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Old 02-12-2015, 04:55 PM   #1
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I was hoping I can get some advice on what a sensible next mod would be for my car to keep it performing well and at its best. Currently I have a 1994 miata with a Garrett T25 turbo, FM manifold, Downpipe, FMIC, 2.5in Catback, 450 Injectors, heat shield, MBC, and a megasquirt v2. For suspension I have tien flex, rb hollow front sway bar, and 15x8 konigs with 205 bfg rivals. The car is used mainly for autox with maybe 1 track day a year.

I am at a loss now with how I should prioritize my future mods. I am still new to autox so my priority is getting through the day fist with no issues and 2nd with decent times. Here are the current mods that are on my radar.
1. Coolant Reroute
2. Larger radiator
3. Upgraded Brakes
4. Chassis stiffness (butterfly brace or roll bar)
5. looking for other options

I have about 700-1000 I can spend before the season starts. Any input? Or should I leave it as is and see where the first problem arises?
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I'd go with that last option. If your car is solid now I'd just drive it as much as possible, get to know it, become a better driver, and as you get faster you'll need all the money you can save up to replace the stuff you'll start breaking.
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Turn up boost **** to max boost. Or pinch off vacuum line to run allofit.

But it seems like you got a good build going. Coolant reroute will help even out your cooling across all cylinders and should be done. Roll bar might save you life one day so get one if you plan on doing any spirited driving.

The other stuff really depends on what you want to use the car for. If you track drive and find your having cooling issues then upgraded radiator and probably an oil cooler would help. this is less of an issue with auto cross. If you find you are having brake fade or want more controlled stopping power some brake mods will be in order. If your still using power steering then look into PS delete. Its by far my favorite mod and it's nearly free!
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The coolant re-route is nothing but beneficial. It is also cheap. Get skou's spacer and look up hornetballs cheap re-route. Easy and very beneficial.
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The coolant re-route is nothing but beneficial. It is also cheap. Get skou's spacer and look up hornetballs cheap re-route. Easy and very beneficial.
I was going to go with the M-Tuned from flyin miata, is that a waste of money?
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Yeah, there's cleaner and cheaper ways to make it happen. The M-tuned has a remote thermostat, not necessary.

Does your car even run, it looks like you were having a time with tuning it.
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Yeah, there's cleaner and cheaper ways to make it happen. The M-tuned has a remote thermostat, not necessary.

Does your car even run, it looks like you were having a time with tuning it.
Had it on the dyno Saturday, all issues were sorted

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Nice, then I would look at reroutes other than the m-tuned. It works, but it can be done for less.
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Nice, then I would look at reroutes other than the m-tuned. It works, but it can be done for less.
I'll have to look into that, thanks a lot
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that is a beautiful powerband. very nice
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I was going to go with the M-Tuned from flyin miata, is that a waste of money?
Search for the terms I provided in the first reply and you will find parts lists of all that you need. Get skou's spacer, though, do not use the BEGI one.
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that is a beautiful powerband. very nice
thanks!
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Search for the terms I provided in the first reply and you will find parts lists of all that you need. Get skou's spacer, though, do not use the BEGI one.
Already on it, I am worried I wont have the know how w/o good intructions though.
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Hornetball has a write-up that will take you through each step and even the part numbers to buy.
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that is a beautiful powerband. very nice
Yes the last few 2554 dyno's I have seen make me miss it so much. I need to get my t2 setup done quickly so I can get back to that glory.
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Hornetball has a write-up that will take you through each step and even the part numbers to buy.
I keep seeing pricelists but no guides, mind linking it?
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I keep seeing pricelists but no guides, mind linking it?
Hornetballs thread; https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...reroute-77744/

Spacer; https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...se-barb-82451/

Spacer + gaskets + Escalade radiator hose + front blockoff/freeze plug = reroute
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Hornetballs thread; https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...reroute-77744/

Spacer; https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...se-barb-82451/

Spacer + gaskets + Escalade radiator hose + front blockoff/freeze plug = reroute
Thanks a ton, ordering now
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Those spacers are awesome. Can't go wrong there
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Thanks a ton, ordering now
And while you're at it, if you have any skin left on your knuckles from removing the coils + installing the reroute, you may as well do a COP setup. By then you'll be begging someone to sell you one.
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