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Old 01-10-2019, 11:42 AM
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I inherited my dad's 1999 NB Miata a little over a year ago when he passed away. We gave it a very good tune up and I decided to make it a track car that I could participate in Solo 1 events here in Puerto Rico. We are using NASA based rules or a very similar version of them here. I want to keep the car in E category since going up to D I will be competing against cars that are way faster than the Miata in the straight and the track here is basically 2 straights. I will post the rules but they are in Spanish, but I think some things are not that hard to understand. With the things I have and the ones I'm planning on getting I have 25 points from the 19 that I'm targeting to be able to stay en E. I find this car super fun and I'm in the lap times I was shooting to be with a car that only had a front swaybar and 15x8 wheels. Now I want to maximize it with in the rules.

This are the things I have. Not all are installed in the car or are in my wish list.
  • Racing beat front swaybar
  • Racing Beat Swaybar Brace kit
  • Flying Miata Front end Links
  • XIDA Race Coilovers (not installed yet)
  • Racing Beat Power Pulse Muffler
  • Custom Exhaust 2 1/4'
  • Stage 3 Flyin’ Miata Airflow Kit
  • Rollbar
  • DeatschWerks 255 LPH Fuel Pump
  • Goodridge Braided Brake lines
  • Goodridge Braided Clutch line
  • LRB Speed Miata Aluminum Aero Undertray
  • LRB Speed Miata Aluminum Front Sides
  • Enkei RPF1 Gold Wheels 15x8
  • Green drop in filter
  • Garage Star Radiator Cooling Panel
  • European/JDM intake manifold (on wishlist)
  • Garage Star Alternator Pulley (not installed yet)
  • Garage Star Water Pump Pulley (not installed yet)
  • Jackson Racing 4-2-1 header (not installed yet)
  • 5X Racing Adjustable Timing Wheel (not installed yet)
  • Final Drive (on wishlist)
  • BP5a exhaust cam out of a 2004-05 Mazdaspeed Miata (on wishlist)

My purpose of opening this thread, and I apologize for doing it incorrectly, was to see from your experience what should I eliminate or add to be able to stay in the category I want to run.

I have a tire sponsor giving me Nankang tires and will be using the AR-1 size 225/45/15 which are 80 tread wear.

One of the things I've been told repeatedly is that these cars do not produce power no matter what you do to them. My plan is not to open the engine and do what ever is worth doing on the outside. One of the things I've been told is to use the 99-00 exhaust cam in the intake side and also i have written down to use the 04-05 MSM intake cam.

I read that I should put the filter in the cold side of the engine but not sure on how to do it with the flow meter.

I don't have much mechanical skills but I have a person who installs the parts for my other race cars and he does what it's difficult for me to do. His knowledge is not in Miata. The little knowledge I have is because I read and ask a lot about the car I'm driving and write everything down.

I don't have a big budget but prefer to wait a little more and buy the right part.

I'm new to forums so if I missed any information I should have written down here please let me know.

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First we dont spoon feed much info here. We expect you to search for your answers. But the best thing you could do is get a megasquirt ecu.

READ THE BELOW THREAD. The whole thing beginning to end. I copied and pasted a key point in the thread that you already failed at.

https://www.miataturbo.net/meet-gree...-sticky-35885/

SEARCH
Why in the hell would you start a thread, ask a question, come back several times over the next couple hours or days, and learn the exact same information you could have learned by simply looking up the info for yourself in about 3 seconds. What is your time worth? When you go to the magazine store, do you walk straight up to the guy at the counter and ask him if they carry Asian Midgets Monthly? NO, you go over to the fetish rack and look for yourself. Why? Embarrassed? NO, because you want to get the hell out before anybody you know spots you. Do the same thing here, don’t waste your time or ours… SEARCH! I promise that in the 20year history of Miata’s, you’re not the only guy who has had the question you’re thinking about… it’s virtually impossible.

So, what’s a SEARCH? Vbulletin (the forum software) has a really good SEARCH engine built into it. It’s just like Google except it only works inside the forum. It’s also a little dumber in some ways than Google. SEARCHing is an art-form, just like people pride themselves on their Google’ing, you must master the SEARCH, or people will let you know in short order that your skillz are not up to par.

