josey_gt's NA and wifey's ride =D - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-31-2011, 01:28 AM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
Total Cats: 0
Default josey_gt's NA and wifey's ride =D

hey everyone! just wanted to introduce myself. im a 26 yr old pediatric rn in the northeast. me and my girl (also a pediatric nurse) have always been mazda lovers from the get go. we both have mx6's modded up to nose besides boost. never had experience with boost until recently. she bought me my NA this past january from a middle aged guy who's uncle passed away recently. he didnt drive it so out it went... for $800 with 109k on the clock and stock everything.

PS: we're no mechanics by any means. we just love cars and love figuring out how they work. looking forward to meeting alot of you and learning more about boost and other things about the miata.

currently what's on the car:

rota torques wrapped in yokohama's
jdm tein hr coilovers
hdhcdd

waiting for install:
rats back front and rear lips
borla exhaust
greddy turbo kit
cxracing intercooler kit
ms2
rx7 460cc injectors
walbro 255

im not looking for crazy power on the car. just a little more than it has. looking to boost around 6-7 psi, nothing more. ive always wanted a miata (which is why my gf got it for me). we both love our cars and modding them (which is how we met 7 yrs ago). anywho. on to the pics. some from our work on her new car, our older (still got them) cars and the miata. the wrx and miata pics are from a detail session we had this past weekend. tiring but totally worth it!

our current babies






birthday gift `=D






new project jdm ej with 22k on it ($1400) in a mint shell we picked up for $500 `=D




some detailing pics from this past weekend
subaru wrx before..







crappy paint =(








headlights AFTER RESTORE!! YAY!!




left side `=)


card DONE!












tail looks like a new car. legit..!


trunk shines like a new car!!


MIATA TIME! dont mind the front bumper. thats gettinga respray next week `=D i didnt even touch it during the detailing process.. its coming off when the intercooler goes in...

old paint..

trunk looks like shoit..!


yuck `=(




double yuck! black crap all over the lock assembly!!


same thing with the gas tank door area


josey_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2011, 01:28 AM   #2
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
Total Cats: 0
Default

more pics!

AFTER!!!

















josey_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 02:07 AM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: El Paso, TX
Posts: 16
Total Cats: 0
Default

damm it cleaned up pretty well, love the wrx looks really clean
guillo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 03:51 AM   #4
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
Total Cats: 0
Default

Thanks bro! Trying to keep them both cleannn
josey_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 04:29 AM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Welcome to the Greddied NA club.

Let me nitpick your setup a bit.

- Borla exhaust. Specifics? What size piping and what type of muffler?
- Intercooler, same. Specs?
- MS2, why?
- 255 isn't necessary

A Greddy with those supporting mods (opened exhaust, EMS, 460s, FMIC) is good for a bit of power. Why limit yourself to 6-7 psi? I've been running 14 through my 1.6 for years now (knock on wood).
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 09:39 AM   #6
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,835
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

*sniff* *sniff*


what's that smell?
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 11:52 PM   #7
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
Welcome to the Greddied NA club.

Let me nitpick your setup a bit.

- Borla exhaust. Specifics? What size piping and what type of muffler?
- Intercooler, same. Specs?
- MS2, why?
- 255 isn't necessary

A Greddy with those supporting mods (opened exhaust, EMS, 460s, FMIC) is good for a bit of power. Why limit yourself to 6-7 psi? I've been running 14 through my 1.6 for years now (knock on wood).
nitpick away bro! im here to learn and most definitely will and can take criticism!
as for your questions..

- Borla exhaust. Specifics? What size piping and what type of muffler?
--> i have a 2.25" midpipe post cat with a brand new magnaflow cat to go with it. the borla part is just the muffler. (pics on request)
- Intercooler, same. Specs?
--> intercooler is a cxracing intercooler 12x8x7
- MS2, why?
--> a buddy of mine has a spare ms v2.2 sitting around and said i can have it if i have a use for it. im currently chatting up stratified on my other forum (mx6.com) and russ from diyautotune trying to build a break out box for it so i can pretty much make a pnp out of it. i mean, i also would like to learn the advantages of having on the fly tuning capabilities. again, here to learn that stuff..
- 255 isn't necessary
--> i didnt think so, but that's what's on my mx6 now and thought maybe the miata could use the same. is the 190 enough? or will the stock pump (strong and has about 20k miles on it) be enough?

lastly, to answer your question on why limit the power... im a full time nurse and the mx6 is down at the moment due to a busted hydraulic tensioner and dont have the time to strip the timing at the moment to fix it so the miata is my daily. i just didnt want to start breaking things and am trying to keep it as reliable as possible whilst adding a little kick to its current 95whp state.

hope that answers some of your questions
josey_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2011, 11:52 PM   #8
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
*sniff* *sniff*


what's that smell?
noob?
josey_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 02:46 AM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by josey_gt View Post
nitpick away bro! im here to learn and most definitely will and can take criticism!
Cool.

