use the bose but I'm not so sure now. I don't care about CD's, but I would like an AUX input. Still want decent sound though</p><p>Thoughts? Doesn't HAVE to happen now, but hey, while I'm at work I can talk and think and hit the buy now button on things </p>
It's an NB1 Bose unit, right? You can repurpose the cassette deck input as an aux. All you need is a switch, a resistor, and a mini-jack headphone cable.

The sound isn't anything amazing, but it's good enough to hear with the top down and it keeps a nice low profile because it looks stock.

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Old 08-18-2015, 03:49 PM   #2070
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<p>Nope, NB2 Bose from the Mazdaspeed. I really like the idea of just a simple aux input, an amp, and speakers. I think Josh is running something similar, going to ping him on it.</p>
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I would never re-install the giant archaic msm bose system. It's heavy, takes up lots of space, and mediocre at best.
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<p>Once you go bluetooth, you'll never want a 3.5mm aux port again.</p>
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:21 PM   #2073
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<p>I drive new cars all the time and love bluetooth in them, but I don't need the complexity in the Miata. A simple aux port will do me just fine.</p>
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<p>Once you go bluetooth, you'll never want a 3.5mm aux port again.</p>
Enh. Streaming audio from a phone in the car kinda sucks, IMHO. Touchscreen UIs for selecting what song to listen to are terrible to use while driving, and it burns the battery down pretty badly as well.

Ideally I want to be able to use physical controls on the head unit to select the music. For the Miata I use an old iPod Nano and a 3.5mm audio cable, because at least the iPod has buttons I can feel without looking at them.

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<p>^this is true, touch screens are the most dangerous UI possible for use while driving. So frustrating that many new cars have at least one of them on board.</p><p>But using AUX input doesn't solve that problem, and I think that's all he was after. That being said, if you have bluetooth streaming audio, the head unit will at least have play, pause, and prev/next buttons which will control the audio on the phone. With an AUX input, you must control absolutely all of it on the phone.</p><p>But I'm prepared to do that. Not a huge deal, I usually just use Pandora so all I have to do is hit the skip button occasionally.</p><p>Anyway, I've decided what I'm doing radio-wise. So if anyone wants the stock MSM bose head unit, let me know.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I ordered the NACA vent windows and power steering plugs just now.</p><p>Can't wait to get home tonight to tinker with it some more.</p>
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But using AUX input doesn't solve that problem
It doesn't solve the problem by itself, no, but since smartphones and tablets (which are pretty much all touchscreen) are the only things I've seen that do bluetooth audio streaming, AUX input becomes necessary-but-not-sufficient if you want an external player with physical controls.

Best is a head unit that can read the files directly, either with a flash card or a USB port for the phone.

As for the MSM Bose unit, I agree. The NB1 Bose unit is different.

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I agree, and if this were a daily driven car I would probably do that. But it isn't. This little amp player like what Josh is using will work very nicely. Now I just need to order it and get some kind of panel to fill the hole.
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<p>I'm after a VICS manifold if anyone has one. Pretty please. Squaretop is too $$ but I don't want this VTCS business anymore.</p>
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Won't you gain a bit just by gutting the vtcs?
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<p>VICS offers real gains though. And hes going skunk2 so he doesnt want to blow money porting a vtcs.</p>
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