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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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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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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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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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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.

Background of the car for those interested as followed.
- AVO Stage 2 Turbo System tuned via Ross from AVOTurboWorld
- GC Clutch & Lightweight Flywheel Combo
- 100oct at 8psi
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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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