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Old 07-10-2016, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default New Guy, Turbo NA - Feedback on my experience from MT.net so far.

Hey everyone. Just wanted to share my car and introduce myself.
I initially had this posted below my photos, but I have brought it to the top as I think it is more important at the moment.

Now, I just want to ask you guys something. Being a brand new member, I already knew the reputation of this forum for not tolerating dumb questions. While I don't necessarily think that turning away newbies with rudeness is the right way, I get it. There are other forums to go to (m.net, cr, etc). However, I have found my welcome to be.. frankly rude. I don't find myself to be the typical CR idiot, and I've asked no stupid questions, I've said nothing rude/been a dick and yet here I am sitting with -8 rep. And I just joined last night.

My number one downvoted post is a post giving praise to the trackspeed kit, and saying how impressed I was with the kit as apposed to other offerings. Does this seriously warrant people downvoting me? And my thread about the Xida spring rates. It is a simple question, worth discussing, as there is very little reading material to be done. The alternative would be to call Emilio, but I would like to hear from others who actually own the product and have first hand experience. Even a joke/offtopic thread about someones daughter. I reply to it with some a positive/joking post. Keep in mind this is in the OFF TOPIC section. And it gets downvoted.

I have to say, coming into this forum I already prepared myself for rude replies and comments. However, I'm blown away. Am I being downvoted just because I have low post count, and people assume that means that the user is a CR-*** kind of user? I'm just a bit disappointed at my "welcome". I don't ask for any hand holding, and I don't expect to get any. I came here from other forums to join in more advanced and serious dialogue, as apposed to the at times immature culture of clubroadster. I enjoy the high level technical conversation that goes on around here, and I love reading and soaking up the information. I have learned quite a bit from this forum from just reading. But as feedback to this forum from a new member, if this is just the "norm" here it is disappointing. I feel that turning away new members and disincentivize them from participating is sad.




Here it is, in it's unfinished pride and glory.






Goals
You'll find more about this in the build thread I am writing up. Ultimately, it is a street car meant for canyon use. I have always been a giant fan of Group B, and have been building this car with them in mind. Obviously this car could never come close to a real group B car in terms of speed, power, and prestige, and that's not what I'm going for. I have set up the interior as a full interior, very spartan. I referenced Porsche 911's, the Lancia 037 Stradale, and Stratos interiors. I ultimately want to get the thrill of the turbocharged engine with supreme handling, and use the car on the roads I like. Imagine a twisty curvy decently paved road, through heavy tree scape/forest and fog(Humboldt County), lighting up the trees with exhaust and turbo noises. It's glorious.

Currently the car looks like: (Yes, i have fenders! And a hardtop!)
Interior
1.6 Black Dash Swap, both airbags defeated
Black carpet with black DIY leather door cards.
Lots of shiny revlimiter bits.
Recaro Profi's on Garagestar Rails with Schroth 6 Point's
Thermotec Cool-It Matt, Thermotec Fiberglass heat suppressor replaced the stock foam under the carpet.
Soft top Removed (I run my hardtop 90% of the time.)

Bracing
DIY Roadster Door Bars
Blackbird Fabworx GT3 Rollbar
Garagestar Fender Braces
FM Frame Rails w/ Butterfly Brace

Suspension
949 Racing Xida
949 Racing Endlinks
Flyin Miata Sway Bars
Enkei RPF1 15x8 +28 / Dunlop Direzza ZII 205/55/15

Engine
Fresh >50K mile JDM Engine
Surfaces cleaned, carbon cleaned, compression and leak down test at less than 1% per cylinder.
Timing belt, water bump, seals replaced.
Flyin' Miata Happy Meal - Stage 1 Clutch with 10lb Flywheel

Turbo
FM DIY Turbo Kit, GT2560R
HKS SSQV VTA
FIC 650CC
Enthuza Turbo Racer 3"

Engine Management
Haltech Elite 750 w/ boomslang PNP harness.

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Very nice.
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Very nice.
Thank you.
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I actually thought it was strange. I read your posts, and I really don't think they warranted any negative props.

