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Old 06-25-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default 1.8 Turbo'd miata in PNW

Hey guys/gals,
I am new to turbo'd cars and excited to finally have some power! I currently have two miatas (one NA na 1.6 "blue" trying to sell right now, and one NA 1.8 Turbo'd "red"). I just flew down to Cali from Kirkland, Washington to pick up the red 1.8 Turbo, and absolutely LOVE the car! I will probably end up asking some stupid questions at some point or another so please ignore my ignorance, I am doing my research and trying to learn as much as I can as quickly as possible.

Here are the specs on my new car

1994 5 speed
119,500 miles

Garrett T3 60trim turbo from ATP Turbo
M-Tuned Shorty turbo manifold
Track Dog Racing intercooler system with "over the top" pipes
AEM standalone ECU with 91 and 94 octane maps, 17+ psi (need to re-tune for the 92 here in Washington
FM level 2 clutch
M-Tuned coolant reroute
AEM 3.5 bar MAP sensor
AEM wideband O2 sensor and gauge
Saturn knock sensor
GM boost controller
RX7 550 cc drop in fuel injectors
PWR aluminum radiator
0-16 psi boost gauge (need to get a gauge with more range, suggestions for which one appreciated! )
Hydraulic hood lifts
Shock tower brace
Custom exhaust
Stage 8 fasteners between turbo and manifold
Walbro high flow fuel pump

Boss Frog Clearview roll bar (similar to Hard Core but works with glass window)
Duetto Glass window top
Moss Motors black seat covers
Sony stereo head unit with usb/iphone interface
1000 watt amp in trunk
headrest speakers
custom subwoofer box for rear deck with 8" square Kicker sub

Ground Control coilovers with Eibach springs, 425/300 rates
KYB 8-way adjustable shocks
Flyin Miata rear shock mounts
Carbotech brake pads
Flyin Miata sway bars
14" semi hollow spoke stock rims painted to match brake dust (10lbs)
Nitto NT01 205/55 ZR14
Touge Run front spoiler
Factory air conditioning woooo hoooo!
All electric everything.

Here's some pictures too, so happy with the car!

Please feel free to give me any suggestions/information/ (what you would do differently) if you see anything out of place off the top of your head. Always looking to improve the car for track/daily status.

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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My only question at the moment is the previous owner has an angled down pipe coming off the t3 turbo and I want to get an S-shaped down pipe to increase airflow and smooth out the angled 90degree cuts that are on their currently..... any suggestions?
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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Welcome fellow NW'er. Pie cuts never work great on downpipes, they generate a lot of heat. If you don't have a welder and some fab skills, you're kind of SOL until you find someone who does. It's definitely a good goal to get rid of it though.

Can you get a good shot of the manifold for us? Maybe an FM or BEGI DP will work with a little modification.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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Welcome Austin! I was wondering if you were on here or not after joining the MiataNW fb group. Is Matt on here too?
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Welcome to the site das stig, thanks for joining up!
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
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Welcome Welcome! car looks great! BOTH cars do! im sure you will have fun with the new toy!!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by bmxfuel007 View Post
Welcome Austin! I was wondering if you were on here or not after joining the MiataNW fb group. Is Matt on here too?
Actually I created the Miatanw fb group hahaha!

Just dipped the car now it's satin pearl white, so fresh!

My two cars

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