What do I call my turbo? - 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 07-06-2009, 01:27 AM   #21
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,328
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

I call my turbo Steve. It's a nice name.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 01:47 AM   #22
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Trent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,625
Total Cats: 5
Default

His Right-Honourable, the Lord Sir Boostius McSpool III, Esquire.
Trent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 03:09 AM   #23
Senior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
nicacus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: SLC UT
Posts: 1,133
Total Cats: 0
Default

McStage1
nicacus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 08:38 AM   #24
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 Trent View Post
His Right-Honourable, the Lord Sir Boostius McSpool III, Esquire.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 08:41 AM   #25
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,900
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

I always say I don't know what turbo it is or it's a "stage III" kit. That way I can hang out with all the vw and evo kids.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 09:34 AM   #26
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

I hate when people ask me "what turbo i'm running"...and when I say 'gt2650r' they usually looked stumped...like they wanted me to say something cool.....T88? 100mm? 20g? I dunno...

Next time, i'll smart off with something like "a type-r 37" or some crap like that.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 10:38 AM   #27
Hear me Meow
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 1,994
Total Cats: 13
Default

On a side-but-related note:

What do ricers mean when they ask "what stage is your turbo"? I have been asked this before. Next time I will just say "stage 7c+".
skidude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #28
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,900
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skidude View Post
On a side-but-related note:

What do ricers mean when they ask "what stage is your turbo"? I have been asked this before. Next time I will just say "stage 7c+".

stage 20g's. It's a marketing ploy.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 10:58 AM   #29
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MD/DE/PA
Posts: 337
Total Cats: 0
Default

It's the ricer community's way of dumbing down various upgrade packages. The "stage 1" kit gets you (say) 20hp over stock. Stage 2 is (say) 50hp over stock and "stage 3" is (say) 75hp over stock. That way they don't actually have to know what the constituent parts are or what they do, only that "stage 2" will run with a Mustang and "stage 3" will be make them the ****.

Clutches are often sold the same way, different levels of holding ability are sequentially higher "stages."

Personally I feel that it's also a way to ensure that the fucktards don't know what they're buying so that they can be sold unnecessary parts at various times. For example, it may be possible to eliminate intake/exhaust restrictions and make another 20hp on the stock turbo, but why bother, when you can charge 5 times as much by selling them a new turbo that they don't need that still flows through the same shitty restrictions and only makes 20hp over stock? Bundling the stuff together also avoids those pesky customers who don't just want a kit to give them a specified power level, but who actually understand what parts they want.
the_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:04 AM   #30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Alamo City, Tejas
Posts: 774
Total Cats: 1
Default

Just reply, "custom". Then walk off...

- L
l_bader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:08 AM   #31
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

Yeah, it always bothers me when people use "stage xx" when describing something...

It's fun to stump them and ask exactly what the difference is between 1 and 2 or to even ask exactly what makes it stage 2 or 3.....morons.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:10 AM   #32
Hear me Meow
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 1,994
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppelgänger View Post
It's fun to stump them and ask exactly what the difference is between 1 and 2 or to even ask exactly what makes it stage 2 or 3.....morons.
That is pretty much what I did, trying to figure out what the **** they were talking about. They didn't have a clue what I was talking about, and they continued to ask even after I said it was custom.
skidude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:45 AM   #33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: MD/DE/PA
Posts: 337
Total Cats: 0
Default

I've seen people ask about "stage 1, 2 and 3 weight reduction." I guess a lot of the ricer shops call "stage 1" weight reduction the easy stuff that anybody can do in 5 minutes (floormats, spare, jack, etc.) and then the progressively higher stages require progressively more work (full carpet removal, rear seat removal, AC removal, PS removal, etc.). I find it an ingenious way to separate fools and their money.
the_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:54 AM   #34
Junior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 448
Total Cats: 1
Default

That "stage" crap is all left over Gran Turismo BS. I never saw any of it until the first game came out. Now were stuck with it. Especially in turbine wheels. No one even knows what that crap means.
--Alex
AlexO35 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 11:58 AM   #35
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

stages havent been used right in years.

the intent was to provide a system you could build on without having to remove **** you already put on. if you go to multiple shops, the stage system is pointless because they probably aren't the same stages.

example:
stage 1: base greddy kit
stage 2: ECU + injectors
stage 3: turbo back exhaust + intercooler

now it's all just bullshit

if someone asks what turbo you have, just take your last name (or username) and attach it to one of these words:

-speed
-spec
-tuned
-racing
-tech
-formance
-master
-werks



some great examples from this thread:

Trentspeed
y8spec (i own this domain whee)
bad-tuned
the man racing
Doppeltech
Perezformance
Hustlermaster
Brainwerks


so i have in my car a y8spec kit.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 12:01 PM   #36
Hear me Meow
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 1,994
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
Trentspeed
y8spec (i own this domain whee)
bad-tuned
the man racing
Doppeltech
Perezformance
Hustlermaster
Brainwerks


so i have in my car a y8spec kit.
I loled
skidude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 12:13 PM   #37
Elite Member
iTrader: (30)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 7,282
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
stages havent been used right in years.

the intent was to provide a system you could build on without having to remove **** you already put on. if you go to multiple shops, the stage system is pointless because they probably aren't the same stages.

example:
stage 1: base greddy kit
stage 2: ECU + injectors
stage 3: turbo back exhaust + intercooler

now it's all just bullshit

if someone asks what turbo you have, just take your last name (or username) and attach it to one of these words:

-speed
-spec
-tuned
-racing
-tech
-formance
-master
-werks



some great examples from this thread:

Trentspeed
y8spec (i own this domain whee)
bad-tuned
the man racing
Doppeltech
Perezformance
Hustlermaster
Brainwerks


so i have in my car a y8spec kit.

Lmao, what would I have?
__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
levnubhin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 12:21 PM   #38
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,687
Total Cats: 1,562
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
some great examples from this thread:

Trentspeed
y8spec (i own this domain whee)
bad-tuned
the man racing
Doppeltech
Perezformance
Hustlermaster
Brainwerks
That gives me a Turboner.

I've got a custom SixWerks Racing kit in a box right now waiting to go on it. Once it is installed SWR will tune it, too.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 12:56 PM   #39
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cocoa Beach, FL
Posts: 808
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbkcocker499 View Post
You could entertain them and say its a T2 dumbass; get your **** straight.
Well, if I'm going to tell them something wrong, I might as well tell them something funny. It's a T25/28, not a T2.
TrickerZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2009, 01:04 PM   #40
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by levnubhin View Post
Lmao, what would I have?
Bernsomething?

nubbintech?
y8s 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 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 12:04 PM
ISO 1.6 turbo cast iron manifold cale saurage DIY Turbo Discussion 16 10-01-2015 12:25 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 01:32 AM.