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Old 08-03-2013, 01:54 AM   #1
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Hey everyone!
My name is Josh, from MN. 21 years old, a full time college student and a part time job as a sales rep for T-mobile. I drive 1990 red miata. Bought it around Feb. this year bone stock with 185k miles. I've done the usual maintenance item and compression test tells me I should turbo so that's the route I've decided to take. I've been lurking around pretty much all the forums researching. Last week I decided to order my diypnp and wideband. Assembled the kit in about 5 hours.

Heres a picture of it almost done:



I had trouble loading the firmware onto the board on my mac and had to boot up in windowz to load firmware...kinda strange but it worked lol

Here it is in my car all hooked up, using tuner studio! (awesome program, well worth the money):



Heres the AEM wideband, works great and super easy to install. I hooked up the the wideband 12v, gnd, and analog directly to ms and routed the widband harness through the transmission tunnel and up behind the radio into the eyeball vent...



I loaded the base map given by diypnp and the car fired up on the first try!...and then stalled right away

I still know very little about tuning but I managed to learn enough to adjust my VE table at idle to get it to idle perfect at 850rpm.
Also used this to make my closed loop idle perfect:

Tuning Idle Valve - Ms2 - Guides: Forced induction - MX5Nutz Forum

I've used the autotune feature but it seems to make my table look funny afterwards, I've mainly adjusted the idle and cruise regions, as I've not found a safe place to do WOT logs yet...

I think that's about it for my journey right now...more to come for sure!

oh and here is some pictures of the whip:







...sorry for the huge pictures =(
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:55 AM   #2
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This is going to be good.
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STANCE

Might as well give up now. This forum isn't for you.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:13 AM   #4
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I hope so, I've wanted to learn how to tune for the longest time, now I've forced myself to get my feet wet running a standalone.
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STANCE

Might as well give up now. This forum isn't for you.
the car is sitting higher now due to frame rails crying sparks. I don't plan on racing my car, maybe once or twice a year if even. Just want to make my car even more enjoyable. haters gonna hate lol
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:21 AM   #6
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There's a huge difference between cosmetic lowering, and what you've done to your car. Your **** looks broken. I showed that picture to my wife and her exact words were "What the **** happened to that car?!" That's pretty damned funny coming from a Japanese woman who barely speaks English.

Seriously. Not in a "It's a work in progress" type broken, more like a "what the **** is wrong with that guy's suspension" type broken.

Now tell us that we're all just haters, you don't care what anyone thinks cuz ur shitz illist and stance is madjdmtyteyo.

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Old 08-03-2013, 02:45 AM   #8
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:49 AM   #9
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I'm not calling everyone a hater, if you don't like my car thats fine, I built it to how I liked it.

I guess I'll have to put on my flame suit =)
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I'm not calling everyone a hater,
Of course you aren't.

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haters gonna hate lol
Everytime I see someone post that phrase, another one comes to my mind.

"The grown ups are trying to have a conversation here, why don't you go play somewhere."
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:00 AM   #11
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You've ruined the car though. :(

You've taken one of the most capable cars on the road and turned it into an eggplant...
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:37 AM   #12
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You'd fit in with the VW crowd quite well though!
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:40 AM   #13
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Props points given for DIYPNP and research done.... Props revoked for Putting the DIYPNP in a car with a broken suspension that touches the ground... lol
could be a crazy nice car if a few things were changed. seems to be in great shape....
And i KNOW everyone has buttholes... or however that saying goes... but, stance is only the butthole of eggplants with downs...
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:01 PM   #14
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was about to give props, then scrolled down to exterior pics...
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You never go full stance.
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You know what I love about the Stance crowd? They're the perfect embodiment of sheep mentality.

"I built my car how I like it..."

No, You didn't. You built it to be a cookie cutter car to appease whom you perceive to be the "cool" crowd.

"But my car is originalllzz1!!1!

Raceland/Rokkers slammed to lowest setting: Check.
Completely wrong offset knockoff wheels: Check.
Stretched tires meant for a smaller rim: Check.
Wheels cambered so badly there is no resemblance of good handling left: Check.
Garage Vary knockoff lip spoiler: Check.
Swag/Stance sticker in center of windshield: Check.
Fenders pulled to out to the point of needing major body work when the Stance fad passes: Check.

It can't be seen in the picture, but I'd wager that there's a stuffed toy hanging off the rear tow hook as well.

You forgot two things though. You need a ***** shift **** and electrical tape on your headlights. Then you can be ORIGINALMADJDMSWAGTYTEYO!!!

It's a shame too, because it seemed like a nice car before you mechanically fucked it up. The DIYPNP is a good start, but I don't get why you are even attempting to improve the performance of the car when it has the cornering capability of a freightliner.

And don't even try to give us any of that "It handllz gud becuz lowerd!" bullshit.
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^ Props.
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was about to give props, then scrolled down to exterior pics...
I thought exactly this...I was like "wow a noob who does diypnp and wideband before anything else?!? Unheard of". Then I too scrolled down and was like:
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Yer **** is madtyte jdmyoyo.

Props for assembling the MS yourself and getting it running without asking a bunch of questions. Props for reading and using the available resources. Props for using proper English grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. Props for using punctuation and capitalization. Props for making an intro thread. I don't care what your car looks like if you did so well with the rest of it.

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Yer **** is madtyte jdmyoyo.

Props for assembling the MS yourself and getting it running without asking a bunch of questions. Props for reading and using the available resources. Props for using proper English grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. Props for using punctuation and capitalization. Props for making an intro thread. I don't care what your car looks like if you did so well with the rest of it.

Welcome.
Agree.

Welcome, guy.
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