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Old 04-15-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Im currently in a miata 1992 with what I'm assuming to be a seized main bearing. I found myself a local deal on a 01 engine, and with dreams of having a 1.8, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. I know I've got some work ahead of me, but big projects are sorta my style. I'm happy to be on this forum, and hopefully I don't waste too many peoples time. BTW, residing in Cleveland Ohio.
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Welcome, put your location in your profile.

Any plans after the '01 swap?
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Welcome.

Got plans to control the VVT?
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Ill get to fixing my profile soon, but as for future plans.
DIY turbo

and as for vvt.
get it running without any control over the vvt. Hopefully for a short time until I can afford either a 99 head, or a hydra. This is my current dilema. Whether I should stick with the 01 head, or grab a hydra, and tune from there. The reason I'm partially reluctant with going straight to the 99 head and running a MSPNP is that I'm new into the ecu tuning area of cars. I think the Hydra has more potential, and I can really get to understand and tinker with different things and what works. Any opinions?
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I don't know anything about VVT, but I figure the only reason to go Hydra over the MSPNP is if you absolutely must have control of the VVT (if Hydra does that). If it does, and it's worth the price difference to you, by all means go for it. I have a hard time believing that the Hydra's any easier to use or will allow you to tinker with more than the MS. The MS isn't perfect, sure, but most of us here only use a fraction of its features and our cars run fine.

short answer - what gompers said.
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Adaptronic will control the VVT, I believe.
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Adaptronic will control the VVT, I believe.
Yes, Adaptronics will do it for much less money than the hydra.
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I appreciate that, boy these forums do wonders for making decisions. My target is in the 280hp range, I doubt I'll be interested in much above that, so like most of you said, The MS should do the trick. I've done some searching and found that the vvt is basically useless once a turbo is thrown on there. Again thanks, hopefully i'll be able to help out some other people like you all did for me.
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So you got your 10 posts, started out once a day or so, but now most of them in the last hour. What do you want to buy?
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i really need to buy an intake manifold, I have everything sitting in my garage, and a member is selling one in my area. I wish I could contribute more than bullshit to the forum.
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And thanks for giving me the excuse to reply to you... twice.
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No problem! Figured something had peaked your interest! At least it wasn't a WTS thread.
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My target is in the 280hp range
Why do you think you need that much power?

A '92 Miata, if you're new to such cars, will be very fun to drive with 200. easy-to-obtain HP than with 280 high-maintenance HP.
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Why do you think you need that much power?

A '92 Miata, if you're new to such cars, will be very fun to drive with 200. easy-to-obtain HP than with 280 high-maintenance HP.

I've had this problem with a few cars by now. Its the bug that makes you go big or go home. To be honest, I appreciate comments like this, it helps me keep my goals in sight. The 280hp mark is just a final goal, Im going to be far below that for most of my experience with the car. I like to buy and make stuff right the first time because I really don't have the money to waste on intermediate parts. i.e. a greddy turbo kit. I know I'm going to want more power than that in the long haul, so I might as well not waste my time with it. As for tuning, I enjoy that. I'm a mechanical engineer, I ALMOST like working on the car more than driving it... almost
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1. the crossover from moderate power streetable to high power unstreetable is around 250 rwhp. choose wisely.

2. in several years, even an engineer gets tired of constantly working on a car.

3. solution: get a backup car or two!
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1. the crossover from moderate power streetable to high power unstreetable is around 250 rwhp. choose wisely.

2. in several years, even an engineer gets tired of constantly working on a car.

3. solution: get a backup car or two!
Advice taken.
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