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Old 01-21-2010, 06:47 PM   #21
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Ford 5.0 swap from a later model Explorer. Simple and reliable.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:57 PM   #22
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Ford 5.0 swap from a later model Explorer. Simple and reliable.
you do know that the explorers were the vehicles with the most problems right?
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:59 PM   #23
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you do know that the explorers were the vehicles with the most problems right?
I would get rid of all the Ford electronics and go straight to AEM stand alone, so that would clear up a lot of issues.
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Different suspension and ****.
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I would get rid of all the Ford electronics and go straight to AEM stand alone, so that would clear up a lot of issues.
after the engine rebuild with forged?

my gfs dad has one i believe about 2000 model.. man that things is trash

the engine sounds like its about to crap out a 2 by 4, dont even get me started on the suspension or the other noises it makes.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:19 PM   #26
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at least they circled the problem
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at least they circled the problem
Yes they did. Fucked Over Retarded Dumbass

/old ford jokes
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:30 PM   #28
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Fix
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:35 PM   #29
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i'd say now that i've seen how well it fits, toss a supra motor in there and enjoy boost in the 700hp range
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Or enjoy N/A LS1 power of 500hp reliably on the stock ecu.
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Or enjoy N/A LS1 power of 500hp reliably on the stock ecu.
This.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:05 PM   #32
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Ls engine all the way.

pump gas, shred tires..
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its funny that so many people hate fords on here when mazda is owned by ford. The same 1.8 in our 94-97 miata was in escorts.
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its funny that so many people hate fords on here when mazda is owned by ford. The same 1.8 in our 94-97 miata was in escorts.
That is ironic, but at the same time, Ford has never owned a 100% interest in Mazda.
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If I had to start over? Tough question. I love the styling of my MSM and it came with all kinds of stuff I'd end up buying anyhow. But for the best learning experience I "should have" started with a '94.

Then again, when I had an NA, women just said, "Cute car," and left it at that. When I got an NB, I started getting laid more.
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If I had to start over? Tough question. I love the styling of my MSM and it came with all kinds of stuff I'd end up buying anyhow. But for the best learning experience I "should have" started with a '94.

Then again, when I had an NA, women just said, "Cute car," and left it at that. When I got an NB, I started getting laid more.
I didn't need a car to get laid.
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Invested 20K into another car lol
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Nb turbo for a daily and na with a supercharger for the track

I'll be picking up an nb one of these days, IMO a much nicer daily driver.
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If I had to start over I'd go LS if the options include a V-8 swap.
If you're talking about staying with the 4 cylinder Miata engine, and I had an endless budget, then I know exactly what I'd do.
Carillo H beam rods, Wiseco +1mm pistons, I think I'd run somewhere like 600cc injectors, FM Level II clutch, MS2 Standalone, EBC, LC-1, I'd probably use a custom absurb flow manifold with 3" DP all the way back to maybe a small bullet style muffler? I'd run an internally wastegated GT2871. I would want about 7psi on wastegate, and maybe 18-20psi on EBC. I'd want about 325whp. If anybody has ever rode in a miata with a turbo'd 4 and that much *****, then they'd realize that there is no reason anybody needs that kind of power. Sometimes I'm glad I have a limited car expense and have under 250whp, cause to me, my car hauls ***. I can't even imagine what cars like Jay-L and Paul's Red Beast feel like!
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PRHT NC with some sort of LS swap for a daily. Savington's car (with fastback) for the track. My current car for street racing.
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