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Old 04-23-2014, 07:20 PM   #1081
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Nice man, car looks perfect. What is your ride height at about? I'm going to be raising mine and I really like how that looks, i'll probably end up at a similar height.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:25 PM   #1082
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Thanks. No idea, whatever FM1 is. Like 12F 12.5R? Or something
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I've forgotten what its like to have a car that's all one color

Lookin' good man!
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:26 AM   #1084
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Now go build a nice engine for the car and turbo it... ;-)
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:18 AM   #1085
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Now go build a nice engine for the car and turbo it... ;-)
I totally think that is something 18psi should do.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:33 PM   #1086
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:38 PM   #1087
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I drove my car n/a the other day. I couldn't believe how slow it was, much prefered the wrx...
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:48 PM   #1088
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Its a completely different feeling. My 13, like your 09 is torquey and big. My 04, way less torquey but way more direct and tossable, despite being a wagon.

The miata takes "nimble and tossable" to a whole nother level. Also it was kinda sorta fun driving the car 10/10 and still barely breaking the speed limit
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:07 PM   #1089
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After driving that 1.6 donor car over the rocky mountains I can't imagine going back to stock power levels. Going 45 mph uphill is not something I want to experience again.

I'd have to plan my passes about 1/2 a mile ahead of time.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:17 PM   #1090
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To be fair, a stock, tired '91 on regular is a far cry from a stock, fresh '01 on premium.

But I'm with you, sir.
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:53 PM   #1091
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After driving that 1.6 donor car over the rocky mountains I can't imagine going back to stock power levels. Going 45 mph uphill is not something I want to experience again.

I'd have to plan my passes about 1/2 a mile ahead of time.
Do you not know how to downshift? I have a 92 with 330k miles on it and I have no problems going up mountain roads in it. Sure if you leave it in 5th gear it will suck *****, drop it down to third and get the rpms up a bit and it is fine.
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Do you not know how to downshift? I have a 92 with 330k miles on it and I have no problems going up mountain roads in it. Sure if you leave it in 5th gear it will suck *****, drop it down to third and get the rpms up a bit and it is fine.
Downshift I did, **** the motor was. Let's just say 20 miles out of St George the alternator died, and the motor blew. The crankshaft pulley was hand tight(literally), and the oil filter after I bought it was hand tight and it also only had 1.5 quarts of oil in the engine.

Not what you would call a healthy engine.

Saying that, after driving a diesel for 4 years, I am/was constantly nervous about revving the Miata's engine too high. Too many years of a 4.5k powerband makes you forget how rev happy/necessary these engines are. Takes a lot of reprogramming the brain cells to not shift too early.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:02 PM   #1093
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lol. sounds totally the same as my cherry 2001 vvt 1.8 6sp and torsen and all SE bracing and brakes
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:54 AM   #1094
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I love daily driving this car. Seriously. Now that its not my "project" or "toy" but just a regular daily, and I have no intention of doing anything to it, I just enjoy it for what it is.

Its fun
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Just keep telling yourself that...

did you ever sell the stupidcharger?
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:01 PM   #1096
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Of course.

And I'm not saying I'm happy with it being NA vs turbo, I'm just saying It is a lot more enjoyable when my expectations for it are not high like when I couldn't wait to boost it.

My sports car is now my daily and my family car is now my weekend toy.

lol
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Of course.

I know what you mean. Living backwards is totally cool
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:46 PM   #1098
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Glad to hear you are at least enjoying the car as-is man. Sometimes I wish that I had saved up and bought an uber clean NB instead of putting all the time and $$ into my ugly na (fwiw i love na's, mines just ugly because of the paint lol). Then I drive it and the *** end steps out rolling onto the throttle in 2nd and everything is okay.

I've also started dailying my na again, and dear god i love miatas.

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Can't go wrong with the FMII "No Electronics" kit if you still have the MS3. Then you can run a povertyspec GT2560 like the rest of us mortals.
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Nah its staying as is. Period. And I'll keep repeating this to myself every day, cause that's how often I get tempted to mod it again

I briefly tempted myself with the many MSM setups laying around our shop, just slap a complete one on here and tune it on stock injectors, stock clutch, stock exhaust and enjoy like 180whp, but I dont have the ms3 anymore and I really REALLY don't need to start any more projects.

Just finished $20,000 worth of cement and yard work on the house, and already dropped like 6 grand on mods for the '13 wrx.......I need to just stop

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this crap aint cheap

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