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Old 09-30-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Hi All! I wanted to introduce myself around these parts since I most likely will be boosting my miata in the next few months and will be asking a ton of questions I'm sure. My name is Dave and I drive a 1994 Miata. Previously I had a modified 96 but I found a great deal on a low mileage garage kept 94 so i bought that, swapped some parts and sold the 96.

Here she is the day I got her



and here she is now!








I have been autocrossing her in STR all season and am a little nervous about being in the SM class but it seems like it's worth it. Anyway, I have been lurking for a while now and look forward to joining the dark side

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Old 09-30-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Welcome Dave, what part of the state are you in?
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:21 PM   #3
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Welcome Dave, what part of the state are you in?
Chester County, far from Pittsburgh :P
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East coast

Are you on Instagram by chance? I feel like I've seen the car on our reel? Either way, great looking car.

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Welcome. What are you power goals?
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Clean looking car! Like the aesthetic changes since you bought it.
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Welcome!
If you need advice, direction, or help with your future setup...I might be local enough to talk to. I've helped a bunch of PA/ NJ members on here with their setups/ tuning.
Best advice I can give off the start is, listen to members who have lots of experience, and "do it right the first time". You'll save lots of time, money, and headaches.
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I love miatas in black. You might want to ditch the mousetrap though.
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Welcome, gr4v3r. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:53 PM   #10
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East coast

Are you on Instagram by chance? I feel like I've seen the car on our reel? Either way, great looking car.
I am but not sure what reel. My username is gr4v3r

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I am thinking 200-220 using the FMII with megasquirt. Thats the goal at least. Still considering keeping it NA and building it more for STR

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Welcome!
If you need advice, direction, or help with your future setup...I might be local enough to talk to. I've helped a bunch of PA/ NJ members on here with their setups/ tuning.
Best advice I can give off the start is, listen to members who have lots of experience, and "do it right the first time". You'll save lots of time, money, and headaches.
Awesome great to know. I always search search search!

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haha agreed. Its only on bc a friend gave it to me for cheap a few weeks ago and was testing it out.

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Will do! Thanks
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Thumbs up Great license plate!

Love the license plate!
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I am torn on what to do. I am thinking of buying everything in this thread for ~2700
https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...jectors-81320/

But am thinking maybe I should spend more and get a brand new FM Voodoo II + clutch for ~4k

On 1 hand I save 1300 and get WAY more parts (exhaust, MS, injectors, clutch) but on the other hand for the 1300 I am getting a complete turn key solution with a much better turbo.

I am very new to this and need advice!! I am not sure if I really need the MS solution from the start and the voodoo may be fine to hold me over for a few months until I want to upgrade
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I am torn on what to do. I am thinking of buying everything in this thread for ~2700
https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...jectors-81320/

But am thinking maybe I should spend more and get a brand new FM Voodoo II + clutch for ~4k

On 1 hand I save 1300 and get WAY more parts (exhaust, MS, injectors, clutch) but on the other hand for the 1300 I am getting a complete turn key solution with a much better turbo.

I am very new to this and need advice!! I am not sure if I really need the MS solution from the start and the voodoo may be fine to hold me over for a few months until I want to upgrade
IMO, the MS should be your first buy. You can pick up a few HP with a good tune, and you'll have some experience when you go turbo, so you won't blow anything up.

BTW Welcome - I'm not too far away (Berks county)
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Don't start off with aids. That kit should get you well on your way. Does that price include MS or is that an add on? Onyxth is spot on about tuning NA first.
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Don't start off with aids. That kit should get you well on your way. Does that price include MS or is that an add on? Onyxth is spot on about tuning NA first.
Looks like I am not getting the aids no matter what. Its between the used kit or FMII with no electronics + MS, Clutch and rx8 injectors. I think spending 1300 more and getting everything brand new might be worth it.

As for getting MS first, I do agree but I have a tuner I trust that will be able to help with an initial tune and possibly some dyno time. Also this tuner just told me he can get 10% off begi parts, I hate how piece meal the begi kit is though.
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