Just don't take it too personally. Keep your head up, keep asking questions you think need to be asked to further your knowlege and build, and ignore the flak. flack? flac? whatever.
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After looking through your posts, it looks like just a rogue dick giving you neg props.
In have some constructive feedback for you and a short lesson on MT.net psychology.
Don't complain about neg props. That's the best way to ensure you get more.
Don't lecture us on how mean we are. Any meanness almost always starts out as useful feedback that ends up hurting somebody's feelings/pride. There is no crying in the breastmilk here, and we do not like to keep company with whiners.
We don't tolerate laziness or stupidity in general because we want this forum to continue to be a place of accurate information full of smart people.
You probably got some neg props because you posted several comments just a few minutes apart with no intro thread.
That usually means somebody is spamming in order to have enough posts to use our classifieds.
We don't tolerate that either.
I don't see anything stupid in your posts and you are on the right track with your car, so please be our guest and let us get to know you the right way.
Is this going to be your build thread as well?
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I also read them all. Some of them do come across as spam posts. That's all I was able to see. What I have learned is that, save replies for information or actual experience. Your monster negi-cat post about the TrackSpeed kit, was based on nothing. You said you have a FM kit, but the TrackSpeed kit was amazeballs, without purchasing one. In other words, a useless, spam type post. Stop doing that.

The learning curve is steep here. Don't take it too personally. Start a build thread, stick relevant issues.

Oh ueah, don't start a new thread for every single question.
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You posted 14 times in less than a day. That tends to be newbies trying to get their post count up to post a for sale ad. We have VERY low tolerance for that kind of crap.

Take your time, and read more than post. We aren't all blabbermouths like Braineak and 18psi.
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Haha, I think Aidan is trying to top them both.
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If you post a lot when you first show up people will assume you are spamming to get in the for sale section. Surprised you weren't banned. Vlad must have been asleep.

You're post was negged because as Ryan said it was pointless. Added nothing to the conversation, and looked spammy. Do you see where that came from?

Nobody is nice here. We are all ********. Look what we do to each others mail.
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I actually thought it was strange. I read your posts, and I really don't think they warranted any negative props.

Just don't take it too personally. Keep your head up, keep asking questions you think need to be asked to further your knowlege and build, and ignore the flak. flack? flac? whatever.
Thanks for that. Much appreciated. Yeah I didn't know how to spell that word haha.

In reply to all, I get how the many posts by a new user come off as spammy to get into the classified section. I guess I was just very enthusiastic. Thanks for the feedback, pretty much exactly what I was looking for out of this thread.
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You posted 14 times in less than a day. That tends to be newbies trying to get their post count up to post a for sale ad. We have VERY low tolerance for that kind of crap.

Take your time, and read more than post. We aren't all blabbermouths like Braineak and 18psi.
No, just blabberbutts
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I too am pretty much in the same boat as you. I have neg cats because ?
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I too am pretty much in the same boat as you. I have neg cats because ?
Because you can't read. That's why.
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Some people don't like you and/or your posts.
No one cares how you feel about it. Deal with it.

On another note,

Welcome to the forum
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Because you can't read. That's why.
I can't read? What can I not read?
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Some people don't like you and/or your posts.
No one cares how you feel about it. Deal with it.

On another note,

Welcome to the forum
Thanks 18psi, I've seen a lot you a lot around these parts lol. Thanks for the welcome.

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I can't read? What can I not read?
Please don't do this in my thread lol.
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Please don't do this in my thread lol.
You will soon find out you don't have a say in this.
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sounds like you've a good start and a decent plan, I'm just kinda curious why you went with Haltech
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sounds like you've a good start and a decent plan, I'm just kinda curious why you went with Haltech
I haven't fully committed to it yet. My tuner recommended it over the Megasquirt due to it supposedly being easier for him to tune. He offers a steep discount on it. With his discount, the Haltech 750 with the Harness was about the same price as the MS3x. He's a damn good tuner, and well recognized locally. I'm learning here and there, but I am no where near confident to tune my car.

I guess it's up to the internet to change my mind
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The usual internet argument is that you will have more support online for MS. But haltech is a good ECU and if you don't plan on tuning it yourself do what your tuner recommends.
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