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Old 10-02-2007, 02:09 PM   #41
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it actually works quiet nice (grill). no airflow restriction because it has really large openings and very small mesh gauge. if i remove it, it exposes my intercooler to every cop around which is definitely not a good thing. with grill, it actually doesnt look that bad. AND, if i pop my headlights, it looks like my car is smiling


that's what black spray paint is for....i suggest you log some boosted run with and without and see what the clt looks like.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:15 PM   #42
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no way! im not taking that thing out - took me 4 DAYS to install it! sometimes it definitely SUCKS to have a 1.8 with ps and ac :/
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:16 PM   #43
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im gonna be finishing my stripes sometime soon and if i might go with slightly lighter red color for them. if i do, ill color-match that grill to stripes
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:58 PM   #44
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Is it just me, or does having coolant lines draped over the turbine housing seem like a bad idea?

-Mike
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:01 PM   #45
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its fine - it doesnt make a huge difference. as long as they dont touch - its all good in my opinion.

im working on heat shield for whole thing right now.
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:06 PM   #46
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place your bets on dyno numbers!

again, setup is as follows:
gt2554r @ 14psi
2" down pipe
2.5" crush bent
devils own basic kit
diy fmic
megasquirt w/ 550cc
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:37 PM   #47
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good tune:
215 wrhp
210 tq

great tune:
225 wrhp
220 tq

good luck! That 2" downpipe is going to hurt you.

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place your bets on dyno numbers!

again, setup is as follows:
gt2554r @ 14psi
2" down pipe
2.5" crush bent
devils own basic kit
diy fmic
megasquirt w/ 550cc
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:42 PM   #48
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yeah, i want to go 2.5" turbo-back mandrel + high-flow cat.

what should i do to get into 250ish level?
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:44 PM   #49
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new turbo
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:45 PM   #50
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haha... besides that
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50 shot
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Old 10-02-2007, 05:56 PM   #52
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You're looking at a gt28r or larger turbo. At 14psi, you are moving past this turbo's efficiency range. This past summer I dyno'ed my gt2554r and hit ~210hp at 11psi. I used FM's base Link maps and made minor adjustments. I'm pretty sure I could have it 230hp at 12-13psi if I knew what I was doing. Either way, any miata with 200+ hp is a blast to drive.
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i guess ill settle for 12-13psi and call it done
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i think given a bigger DP you could hit 230-240, without the WI with the WI and some agressive timming i think 250 is acheivable. Given the size of your IC i would start sprating at 8-10 psi what size nozzle do you have?
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i dont know. its whatever comes with basic DO kit
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Race gas or 50/50 water/meth buys you a lot over just boost (and just WI). You could hit 250 with your turbo at about 16 psi as magna said and you'll be able to run a good amount more timing.

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At most he'll get 180whp, I'll put $50 on it.
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At most he'll get 180whp, I'll put $50 on it.
With a 2" downpipe I tend to agree... 180whp sounds about right.
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i DID beat an automatic 350z by 3 cars from 0 to 60 without intercooler, any kind of tuning, and at 6 degrees.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:12 PM   #60
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10psi that is
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