09-25-2016, 04:36 PM
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: South Eastern United States
Total Cats: 0
Performance Purist, Finally building my premium "Experience" car.
Hello ladies and gentlemen,
My name is Yuuyia ( Yes, actually! It's pronounced "U-ya" ). I'm twenty-nine residing in the North Georgia area at the base of the Appalachian Mountains. While being a short drive from both Blood Mountain, and Tail of the Dragon I don't go out there very much due to traffic in those locations along with the vast number of idiots that occur at both places. I prefer to do scheduled track days or sanctioned events so that I may enjoy the driving experience with minimal risk from the general populous.
As it states in my profile I have fourteen years experience in the automotive field. Beginning with fixing up my first beater while working at a quick lube service center, up to graduating from UTI's technician program ( I was not impressed with the quality of their curriculum ). I then worked at a few independent repair shops before serving some time in the armed forces. Once my time serving our nation was up I went back to working at independent shops ( To include 2 different performance shops geared only towards Japanese vehicles ), while also pursuing my own side ventures to generate income for feeding the habits of my right foot.
Which brings me to my general explanation as to why I have joined this wonderful world of the Miata / Miataturbo.net. I have been lucky enough through my career to drive a large variety of vehicles ranging from slow-yet-frighting to fast-albeit-boring. This combined with my OCD for quality over quantity has lead me to have what those around me consider a "tuner purist" mentality. I don't particularly care what someone thinks of what I wish to do with MY vehicle. That being said... constructive criticism, outside opinions, and advice are always welcome. Just don't be offended if choose to not do it your way.
I am presently in the market to purchase either an NA or NB chassis Miata and cleanliness is absolutely the determining factor. I joined this forum because I miss the forced induction lifestyle. There will be times where I'll comment or ask questions to better understand the nuances that come with turboing Mazdas most iconic car. Don't be afraid of offending me and definitely don't be concerned about forming explanations in extremely technical format. I'll either understand what you are saying or will research the topic so that I can correspond with you in an intelligent manor on said topic.
My main goal here is to learn the ins and outs of intimate details surrounding the building of a turbocharged set up that are outside the realm of "universal" turbo knowledge. ( Considering this will be the first Miata that is mine personally and not a customer car getting a shakedown ) Things that I feel fall into this are things such as quirks and annoyances that the Miata is met with when going boost. What style of parts are commonly know to be effective or not effective in their given application when being applied to the Miata chassis. Brands or parts that are the "go-to" if you will, for basic maintenance or upkeep of the vehicle in its boosted state. So forth and so on. If you've read any of this ( Or any of my future post to come ) and wish to talk with me about anything I'd be more then happy to hear from you in a message or by your response in the thread.
I greatly look forward to interacting with everyone as well as partaking in the friendly banter and jackassery that comes along with it. Most importantly acquiring many, MANY cats.
In the event that I hurt your feelings, say so and I'll apologize.
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