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Old 12-01-2014, 12:31 PM   #261
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Now you can build a normally aspirated 949-style track beast like the rest of us. LOL.
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How cheaply can these be found? Looks like my red Miata is sticking around, and i'm starting a game plan for when i get sick of the 2554. This looks perfect for blowing the **** out of my 5spd for an excuse to do a 6spd.
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HA!

Thank you for being sane and confirming everything I've been saying for years lol

350 is a lot in a miata. anyone that says otherwise either
1) is a crazed adrenaline junkie
2) has no idea what the heck he's talking about
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:43 PM   #264
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Now you can build a normally aspirated 949-style track beast like the rest of us. LOL.
There's a decent chance that may happen. I know I definitely do not need more horsepower at this point - I'm not nearly a good enough driver for this.

Hello HPDEd all the time next year though.

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How cheaply can these be found? Looks like my red Miata is sticking around, and i'm starting a game plan for when i get sick of the 2554. This looks perfect for blowing the **** out of my 5spd for an excuse to do a 6spd.
When I bought them, they were selling for around $1k, IIRC $1040 or some such.

My 2c? Contact a couple of resellers, and ask them for their best price - then use other resellers best price against the others to try to get an even better price.

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HA!

Thank you for being sane and confirming everything I've been saying for years lol

350 is a lot in a miata. anyone that says otherwise either
1) is a crazed adrenaline junkie
2) has no idea what the heck he's talking about
You are right.

240-250rwhp was no problem. 350....Once I had a good shot at an actual pull on a stretch of empty freeway road (Sorry Curly, I'm not gonna try anything on public roads in a populated city beyond just acclimating myself to driving with the changes), I realized just how insane that was.
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Precision turbo FTW.

Apparently I have more traction than most with my 205's because with my 290rwhp I would just barely spin 2nd, and only if I squeezed it right at the torque peak. With my supposed more power, I still can't spin 3rd at all. I'm glad I can't because I imagine that'd be quite a handful, for sure.

And yeah, things come up quick when you have a miata with that much power. Be careful!
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Yeah I was laughing a little inside when you kept saying how good it felt, when you weren't even taking it over 4k. But a quick trip to Freddies isn't the place.

Tim, he's on currently-required-for-his-area 14" snow tires. Granted not all of that wheel spin will go away, but it explains some of it.
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Precision turbo FTW.

Apparently I have more traction than most with my 205's because with my 290rwhp I would just barely spin 2nd, and only if I squeezed it right at the torque peak. With my supposed more power, I still can't spin 3rd at all. I'm glad I can't because I imagine that'd be quite a handful, for sure.

And yeah, things come up quick when you have a miata with that much power. Be careful!
hmm, with the efr and only 260hp, anything over ~3300rpm just blows the 225 rs3s off the car in 2nd, with the wing off.
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Old 12-01-2014, 04:53 PM   #268
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With the right setup tyres and driver, this is a mid/low 10 second car right.

A 10 second car which stop and turns as well as it accelerates is about as retarded as you want to go on the street IMO.
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:19 PM   #269
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Annnd driving it home reinforced what 18psi said, and what Nitrodann is saying.

It's got enough power.

Just gotta do some work on the boost control, some work on the idle/off-pedal situations, and it's great.

Curly did a mad awesome job on this. Mad props to him.

P.S. I'd believe it is in the 10-second range if I could drive worth a crap Dann. It's nuts.
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Now to take a driving video. Or several.

I'm itching to see a first reaction from a Girlfriend, wife, cute cousin...
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:58 AM   #271
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Picture of the new engine bay, courtesy of Curly. Pretty big changes.

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Picture of the new engine bay, courtesy of Curly. Pretty big changes.

Curly post up that before picture
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:05 PM   #273
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Should be Curly's new Avatar, here's the before pic:

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Old 12-02-2014, 06:52 PM   #274
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How did you keep the wrens from laying eggs in that mess?
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So, big news.

Thanks to Curly, I finally got back to back dyno results.

tl;dr, gutted manifolds SUCK.

I'll let Curly talk for the results, and the dyno for the back to back test...
I apologize for resurrecting this thread but I'd like to clarify what exactly is meant by a gutted manifold in this case?

Are we using the "gutted" as is shown in this image? Did the manifold from Jeff (2manyhobbyz) never arrive? How about the squaretop?


Also, any updates on the car? Is it still around?
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Wow sorry I missed this, I was searching for it for another reason. Is the car still around? No idea. Would love to see it again and tweak all the things I know I did wrong. Also because 350hp.

And to answer chiburbian's questions, the manifold was only "gutted".
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:38 AM   #277
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What things would you improve now given the chance?
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:02 AM   #278
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blaen99 has not been on in almost 2 years now. I am doubtful we get any real updates.
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