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Old 03-12-2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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i've had a miata for about 2 years now, but just got around to modifying it.

someone told me that a guy named paul in this group has a 1.8 running over 300hp with stock internals. i would like to see this guys setup so i can get some hints on how to do the same.

can someone guide me in the right direction?
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:25 PM   #2
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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holy crap. didnt realize i could do that. okay. i'll try doing the search thing...but i have realized i am really horrible at it. so if you happen to know his cardomain or website, just do a quick cut and paste for me please.

thank you for the tip
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Damn, wish someone would cut and paste me my ideal turbo build, so my stock 1.6 diff doesn't explode.

Use the search, learn...
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:53 PM   #5
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just found it. much easier when you actually find out you can search by users who started a thread. lol
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holy crap. didnt realize i could do that. okay. i'll try doing the search thing...but i have realized i am really horrible at it. so if you happen to know his cardomain or website, just do a quick cut and paste for me please.

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i've had a miata for about 2 years now, but just got around to modifying it.

someone told me that a guy named paul in this group has a 1.8 running over 300hp with stock internals. i would like to see this guys setup so i can get some hints on how to do the same.

can someone guide me in the right direction?
I hope you don't think that you need 300rwhp to go fast in a Miata ..... Paul's car has a LOT of custom work. If you plan for 200 - 250 then you will be plenty happy.
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well i dont really have a goal right now. just taking it step by step, but i want to set a goal in the near future for how much i want. right now im just looking for a good ECM so i can put a 99 head on my car, and get it running right before i do forced induction
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I'd love to have 300hp in the future, but believe me, it's not necessary. I have a bit over 200 and my car's a blast to drive (IMHO..) and has embarrassed many a Mustang owner who underestimated what a Miata can do..

Purely IMHO, but I wouldn't go straight from 100ish to 300 all at once, work your way up and learn the car. I've been driving on 240 hp for a while now and the thought of 311 (like Paul makes) still makes me a little nervous.
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I'd love to have 300hp in the future, but believe me, it's not necessary. I have a bit over 200 and my car's a blast to drive (IMHO..) and has embarrassed many a Mustang owner who underestimated what a Miata can do..

Purely IMHO, but I wouldn't go straight from 100ish to 300 all at once, work your way up and learn the car. I've been driving on 240 hp for a while now and the thought of 311 (like Paul makes) still makes me a little nervous.
kotomile, you wouldnt happen to be the guy off miata enthusiasts on myspace running the 16psi on the red 1.6 would you?

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Old 03-13-2009, 10:22 PM   #14
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15 psi, yes.

Edit - Just in case it looks like I'm posting conflicting information between here and the myface, I would still get the 3" exhaust because eventually you will reach the point where you're glad you bought it, if not right away. Why buy an expensive 2.5" exhaust and then later need a 3" when you could've just bought the 3" to begin with?

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well the gf just bought me corksport drift exhaust for my birthday, so i guess its going on the car until i buy the enthuza. :/
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