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Old 05-24-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I am from New Mexico and I just got a 2004 Ti Mazdaspeed Miata with 46k. It has the FM downpipe, exhaust, and full intake kit. The car is decently fast, is my first turbo car, and it is tuned horrendously. I do not see how the factory let it out like this. With the 6500 redline and six-speed you don't get very much time to boost. Savington's Pnp AEM EMS-4 seems like a good deal to fix that issue. What are my tuning options? Keep in mind I live in the middle of nowhere and I would have to travel 100+ miles to be anywhere near a dyno.
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Yo man, where do you live? Megasquirt it and tune it yourself!

I'm in NM as well, Taos area..
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I'm in Hobbs, so I'm pretty far away from you lol. I'm right on the Texas state line.
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If you're in the middle of nowhere get comfortable with street tuning and pick up a DIYPNP from Reverant or AEM from Andrew and tune it yourself.


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Enhanced Megasquirt all the way. It will start right up, has two levels of boost selectable with an external switch, dual maps for pump/E85, autotune so that you can tune it on the street yourself, knock control, the works. Plug and play of course, no messing with the wiring harness required. Contact me if you are interested.
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I'm in Hobbs, so I'm pretty far away from you lol. I'm right on the Texas state line.
Aww damn. You got me excited, nobody has cool miatae where I live, so i have nobody to play with =(.

Seriously though, if your far from a dyno(like I am, closest one is albuquerque - so a 2.5 hour drive for me) get a MS setup, a wbo2, and learn to tune. Guarantee you can craft a better tune than the stock POS mazdaspeed tune is.
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Having just built a ms3 setup for a mazdaspeed.... there's limited documentation out there, no basemaps and even the connectors are a bit hard to get... Very different than plugging in a mspnp in or even soldering up a DIYPNP.
I would highly recommend reverant's solution if you're not that into tinkering... This was my 4th megasquirt, 2nd ms3+ms3x setup and it still took me ~20 hours from opening the box to having a drivable tune. YMMV, but if you time is worth very much this is probably not the best car to learn to build a megasquirt on.

That said... When you get the car running, it'll be worth every minute and dollar you spent, lol. The stock ECUs in those cars are surprisingly amazingly bad.
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Welcome, Chilicharger665. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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