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Old 12-16-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Car is at BEGi, so time to say hello

I should have my car back in a couple days, so about time I say hello and get up to speed on having a turbo Miata and all that it encompasses.



I will be posting pictures of the install on my site. I still need to add comments to many of the pics, but that should have that complete sometime this weekend.
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what nose is that?
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what nose is that?
That is the F1 spoiler from : Integrated Performance

It originally was from Brainstorm. It moved with the employees who split and started Integrated Performance a few years back.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. Great pictures!
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Welcome to the forum. You're going to need bigger tires very soon
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welcome...

which kit did you end up choosing?
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which kit did you end up choosing?
It starts with the BEGi-SSM kit. Then add the Mega Squirt, stainless dual tube downpipe, braided steel lines, cold air box, ceramic coated turbo, cooling reroute and a boost gauge.
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Welcome, but you need a real rollbar.
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Welcome! What ^he^ said and you'll want to lose the mesh in the mouth, does nothing to help the airflow you're going to need to feed the intercooler and radiator.
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A little too much interior bling for my tastes, but there's no doubt it's a beautiful example. I see the tires are Toyo T1S? I ran those for awhile and they're great at stock power levels. The T1R even in 195 had much better straightline grip. You're gonna want to be "aware" of running tires that skinny at the power levels you're gonna be making. Granted, I ran 185 Zeix 912's at 230whp for a few months, but only in the rain.

What turbo did you get and what injectors?

Style bars are universally frowned upon around here. They look cheap, do nothing for performance, and are worse than nothing in a rollover. Keep us up to date on your build, and put your location in your profile so if there are any locals near you, they can offer their support.
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Welcome! What ^he^ said and you'll want to lose the mesh in the mouth, does nothing to help the airflow you're going to need to feed the intercooler and radiator.
how? Le Mans GT class cars use them
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how? Le Mans GT class cars use them
Are our cars LeMans cars?
On our cars, the mesh grills act like a wall at higher speeds. Many will advise against them. Some say the more open the mesh is, the better, however, when I took the one that came on my car (which was very open mesh) out of the grill, my post-IC and coolant temps dropped. Just for curiosity's sake, I put it back on and they went back up.
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well, a Le Mans car has an opening beneath the hood, and so do we. So yes I guess we do have Le Mans cars.
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Our cars also do not have the aerodynamic design and ducting that the LeMans cars have, so no we don't.
But in the interest of going back and forth pointlessly, do what you wish. I'd simply advise against it. I'm not the only person to have temperature issues with a grill, hell, I'm pretty sure this forum is the one that advised me to take it out of the mouth anyway, and with positive results.
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Our cars also do not have the aerodynamic design and ducting that the LeMans cars have, so no we don't.
But in the interest of going back and forth pointlessly, do what you wish. I'd simply advise against it. I'm not the only person to have temperature issues with a grill, hell, I'm pretty sure this forum is the one that advised me to take it out of the mouth anyway, and with positive results.
just to drag this out

the Le Mans cars I speak of are street cars with aftermarket ducting. (vented hood, closed in air stream and whatnot) your turn.

BTW Wards I need to get some TSI's, they look great, and +1 on getting bigger tires
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Welcome to the forum and you'll Love dealing with BEGi. If I ever need anything they are always there for me. I'm starting my engine build after Christmas but when it's done Stef is coming to H-Town to tune my car for 17psi which should put me around 324rwhp. With the SSM you'll have tons of upgrade potential and TRUST me, YOU WILL WANT MORE POWER after the first few weeks. Boost is as addictive as Crack, maybe more so!
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Keep us up to date on your build, and put your location in your profile so if there are any locals near you, they can offer their support.

Location is San Antonio and it is in my profile details.
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Matt - I've seen you around the forums and talked to Corky about your setup. I'm also friends with Larry Bader and I'm not doing anything even approaching that level of horse power.

As not to mislead anyone, you should realize where I'm coming from. This is almost a 16 year old car with 180,000 miles on it. It is a daily driver and my commute to work is only 15 minutes. It is a fun toy.

As mentioned above, We installed the BEGi-SSM kit with a Mega Squirt, stainless dual downpipe, braided steel lines, cold air box, ceramic coated turbo, coolant reroute and a boost gauge. No injectors and no intercooler. It is only setup for 5-6 psi or less than half a bar.

For horsepower and speed I've had a turbo NO2 street/drag Ninja (9.25 qtr w/31 psi), a modified Hayabusa (180mph), a Hemi Satellite (600hp) and still own my 1955 Belair. I've been wrenching and racing for over 35 years. So, I'm no kid. I'm just having fun.
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Matt - I've seen you around the forums and talked to Corky about your setup. I'm also friends with Larry Bader and I'm not doing anything even approaching that level of horse power.

As not to mislead anyone, you should realize where I'm coming from. This is almost a 16 year old car with 180,000 miles on it. It is a daily driver and my commute to work is only 15 minutes. It is a fun toy.

As mentioned above, We installed the BEGi-SSM kit with a Mega Squirt, stainless dual downpipe, braided steel lines, cold air box, ceramic coated turbo, coolant reroute and a boost gauge. No injectors and no intercooler. It is only setup for 5-6 psi or less than half a bar.

For horsepower and speed I've had a turbo NO2 street/drag Ninja (9.25 qtr w/31 psi), a modified Hayabusa (180mph), a Hemi Satellite (600hp) and still own my 1955 Belair. I've been wrenching and racing for over 35 years. So, I'm no kid. I'm just having fun.
That sounds cool, and 6psi is fun. But the crazy thing,the same amount of time to hit your 6psi, hits 12psi when not restricted.

I think what these guys are getting at is..... You have everything done, all you like is a universal Ic and some used RX7 injectors to reach the sky! Well you may need a clutch if you don't already have one.

It just almost seems like a waste to not use it's full potential. I give you six months, and you will drop in a universal IC and injectors for 230hp. LOL You have had the power bug for a long time. LOL And with everything you have done in the kit. It would never get hot. Your setup is what most of us are striving for. Or me anyway.

But yes it will still be a beast at 6psi, and a blast to drive. It is unbelieveable how much more fun the car will be.
Good luck! beautiful car!
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Yes the folks at Bell are top notch. I took two days off work and spent it there documenting the install and helping out where I could. Corky has forgotten more about boost than I will ever know. Steph is a sweetie and not bad with a soldering iron. Larry is just plain cool and a terrific wrench. Tim has absolutely mad fab skills. Hank and the whole gang know their stuff and are nice guys. I could kill some serious time there.
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