09-13-2008, 12:54 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Total Cats: 0
New NB owner in Austin TX
Hello all, coming over from mkI MR2 supercharged ownership. I got the miata bug last year when I picked up a 90 to drive while the engine was out of my MR2. Found out I liked the miata way more than the MR2, but had to sell it to buy a house. Well I've been pining for one ever since, and after I got my MR2 back together sold it and just picked up the following:
2003 triple black base model Miata
completely unmolested by the previous owner
A little more than I wanted to spend - was really looking for a newer NA, but this one popped up and I really liked it. Don't have much cash left to do the turbo just yet, but I'm trying to learn up now so that I can move on it when I'm ready.
I'm hoping to eventually have a not-too-extreme reliable setup right at 200 whp, and I really like what BEGi and FM are offering as far as all the parts in one package. Right now I'm leaning toward going with an FM no-electronics kit with the GT2560R and try and check out e-manage, as I think this might offer a little better tuning than their voodoo box for pretty much the same money. I'd prefer to megasquirt, as we've started using it on a BP-powered festiva that we're building for GRM $2009, but it doesn't look like there's been too much megasquirt action in the 01+ NB area.
Anyhow, just popping in to say hello, and so far this forum looks to be a great resource.