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Old 10-31-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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Thought I should probably say hi.

About a month ago I picked up a 99 with about 160k on it. I got it for a steal, largely because its ugly. The front bumper is repainted/peeling/dented, as is the hood.

The good news, mechanically it seems solid!


So now the story begins I guess. Megasquirt is on the way, gonna get it running 100% stock, then slowly build up to the turbo. So far it has gotten new fluids, some small work here and there, and coolant lines.



Annnd today I got a steal on some wheels, so I couldn't pass those up.
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joshcox19, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Megasquirt is on the way, gonna get it running 100% stock, then slowly build up to the turbo.
Good approach. Pics?
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Good approach. Pics?
She sure is a beauty... First 2 are as I got it.. Last one is with the new wheels.







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Looks good! Are those 16" wheels? They look a little bigger than I'm used to. I've been having a hard time finding 6 spoke wheels that I like.

Also, What MS did you decide on? I've been having a hard time figuring out if I should just fork out for a Rev built MS or not.
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Looks good! Are those 16" wheels? They look a little bigger than I'm used to. I've been having a hard time finding 6 spoke wheels that I like.

Also, What MS did you decide on? I've been having a hard time figuring out if I should just fork out for a Rev built MS or not.
Fronts are 16, rears are 17. I know they're not ideal, but I'm just looking for fun right now.

Plus they were $200, WITH Hoosier A6s.. Hard to complain there.

I was planning to do a DIYPNP, but I snagged one on here last week for a hell of a deal (see the trend here?)
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Rad, I'd burn the rubber off of those and then resell the wheels and get some 15s .

Speaking from an autocross perspective unsprung and rotating weight are not your friends, but A6s are the ****

You'll have to let us know how the MS goes. I keep reading up, but I feel like I just need to get one in my hands and start playing with it.
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Rad, I'd burn the rubber off of those and then resell the wheels and get some 15s .

Speaking from an autocross perspective unsprung and rotating weight are not your friends, but A6s are the ****

You'll have to let us know how the MS goes. I keep reading up, but I feel like I just need to get one in my hands and start playing with it.
Yeah i figured I'd eventually go down a size or two. The A6s are indeed ridiculous, once they get warm they're unstoppable.
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Just to update this (probably should move into a build thread I guess....)


Got my DIYPNP megasquirt used here on the forum for a fantastic price. After some basic troubles I got it running, and today I got it idling!


Up next, continued tuning on the megasquirt until i'm happy-ish with how it runs.

En route, RX8 yellow injectors (scored them for $50)
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Hell yeah man! I just picked up a used MS3 basic and I'm going through the same thing right now. The initial learning curve is brutal....

One think that might be worth mentioning if you haven't seen it - It's recommended (at least where I've read) to pull your MAP signal from a T off of the FPR reference line. All of the guides I found were a bit older, and had me using the unused port behind the TB. I gave it a shot today and my MAP readings seem a bit more stable.
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Is that a pontiac grand am tail light I see?
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Is that a pontiac grand am tail light I see?

Yeah, stupid neighbor (shared driveway)..

You can see my and the GFs car choices are a little better.. Focus ST and a Mazdaspeed 3.
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