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Old 08-09-2012, 05:41 AM   #1
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Hi everybody

I thought it would be polite for me to introduce myself instead of just creeping around the way i usually do..

So, the name is Otto and i'm a Finnish engineering student with a Miata which i bought last spring. It's a '91 US model and has got aircon and cruise, which i believe is not that common.

Here's what i've installed/done this far

Koni sport shocks and springs
Volk Rays Mesh Superfine rims with yokohama s-drive tires (195/50 R15)
Big brake conversion
Hel steel braided brake lines, crappy brake pads waiting to be replaced
Refurbished brake calipers
T.R. Lane roll bar
Custom wind blocker

Reverant built Megasquirt 2
NB 1.8 injectors (265cc)
Ethanol resistant fuel hoses
K&N apollo air filter
--> E85 conversion

Here's a pic of what it used to look like before i took the rear end down one more centimeter:
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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The car looks clean. But I'm wondering why you have the megasquirt and getting ready for e85? less fuel costs or getting ready for a turbo?
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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Actually i'm already running on E85. The reason is fairly simply the cost of fuel. Regular gas is 1,65€/l (and rising) whereas E85 made out of bio waste is currently 0.99€/l. Being a student i cannot afford to build a proper turbo configuration. Moreover, the legislation regarding modified cars is rather strict around here, so adding a turbo would throw the power way over the legal limit which is 20% above the "top of the line version". Also, this car is also my daily driver so i'd rather keep it reliable than shave couple of seconds off the lap time.
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I understand that well. I think Denmark also has this absurd rule about the 20%. really clean car though, enjoy
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #5
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Welcome, [Ode]. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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