New to RWD - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2015, 08:57 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Atwater, CA
Posts: 8
Total Cats: 0
Default New to RWD

Hello there, names Nathan, started out with Honda's got tired of the drama and being slow, upgraded to 2004 Mini Cooper S, currrently at 151whp and 145trq, then got tired of FWD, still have the it but also have a 1992 NA with a 1.6L turbo, stock motor, just 460cc injectors, Volvo turbo, HKS BOV, tuned on Megasquirt II. Making currently 215rwhp and 203trq at 8psi. Dyno sheet coming as soon as I find it lol on Raceland Ultima coilovers other than that just starting to get into suspension upgrades, such as sway bars and strut bars, things to go fast around corners, not just straight lines lol
Attached Thumbnails
New to RWD-10897105_10200291506087256_2860574480917889565_n.jpg  

Last edited by nmespinosa; 01-09-2015 at 09:02 PM. Reason: Update
nmespinosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2015, 09:03 PM   #2
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 6,924
Total Cats: 526
Default

looks like fun and sounds like a decent little turbo setup.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2015, 10:15 PM   #3
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Metro Detroit
Posts: 270
Total Cats: 26
Default

Welcome. I also come from a long history with MINI's, so it's cool to see some automotive overlap with completely different kinds of cars.

Let's see more pics of that turbo setup. What manifold are you using? Those dyno numbers sound healthy; was that on a Dynapack by any chance?
Ryephile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2015, 11:08 PM   #4
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 17,990
Total Cats: 1,457
Default

Hope my numbers are that good on my Volvo turbo. Makes me wonder about the 10psi I'm running right now though.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2015, 11:23 PM   #5
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Atwater, CA
Posts: 8
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryephile View Post
Welcome. I also come from a long history with MINI's, so it's cool to see some automotive overlap with completely different kinds of cars.

Let's see more pics of that turbo setup. What manifold are you using? Those dyno numbers sound healthy; was that on a Dynapack by any chance?
Dynapack?

I'll post better pics of the turbo setup tomorrow
nmespinosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2015, 11:24 PM   #6
SADFab Destructive Testing Engineer
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 17,990
Total Cats: 1,457
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nmespinosa View Post
Dynapack?

I'll post better pics of the turbo setup tomorrow
Type of dyno. Dynapacks usually read higher than dynojets.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2015, 12:37 PM   #7
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,809
Total Cats: 1,780
Default

Welcome, nmespinosa!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2015, 12:47 PM   #8
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago (Over two miles from Wrigley Field. Fuck the Cubs. Fuck them in their smarmy goat-hole.)
Posts: 26,315
Total Cats: 1,913
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nmespinosa View Post
on Raceland Ultima coilovers other than that just starting to get into suspension upgrades, such as sway bars and strut bars,
Welcome aboard.

Expect to catch some grief on the forum for running Raceland coilovers.

Be extremely cautious about sway bar selection on a street-driven car. Miatas can already be a little twitchy in cornering under power, increasing the size of the rear bar will exacerbate this tendency. On my last turbo car, I ran an aftermarket solid front bar (RacingBeat, I think) and disconnected the rear bar entirely. This, along with my spring selection and front/rear camber bias, set the car up to give a bit of understeer when cornering off-throttle, yet still allowed effective throttle-steering when desired.

Decreasing body roll in cornering is better accomplished with appropriate spring and damper selection.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2015, 03:41 PM   #9
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Atwater, CA
Posts: 8
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Welcome aboard.

Expect to catch some grief on the forum for running Raceland coilovers.

Be extremely cautious about sway bar selection on a street-driven car. Miatas can already be a little twitchy in cornering under power, increasing the size of the rear bar will exacerbate this tendency. On my last turbo car, I ran an aftermarket solid front bar (RacingBeat, I think) and disconnected the rear bar entirely. This, along with my spring selection and front/rear camber bias, set the car up to give a bit of understeer when cornering off-throttle, yet still allowed effective throttle-steering when desired.

Decreasing body roll in cornering is better accomplished with appropriate spring and damper selection.


Thanks for the info, yeah I should have expanded more on the sway bar, I have a FWD and the bigger is better, for RWD, not so much and the Racelands came with the car, I'm looking for better suspension atm.
nmespinosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2015, 02:00 AM   #10
Newb
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 15
Total Cats: 0
Default

Welcome! I am newer to the Miata world myself but a lot of awesome info here. Sounds like you have a good start there power wise. I would recommend this thread as a start for suspension ideas to replace the racelands.
kjrage is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
elesjuan's mediocre 95 Miata adventure (google fiber edition) elesjuan Build Threads 8 02-16-2016 09:36 PM
being built to battle me @ the track in 2010 spoolin2bars Media 32 12-06-2009 04:16 PM
Need more RWD from Japan levnubhin Insert BS here 9 02-05-2009 04:52 PM
Hope to get a '91 Miata next week uptime Meet and Greet 6 10-21-2008 01:32 PM
FIAT 600 - S2000 Motor - RWD - Pictures Quality Control Bot Insert BS here 7 02-21-2008 08:30 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:10 AM.