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Old 07-07-2017, 01:43 PM   #1  
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I'm Jesse from Roseburg, Oregon, 25, married with one child (1 month old yesterday) and I just picked up a 1995 Miata 1.8l 5 speed with 130k on the clock. Really excited to have a Miata and I'm basically an owner because I can appreciate a driver car and I have the autocross bug. The Miata has always been a favorite of mine and I decided it was time I owned one.

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Drive my Miata wherever and whenever I can until autocross events.

Accumulate parts to do a mild turbo setup on my 1.8 while driving the car n/a until everything is ready to be installed.

Replace the terrible wheels on my car. Wanting to find some 15" 5-6 wide spokes or like bbs ch or cr series.

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I'm looking to be somewhere around 200-250 whp with a solid torque curve and quick spool. I plan on using mspnp v2. I want this thing to spool quick and still have enough top end to not get beat by a similar powered Honda in a drag race.

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Old 07-07-2017, 01:52 PM   #2  
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Read this thread. Then just write me or Savington a check and then enjoy your 220whp miata.
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Old 07-07-2017, 01:55 PM   #3  
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I appreciate the info, I'll definitely come back to it for reference but I already have a few items compiled.

Just have to ensure the rest of the items I get will work well with what I have.
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Also get rid of the MS2. Buy a MS3 of some sort. It is well worth the additional cost up front.
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Noted! It's a large purchase, so that makes logical sense. Do you recommend the ms3 for the additional features and the chance that it will continue support longer than the v2?
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You will most likely end up in the $3000-$4000 range to get to the power range you want, unless you know how to weld and can fab things yourself. You can do it a bit cheaper, but it will take a long time to search for deals and get exactly what you want.

The MS2 gets zero new support. Features are not being added. You are limited in the number of inputs and outputs you have. The MS3 does everything the MS2 does, but better in every way.

If you wanted to play video games would you go out and buy a ps4 or a ps3? Yes the PS3 will play games, but it is older, not getting new games, and things are not as pretty. While the PS4 is getting all the latest games, has the best online experience and so forth and so forth.
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Right. I totally agree.

I will incorporate the ms3 into my build plans.

I have a 16g turbo stored at my dads house but I have to research its specs and measure the comp and turbine exducer and inducer before I just slap it on.

I am not a fan of inefficient turbo setups.
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Right. I totally agree.

I will incorporate the ms3 into my build plans.

I have a 16g turbo stored at my dads house but I have to research its specs and measure the comp and turbine exducer and inducer before I just slap it on.

I am not a fan of inefficient turbo setups.
Just an FYI there are no off the shelf manifolds and down pipes for a 16g turbo right now. Basing a build off a specific free turbo you have unless you can do all the fabrication is a really bad idea and prone to failure and costing far more then planned.
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Yeah, it's still up in the air for sure. Maybe at least some trading stock or cash towards a gt2560 if it will be too much work.
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Welcome. Also from Oregon. Unless you can build your own manifold you are better off with something off the shelf. Good luck with the build. If you ever make it up here for some auto-x find the shitty red car that makes lots of noise.
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Welcome. Also from Oregon. Unless you can build your own manifold you are better off with something off the shelf. Good luck with the build. If you ever make it up here for some auto-x find the shitty red car that makes lots of noise.
You can also spot aidan's car because it will be the one that smokes randomly for no reason what so ever.
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Its faster that way
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You'll also know if you look under the hood and the resulting Rorschach test effect has you blurting out "Hentai!"
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Thanks again. Yeah if I had to, my dad and I could build a manifold but I'd rather not. I'm going to hit some autox events soon.
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Its faster that way

Do you run in eescc or sscc events typically?
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