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NA (rockin the pop-ups) 44 66.67%
NB (rockin the soft rods) 22 33.33%
NC (I have a turbo already??) 0 0%
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Old 10-28-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default Turbo NB roll call! (and poll for all turbo miatas)

I'm y8s and I have a turbo miata that's not an NA. And yes, I"m aware of the "what's your setup" thread but this is to weed out the NB-ers.

2001 base model
stock bottom end

This is an older iteration with water/air, tec3, and different piping (blue!).

Now the car has actually no turbo for a little while while I do some maintenance. It has a hydra now and i'm swapping the air/water for a front mount. Might hook up the water injection finally also. Oh and I ditched any sort of piping pre-turbo and just stuck a 4" flanged dry-flow filter on the turbo inlet.





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Ok, I'm the other guy with an NB.
It's a '99 LS, built engine and turbocharged.
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99 10AE turbo, stock engine and such 175rwhp at 6psi with no IC yet
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NB non turbo :gay:
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:43 PM   #6
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haha too many smileys.

ok we have 4, where's the 5th??
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See, I told you guys theres only about 5 of us on here
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That other guy that wanted an NB forum.
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Hey i'm here too, no need to point and laugh. I had no idea there was only like 5 of us. heck

Check signature.
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I rock the soft rods for life

or until I break one

And really, are they that bad?
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I have pauters. I hear the stock rods are the first thing to go on the motor even in Nat. Asp applications. Guess they're good up to ~275 hp but they there is the possibility for them to fail, the built motor just keeps you happy and I'm pretty sure the pauters are lighter than OEM for less rotating mass.
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oh no doubt I'd love stronger rods and pistons, its just that I've always heard the stock rods were the weak part yet you see some people making great numbers and reliability with them still. Makes me wonder if they really are all that bad in the first place.
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I rock the soft rods for life

or until I break one

And really, are they that bad?
the are suppose to be the same as the early motors but many people seem to doubt that.

Also when the NB first came out not to many people were using ecus that did more than piggybacking with fuel. That probably played a importing part too in the 'theory" of weak NB rods
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yeah thats what I have a feeling about since "theory" and "rumour" spread like wildfire on miata.net....
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I rock the soft rods for life

or until I break one

And really, are they that bad?
Nah, take a look.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/138017/7
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I agree, sounds about right. I wouldn't have the built motor if I hadn't bought the car that way. So i guess i can say i have a 1.9 now seeing how he used the larger size Wisecos and bored it to fit with moly rings.... Think that also means i'm good for 20 psi. That's a wet dream of death right there.
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so tell me what happened.
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so tell me what happened.
Short story, M62 supercharger at 12-13 psi plus 75hp shot nitrous.
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Short story, M62 supercharger at 12-13 psi plus 75hp shot nitrous.
well I bet it was fun while it lasted

jeez that should have been somewhere around 280-310 rwhp, no wonder they let loose. But how long did they last that way?
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Man that is awesome. Makes me cringe though, my roommates timing belt broke on his 944 and he bent 4 valves. One was bent at atleast 45 degrees off center. Thank god for the non interference miata heads.
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