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Old 03-26-2011, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hey i'm new to Miatas, just picked up a 92 White 1.6L use to own an SRT4 with an upgraded turbo and such, so i'm pretty familiar to turbo systems, just wondering if i were to turbo this car what the HELL do i do with this giant MAF connected to the air box, do i still have to use it? I've searched this forum and clubroadster and cant really find an answer.
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Pitch it in the round file. Now, let the flaming begin because you didn't search for engine management solutions before getting stumped on how to delete the big barn door.
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Soooo the only way to bypass this thing is a full engine management system?
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Soooo the only way to bypass this thing is a full engine management system?
Well, it's not the only way. A sufficiently advanced piggyback ECU can be used to simulate an airflow signal to feed into the stock ECU based on manifold pressure vs. RPM. I wrote a tutorial on this several years ago: http://miatajoe.50megs.com/

That said, replacing the stock ECU with a programmable standalone ECU such as a Megasquirt, Adaptronic, Hyrda, etc., is by far the best solution. Dealing with the stock ECU becomes a serious pain in the *** at higher power levels, and once you get past the initial learning curve of dealing with an aftermarket ECU, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it.
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Cool thanks for the info joe, i'll read up on this
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Soooo the only way to bypass this thing is a full engine management system?
Why would you want anything else? Seriously, you act as if this 'full engine management system' was very expensive or difficult. Installing a MSPNP takes like 30 minutes, tuning is pretty much done for you on TunerStudio.
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Last time i checked an EMS was like a grand so thats what i was going off of
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A grand? You obviously didn't look very hard. Also MS are always popping up in the classifieds. I think a new MSPNP is like right under $600.
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Then you must not have checked in the last 8 years. Try 147$. :P

http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/m...-kit-p-28.html

Seriously, did you even spend like two seconds searching? A grand? You might not want the cheapest one above, but that's to just show how little you researched before posting this thread.
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if your seriously anti ems, you could get a maf translator (http://www.maftpro.com/) i had one on my turbo e30 it worked decent, but you can get a mega squirt cheaper and its way more functional, squared.
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