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Old 05-14-2017, 08:52 AM   #3301
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Hahahahahahha

I hope mine breaks on my drive home if the dealer guy acts like mine isn't grinding and won't replace it.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:52 PM   #3302
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I think he was referring to making that much HP without replacing almost everything for an extra 45 grand.
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Well, I think a engine swap would be cheaper, but whatever. I was talking with bolt ons, maybe I should have specified.
I knew what you meant, I was just posting for effect.
Obviously a boutique builder shooting for maximum swag points is going to be expensive.
That being said, 200 whp out of the 1.4 is certainly achievable, and has been done.

I am aware that I may own a unicorn, but my experience with the engine has been that, while it isn't mind blowing by any stretch, it doesn't "suck".

If I am in a position to buy a new one in the next few years, I would buy a 124 Abarth, purchase maxcare and some 6ULs, and enjoy a decent dual purpose car that I only have to worry about purchasing preventative maintenance and consumables for.
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Achievable but you'd need a bigger turbo, a downpipe and an intercooler.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:32 PM   #3304
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Got the ND back, basically what the dealership told me is that Mazda is pretty good about covering warranties with I/H/E+tune. They MAYBE will cover a warranty with a turbo depending who did the tune and install and the reasons behind the transmission failure. The first batch of BBR turbo kits are about to arrive in the US according to BBR so in the meanwhile I'll sit back and watch all while Flyin' Miata works on an emissions legal kit.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:35 PM   #3305
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No emissions where you live. Get on that **** fresh off the boat.
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Just hit 15000 today going to work, transmission still going strong. Knocking on wood so hard right now.
So, do we know how much "Stronger" the new transmissions are? Or are they just "fixed" to where they don't explode on stock power?
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:56 PM   #3307
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No emissions where you live. Get on that **** fresh off the boat.
Career may be taking me back to good ol' cali-emissions lands :c

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Just hit 15000 today going to work, transmission still going strong. Knocking on wood so hard right now.
So, do we know how much "Stronger" the new transmissions are? Or are they just "fixed" to where they don't explode on stock power?
The dealer says they haven't had any of the newer transmission cars come in yet, there's supposedly one guy who's blown up a fixed trans but I haven't found any posts to that event yet, the turbo manufacturers are keeping quiet right now, bbr claimed to me in an email they haven't suffered any transmission issues on their test cars (which should be taken with a grain of salt because at the end of the day they need to make a sale) and I know a guy who's getting a turbo who daily drives his car so I'm going to watch what challenges he faces.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:11 PM   #3308
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The dealer guy texted me on Friday that no damage to the evap system was found, so that is cool. I still highly doubt that story about it being the problem.

They are refusing to order a new transmission until the guy has any problem with it. They have had it for over two weeks now.

I almost exclusively use the car for long-distance road trips, so I will be a VERY unhappy camper if it breaks on me out in the middle of nowhere in NM. I can go hours without cell signal sometimes.
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:51 AM   #3309
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Well geez man, if you were gonna use a car for long trips why didn't you just buy a new car and leave it stock so it'd be reliable?

Oh wait....
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Pinged him offline. Broke 3rd. Our GCC box with EMCO 3-4 might preclude that failure but still has a glass 1-2, 5-6. We'd like to autocross it.

Our turbo kit is a stage 1, no tuning solution. Avo has a tablet now and will have an EcuTek solution soon.
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Failure pics of the ND with the revised trans will be coming up soon, too busy with work! Rough plan over here is to attempt retrofitting a 370z trans. Last time I checked, transmission were failing left and right within the Global Cup series. The upgraded gears are supposed to be better along with the studs but quite pricey.

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there's supposedly one guy who's blown up a fixed trans but I haven't found any posts to that event yet
Also more info on m.net.
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:29 AM   #3311
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I already know the answer... but video.




*Also mentioned, mazda possibly working on a new speed3
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Man, the RF looks really good from that angle.
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:32 AM   #3313
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Well, the dealer is refusing to do anything about my transmission. They say they drove it hard for 100 miles and couldn't replicate the issue. So I am going to pick it up Friday. I have never had an issue with a new car before, so can I just take it to another dealer and see if they will replace it? I want to mod the thing, but I don't want to with a questionable transmission.
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:25 AM   #3314
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I wouldn't mod it (unless you're willing to give up your powertrain warranty). Subaru just denied my claim on the 2nd gear synchro issue because it "had been previously tuned."

All the modern ECUs have "counters" so even if you flash back to stock, they can see it has been flashed.

That's why I'm taking the BRZ back to stock ASAP and trading it on something else.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:58 PM   #3315
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This is so damn frustrating. Everyone else seems to walk in and the dealers are happy to replace the transmission. This thing gets some great gains up top, where it is needed, with headers and a tune, but I can't do **** until I get a new transmission.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:05 PM   #3316
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I talked to my local dealer today about the transmission fix, and he had no idea it was even an issue.
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Same here, my dealership had no idea what i was talking about and said until i have issues with it they will not do anything for me..You would think that the dealerships would be educated on issues with cars they've sold.
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I talked to my local dealer today about the transmission fix, and he had no idea it was even an issue.
This is basically my local dealership. The gave me weird looks when I said I was not buying a ND until they had a good blue color and the transmission issue was fixed for good. They had no clue what the transmission issue and then pressured me into buying an overpriced ND.
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This is basically my local dealership. The gave me weird looks when I said I was not buying a ND until they had a good blue color and the transmission issue was fixed for good. They had no clue what the transmission issue and then pressured me into buying an overpriced ND.
Same here. They may have been playing dumb. Honestly, If I buy one, I'll probably want to turbo it immediately. I am waiting for a decent, relatively inexpensive transmission upgrade for it. I keep telling myself that I would be good keeping it NA and having 200whp if that were available, but I know I am just lying to myself. I also would make every effort not to turn it into an overboosted tin-can-bucket-o-**** like my car.
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Same here. They may have been playing dumb. Honestly, If I buy one, I'll probably want to turbo it immediately. I am waiting for a decent, relatively inexpensive transmission upgrade for it. I keep telling myself that I would be good keeping it NA and having 200whp if that were available, but I know I am just lying to myself. I also would make every effort not to turn it into an overboosted tin-can-bucket-o-**** like my car.
My plan is to buy a sport, then immediately get Xida's and an LSD for it. Then start looking into all the tuning options and figure out which one I want to go with. Then after enjoying the car for a bit, figure out if I want to boost it or not. I want to see how everything sorts outs between the Avo, BBR, and Turbosmart setups.
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