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Old 02-06-2008, 02:59 PM   #41
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I had a sweet black anodized Forge IC at one time. Now I'm running a Spearco with Swain BBE coating.
I have a local guy that does anodizing any idea how much this will effect efficiency if at all?
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:21 PM   #42
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Straight-cut "tip" (3" Enthuza), shiny FMIC, loud BOV, GV lip..

Hiding it would be too much work.
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #43
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I forgot, I should post this for completeness. Hugh Jass muffler on my 3" exhaust with a 3.5" single wall slant cut tip. Painted (yes that's right folks) black.



(haha just noticed how funny that looks above my sig)
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Old 02-06-2008, 03:41 PM   #44
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There was a guy running around here with and old 80's Dodge Omni GLH that was making some where over 300 whp that had cut out the center three feet of his front bumper and replaced it with a painted air to air intercooler. From a distance you would never know it. Nice sleeper.
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:20 PM   #45
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I have had both the actual RFL and the ebay version, so I can field your PMs. Mine vents right out from under my extractor hood... needless to say its loud.
i have the ebay rfl, and yes its just ******* loud too
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:55 PM   #46
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I had a VW 1.8T badge when I first installed the turbo. I have since removed it and prefer the stealth look. It is just too much fun when people see how fast a girly car can be.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:58 PM   #47
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"does u advrtyz ur terbo?"

In CA, that's like asking "Do you advertise the fact that you are carrying several ounces of pot in the glovebox?"
Both of which could be totally legal.
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:07 PM   #48
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:31 PM   #49
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My I/C looks like a radiator unless you notice the pipes coming out the bottom of it. I've got blue A/F and boost gauges mounted on the A-pillar and a Forge VTA BOV. Nobody ever tries to race me. I guess people just assume I'm slow.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:27 PM   #50
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I want your car. Even trade? Goddamn that looks sick. Just paint your ezpass black.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:32 PM   #51
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Sleeper as far as the turbo, but the car has to be MAN'ed UP. I have to put rims, roll bar and some paint. I like clean and questionable.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:40 PM   #52
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Sleeper all the way!! If it wasn't for the high probability of my car ending on the roof, i would not have added a roll bar.
LOL...LOL Only seen 1 miata on it's roof..It was NA and some kid (under 40) was driving...

IIRC there is only a 7% chance of rolling...
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on a side note, i was going to mazda today, and a civic rolled up to me and revved,
it was a two lane road, speed limit was 45, i was coasting at 30 or so, i was screwing with
the radio so i didn't even notice him until he revved. i looked over, still in 3rd,
i got on it very gently, just enough to spool and let off,
he had no clue it was boosted
kid went from being soooo ready to race to turning almost white
then he gave me a thumbs up, and made no attempt to get on it,
i continued to play with my radio, i cant get it to keep my radio stations
We're always in the mood to pick on some of the citys 11tybillion ricers in the S/C car.. I'll be damned if right after we got the charger installed, the next 5 hondas we encountered were high power boosted cars that looked like ******* trash. Anymore I don't even pay attention to whats around in traffic because either way its really just a waste of time. Its either dog **** slow or they've got a turbo bigger than their aznmohawk..

Then you run into the little tool bags with the scions and their aftermarket turbo setups.. I've yet to see one of those that could beat my stock MSM. One kid spent almost 6800$ turbocharging his toyota corolla coupe (tc scion) and runs like [email protected] Impressive.
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:42 PM   #54
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Powerblock on Spike TV had a special on certain paints that help reflect and despenses heat. They said there are a few aftermarket companies that paint the underside of V8 intakes white to reflect heat, and the top black cause it despenses heat more evenly. It is probably BS. But you should be able to watch it on line if curious.

I don't think it will matter either way. If you want it black I would paint it. My brother wants to paint his black one silver so it can be seen. Lol
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:50 PM   #55
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I go right down the middle. Big fat shiny intercooler, loud BOV, and Miataturbo.net stickers in the quarter windows, but a straight-cut non-polished 3" tip at the back.

Sleeper enough to make E46 M3s think they can **** with me :fm:
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IIRC there is only a 7% chance of rolling...
Lol, doing what?
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Yeah that's what I'm thinking. Just a light dusting coat. Im not even going to remove it from the car.
Eastwood's got a spray paint specifically for rad's: click!
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:39 PM   #58
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I want ^ that'd be good for hiding my offset IC
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:47 AM   #59
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OK, that settles it, new project... flat black the IC and muffler.
I'm headed to Florida this weekend for family ****... but when I get back, it's stealth time. And it's time for the MBC to go on until I get the EBC working.
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Non-American VW turbo badge on the back, which most people don't even notice, miataturbo.net stickers on vent windows, and an intercooler that fills the whole opening in the bumper. It's not a sleeper, but you can hear the turbo spool up anyways.



What about that farking HUGE exhaust tip? Is that a full system size?
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