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Old 03-03-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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So I just got off the phone with a friend of mine from the coast. He just blew his D16 in his crx and bought a B16 he's swapping in. Another friend of mine had a Roush slowstang with a centripetal SC at 8 PSI no IC. Now he's got a Cobra on 10 pounds with exhaust. Damnit, now I've been outdone. This 11PSI bullshit ain't gonna cut it anymore. I need more booooooooooost. Gonna have to tune it for at least 15 real soon, maybe more.
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You have a stock 99-00 bottom end? Everything else in your sig looks up to the challenge.
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WI time for you

You should buy the WI parts f/s in this forum. You'd have a WI kit and some spares.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:11 PM   #4
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Yeah stock bottom end. It should be fine, but seeing all these bitches throwing rods recently doesn't instill confidence in one's self when adjusting the MBC. I'm around 270whp right now. Need more. His cobra's gotta be close to 400whp.
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270whp is really good for only 11 psi.

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I thought a little more about it and 270 makes sense. My old setup made about 220 at 11 psi. With a slightly better tune, a much bigger compressor, a 99 head and slightly higher compression, I could definitely see an extra 50 hp.

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When you make friends with people that have really fast cars you're going to need to give up the miata.
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270whp is really good for only 11 psi.
He is running that HUGE turbo.
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Rich friends? I gave up on my dream after my first track day.

I think you can surprise a lot of people with a fast miata, but I would never expect it to be the fastest car unless I was at some kind of cripplefight track day. There's always going to be some guy with an 800hp tube frame car that will show up and embarrass you no matter how fast your street car gets.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:35 PM   #9
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when i was in highschool my only goal was to make my 240sx the fastest car in my school. There werent many contenders, just a slightly modded LT1 camaro w/ a 50 shot and a basicly stock b5 s4

By graduation i was faster than both of them!
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
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Where the hell are you kids getting all this money? When I was a senior in HS (and this was only 15 years ago, not exactly the dark ages) I had a beat up old VW Beetle. Which was nice, because probably fewer than half of the kids in my class had cars of any kind. Those that did were mostly domestic beaters of late 60's to early 80's vintage.
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I'm probably gonna put my 255 in and retune this weekend. Then up the boost to 15. I ran 15 for a day a while back and it was kickass. But I got scared and put it back to 12, then 11. I think I have a factory freak engine. I gave it pure hell back when it was N/A. This motor's spun 7700-7800 50 times at least, and been hit with 100 shot at a dead idle and it never complained before (sans blown HG from aforementioned nitrous problem).
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Where the hell are you kids getting all this money? When I was a senior in HS (and this was only 15 years ago, not exactly the dark ages) I had a beat up old VW Beetle. Which was nice, because probably fewer than half of the kids in my class had cars of any kind. Those that did were mostly domestic beaters of late 60's to early 80's vintage.
My father owned an auto parts store. Made it very easy to have fast cars. Built my fair share of sleepers
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i didn't get my license until I was in college and my first car when I was 20. It looked like this

It would hit ~65mph going downhill as long as there was no headwind and the starter gave out so I had to roll start it every time. The ladies loved it...
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^ lol plenty of headroom at least
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i didn't get my license until I was in college and my first car when I was 20. It looked like this

It would hit ~65mph going downhill as long as there was no headwind and the starter gave out so I had to roll start it every time. The ladies loved it...
Almost identical story here. I got introduced to car modding through autocross, using the rusty shitbox of a civic my parents gave me in college. I paid for parts with a job. That was also the good old early days of the internet when everyone was selling parts at a loss to get market share.

The miata was the first car I bought with a modding plan in mind. Amazing how much I've learned since then.
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i had a G35 pull me in the lincoln a while ago. 4.10 gears are going in this weekend.
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^ lol plenty of head room at least
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cars I've thrashed:
turbo civics
mustang gt's in any trim
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cars I've barely pulled:
stage 3 b3 s4
base c6

**** I've outrun on the track soon to come...
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Where the hell are you kids getting all this money? When I was a senior in HS (and this was only 15 years ago, not exactly the dark ages) I had a beat up old VW Beetle. Which was nice, because probably fewer than half of the kids in my class had cars of any kind. Those that did were mostly domestic beaters of late 60's to early 80's vintage.
I had a pinto.
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