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Old 07-11-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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Got my car back from BEGI 2 weeks ago. Had never driven an FI miata before. Wasn't sure what to expect...

YOU HAVE TO DO THIS!!!!

More power is exactly what these cars need! Holy crap. 200+ hp is fantastic. It doesn't ruin the balance, handling, etc that we love about these cars. It just makes MORE of everything.

This car is more exciting and fun in every way. Power delivery is smooth. Off boost drives pretty much the way it did before. On boost - hoo-weee that's fun.

If you are on the fence. Wondering is it worth the effort or expense. Haven't been in or driven an FI Miata. Stop quibbling! This is a MUST do if you are any kind of enthusiast. I feel like stopping every other Miata guy on the road and telling them to go FI. I've owned other factory FI cars, they weren't like this. It is amazing.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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So how do you really feel?

Congrats. Doing mine this winter when I take it off the road.
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Amen brother cueball

Did you get a 8 ball shift **** or what?
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torque is overrated. buy a SC with a pc-pro, enjoy the flat and LOW torque output. as long as you can reach the same HP at peak you're much better off.
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Damn, I tought this was gonna be another Braineack video.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:24 PM   #6
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Damn, I tought this was gonna be another Braineack video.
more videos from me will be tomorrow.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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no ****?
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:34 PM   #8
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Braineack, you convinced me. Anyone have a FFS system to trade for my new S4 system? Guess I won't need the big exhaust, big injectors and MSpnp either. It's coldside and PC-Pro for me. Can't wait to put the MAF back in!

Seriously though. I had never been in an FI miata before. I'm sure lot's of other people perusing the site here haven't either. If you are an enthusiast at all - FI Miata is just about auto enthusiast Nirvahna. (affordable Nirvahna anyway)

Do it.

Any A-hole wants to claim a Miata isn't a real sports car needs to drive mine or any of the other 200+ hp cars here. Take that AMC Hornet forum!
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Saml,

If I was younger and a little more gay, I'd put a big "8" on the hood of my black hardtop.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:40 PM   #10
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nah, just make it look like "mach 5" when you're 40 and married.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:48 PM   #11
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I'm 43 and married. Never was much of a speed racer fan though. I'm going with the fastback kit for my hard top and make mine look like the Bullitt Mustang! Wait- doesn't someone make an 3/4 size mustang body for the Miata?!?
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so wait you want me to to put a turbo on my miata?
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Boost or get in the slow lane so I can pass!
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No downshift out of 5th while doing a 4 car pass over a double solid yellow FTMFW

<--speaks from experience
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No downshift out of 5th while doing a 4 car pass over a double solid yellow FTMFW

<--speaks from experience
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I finally rode in a turbo miata for the first time yesterday. I'm pretty ******* motivated. It made 184whp which felt pretty quick. I bet 250whp is going to be awesome.
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No downshift out of 5th while doing a 4 car pass over a double solid yellow FTMFW

<--speaks from experience
Oh yeah I forgot I'm in a Miata and I can fit between the slow cars in the fast lane and the center divider.........
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...2 weeks ago....
be sure to post back here in two weeks when you've got the bug to make more power
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More power is always the goal! I'm taking up everyone's time at the Megasquirt section with my NEWB MS questions. Always have to make things better even if they are pretty good to start with.

Ben,

With the 2300+ mile drive home from BEGI you are dead on. Passing in 5th, up long high altitude steep grades in 5th, etc. It's like a Christmas miracle! Santa came early this year and turned my little Miata into a real car! No more "I think I can, I think I can" situations. Now it's "holy crap, holy crap!"

It's still a fun, light, agile car. Now it just goes like stink too!
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torque is overrated. buy a SC with a pc-pro, enjoy the flat and LOW torque output. as long as you can reach the same HP at peak you're much better off.

I finally managed to convert my supercharged friend...

Even after we swapped out with a fresh engine.. The M45 @ 8psi manifold, crappy *** powercard and o2 clamp, header, full exhaust.. He still gets pulled by a stock S2k. Added meth injection and it made a bit of a difference but not all that. He was convinced he wanted an MP62 with that powercard pro crap but I finally got him to buy a MSPnP we just haven't installed it yet. The belt is as tight as physically possible and it still slips above 6psi.

He finally called me the other night, "Dude.. I was looking on FM's website and I could just buy one of their kits for $2800.00 and forget about this gay belt ****.. Id be making nearly twice the power I am now.."

Score!
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The belt is as tight as physically possible and it still slips above 6psi.
2 years after pulling my JRSC I'm STILL cleaning rubber dust out of my engine bay.
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