04-11-2008, 11:54 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Troy, MI
Total Cats: 13
I can't believe the sarcasm in response to an honest question. Nowhere on this forum's FAQ threads is it mentioned that MS is the superior fuel/spark management solution. Nor is the powercard mentioned anywhere in the FAQ, so your humor is probably lost on the guy asking the questions. Ah well, I guess its a different way of getting the point across.
The answer that JROCKS1 is looking for:
MS is the best bang-for-the-buck EMS you'll find on the market, bar none. It is, however, not a plug-n-play solution. The closest you'll find to that is the MSPNP, and that too needs some tuning (notice the correct spelling) before you make it run at 100%.
With MS, the amount of power you can make, safely, is only limited by your engine budget. In other words, due to its fully programmable nature, there are no real limits that would otherwise be imposed by the stock ECU. However, the potential for damaging your engine is quite high if you dont know what you're doing, as the MS will not lock you out of any of its settings.
In the Miata world you have three options as far as MS is concerned:
1) Build one yourself. Expect a few weekends worth of research and prep before you even start.
2) Get one professionally built from forum members Braineack or Cjernigan.
3) Buy MSPNP.
Even in case of 2 and 3, dont expect to plug it in and magically work somehow. Take your time, read up, and the whole process will go real smooth.
And the results wont disappoint you. There are plenty of people here with the stock Greddy (notice spelling again) setup who switched to MS, and probably wont ever look back.