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Old 06-28-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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my name is calvin, i'm an active member on mx5atlanta
i am having a rough time deciding on whether or not to get a Voodoo 2 kit or BeGI S3, thus i have come to research!
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:58 PM   #2
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Welcome! What are your power goals?
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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preferrably 190-210whp. all while passing emissions, apparently it can be done with a Bell S3, stock injectors, and zoom3 ecu (and a few other mods)
which brings me to the fact i hear nothing but good about FM, and complaints with Bell (i.e. shipment taking months, not as easily assembled,etc.)
but bell's horsepower numbers attract me
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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FM spent A LOT of time developing a manifold/down pipe design so it could be easily assembled, incorporating a lot of space for wrenches I have a few BEGI products and they're all awesome, but they're also all used, so I have no experience with their shipping. I'd like to say that FM's low HP numbers are due to their fairly high altitude, bring an FM car down to a lower elevation and it should be closer to BEGI's in terms of power output.
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I've learned my lesson... stay away from anything that requires you to hack the factory wiring harness (Voodoo) and stick with an ECU that will PnP (ZOOM3). You can mix&match parts as well... if you decide you like the FMII hardware, you can always buy it without the Voodoo and buy a Zoom from BEGi.

Tell us more about your goals, what the car will be used for, budget, year of car, etc... better yet, put your vehicle in formation in a signature like Curly's or Dustin's.
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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I've learned my lesson... stay away from anything that requires you to hack the factory wiring harness (Voodoo) and stick with an ECU that will PnP (ZOOM3). You can mix&match parts as well... if you decide you like the FMII hardware, you can always buy it without the Voodoo and buy a Zoom from BEGi.

Tell us more about your goals, what the car will be used for, budget, year of car, etc... better yet, put your vehicle in formation in a signature like Curly's or Dustin's.
yeh, haven't gotten that far yet
as of now it's a 2003 6speed, Bilstein's,R_Speed intake, HD Hard Core Double Diagonal, BOSE, Torsen, 99300 miles. my goals are well not appropriate for a forum but i will say id like to be "quicker" than stock mustang gt's, and a few others, i know it can be done with 200whp in a miata, but i dont have the maturity for an FMII or Bell s4 kit :lol: i think ill leave it at 200 sounds like a good number for me

*edit- saved signature but not appearing for some reason...is showing up on user CP
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I have the Voodoo, it really was no problem to install. But with that said, the ONLY reason I went that route was because I did not have the time to tune real fuel management. I will be swapping the Voodoo out as soon as I return home. As for FM, they do rock, their stuff is solid, well tested, and works. I went with the Voodoo kit and I am very impressed, at 6psi and super super super rich with horrible timing the car was still very fast. There is still a lot for me to tune out of that setup.

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Welcome.

Big +1 for proper engine management.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:59 PM   #10
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hello
i can haz avatar?
or i have to subscribe for that
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:06 PM   #11
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You should be able to put up an avatar, it's in your User CP >> Settings and Options >> Edit Avatar.
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nope not there
it's just like mx5atlanta forum
(that i was just banned from)
so i hated to ask a NOOB question but my box that says "No Avatar"
won't let me unselect
oh well... guess ill make the sig pic
looks like this is my new home for 6months
my over liberal british mod banned me haha
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nope not there
it's just like mx5atlanta forum
(that i was just banned from)
so i hated to ask a NOOB question but my box that says "No Avatar"
won't let me unselect
oh well... guess ill make the sig pic
looks like this is my new home for 6months
my over liberal british mod banned me haha
what the hell did you get banned for?
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:24 PM   #14
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panda said he hated white people
so i said i hated black people
just for the hell of it, i think he's AZN or something
and you know jacks a self-hating libtard so he gave me points
and i said F*ck it why not go all out
sent him a rather nasty PM back and left a visitor comment

im really not worried about it though, this site seems more entertaining and educational i just don't have my own smiley here :(
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ur nutz man! hahaha
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:37 PM   #16
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you know this
but i cant stand libs
hell he's not even a citizen
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Welcome to Miata Turbo Calvin, to have an avatar here you must be a donating member. I hope your stay here is beneficial for yourself and others. I have no hard feelings against you as a person and think that your heart is in the right place. If by liberal you mean concerned with the image given off by our local website, then yes I am. I do not tolerate racial remarks and it's not hard to see what would happen given previous situations. I'm sorry you feel the way you do and hope we can move forward.

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I should let you have an avatar simply for hating liberals.






hating black people is a bonus?! wait..what?!?1
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Welcome to Miata Turbo Calvin, to have an avatar here you must be a donating member. I hope your stay here is beneficial for yourself and others. I have no hard feelings against you as a person and think that your heart is in the right place. If by liberal you mean concerned with the image given off by our local website, then yes I am. I do not tolerate racial remarks and it's not hard to see what would happen given previous situations. I'm sorry you feel the way you do and hope we can move forward.

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jack, was anything said to Panda about his racial remark as to hating white folks?
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Old 12-16-2009, 10:23 PM   #20
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Unless both people were banned...

Well, if only the person who said they hate black people is banned, the real racist would be the moderator.
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