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Old 03-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #1
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hey everyone, I just bought my first miata. I needed a everyday car that was fun to drive. I have always been into mustangs for the past few years. I am not as fimiliar with the miata as i should be. So I plan on doing more reading and searching.

Anyways here is some info, its a 93 with AC and PS. 230K, the guy "said" the engine has been over hauled (timing belt and I think new head).
its got sparco wheels, KYB AGX shocks/struts,unknown springs, Strut bar, aftermarket turn signals, Magnaflow exhaust, and im sure some other stuff.

Its a fun car but I would like to have around 150ish so a turbo is in the near future.

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Welcome to the board. You are definitely going to want more then 150hp. But if you did want to say at 150hp, a basic greddy turbo kit will get you there right out of the box. It's just costly to upgrade.
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What mods does the Cobra have?
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
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yea im looking at doing something on a small budget, and keeping the power somewhat low. It is my primary car, and i still want some decent mpg. lol
Ive looked at the Greddy kit and the Shanghai-S with the "china charger" haha that still cracks me up..

Honestly i know that kit is on the lower quality side, but i kinda just want a turbo car(never had one) and add 40-60 hp.. My only question i havent found yet, is if i run a Rising Rate Fuel Management thing and a megasquirt would this be all i need. Or could i just run a bipes acu(I know this is more of a bandaid). Keeping in mind i only want to run 5-7 pounds, and maybe intercooled later down the road.. Most of the board seems really leaning towards the megasquirt or a compete ecu takeover sorta thing..

Cobra has 2.76 upper,Steg. Stage 4 port, Mafia, Boost a Pump, JLT Rai, Spec Alum Flywheel, Spec 2+ Clutch, UPR Firewall adjuster,LDC freeplay mod,UPR X pipe,Magnaflow CB,Dynojet Wideband, Speedhut Gauges, Poly subframe, diff, control arm bushings, Diff brace

It put down just over 500. about 13-14lbs of boost.
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Port? Stiegemeier? What size pulley? RWHP?

Wanna run a C5 Z06?
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:38 PM   #6
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If you go with a megasquirt you won't need the rising rate fuel pressure regulator. Well, what you should do is get a basic kit (Greddy or Shangahi - personally I'd do the shanghai), get a megasquirt, then pick up some larger injectors (300cc ish). You can get used injectors for cheap. Tune it up and then enjoy it.
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As of now ive got some new tires and wheels on the way. My current tire setup doest hook very well.. Honestly i havent ran many people with my current mods. Ive wanted to see how i would do up against a stock/mildly modded z06.

Cool yea im going to keep looking in the classfieds and craigs. Also DIYautotune is like 5 miles from my house. I need to give them a call..
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Its a fun car but I would like to have around 150ish so a turbo is in the near future.
I support newbs with realistic goals and ability to search.

You will be a welcome addition here.
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As of now ive got some new tires and wheels on the way. My current tire setup doest hook very well.. Honestly i havent ran many people with my current mods. Ive wanted to see how i would do up against a stock/mildly modded z06.

Cool yea im going to keep looking in the classfieds and craigs. Also DIYautotune is like 5 miles from my house. I need to give them a call..
Word, my C5 is officially faster than leatherface24's shitpile.
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DIYautotune 5 minutes away... lucky. They tuned my MSPNP and I'm a happy customer.

You read the FAQ, right?

Welcome to the board. 150hp is a nice "starter" goal, you'll want more. Especially once you figure out that with a MS, injectors, and capable hardware, 230+ is within reach.
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As of now ive got some new tires and wheels on the way. My current tire setup doest hook very well.. Honestly i havent ran many people with my current mods. Ive wanted to see how i would do up against a stock/mildly modded z06.

Cool yea im going to keep looking in the classfieds and craigs. Also DIYautotune is like 5 miles from my house. I need to give them a call..
I would highly recommend that you check out the MegaSquirt MegaMeet at Road Atlanta at the end of April. All the guys from DIY will be there and a ton of boosted miata people. Also FM will be at the event.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:32 PM   #12
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yea ive been doin lots of reading I hope i can get off work because I really need to attend that event.. My bank account might not like me.

I do love how stuff for the miata is somewhat cheaper for aftermarket parts. If i did pumps and injectors for my cobra im looking at $1k lol
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Well there are half as many injectors

Probably the best thing you'll discover is that working on this car is ridiculously easy.
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^Kind of funny, I thought the opposite. My DW injectors were $400 for 4. My brand new 30lb'ers for the 5.0 were $125 for eight.
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Dude. I saw your miata @ wild wings tonight! I just bought an NB today. Sell me your wheels! XD
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hey yea i saw there for a few hours. Yea the wheels are the only decent thing on that car lol
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