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Old 01-13-2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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Hi all,

My name is Brian and I picked up a red 95 miata with 50k miles a few months ago. I absolutely love the car and I've been doing some mods/autocross/learning ect.

Right now the car has some chassis bracing, brake lines and exhaust. I want to turbo but I want to keep it as a reliable daily driver. Next on the list of mods are seats and harnesses, gauges (water and oil temp and oil press) and then I'll begin the road to forced induction.

Miata people have been great so far so don't let me down!
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Hi all,

My name is Brian and I picked up a red 95 miata with 50k miles a few months ago. I absolutely love the car and I've been doing some mods/autocross/learning ect.

Right now the car has some chassis bracing, brake lines and exhaust. I want to turbo but I want to keep it as a reliable daily driver. Next on the list of mods are seats and harnesses, gauges (water and oil temp and oil press) and then I'll begin the road to forced induction.

Miata people have been great so far so don't let me down!
Rule numbe1 of Miataturbo:

1) we are not here to impress you or let you down. you're here to do that.
as soon as you think otherwise, you will think we somehow have to conform to your idea of who and what we need to be, cry about it when we aren't, and then we will ravage you and you will rage quit.

........so welcome to the forum
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I like you
You're crazy, but I like you
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Come back to my thread. We slowed down a bit. And I have cool updates and fancy parts for once.
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Next on the list of mods are seats and harnesses...
Read before you do that: Safety Gear Flow Chart
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Rule numbe1 of Miataturbo:

1) we are not here to impress you or let you down. you're here to do that.
as soon as you think otherwise, you will think we somehow have to conform to your idea of who and what we need to be, cry about it when we aren't, and then we will ravage you and you will rage quit.

........so welcome to the forum
It was more of a friendly suggestion than an expectation but thanks for the welcome. I'm not one to rage quit.

The safety gear is a work in progress. HPDE is a ways off, partly because I know my safety gear is a ways off too. I have a lot research to do before making purchases and lots of learning to do with autocross before stepping up to HPDE.
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That's good. In that case you will be fine here
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Welcome, CFIBriguy. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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This was great! I definitely want to take is slow and make sure the car will always be reliable.
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The way to properly turbo your miata is.
1. Install a standalone ecu and wideband O2 controller, learn to tune on the stock motor.
2. Install larger injectors and retune fuel.
3. Install a stronger clutch, FM or ACT are the only 2 brands you should consider.
4. Install turbo. Retune for positive pressure.
5. Profit.
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The way to properly turbo your miata is.
1. Install a standalone ecu and wideband O2 controller, learn to tune on the stock motor.
2. Install larger injectors and retune fuel.
3. Pull motor, and install a stronger clutch, FM or ACT are the only 2 brands you should consider. Tap the oil pan while the motor is out, and cap off the 3/8NPT fitting.
4. Install turbo. Retune for positive pressure.
5. Profit.
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