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS do an ADVANCED SEARCH. If you were to type clutch into a regular SEARCH, every single time that word appeared in any thread, it would get returned. Even if the thread was about a guy talking about a 3 pointer with 2 seconds left… “a clutch jump-shot”. You want to do TITLE SEARCHES, and limit those searches to specific forums. Just look at the ADVANCED SEARCH menu, and tailor the software to return quality threads. Sometimes no matter what you do, there are 250 threads returned and none of them seem relevant…

So now you need to consider if you’re asking the right SEARCH keyword. Some people just don’t know how to title their threads, as follows:
My car is slow, what do I do?
I’m looking for more power?
It’s like there’s an anchor hooked to my bumper.
Cheap modifications for some extra oomph?
A little extra horsepower would be nice.
And I thought my daughters’ Power Wheels Barbie Jeep was slow off the line!

Those threads are all pretty much about making some more horsepower… not a huge amount of power, but just a few extra ponies. The point is, the threads ARE ALL ABOUT THE EXACT SAME SUBJECT, but none of them sound the same… take this lesson on-board when SEARCHING… AND DON’T GIVE UP AND START A NEW THREAD SIMPLY BECAUSE YOUR FIRST SEARCH RETURNED NOTHING… try a few different things and remember this when titling your own threads. Guys want to get “creative” with their thread titles… it never works.


GOOGLE… Yes, GOOGLE!

The word Google has been entered into Websters: “to Google”. DEFINITION: when you want to know the answer to anything on earth about any subject of any age and in any language, no matter how technical, Google it. This applies directly in doing your homework on Miata stuff. Just like doing an Advanced SEARCH within a forum, Google has their own ADVANCED SEARCH. Are you tired of returning 490,000 hits for something? Just click on Advanced Search next to the big SEARCH button and fill in the blanks to return a more narrowed down set of links. I promise that if you Google anything related to Miata and turbo’s, about half the returns will be links to threads on this website… sometimes Google is better at searching MT.net than it’s internal search is.

WHAT’S A STICKY?
Sticky’s are located as the first few threads at the top of each forum. They say “STICKY” next to them. Before you start a thread in a new forum, be sure to read the STICKY’s. If you ask a question that was answered in a STICKY, be prepared to look like a fool. STICKY’s are important for the singular purpose of educating the new guy (YOU, MAN). The most commonly asked questions by new guys are answered in STICKY’s so the regulars and veterans don’t have to repeat themselves 20 times per week answering the same questions… “How about just a little more power?” This also keeps the veterans interested in answering GOOD QUESTIONS by new guys.

Sticky’s have the secondary purpose of keeping the forum “uncluttered”. Nobody wants 10 threads on the front-page all about the same thing… that doesn’t do anybody any good. When a moderator sees that a particular topic keeps coming up repeatedly, and it’s information that will benefit the entire forum body, it usually gets STICKY’d.



If you actually read all that welcome to the forum. Start an into thread and properly introduce yourself with pictures of your car, plans and cats.
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turbocharger is a very efficient bolt on
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
turbocharger is a very efficient bolt on
I've heard that too. Must try that one day.
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Originally Posted by gloryracing View Post
I imagine this question has been made more than once
You'd be correct. I'd encourage you to utilize the search function or Google's "site:" feature to search this forum and find those answers, because the only thing you're going to get in this thread is a thorough dressing down.
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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Originally Posted by matrussell122 View Post
First we dont spoon feed much info here. We expect you to search for your answers. But the best thing you could do is get a megasquirt ecu.

READ THE BELOW THREAD. The whole thing beginning to end. I copied and pasted a key point in the thread that you already failed at.

https://www.miataturbo.net/meet-gree...-sticky-35885/

SEARCH
Why in the hell would you start a thread, ask a question, come back several times over the next couple hours or days, and learn the exact same information you could have learned by simply looking up the info for yourself in about 3 seconds. What is your time worth? When you go to the magazine store, do you walk straight up to the guy at the counter and ask him if they carry Asian Midgets Monthly? NO, you go over to the fetish rack and look for yourself. Why? Embarrassed? NO, because you want to get the hell out before anybody you know spots you. Do the same thing here, don’t waste your time or ours… SEARCH! I promise that in the 20year history of Miata’s, you’re not the only guy who has had the question you’re thinking about… it’s virtually impossible.

So, what’s a SEARCH? Vbulletin (the forum software) has a really good SEARCH engine built into it. It’s just like Google except it only works inside the forum. It’s also a little dumber in some ways than Google. SEARCHing is an art-form, just like people pride themselves on their Google’ing, you must master the SEARCH, or people will let you know in short order that your skillz are not up to par.

