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Old 03-07-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
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Smile Newbie to Miata[ILLEGAL APOSTROPHE]s here!!

Just got a 1990 Miata in the toronto area. Its going to be my first! Started off as a little bit of a project, it came with a really bade paint job and a beat up interior, I ended up buying a full 93 m-edition off a guy here for 500 and using it for parts on my 1990, since my 1990 has the following upgrades:1.8 engine conversion
New T3-T4 Chorme Turbo
Adjustable boost regulator
4core aluminum rad
Front lip spoiler
Rear spoiler
Front diamond smoked indicators
4 smoked running side markers
Hid headlight conversion
Rear tail lights carbon fiber
Rising rate fuel pressure regulator
360cc gtx injectors
255lph walbro fuel pump
Sequential BOV
External Wastegate
Gtx intercooler
17" eagle chrome rims
BFG ZR rubber new
Tokico illuminai 5Way adjustable struts
Eibach springs
New wheel berrings
Racingbeat muffler
3"catylatic converter
Mazdaspeed catback
Mazdaspeed 6speed transmission
Mazdaspeed clutch
Mazdaspeed LSD diff
Mazdaspeed rear subframe
Mazdaspeed controll arms all
Mazdaspeed sway bars and links
Mazdaspeed wheel and ebrake handle
Mazdaspeed axles and driveshaft
Mazdaspeed big brakes
Cross drilled rotors
Stainless brakelines
Tan m-series leather
Genuine hard dog rollbar
Full gauge pkg including fuel
RX-8 shift ****

I switched the carpets, doors, and some of the interior accents from the M-edition, the rest I am parting out of the 93 since its extremely rusted, and the guy I got it from had it sitting outdoors for over 5 years.

I am going to be getting the paint stripped and the whole body repainted, i'm having a rough time deciding on color haha. Probably going to be black or white.

I am looking for some advice though, my miata has no ems wether megasquirt or aem, and I've read that its really good to have one on the turbo miatas. I have a greddy blue laying around that I've never used but I have none of the cables or sensors for it. I was wondering if its better to get the greddy e-manage blue installed ($250 aprox), or to sell it and get a megasquirt system installed. Any input would be great!

photos will be coming, hopefully soon rather than later.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:29 PM   #2
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Tip: Post relevant information, not every single mod down to "smoked side markers".

Sounds like a nice, well sorted car though
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Needs Moar Pics^^^ Impressive list of work done though. All around here will tell you to ditch the EBlue and go with the Megasquirt. From what I've seen, this would be good advice. I'll be getting my own Megasquirt here in a month or so.

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Old 03-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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sorry I just copy and pasted the list of mods that the original owner sent me.
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Sorry Yums, but I had to....

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Just got a 1990 Miata in the toronto area. Its going to be my first! Started off as a little bit of a project, it came with a really bade paint job and a beat up interior, I ended up buying a full 93 m-edition off a guy here for 500 and using it for parts on my 1990, since my 1990 has the following upgrades:1.8 engine conversion
New T3-T4 Chorme Turbo
I've never heard of Chorme, how long have they been around?
Adjustable boost regulator
4core aluminum rad
Front lip spoiler
Rear spoiler
Front diamond smoked indicators
4 smoked running side markers
Hid headlight conversion
What method are you using to prevent blinding oncoming traffic? Inquiring minds need to know.
Rear tail lights carbon fiber
Why did you put carbon fiber over your taillights? Is it real carbon fiber? Why didn't you save your carbon fiber for something more useful? How much weight did you add by taking out the plastic and installing carbon fiber?
Rising rate fuel pressure regulator
I stick to band-aid brand 'cause band-aid sticks on me!
360cc gtx injectors
255lph walbro fuel pump
Sequential BOV
Really? What a waste of perfectly good energy...
External Wastegate
Gtx intercooler
17" eagle chrome rims
HOLY **** DUDE, YOU DIDN'T TELL US YOU WERE ROLLIN' A DONK!!!
BFG ZR rubber new
Tokico illuminai 5Way adjustable struts
I forget - what year did mazda put struts in again?
Eibach springs
New wheel berrings
Is this a fish? Is it related to a herring?
Racingbeat muffler
3"catylatic converter
Mazdaspeed catback
Why the restriction?
Mazdaspeed 6speed transmission
Mazdaspeed clutch
Mazdaspeed LSD diff
Mazdaspeed rear subframe
Mazdaspeed controll arms all
Mazdaspeed sway bars and links
*what the hell is up with this ****?*