The exhaust will be restrictive. Check out enthuzacar.com for some higher-flowing options. You'll want to replace the abominable Greddy downpipe too. Member "ARtech" (sp?) and bellengineering.com are your best bets there.

12x8x7?

MS v2.2 sounds like an MS1 to me, but I'm the furthest thing from an MS expert on the whole board. If that MS is set up for something other than a Miata you're likely going to have to modify it at the component level to get it to work with your car. Might be better off starting a new MS from scratch, buying an MSPNP, or buying one from a member here made to your specs/needs.

The stock fuel pump, if it's healthy, is good to go for your needs. A 190 is plenty if you want to just go ahead and replace it. Have a dremel ready for the install as you'll need to trim the funnel off of the carrier.

If reliability is your goal, I'd be looking into replacements for the weak 1.6 rear end. An open 1.8 rear is the cheapest but TorSen is nicer. It isn't the engine I'd be worried about. If I had to absolutely make sure my engine lasted I'd turn my boost down to 10-12 psi.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 04:39 AM   #10
Junior Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Makakilo
Posts: 444
Total Cats: 0
Default

If it's possible, can you post a few more shots of the Subaru's headlights? It helps in the diagnosis of your Miata. 50-100 more cell phone quality shots would be ideal really.
r808 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 10:24 AM   #11
I'm Miserable!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: albany, ga
Posts: 1,869
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
MS v2.2 sounds like an MS1 to me, but I'm the furthest thing from an MS expert on the whole board. If that MS is set up for something other than a Miata you're likely going to have to modify it at the component level to get it to work with your car. Might be better off starting a new MS from scratch, buying an MSPNP, or buying one from a member here made to your specs/needs.
v2.2 is pcb version and can have a MS1\2\3 chip running on it
Techsalvager is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 10:43 AM   #12
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Ah, thanks. See? That's why I bought a PNP. I suck at MS.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 01:33 PM   #13
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
Ah, thanks. See? That's why I bought a PNP. I suck at MS.
lol no worries.

as for the intercooler, sorry. i meant to type 12x8 i had put 12x7 and deleted it and it didnt seem to delete (was on the ipad..)
josey_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 03:12 PM   #14
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southlake,Texas
Posts: 3,251
Total Cats: 17
Default

Where are the hot nurse pics?

Male and female please.
Bond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 03:25 PM   #15
Senior Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Yamato Japan
Posts: 692
Total Cats: 26
Default

+1 pics or ban.

And please get rid of that HORRIFIC bumper on the mx6 on the right. Otherwise, cars aren't bad.
tasty danish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #16
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tasty danish View Post
+1 pics or ban.

And please get rid of that HORRIFIC bumper on the mx6 on the right. Otherwise, cars aren't bad.
Winter did that for me.. New kit going on soon as I take care of the tensioner.

As for pics. We'll see.
josey_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #17
Senior Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Yamato Japan
Posts: 692
Total Cats: 26
Default

If i wasn't honest it'd mean I didn't love you.
tasty danish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 04:53 PM   #18
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 23
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tasty danish View Post
If i wasn't honest it'd mean I didn't love you.
But of course!
josey_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2011, 05:00 PM   #19
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: TN
Posts: 328
Total Cats: 4
Default

Damn it where is my $500 subie!
southernmx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15x10 - 15x11 6UL @ 949 Racing emilio700 Wheels and Tires 151 06-02-2017 03:36 PM
Old guy buys old Miata b&t Meet and Greet 3 09-22-2015 10:32 AM
Twitchy car (tail happy problem) bigben Race Prep 16 09-11-2015 04:41 PM
Obligatory "N00B" post! D_Breezy Meet and Greet 5 09-08-2015 06:37 PM
New here, saying hi, here's what I'm workin with. SuperSneakySecretSquirrel Meet and Greet 5 09-06-2015 09:30 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 AM.