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Old 08-16-2008, 05:48 PM
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Getting de-noobed hurts. Break me in gently guys/gals.
My name is Nels, but my friends call me Thor.
I bought a white 91 Greddy turbo from a mechanic in southern GA about a month after I got back from almost a year in Iraq (BTW I am an air traffic controller in the Navy). It was the TD04H Mitsu turbo kit.
I wasn't too happy with the downpipe that he fabbed for it so I got the SS ebay version which turned out to be for a bigger TD05. Instead of selling it and getting a smaller downpipe, I opted to get the bigger turbo and exhaust. It has been a madhouse ever since.
I sourced the bigger turbo and manifold, made the 2.5" exhaust at a friends house, and have since been adding band aids here and there.
The car will get some dyno time someday so I don't know exact numbers. I do know that I top off (boost) at .60 hectopascals because I have 1.8L injectors and I'm sure the ECU and O2 sensor have something to do with it, too.
I, like the rest of the Miata community, am saving my pennies for a PNP MS. I can't get over how comprehensive the system is. I am salivating just thinking about it...
Some other things that I've done, upgraded the clutch to a Centerforce DF, swapped out the rear end for another open diff (I was up against the ropes on that story, needed the car to drive to work and it was all I could do to find something to get it rolling again. I am trying to find a cheap LSD, I am).
Got a set of Kazera wheels, looks nice. You know what, you should just check out my CD site, it is less work for me and you get to see pics http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3020917.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that I have been lurking for a while and respect your opinions and will value any that you share. I love my car and I love having you guys here as a resource.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:25 PM
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WTF is a hectopascal?

... and put your location in you profie. Welcome.
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Decent intro...Sam didn't rape you, you've done well. Pics and normal units of measuring boost...;D
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:08 PM
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which to us dumb folks is psi
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You should have changed your shock boots -- RATTY *** BOOTS
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:26 PM
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Well, I guess I thought I knew this but I guess not. I know from working hand in hand with the military weather guessers that barometric pressure is normally measured in hectopascals and even kilopascals.
My turbo timer has a boost gauge built into it and it shows hPa's. Is it just not used in Miatas in general or what?
I know when it was first installed it pissed me off that I didn't know exactly what PSI I was running, so I made a diagram and installed it next to the timer. I run almost 9 PSI.
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Originally Posted by LOLA - 92 View Post
You should have changed your shock boots -- RATTY *** BOOTS
*Blushes* You saw that? How embarassing...
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I like your wheels, welcome to the forum
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