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Old 10-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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As one build ends another must begin. This time around I was positive that I would be moving to a different chassis. That didn't happen, at least now yet. I'll slowly transform this car into my new daily driver and weekend track toy. It won't be anything wild or new, just purely an exercise in comfort and reliability to allow me to get as much seat time as possible. Here's the plan:

1993 chassis
VVT engine
AEM engine management
MSM 6 speed transmission
Full interior
Hard top
Hard Dog roll bar
15x9 6uls
Xida coilovers
Trackspeed BBK

This combination should provide me with day to day comfort as well as very good reliability. Definitely will leave me with a ton of money so I can do a few track days every month and work on my driving skills. I'm hoping to have her at least running by the end of 2010. Right now she doesn't run or stop.

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Sweet! What happend to the S2K aspirations
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Sweet! What happend to the S2K aspirations
Something about this car got my attention so I'm putting that on hold for now.
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Perfect list IMO. Basically what I suggested to Jacob minus the rotrex. way cheaper than an s2k too, and IMO not the least bit less "drive to and from track comfortably".
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Excellent.

Now....When do we get started ?
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This is exactly what I've wanted to do. Not that turbo setups can't be reliable, I just don't have the money to do so. I'm a bigger fan of curves than straights anyhow.
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P.s., why are you going aem when you already have a hydra, or going MS to save $$$? Even savington in his 400hp track monster JUST upgraded to AEM. Just curious.
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P.s., why are you going aem when you already have a hydra, or going MS to save $$$? Even savington in his 400hp track monster JUST upgraded to AEM. Just curious.
I went with the Hydra on the other car because at the time it was a proven option and could support vvt. Now that there's other options available it was time to start over and evaluate everything. I've never been a MS fan and to get one built to my specs/options/tuned is more than what an AEM will cost me when said and done. That leaves the AEM and it's what I've wanted since day one so it was a simple choice.
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Will be cool.
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I'm building your 2001 MS shortly. Once they get the VVT and alternator code implemented, I'll send you an invoice and specifications.

MS3+xpander
sequential (P&H) injection
sequential coil on plug (if you have four coils...)
all necessary stock functionality
etc etc etc
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When you say 2001 MS, are you saying it will work in my 1993 Miata with a 2001+ engine or that you're building something for the 2001 Miata that I'm selling?
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I suppose it could work with either... but I'm planning to plug it right into the stock 2001 harness (and run a few wires for spark and other non-stock functions)
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Is there knock control in there anywhere?
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Is there knock control in there anywhere?
Lets hope so. I'll probably leverage the Jason C SBB bandpass style filter that's on this site somewhere.
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I'm still leaning towards the AEM, but you've got my attention.
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Your going to love the car when its done. My 02 is pretty much what you listed and I love driving it on the street, track and auto x it just works awesome and its dead nuts reliable.
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I'm still leaning towards the AEM, but you've got my attention.
Spectating is free. I'll probably start a thread or something if I'm feeling up to it.
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an MS3X on the 93 harness to run a 2001 would be easy right now. just no VVT without the DIY controller for now.
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Long term which setup to you guys think will allow me more flexibility for changes? I'm trying to keep an open mind and let the actual ecu make the decision.
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