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Old 10-09-2006, 04:15 AM   #1
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Ever heard of millen miatas and if so do you guys know if they are still in business. I know they had a nice trubo,suspension, and brake modified version of an 89 miata. I want to know if they are still in business and doing the same or better mods to the new mx5/miatas.

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:50 AM   #2
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Pretty sure it was

Rod Millen Motorsport
http://www.rodmillenstore.com/default.aspx

and by the looks of it they do nothing mx5 anymore.

The new stuff on the market today is much better, what are you looking for?
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im not looking for a car right now, but i was wondering if they still turbo on the new miata. The thing they did a really good job on the miata i mentioned. it had stock 116hp and 100tq changed it to 230bhp and 235tq. they improved their zero to 60 by 3 whole second from 9.5 to 6.4. they improved the lateral accel(200ft skidpad) from 0.83g to 0.94g. So i was thinking if they got such great numbers on the old model they can probably get much better ones on the new ones.
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yeah but anyone can do that with a little bit a know how.
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So i was thinking if they got such great numbers on the old model they can probably get much better ones on the new ones.
Doubt that. The new Miata is mechanically inferior, imho.
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:30 AM   #6
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so how are the new mx-5s inferior to the old ones. And what's the devilsown water injection good for.
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The new MX-5 is in no way mechanically inferior to the old ones.

Water injection is good for cooling combustion chamber charge air, which allows you to run more timing advance, boost, etc.
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so how are the new mx-5s inferior to the old ones. And what's the devilsown water injection good for.
lies, they are superior in every category aside from weight and fun factor. My roomates car ****-stomps mine, but its like driving a caddy...especially considering my 440/350 spring rates.
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Everytime I've autox against an NC the've beaten me by 1-3secs, while at the same time we beat everyone else by a few.

See Me #13 vs. #6
http://www.mscw.com/de06/06_max_25%20results_060423.htm

Not Proof...see #18,#19 but interesting results with good drivers.
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superior in every category aside from weight and fun factor. My roomates car ****-stomps mine, but its like driving a caddy...especially considering my 440/350 spring rates.
IMHO, the only reason to have a Miata is the fun factor, all of the NCs I've driven felt like pigs, but I'm used to my 93 with 700/325 springs n such.
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