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Old 12-07-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
My name's Eddy. I'm a good way along in rebuilding a 99. I bought it without an engine and have worked my way around the car over the past year-- you can check it out in the link in my sig.

Anyway, I just picked up a barely used FM kit w/o electronics/injectors and an Adaptronic ECU, so I figured I would introduce myself prior to asking a bunch of questions. Heh, yes, I do know how to search-- I've been lurking for some time!

Looking forward to learning a lot!
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
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I'm curious, what was your motivation to swap in a BP when you had the option of swapping in the superior B6? I think you need to reevaluate both your life and your mechanical choices.

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Old 12-07-2010, 09:30 PM   #3
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Don't know that I've heard of anyone wanting to reduce displacement before (yes, I know the B6 is a great turbo motor). Nice choice in cars-- I had a 99 Camaro that had an LS6 swapped in-- that was a blast so I can only imagine what that engine would be like in a real chassis.
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The B6 revs a lot higher and if you divide the displacement by two, you get .80 which is exactly how much tax is on a pack of cigarettes. Cigarettes are delicious and so are you. Welcome!
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Are you planning on doing suspension work before the turbo stuff?
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Old 12-08-2010, 12:57 AM   #6
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It's on Illuminas with 350 lb front/200lb rear GC coils. I also installed energy suspension bushings and FM sways.
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Did you install fittings as well when you did the bushings? And how did the bushing install go?
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It was pretty straightforward. What do you mean by fitting?
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Grease fittings. Some people recommend em, others don't give a ****.
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Oh. No. I don't think I've seen a Miata, or too many other cars for that matter, with them.
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https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...grease+fitting
I've never actually replaced bushings, but I'm planning on doing them soon, so I wanted to know if anybody else was installing fittings.
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