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS do an ADVANCED SEARCH. If you were to type clutch into a regular SEARCH, every single time that word appeared in any thread, it would get returned. Even if the thread was about a guy talking about a 3 pointer with 2 seconds left… “a clutch jump-shot”. You want to do TITLE SEARCHES, and limit those searches to specific forums. Just look at the ADVANCED SEARCH menu, and tailor the software to return quality threads. Sometimes no matter what you do, there are 250 threads returned and none of them seem relevant…

So now you need to consider if you’re asking the right SEARCH keyword. Some people just don’t know how to title their threads, as follows:
My car is slow, what do I do?
I’m looking for more power?
It’s like there’s an anchor hooked to my bumper.
Cheap modifications for some extra oomph?
A little extra horsepower would be nice.
And I thought my daughters’ Power Wheels Barbie Jeep was slow off the line!

Those threads are all pretty much about making some more horsepower… not a huge amount of power, but just a few extra ponies. The point is, the threads ARE ALL ABOUT THE EXACT SAME SUBJECT, but none of them sound the same… take this lesson on-board when SEARCHING… AND DON’T GIVE UP AND START A NEW THREAD SIMPLY BECAUSE YOUR FIRST SEARCH RETURNED NOTHING… try a few different things and remember this when titling your own threads. Guys want to get “creative” with their thread titles… it never works.


GOOGLE… Yes, GOOGLE!

The word Google has been entered into Websters: “to Google”. DEFINITION: when you want to know the answer to anything on earth about any subject of any age and in any language, no matter how technical, Google it. This applies directly in doing your homework on Miata stuff. Just like doing an Advanced SEARCH within a forum, Google has their own ADVANCED SEARCH. Are you tired of returning 490,000 hits for something? Just click on Advanced Search next to the big SEARCH button and fill in the blanks to return a more narrowed down set of links. I promise that if you Google anything related to Miata and turbo’s, about half the returns will be links to threads on this website… sometimes Google is better at searching MT.net than it’s internal search is.

WHAT’S A STICKY?
Sticky’s are located as the first few threads at the top of each forum. They say “STICKY” next to them. Before you start a thread in a new forum, be sure to read the STICKY’s. If you ask a question that was answered in a STICKY, be prepared to look like a fool. STICKY’s are important for the singular purpose of educating the new guy (YOU, MAN). The most commonly asked questions by new guys are answered in STICKY’s so the regulars and veterans don’t have to repeat themselves 20 times per week answering the same questions… “How about just a little more power?” This also keeps the veterans interested in answering GOOD QUESTIONS by new guys.

Sticky’s have the secondary purpose of keeping the forum “uncluttered”. Nobody wants 10 threads on the front-page all about the same thing… that doesn’t do anybody any good. When a moderator sees that a particular topic keeps coming up repeatedly, and it’s information that will benefit the entire forum body, it usually gets STICKY’d.



If you actually read all that welcome to the forum. Start an into thread and properly introduce yourself with pictures of your car, plans and cats.
Thanks for sharing! Didn't know how to use the advanced search correctly.

Sorry if some one felt insulted by the questions but I'm trying to learn about the car. Everyone has different opinions and all I've heard is not to do anything to this cars because it's not worth it. So I decided to check my self. I see a lot of things for them but don't know were is a good start.

Thanks to the person who sent me the pm about the squaretop manifold. I will look for information on it.
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The forum search sucks go to google and type "miata turbo __________"
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The forum search sucks go to google and type "site:miataturbo.net __________"
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I guess this is not the correct place for me then!

Thanks to the people that tried to help. If some one can delete this post I'll appreciate it but I haven't been disrespectful to anyone and expect the same.
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FTFY
Awesome didnt know that!

Originally Posted by gloryracing View Post
I guess this is not the correct place for me then!

Thanks to the people that tried to help. If some one can delete this post I'll appreciate it but I haven't been disrespectful to anyone and expect the same.
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That was fast, and did not require a ban.
We could have suggested this... We could have suggested this...

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I guess this is not the correct place for me then!

Thanks to the people that tried to help. If some one can delete this post I'll appreciate it but I haven't been disrespectful to anyone and expect the same.

this makes it easy to weed out the UBER LAZY. Thanks for helping.
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WOULD YOU GO TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF DOC JOHNSON AND ASK WHICH RUBBER DONG PROVIDES THE MOST IMEDIATE CLIMAX, WITH ZERO INFORMATION OR FORPLAY, AND EXPECT A RESPECTFUL RESPONSE!!??
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What are "these holes," Alex?
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Sigh

I sent Glory here in the hopes of plugging her into the best Miata racer community on the web. She is a legit racer and good customer. You guys disappoint me. Yes, she should have researched a bit more an introduced herself but jeez.

Let's reset. Give her a chance to add the missing details on her project and do over. I really don't want to have to stop sending my customers here to add to the community.
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