Mazdaspeed wheel and ebrake handle
Mazdaspeed axles and driveshaft
Mazdaspeed big brakes
Cross drilled rotors
Why?
Stainless brakelines
Tan m-series leather
Genuine hard dog rollbar
Full gauge pkg including fuel
RX-8 shift ****
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Sorry Yums, but I had to....
don't be petty.
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Don't apologize. This is appropriate

*Edit* Y8S beat me to the post lol
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:03 PM   #8
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Any advice/ recommendations of anything I should do to it, or add to it? I know aesthetically theres lots of mods, but im more interested in necessities.
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Change the oil.

And get some decent wheels and tires (low weight) ASAP.
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Need some pics... nothing else anybody can tell you will be useful without them. Need specifics on the "hard" hardware... what brand turbo/manifold/dp? What brand fuel pressure regulator? What is the timing set to?

Injectors that big on the stock ECU is a recipe for running **** rich out of boost... and need to know how much fuel pressure running in boost... just some basics about the tune. Is it equipped with a wideband? The fuel gauge you've got might be a narrowband... need to verify an actual wideband and tell us what you're seeing in and out of boost.

It looks like some decent money was spent, so hopefully the PO knew a bit about what he was doing... but my advice in order is:

Turn down the boost low: remove the boost controller entirely and loosen the wastegate actuator a bit... no telling what kind of damage might be being done until you get an actual wideband on it.

Check your base timing.

Sell your 17" boat anchor heavy-as-**** performance robbing chrome piece of **** wheels. Look in the classifieds here and buy some Konig Heliums or the like... cheap and light and will bring the suspension alive compared to what you're running.

Remove HID's and install these:
http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...ml?id=ByvCFkkD

Oh yah... and PICS!
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I have a stainless steel screw inside my side mirror. That's all I have to say about that.
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Ok so like I said I'm new to miata's and I am also new to tuning car. I dont know much about turbos or boost, but thats what you guys are here for right . The PO told me its running at about 6psi right now, but has potential for a lot more. He also told me it is running rich, and he was planning to put a megasquirt on it.

samnavy- I do not know how to check the wideband, but im sure a simple google will tell me. As well as base timing.

Turbotim- I dont get it...


http://imgur.com/a/uU8rc

Thats what the car looks like now, I have a viper body kit I will be putting on it, and the whole car is going to be painted g-d willing by the end of this month (still deciding on color).
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thread title makes sense now. christ...
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Good god. Stop right there. Sell that body kit immediately, get rid of the 17" boat anchors, remove all of the ricer crap that is ruining what could potentially be a decent car.
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thread title makes sense now. christ...
some people never learn, right?
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Holy hell. What did you DO to it?!

I am scared to see whats under that monstrosity of header wrap...


Sell everything (or throw away most) and start the F**k over my friend.


edit: Also, what is up with the cam cover?! Did you try and polish it, or just took a grinder to it for ***** and giggles?
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samnavy- I do not know how to check the wideband, but im sure a simple google will tell me. As well as base timing.
You dont CHECK wideband, you ether have it, or you don't. I will go with no haz from your pics.
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Like I said I havent done anything to the car yet mechanically. Everything you see under the hood was done by the PO. The wheels I will try and sell, in order to get something much lighter, I used to have 5zigen zr+ on my old car too bad they wont fit. And the body kit is my decision to make it diff from all the other miatas on the road.
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You cant be moar different than me, noob.
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Add underglow and a huge $50 autozone wing to the hood too. Just to be different.
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