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Old 06-10-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
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Hi, my name is Spencer, I drive a 1990 Miata and I'm currently in the middle trying to make ms3x start my car so I can get to swapping my built 1.6 for boost. Anyways, here's a couple pictures of my car, and maybe someone can guide me to getting my car to start.



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Here's my current tune, and I'll go ahead and admit I'm new at this so I pretty much have no idea what I'm doing.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site! Can't help ya with the MS question, check out the subforum
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I guess some more info about my car would be nice. It's currently got 222k on the completely stock short nose 1.6, so it's super tired and awfully slow. Currently I'm in the process of putting in a built 1.6 (wiseco pistons, Manley rods, stock head) with a gt2871r, artech manifold and dp and run on ms3x. I'm hoping to make around 280 to the wheels but for me anything more than the power I'm at right now would be incredible.
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Built 1.6?

Why do you hate us so much?
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280 to the wheels in a 1.6 with a stock head is... optimistic. Other than that, it sounds like you have acquired some good parts. Pics of what you've got?
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280 to the wheels in a 1.6 with a stock head is... optimistic. Other than that, it sounds like you have acquired some good parts. Pics of what you've got?
Still waiting for the manifold and downpipe from artech. But I guess the head isn't completely stock, I have hks 264s in it
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Suspension? It doesn't look like it's leaning like a stock 222k mile suspension would be.
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Suspension? It doesn't look like it's leaning like a stock 222k mile suspension would be.
It's on bc coils
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Built 1.6?

Why do you hate us so much?
It's a 1.6 because it's what I had planned on doing and was already in the process of rebuilding. It wasn't going to be a full build, but plans change and I got a better job and stuff and was able to afford to do way more stuff than I had originally planned.

I know everyone's gonna dog on me for choosing a 1.6, but it's what I wanted and it'll make plenty enough power for what I need.
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I know everyone's gonna dog on me for choosing a 1.6, but it's what I wanted
You are right about everyone ******* you about the 1.6, but this forum has a decidedly pro-freedom slant. Pretty much everyone is going to say that you should have just spent the money for cams on a BP, but if the 1.6 is what you want, then so be it.
You are using some quality parts for your build. Good luck!
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Haha cams was the other guy, I would have made a joke except this is the meet-n-greet section so I'll play nice.

I would recommend that you either: #1 swap the built motor in with the stock ECU or #2 configure and tune the MS with the stock engine before the swap. You want to make sure everything is good for the break-in process.
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Welcome to the forum. I won't hate your engine choice.
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This guy is claiming 241 to the wheels on his stock 1.6 https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...ust-etc-79672/. He seems to be getting a little antsy, so maybe he'd sell you that blinged out exhaust. I am curious as to what you end up making on that thing.
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Haha cams was the other guy, I would have made a joke except this is the meet-n-greet section so I'll play nice.

I would recommend that you either: #1 swap the built motor in with the stock ECU or #2 configure and tune the MS with the stock engine before the swap. You want to make sure everything is good for the break-in process.
I'm working on getting the ms working on the stock motor right now.
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This guy is claiming 241 to the wheels on his stock 1.6 https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...ust-etc-79672/. He seems to be getting a little antsy, so maybe he'd sell you that blinged out exhaust. I am curious as to what you end up making on that thing.
I'm really interested in what this thing's gonna make too. I do need an exhaust, but I'll probably just have a friend of mine that welds just build me one.
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