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Old 02-23-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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Hi there, got my 2002 Miata SE back in September. It was lightly modified with only a crappy exhaust and an AEM intake. When I got the car, I didn't even know how to row a stick.

I plan on working on suspension first (or maybe getting rid of that POS exhaust) before applying turbo. Thought this would be a good place to read up for it.

Completely in terms of mechanical knowledge, but I'm eager to learn. Don't have lofty goals of reaching 400whp or something; 180whp will do me fine. Gotta at least beat out them Caravans!


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Let me be the first to say welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the forum. Fill out your signature with your car and mods. See mine for an example. Needs more turbo.
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I love the 2001+ in yellow. I think thats going to be my next miata down the road.
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Hi there, got my 2002 Miata SE back in September. It was lightly modified with only a crappy exhaust and an AEM intake. When I got the car, I didn't even know how to row a stick.

I plan on working on suspension first (or maybe getting rid of that POS exhaust) before applying turbo. Thought this would be a good place to read up for it.

Completely in terms of mechanical knowledge, but I'm eager to learn. Don't have lofty goals of reaching 400whp or something; 180whp will do me fine. Gotta at least beat out them Caravans!



welcome to the forum man
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That engine bay is so weird compared to what I'm used to.

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I see you have the highly coveted AEM "Hot Air Intake" and the elusive washer bottle pre-heater. Interesting...

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Thanks for the welcomes. Just browsing the forums a bit makes me nervous that I am completely out of my depth. Lots of reading to do!

The first thing I have to do is to determine what, if anything, done by the previous owner I should keep. The car currently drones quite a bit even at cruising speeds. I'll probably replace it, as it is hanging poorly on the car as well.

[Edit]As for the location of the washer reservoir, I've been led to believe it's the stock location for Canadian cars. I guess that'll have to move?
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[Edit]As for the location of the washer reservoir, I've been led to believe it's the stock location for Canadian cars. I guess that'll have to move?


You'll probably want to move it, unless you want to do some kind of weird submerged externally watercooled turbro setup.
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Do the exhaust last. It is quick and easy. Otherwise you will be hearing a crazy loud exhaust for months.

Get the turbo done, the exhaust is like a 20min deal.

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