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Old 02-03-2013, 01:33 AM   #1
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Just got my first miata and am excited to be here. I have wanted a miata since high school and finally got around to getting one.. 10 years later

For the last 3.5 years I have been motorcycle stunt riding, and plan to continue.

Picked up my miata for $2500 with zero rust from an older guy who took great care (and records) of the car. It has leather, a/c, cruise control, bolt in roll bar, racing beat manifold, high flow cat, and racing beat exhaust and a pretty nice speaker/sub setup. Very clear, not window rumbling base or anything like that.

Now I'm just like every other noob... been looking at "turbo'in" the miata before having one. I have a few friends with turbo cars, so they don't want me to waste my time and money setting up the car with band-aids. I have spend the last two days reading all about ecu's. I like the MSPnP option, but building it myself looks pretty intimidating.

At this point, my head hurts from all the reading so I figured I would take a break stop in and say hi.

I would be very interested in checking out some local turbo setups. Im located in Towson, MD. Let me know.

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Old 02-03-2013, 02:50 AM   #2
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Well welcome to the forum and its glad to see another semi close member. I was in Frederick MD now in Harpers Ferry but still not that far. As far as the turbo setup there is more than enough info on getting a good setup for a fair amount of money. With the megasquirt if you don't want to build one they can be bought in the classifieds on a fairly basis and if you need help with one there is a very very very good write up on how to make one.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:22 AM   #4
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Woot! Close one there Ravens.
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Welcome!

I miss living in cockeysville and thrashing through loch raven every few days

I notice you ride a dual sport (or something similar) ever do any dirt biking off of rt 40? if not i highly suggest giving it a go LOTS of good spots out that way.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:39 AM   #6
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Welcome!

I miss living in cockeysville and thrashing through loch raven every few days

I notice you ride a dual sport (or something similar) ever do any dirt biking off of rt 40? if not i highly suggest giving it a go LOTS of good spots out that way.
If by dirt bike spots.. you mean the pack of guys who ride bmore streets.. then yes.. I ride during the summer with them. Boys in blue can be entertaining.

Although my bike is dirt bikeish, it is a supermoto with street only tires. So no off road for me. I will have to check out the loch raven roads sometime.. I usually stick to the lots though.
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Hello and welcome. Lots of people in MD and NOVA here.
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Sounds like you got a nice one, post some pics. Im in south baltimore if you want to meet up. It would be cool to know some miata people in the area. I have a 94 with efr 6258.

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Sounds like you got a nice one, post some pics. Im in south baltimore if you want to meet up. It would be cool to know some miata people in the area. I have a 94 with efr 6258.

Roy
I have to take some pics... I know. I may do that tomorrow.

I would definitely like to check out ur car. I usually ride my motorcycles at the raven stadium parking lots. Maybe we could meet there.

Lmk
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sounds like a great deal
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If by dirt bike spots.. you mean the pack of guys who ride bmore streets.. then yes.. I ride during the summer with them. Boys in blue can be entertaining.

Although my bike is dirt bikeish, it is a supermoto with street only tires. So no off road for me. I will have to check out the loch raven roads sometime.. I usually stick to the lots though.
loch raven area is alot of 15mph (posted) twisties, probably not your type of spot for the bike but tons of fun in a car.
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Welcome from pasadena, md!
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MD roads are fun

can't wait till summer
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^you should hit up the backroads from linthicum to ellicot city "7 hills"
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^you should hit up the backroads from linthicum to ellicot city "7 hills"
already have... got air off the middle hill...

i ride those roads alot with my bike...

My friend knows them like the back of his hand.. . every bump and turn...

alot of fun!
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Just got a 7inch torsen swap and immediately put a rx7 clutch lsd in it. woot! breakaway of 110lbs after some can shims

anyone have any interest in a 7inch torsen carrier

or..

an entire 6inch swap with viscous lsd
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First day trying to drift with the new rear end
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