10 lb/whp vs. Boston winter - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 68
Total Cats: 0
Default 10 lb/whp vs. Boston winter

I'm picking up my first ever Miata this weekend, a 1991 Silverstone, turbocharged with intercooler.

My plans for it are to hit as many track days as possible this summer. To better serve that purpose, I'm hoping to bring it in under the 10 lb/whp mark (driver included).
Immediate plans are:
Ditch the PIAAs
Megasquirt (in the mail!) and tune
Lightweight seats
Some acceptably wide wheels + rubber (rolling on stockers right now, not the enkeis)


The photos:
(I'll post up some nicer shots once I get her home)






The specs:

Engine Mods:

Full Greddy Turbo kit at 6 psi
Vortech fuel pressure regulator
Manifold has relief cuts
Bowser Heat Shield
Stripes Intercooler kit
Turbo Smart BOV Type 1
2.5 Inch Down Pipe Mild Steel
2.5 Inch Race Cat Stainless Steel
2.5 Inch Enthuza Turbo Cat back Stainless Steel
1.8L Tan Top Miata Injectors
Autometer Boost Gauge
K&N Cone Air Filter
Bipes ACU (Retards the timing for safer operation)
HKS Headgasket 2.0mm
ARP Headstuds
Dual Core Radiator

Interior:
BRAND NEW Sparco 325R Suede deep dish steering wheel
BRAND NEW MOMO hub

Brakes:
1.8 Front brake Conversion
New Brake fluid reservoir
Brand New rotors all corners
Brand New Axxis pads

Suspension:
BSP Competition rollbar
KYB AGX Shocks
Eibach Springs
Torsen Limited Slip Differential w/ half shafts and drive shaft
Flyin Miata Front & Rear Sway Bars
Racing Beat Subframe Brace
Rearend Brace
///tonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 10:34 AM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 885
Total Cats: 2
Default

very ncie. where in the beantown area are you? i'm in watertown and work in maynard.
devin mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:05 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 68
Total Cats: 0
Default

I live in Somerville and work in Lynn. I see quite a few Miatas scattered about the streets of Somerville, any of 'em miataturbo-ers?

It also so happens that I live with fussball.biturbo. unfortunately, his Miata is NA. (Turbo this summer fussball?)
///tonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 885
Total Cats: 2
Default

heh. nice. well we'll have to sync up sometime... only a couple mroe weeks till i get mine out of storage... DYING to go for a drive... ;-)
devin mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 08:44 PM   #5
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

pad the roll bar. I almost died from that ****.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 09:58 PM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 68
Total Cats: 0
Default

I'm only 5'8"

Rollbar still a concern?
///tonic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 10:12 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Boston
Posts: 96
Total Cats: 0
Default

I still have more turbos than you do, FYI.
fussball.biturbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 11:45 PM   #8
Junior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 68
Total Cats: 0
Default

I still have more horsepowerz than you, FYI.
///tonic is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toyota Pickup Engine Swap B.S. Monk Build Threads 24 12-11-2016 03:21 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Miata Newbie hdizzle Meet and Greet 8 09-21-2015 11:08 AM
New to Miatas cheeseclock Meet and Greet 15 09-12-2015 09:53 AM


Thread Tools

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 04:59 PM.