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Old 05-16-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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Well, I used to spend a lot of time lurking here with my 1996 BEGi/DIY turbo setup:









But I sold the Miata in 2010 when I was 22 to buy a racebike.





Then I sold the racebike to buy a house, and meanwhile got my first brand new car.





But I was only driving it 4,000 miles per year and paying $300/month for the privilege which I recently realized was stupid, so I sold the BRZ and now I'm back with a Miata.




It's a 2001 Special Edition (#2114/3000 for the m.net types) with only 51k miles on it. I'm thinking it will eventually get a turbo, most likely just an FM Voodoo to keep it simple and reliable. Anyway, I'll go back to lurking now.
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welcome back.
some of us are old enough to remember you

*edit: you should know better than to consider the doodoo box

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Sup buddy. y u no TSE turbo :'(
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Where are you in Wisconsin? I am searching for a new miata and the prices seem to be staggeringly high right now for anything worth looking at. Clean find Sam.
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Sup buddy. y u no TSE turbo :'(
I need to be able to pass OBDII emissions testing, I thought that would be the simplest way? I'm open to more robust solutions.
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I need to be able to pass OBDII emissions testing, I thought that would be the simplest way? I'm open to more robust solutions.
Swap back to stock exhaust, ecu, and injectors when you need to do emissions testing.
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Where are you in Wisconsin? I am searching for a new miata and the prices seem to be staggeringly high right now for anything worth looking at. Clean find Sam.
I'm in West Allis, but I drove all the way to Rochester, MN to get the car because the local search wasn't very promising. I paid $7200 for this 51k stock 1-owner car that was never driven in winters.
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Swap back to stock exhaust, ecu, and injectors when you need to do emissions testing.
I'm wanting more of a set it and forget it 200ish whp setup. Maybe I'll change my mind by the time I'm ready to pull the trigger.
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UPDATE: That TSE stuff looks awesome.
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I'm in West Allis, but I drove all the way to Rochester, MN to get the car because the local search wasn't very promising. I paid $7200 for this 51k stock 1-owner car that was never driven in winters.
West Allis, nice, I'm up in Grafton. Thats what I'm seeing, my radius is increasing further and further. If you get boosted I might need to barter some beer for a ride. I haven't been in a turbo miata yet.
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Ugh. Sam's back, quality control bot active.
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I dunno what that means, but is it funnier knowing that I'm actually a Quality Manager?
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I need to be able to pass OBDII emissions testing, I thought that would be the simplest way? I'm open to more robust solutions.
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UPDATE: That TSE stuff looks awesome.
So what most people do now a days is run a MS3 of some sort for their ecu. When it comes to emissions they simply wire open the wastegate, plug in the stock ecu and injectors. Then go test that way. The new TSE turbo setup with an EFR is extremely baller. It is probably just about the best of the best you can get for a Miata when it all gets finished. The one issue is that you cannot wire open the wastegate. Since the EFR has a new IWG design that allows the flapper to hit the turbine wheel. So if you are running the TSE setup you will have to swap back to the stock exhaust. After your first time you should be able to do it quickly. I have customers in Cali who can do the swap in less then 2 hours. It is an annoying thing to do, but works and gives you a better setup over.

The order that you should do stuff is as following.

1. Go get your emissions testing so it buys you a year or two, not sure how long it lasts where you live.
2. Buy a MS3. Either get a MSPNP-PRO, a MS3X from Braineack, or a MSLabs ecu from TSE. Also buy a wideband O2 sensor. Install them NA and learn to tune.
3. Buy FlowForce injectors from TSE or Amazon and retune fuel.
4. Install a FM1 clutch.
5. Install a turbo setup of your choice.
6. Profit!

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I dunno what that means, but is it funnier knowing that I'm actually a Quality Manager?
Do you remember Philip? He was the original owner who then sold the site to Rick. Several years later Rick then sold the site to Internet Brands who are our new corporate overlords. Braineack changed Ricks account to be named Quality Control Bot. QCB comes around whenever someone is saying or being stupid.
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Genuinely helpful, thanks!

Does anyone know if 18psi is ordering a trick TSE setup that he'll be parting out shortly?
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That's on Wednesdays. It's only Tuesday young grasshopper
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