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Old 07-02-2015, 09:45 PM   #1
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How's it going Miata Turbo? I am Kyle and I am from the state that Garfield says doesn't exist (
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:06 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:04 AM   #3
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Thank you. I look forward to learning more here. I figured this is the best place to research a forced induction setup on one of these little cars. And this is the only Miata specific forum I have registered to.
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I really like that color, welcome
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:38 PM   #6
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I love the 10AE, currently in the process of building one from the ground up. Can check out my thread of mayhem and destruction here.

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...tas-***-77788/

Anyway, drive safe, great looking Miata you got there.
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:01 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. It's a great little car. It's a 20 footer, looks good 20 feet away. You get up on it, it's got a few small dings, and typical scratches and scuffs. I would like to repaint it one day and fix the small dents/dings (would't take much), after I add more performance to it, lol. Not going to lie, I want to run an EFR turbo on it eventually, I have a 7670 on my Evo (previously had a 7064 on it) and am absolutely in love with the EFR turbos. I also want to tackle suspension and braking as well to have a balanced car and not one that just excels at any one thing. I honestly have more fun in the Miata than I did my old S2000, couldn't tell you why, maybe I feel less guilty beating on it, IDK. Or maybe the more neutral handling over the AP1's (under steer to snap over steer). It's by far more forgiving and easier to drive IMO. IDK... anyways, thanks again for the welcomes.
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The AP1s must have really had a different feeling than AP2s. Just did my first track day in my stock AP2 and it was a total hoot. Very neutral, easy to hang the tail out or tuck it in or whatever.

I don't think I've driven a properly set up Miata though.
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:22 AM   #9
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Yeah, my AP1 had a tendancy to push on corner entry, not much but was noticeable. It would usually stay neutral after that, but would sometimes get snap over steer mid corner. I got used to it, but it would hurt confidence. Mind you this is all on the street and not a track, and on stock suspension and sway bars. My Miata just feels a lot more neutral and forgiving mid corner, and if it starts stepping out, you can feel it and play with it a lot easier. IDK, maybe i've become a better driver since I owned my AP1, that wouldn't surprise me as that was my first sports car. I do know Honda changed the rear suspension on the AP2's to make them less snappy at the limit.
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