De-rezzing? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-12-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
Boost Pope
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,914
Default De-rezzing?

I happened to stumble into the NC forum at M.net a little while ago, and noticed several threads where people mentioned that they had de-rezzed their cars.

Now, I came of age in the 1980's, and so my concept of de-rezzing comes principally from the movie Tron. It's not something that you want to happen to your car, or yourself, for that matter.

What the heck am I missing?
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 10:10 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central-ish VA
Posts: 4,449
Total Cats: 16
Default

Sound like taking the resonator off. I didn't read the thread though.
neogenesis2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2009, 10:47 PM   #3
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,842
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

If you ever read something about the NC and don't get it, just assume it has something to do with an exhaust tip or exhaust system. They are absolutely obsessed with mufflers and tips.

But Neo is correct, a lot of them remove the factory resonator.


Case and mother ******* point: Miata.net - [Exhaust] Electic Cut Out Exhaust (fitted)
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 09:48 AM   #4
Junior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Makakilo
Posts: 444
Total Cats: 0
Default

Is it just me or do you guys loathe posts in the NC section the most over there? Maybe it's just a newer model thing.
I wasn't around the forum when the NB just came out, but I wonder if back then, there was also an unusually large number of retards on the NB forum.
r808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 09:58 AM   #5
Slowest Progress Ever
iTrader: (26)
 
thirdgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The coal ridden hills of Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,806
Total Cats: 183
Default

So since I have a 2 1/2" midpipe with no cat and resonator, does this mean my car is De-Rezzed and De-Catted? I would rather go the extra text and say, "my car is capable of making more power, cause there is less restriction." I hate terms like "de-rezz" and my favorite is one I hear on this site a lot, "Owned". WTF is that? It's like, "I paid for my miata with cash, so once I got the title it was proof that my car got (owned)". Different meaning than, "I was on the highway and a Mustang 5.0 pulled up next to me...we both hit the gas and he got (owned)". I didn't buy him, his mom, or his car from him. All I did was prove that my car was faster. Perhaps I should say, "I pulled away from him like he was standing still." Or simply, "I beat yet another V-8 in a roll race."
P.S. I just got off work, my truck has a cracked cylinder head, and my dog is in heat.
thirdgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2009, 10:20 AM   #6
Boost Pope
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,914
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdgen View Post
I hate terms like "de-rezz" and my favorite is one I hear on this site a lot, "Owned". WTF is that?
You would prefer the more 133t forms of "pwned" or "pwnt"?

Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdgen View Post
P.S. I just got off work, my truck has a cracked cylinder head, and my dog is in heat.
Sounds like the basis for a good country song.


Quote:
Originally Posted by r808 View Post
Is it just me or do you guys loathe posts in the NC section the most over there?
Speaking only for myself, I loathe posts in the ND section more.

In all seriousness though, I think the real issue is more one of attitude and perspective.

As a general rule, when a car model is only a few years old, you'll find that a majority of the people who drive that car are, well, the sort of people who buy (or lease) new cars in the first place. They tend to be concerned about things like resale value and not voiding warranties, and therefore tend to limit the scope of their "high performance" thinking to shift *****, fart cans, chrome-plated plastic doo-dads, and the like. There is some sort of imaginary line that cannot be crossed.

By comparison, take a car that's 10-20 years old and simply by dint of human nature, you'll find a rather different attitude surrounding them. When you're at a point where the warranty expired two presidents ago and the car's model year is closer than not to being de-listed from the KBB, it's not so big a deal to start cutting holes in things, doubling (or tripling) the engine's horsepower, ripping out bits that you've turned into metal salad, welding things to the chassis, and the like. IOW, the vehicle has finally ceased to be a status symbol or objet d'art, and it has become a car.

Quote:
Originally Posted by r808 View Post
... but I wonder if back then, there was also an unusually large number of retards on the NB forum.
Was?





Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
Repost. (https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/t38061/)
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 01:39 PM   #7
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,842
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

seriously though....wtf is wrong with NC owners?

[Interior Mods] Joe's Easy Foot Pedal Mod - MX-5 Miata Forum
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 01:48 PM   #8
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,378
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
seriously though....wtf is wrong with NC owners?

[Interior Mods] Joe's Easy Foot Pedal Mod - MX-5 Miata Forum
wut in the whoorld.
naarleven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 02:00 PM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (30)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 7,282
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
seriously though....wtf is wrong with NC owners?

[Interior Mods] Joe's Easy Foot Pedal Mod - MX-5 Miata Forum



__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
levnubhin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 02:27 PM   #10
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego, and Merced CA
Posts: 99
Total Cats: 0
Default

Wow Just Wow
tiber55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,842
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 05:59 PM   #12
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 1,378
Total Cats: 0
Default

These guys are doing some radical mods.
naarleven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 07:07 PM   #13
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Batavia, IL
Posts: 604
Total Cats: 0
Default

Going from mt to the NC or ND forum is like changing languages.
Cococarbine3 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:35 PM.