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Old 08-21-2012, 06:23 PM   #301
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This is how a dsm'er would build a miata.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:24 PM   #302
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zipted lower front part of the bumper I had cut off back on. installed drivers side turn signal back in
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This is how a dsm'er would build a miata.
I have friends in the DSM community who are super offended at this.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #304
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old dyno video when I was testing at 22 psi 3rd gear, due to 4th causing clutch slippage. dynojet, cut short due to tuning of fuel map

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #305
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Note to self: build motor so I can have the high-pitched whistle of the turbo instead of a lame whoosh and 200whp.

I know at least one DSMer who would be impressed with the high-end parts used in this project. Seriously. He used PVC for charge pipes and duct tape over fernco couplers. I think some internal parts of his engine were held together with JBWeld. He also JB Welded a tooth together... in his mouth. Keep up the good work, Tech.
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I've finally figured it out. Techsalvager is a drifter.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:54 PM   #307
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Don't drifters usually scuff up the rear bumper?
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Don't drifters usually scuff up anything they can?
FTFY and yes.

On a more serious note, the more carefully I look over his car...the closer I look at the little details, the worse it continues to get. This has to be some kind of first for the MT community. I almost want to accuse Tech of intentionally trolling us with his car. It's like he went in with the intent of building a car to **** with us, not a serious build. Whether it's a big thing like no filter on his valve cover, or some minor thing like the dishrag heatshield, it's like he went through everything in there with the sole intent of trolling the **** out of us.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #309
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I wouldn't touch cheap pvc for charge pipes, unless it was for mock up and test phase only, otherwise not a long lasting or reliable material in boosted engine bay with pressure and heat.
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I have to ask. Do you even like this car?
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:00 PM   #311
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I have to ask. Do you even like this car?
I love my miata.
I just wish it had less weight in the front and more in the rear
more acceleration
Better everytrhing else as well.
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Note to self: build motor so I can have the high-pitched whistle of the turbo instead of a lame whoosh and 200whp.

I know at least one DSMer who would be impressed with the high-end parts used in this project. Seriously. He used PVC for charge pipes and duct tape over fernco couplers. I think some internal parts of his engine were held together with JBWeld. He also JB Welded a tooth together... in his mouth. Keep up the good work, Tech.
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Don't run exhaust on the turbo and less intake piping infront of the turbo will get you that. Drives me nutty on the road though.
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:11 AM   #313
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I love my miata.
I just wish it had less weight in the front and more in the rear
more acceleration
Better everytrhing else as well.
takes time

What exactly is wrong with a proper 50:50 weight balance..?

When I re-read your list - I think you bought the wrong car... go buy a car with better everything...!
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I love my miata.
I just wish it had less weight in the front and more in the rear
more acceleration
Better everytrhing else as well.
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Then take some pride, man!

It looks like a rolling junkpile. I mean that in the nicest way possible.
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What exactly is wrong with a proper 50:50 weight balance..?
IIRC he is/was having trouble with rear traction, and talked about going to a rear-mounted turbo or actually moving the engine back to increase his rear weight distribution.

I think a set of coilovers will probably do a lot more than either one of those, but that's just me.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #316
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I only break my tires loose if I gun the throttle and feather the clutch.
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What exactly is wrong with a proper 50:50 weight balance..?
Because a rear bias is faster, just like a slightly loose car is faster than a perfectly neutral car. Even defending him I'll still call him and idiot though. If you wanted a small 2 seat, light cheap car with a rear weight bias you should have bought an mr2.
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sooo how cheap is this pile of metal car worth right about now? I bet I spent less on my miata... errors and all.
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Because a rear bias is faster, just like a slightly loose car is faster than a perfectly neutral car. Even defending him I'll still call him and idiot though. If you wanted a small 2 seat, light cheap car with a rear weight bias you should have bought an mr2.
Also there are several million adjustments you can make to increase rear traction upon exit of a corner before you get to "rear mounted turbo" and "mount the engine further back".
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Then take some pride, man!

It looks like a rolling junkpile. I mean that in the nicest way possible.
takes testing and time to get what you want.

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Also there are several million adjustments you can make to increase rear traction upon exit of a corner before you get to "rear mounted turbo" and "mount the engine further back".
Don't worry I have more ideas as well for adding more weight to the rear.
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