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Old 01-20-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Hi everybody,
Just wanted to introduce myself and give a little history. I am 18 years old and live in Phoenix. My first car was a 1990 Miata that I stupidly sold thinking that the grass was greener on the other side. After a 79 El Camino SS and a 95 Mustang GT I realized that my heart belong to the Mazda and the Mazda only.
I just purchased a 1996 Miata with a godspeed turbo on it. It is pushing 8psi and I love it!
My next step is a rollbar, 225 tires, and hopefully a programmer and tune because I don't know what it already has and the boxes I have found have no input for a controller.
What programmer would you guys use and where would you get the tune in Phoenix?
Thanks for all the usefully information and witty banter on this site, I feel home already.
Nate

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Old 01-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #2
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I am 18 years old and live in Phoenix. My first car was a 1990 Miata that I stupidly sold thinking that the grass was greener on the other side. After a 79 El Camino SS and a 95 Mustang GT I realized that my heart belong to the Mazda and the Mazda only.
I just purchased a 1996 Miata
Wow, four cars in two years. What do your parents do for a living?

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My next step is a rollbar
Do you plan on rolling over?

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the boxes I have found have no input for a controller.
It'd probably help if we knew a thing or two about these "boxes" (pictures, even) however it sounds to me like a fully programmable ECU (eg: Megasquirt), a set of properly sized injectors, and a wideband O2 sensor might be in your immediate future.


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What programmer would you guys use and where would you get the tune in Phoenix?
Speaking only for myself, I use an eleven year old laptop running Windows 2000 and an RS-232 serial cable, though of course that's because I'm programming a Megasquirt. It all depends on what you're dealing with.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:46 PM   #3
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My parents pay for my insurance and gas if I keep a 4.0 GPA.
I have flipped every one of those cars for more money than I bought it for without the help of my parents.
(Except the Mustang which got destroyed by hail)

I have no plans on rolling over? But I would like the added rigidity and the ability to go to the track.

I will get pictures....
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Welcome.
So what exactly are you "experienced" in?




*edit: Blaen99 is the resident **** sucker. If you like ******** pm him

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I'd imagine what you are so good at giving of course, 18psi! I mean, he has had 4 cars in 2 years!

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/\ This guy likes **** in his mouth......He also felches occasionally.
PM him for a discounted rate.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:38 PM   #8
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The two of you need to go take turns screwing the other's ***. Then 18psi can felch blaen's **** off his ***.

I am just looking for some help here because I don't know anything about forced induction tuning.
and I am not some punk kid spending daddy's money.

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I know I can get a LINK tuning module. Is this the way to go?
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You rock man.

What price are you looking at on the LINK tuning module? Most people here go with Megasquirt as it's the cheapest option available, and tends to be the best documented. However, there is a fair bit of info on LINK setups as well.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:55 PM   #10
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The tuning module will cost about $300...
Since I already have the LINK control in the car would it be worth it to tear it out?
And would I be able to control the car more with the Megasquirt than the LINK?
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Welcome to the forum.

Go with MegaSquirt, for sure. Since you are new to tuning/building, I would recommend a Plug N' Play Megasquirt from DIY or have some one (Braineack) build one for you.

MegaSquirt is widely used here and it will give you complete control over the car(more so than the link), that is why I recommend it. You will find help when needed.

By the way, that looks like a AVO turbo kit, not a godspeed. If you are wondering why that matters, it just does.
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:26 AM   #12
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Oh wow.

Link is terrible.

Would not recommend it.

Also, welcome to Phoenix Miataness.
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