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Old 02-02-2015, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default New Miata owner from the Detroit area, saying Hi.

Hi everyone, my name is Shiv.

A while back I had the pleasure of owning a 94 M Edition Miata. It was Montego Blue Mica and had 130k miles on it. It was my first love, and since getting rid of it due to some family issues, I have been looking for a replacement ever since.

In comes my new Miata - a 2000 Red LS, with 37k, a FM VooDoo II turbo kit, Vmaxx springs, and a few other mods.

So far from what I've read on the forums, I've realized that the VooDoo box is not too liked around these parts, and I'm hoping to possibly upgrade to MS next summer, after I gather more knowledge.

I also read up on the idle droop issue I have been experiencing, and seems like a common problem with the 00' NBs. I'm hoping to remedy this issue in the near future, as Im sure the solution is in on of the forum threads.

Anyway, just wanted to "de-noob" myself and say Hi. As a new turbocharged car owner, I am excited about the many aspects of my Miata I will learn about here, as well as possibly meetup with some fellow enthusiasts who happen to be in the Greater Detroit area.

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Welcome to the forum!

Photos of Blue or Red miata?

Do you own a cat ?
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:52 PM   #3
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I do have one photo of the red Miata, but it's not the best...

http://i.imgur.com/KH130xt.jpg


This is my original love - the 94 M edition.

http://imgur.com/a/I6dc2

And I used to have a Kitty - his name is Melvin. You?
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I do have one photo of the red Miata, but it's not the best...

http://i.imgur.com/KH130xt.jpg


This is my original love - the 94 M edition.

http://imgur.com/a/I6dc2

And I used to have a Kitty - his name is Melvin. You?
should of linked the red miata img in your first post. Too funny.

I has a kitteh name Kisses. Shes a princess meow.
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:04 PM   #5
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Welcome to the site.

We have tons of Turbo Miatas around the metro area. Help is never hard to find.
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Welcome to the site.

We have tons of Turbo Miatas around the metro area. Help is never hard to find.
Thanks! I actually just posted on your "slowest turbo miata" thread. It was an awesome read. My offer for a beer and ride still stands. Once...this pile of snow disappears haha

Mike - let's see a picture of Kisses ey
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I saw. Currently in a rut with no motivation to finish up with what i need to do with the red car. Hopefully come summer time i can get it back on the road without burning it down.

We gotta get you off the doodoo box for sure though. lol
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Haha some time away always helps. That's what I'm telling myself right now before I revisit my stupid idle problem once it's warmer. And you're right, the voodoo box will have to come off at some point. Just trying to make it run right before I get in too deep haha

Are the miatas your DD? The snow is currently halfway up my door right now.
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What's snow? Here's a 70*F hello for you, haha.

Welcome to the forum. Yes, MS is the common language here when it comes to engine management. The support level here is the best reason to go that way.

We're glad to have you here.
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Ahhh to see 70 would be bliss.

And thank you, everyone seems very kind here. Here's a picture of the engine bay, which I assume you have seen all too often and a picture of the exterior which admittingly, is not very flattering.

Once again, happy to be here and learn.
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App crashed on me. Here's the exterior.
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Hello fellow FM2 Metro Detroiter I see fancy Cadillac CTS [V?] and Corvette Stingray in your pics. Very nice.

Indeed this is the place to learn about MegaSquirt. It's a steep learning curve but ultimately worth it if you're trying to get the most out of your hardware.
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Yes good eye!

Also, do most Miata owners around the Det area hibernate during this time? Or are there any events/get togethers going on?

Here is the full picture -
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Haha some time away always helps. That's what I'm telling myself right now before I revisit my stupid idle problem once it's warmer. And you're right, the voodoo box will have to come off at some point. Just trying to make it run right before I get in too deep haha

Are the miatas your DD? The snow is currently halfway up my door right now.
I DD an 01, when the weather permits i sometimes daily my 94.

I don't know of a life without Miatas. I drive 30 miles to work every day, did just fine this morning. You'd be surprised how well a Miata does in the snow with the proper set of tires.

Are you on xceed? The only public winter time event that i know of is the westland one. Sometimes the Michigan Miata and Michigan Mazda facebook groups put crap together.
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I DD an 01, when the weather permits i sometimes daily my 94. I don't know of a life without Miatas. I drive 30 miles to work every day, did just fine this morning. You'd be surprised how well a Miata does in the snow with the proper set of tires. Are you on xceed? The only public winter time event that i know of is the westland one. Sometimes the Michigan Miata and Michigan Mazda facebook groups put crap together.
30?! And you made it through last years ridiculous snow with a Miata? That's wild to me.

I joined xceed - looks like a promising group, thanks for the lead. Do you participate in any autocross or racing events?
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30?! And you made it through last years ridiculous snow with a Miata? That's wild to me.

I joined xceed - looks like a promising group, thanks for the lead. Do you participate in any autocross or racing events?
Yeah, last year too. Allen Park does a pretty good job of getting snow cleared so i'm usually good.

I hit Milan pretty often, probably a little over half a dozen times a year even if i just go to watch.
When my car was N/A i did more autocrosses, since the turbo i've only done a few.

I also kinda host / co host a trip to the tail of the dragon every year (except last year). There is also usually an Xceed BBQ that happens two or three times a year. That usually rakes in 300-500 cars, depending on the weather.
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Yeah, last year too. Allen Park does a pretty good job of getting snow cleared so i'm usually good. I hit Milan pretty often, probably a little over half a dozen times a year even if i just go to watch. When my car was N/A i did more autocrosses, since the turbo i've only done a few. I also kinda host / co host a trip to the tail of the dragon every year (except last year). There is also usually an Xceed BBQ that happens two or three times a year. That usually rakes in 300-500 cars, depending on the weather.
That's good to hear. I'm glad there's an active group around here. 300-500 cars is a ridiculous turnout. I feel like the new kid at school, just trying to make friends.

What's up with your red car? Is it out of commission?
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