Ignorance in boosted communities - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #21
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 19
Default

I sit corrected. Why doesn't OP just get a daily that can take 87 oct? If you can afford an STi you can afford to spend $500 on a volvo 240 to drive around.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #22
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,914
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shearhead_3:16 View Post
Why doesn't OP just get a daily that can take 87 oct?
Because chase car:

Attached Thumbnails
Ignorance in boosted communities-4550d1170346282-french-police-procure-subaru-impreza-wrx-chase-cars-colorado-20sti-203.jpg  
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #23
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
Ignorance in boosted communities


Attached Thumbnails
Ignorance in boosted communities-sawzall_large.jpg   Ignorance in boosted communities-oh-ironing.jpg  
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #24
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,684
Total Cats: 555
Default

Joe, you should ban yourself for that.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 10:36 PM   #25
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cypress, TX
Posts: 3,778
Total Cats: 35
Default

How much boost are you running? No, I don't know or even care to ask what turbo you have. I just care about how many PSI's are going into your intake manifold.

Last edited by Bryce; 04-22-2012 at 11:41 PM. Reason: Spelling
Bryce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 10:44 PM   #26
Slowest Progress Ever
iTrader: (26)
 
thirdgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The coal ridden hills of Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,806
Total Cats: 183
Default

^that. VW buttface at work was dissing my car and saying how he'd smoke it cause his stock Jetta runs 22psi. He used the phrase "how much boost are you running?" To which I replied, "this is how I know you don't know $hit about turbos, cause if you did, you'd understand that boost is not what matters." He's like "you don't know what you're talking about...boost is what makes power." I said, "oh yeah? Then explain how I beat a Jetta that was running 18 psi with my car running 7psi. And I didn't just beat him, I destroyed him like it was a joke."
thirdgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 11:46 PM   #27
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,317
Total Cats: 1,914
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bryce View Post
How much boost are you running?
Enough to blow the welds on the manifold if he's not careful.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 11:53 PM   #28
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Enough to blow the welds on the manifold if he's not careful.
I will blow your welds if u like
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 02:55 AM   #29
GTI
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kentucky.
Posts: 28
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdgen View Post
^that. VW buttface at work was dissing my car and saying how he'd smoke it cause his stock Jetta runs 22psi. He used the phrase "how much boost are you running?" To which I replied, "this is how I know you don't know $hit about turbos, cause if you did, you'd understand that boost is not what matters." He's like "you don't know what you're talking about...boost is what makes power." I said, "oh yeah? Then explain how I beat a Jetta that was running 18 psi with my car running 7psi. And I didn't just beat him, I destroyed him like it was a joke."
That guy is an idiot. But there is something to be said about a small turbo like what we vw's have. I really enjoy 14PSI and 170ft-lbs of torque at 1800 RPM.
GTI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 08:48 AM   #30
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
I will blow your welds if u like
I have a few nice weldz.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 09:40 AM   #31
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,847
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

OMfG AN STi COMMUTER CAR?!?!?!?!??!?!?! THIS GUY SHOULD BE ARRESTED!!!!!!!!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #32
Hear me Meow
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 1,993
Total Cats: 13
Default

I noticed the same thing over on the legacygt forum. The answer to most questions was "ask the dealer" or "that will void your warranty." There just isn't as much info available for those cars because the people who buy them just pay other people to do the work instead of learn to do it themselves. This also means their knowledge about general things like octane is lacking as well, but I just ignore all of that.
skidude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 11:08 AM   #33
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

I know this awesome supra guy. Seriously, 99.99% mechanic.

I took him for a ride in my miata and he was like, "nice". He was like, why does power keep building? I was like I guess it is timing. He is like, what? You don't run static timing? -__-
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 11:48 AM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
MartinezA92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mountain View, CA
Posts: 1,702
Total Cats: 28
Default

With that said, the wealth of information on mt.net regarding engine management is unbelievable.
MartinezA92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #35
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,662
Total Cats: 1,560
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skidude View Post
I noticed the same thing over on the legacygt forum. The answer to most questions was "ask the dealer" or "that will void your warranty." There just isn't as much info available for those cars because the people who buy them just pay other people to do the work instead of learn to do it themselves. This also means their knowledge about general things like octane is lacking as well, but I just ignore all of that.
Sounds like any given NC Miata subforum.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 11:57 AM   #36
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,847
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MartinezA92 View Post
With that said, the wealth of information on mt.net regarding engine management is unbelievable.

call your tuner, bro.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 12:51 PM   #37
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,009
Total Cats: 583
Default

This seems pretty common for any community where most of the cars were bought new and/or are still under warranty. I participate in a G8 board and the level of automotive knowledge there is pretty darn low (I get flamed a lot for heresy on that board).

Eventually, decent cars move out of the hands of the pseudo-enthusiast new car buyer into the hands of hard-core car-crazies. That's when you get the beauty (and horror) of something like mt.net.
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 12:54 PM   #38
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MartinezA92 View Post
With that said, the wealth of information on mt.net regarding engine management is unbelievable.

Too bad the wealth of knowledge about ticking turbos is not.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #39
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,662
Total Cats: 1,560
Default

14psi at 1800rpm is stupid. High cylinder pressure at low RPMs is incredibly hard on an engine. I guess since nobody expects a vw to run very long it's NBD.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2012, 07:38 PM   #40
GTI
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kentucky.
Posts: 28
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
14psi at 1800rpm is stupid. High cylinder pressure at low RPMs is incredibly hard on an engine. I guess since nobody expects a vw to run very long it's NBD.
As long as you do the maintenance the MKIV's last a very long time. I can't even count how many people I know over 200k on a stock block running twice the stock boost.
GTI is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 57 07-19-2017 05:11 PM
LucaCarMods's Boosted Dutch Miata Build! LucaCarMods Build Threads 11 02-14-2016 07:13 AM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 11:28 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:35 AM.