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Old 06-23-2015, 04:58 PM
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My dad worked for chevrolet motor division for ~35 years and brought home plenty of company cars. My favorites were always the 3rd gen camaro's with t-tops. I could never see over the dash on those.

He did bring home one of these one day. That's the day I learned the magic of turbos.

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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
In the back of my mind, I've always had a vague desire to pick up another Metro convertible, give the engine a very casual refresh, open up the head just a tad, and then do something thoroughly unreasonable to it with a turbocharger.


Not quite this unreasonable:

[IMG]https://www.miataturbo.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=142396&dateline=143509 0583[IMG]
You like boosted fwd?
I say this because having driven a couple modded ms3, srt4, hondas, etc. as soon as I got past the amusement phase (usually the first half hour), I absolutely despised the car's tendency to torque steer, spin, and plow any time over 20% throttle was applied at normal driving speeds or in corners.
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20%? Sounds like some really shitty suspension setups.
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Maybe. And maybe tires too. But you're not gonna run baller suspension, limited slip, and r-comps on a geo metro, so...
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Did you notice the wheelspin on the MS3 I posted above?
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The “into to megasquirt thread” mentions that the MS3 basic has 5 inputs with built in pull up resistors - and I was just wondering why it would have so many, while the MS3Pro PnP has just 2 (with no pull ups?)
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Originally Posted by Reverant View Post
Did you notice the wheelspin on the MS3 I posted above?
From a roll != from a dead stop.

Nor did it show any hard cornering.

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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
torque steer, spin, and plow any time over 20% throttle was applied at normal driving speeds or in corners.
You're doing it wrong. Anything under 20% around a corner and that will happen. Throttle 50-80% and pull that front end around the corner!!!
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Originally Posted by Enginerd View Post
You're doing it wrong. Anything under 20% around a corner and that will happen. Throttle 50-80% and pull that front end around the corner!!!
Assuming it has traction...
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
Maybe. And maybe tires too. But you're not gonna run baller suspension, limited slip, and r-comps on a geo metro, so...

I built an Escort with baller suspension, limited slip, and r-comps. Your argument is invalid.
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Originally Posted by EO2K View Post
Assuming it has traction...

Don't get me wrong, it never LOOKS as pretty in a high powered FWD car, but they can claw themselves around pretty good if you know how to drag them around.
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
Maybe. And maybe tires too. But you're not gonna run baller suspension, limited slip, and r-comps on a geo metro, so...
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I built an Escort with baller suspension, limited slip, and r-comps. Your argument is invalid.
</p><p>He said run. Your&nbsp;car never ran <img alt="" src="https://www.miataturbo.net/images/smilies/thefinger.gif" title="Thefinger" /></p>
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Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
<p> </p><p>He said run. You're car never ran </p>

Your move, Holy Man. (Still gave you props because i chortled)

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<p>Then why did I just pay your for the FPR off that car....<img alt="Dunno" src="https://www.miataturbo.net/images/smilies/dunno.gif" style="height:15px; width:37px" title="Dunno" /></p>
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Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
<p>Then why did I just pay your for the FPR off that car....<img alt="Dunno" src="https://www.miataturbo.net/images/smilies/dunno.gif" style="height:15px; width:37px" title="Dunno" /></p>

Because the motor was eating itself in that video but it was too loud to notice.
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Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
From a roll != from a dead stop.

Nor did it show any hard cornering.

*Former MS3 owner*
This car has a Precision 6466 turbo and runs 33psi. It should be at about 600whp, and it should be spinning the tyres even in fourth gear. Why isn't it?
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The “into to megasquirt thread” mentions that the MS3 basic has 5 inputs with built in pull up resistors - and I was just wondering why it would have so many, while the MS3Pro PnP has just 2 (with no pull ups?)
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because bbg/tc/ms3 wizardry

which is not what we're talking about, because you can only do so much to keep traction when fighting the laws of nature
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Because AWD is the proper answer.
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The “into to megasquirt thread” mentions that the MS3 basic has 5 inputs with built in pull up resistors - and I was just wondering why it would have so many, while the MS3Pro PnP has just 2 (with no pull ups?)
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oh, well, lol

it's an ms6? or did someone stuff awd into a 3?
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