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Old 07-21-2014, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, just joined the site to see what going on in the turbo world. Ive had my 99 Miata for about 5 years now and love it. I just aquired a 01 1.8 that im going to put a 99 head on and build for a turbo. And im new to turbos so im looking to get educated.
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Why put a 99' head on it? VVT is a desirable thing!
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Why put a 99' head on it? VVT is a desirable thing!
Not if you are anti-tune.... lmao

But if you are pro-performance, and dont mind some work on the 'puter, VVT is the shizzle. lol
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If he plans on running a turbo he should be using some form of EMS. If that is the case, no reason NOT to keep VVT. Just my opinion.
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^ this is true. If you gotta tune, just take the few extra steps, Keep the VVT, Tune it, And win...
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:22 AM   #6
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Welcome, Granteed. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:22 AM   #7
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I guess my bigges thing with the VVT was just that my harness and ECU arent set up for it. but your definitely right if i put some extra time into it then it would be worth it to keep.
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where are you from? my in laws live in the paupack area
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Are you running a standalone, or are you currently using the stock ECU? If you don't have a standalone yet, move it to the top of your list of things to buy, and keep your VVT head.
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Im from the Wilkes barre/Scranton area. its about 40 min from paupack.

And i do not have a standalone yet. but that is definitely on my list for this build.
question tho... if i run the standalone would i have to change anything else out to run the vvt head?
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Welcome! I'm right in Duryea, nice to see another local on here.
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This should have the info you need concerning wiring.
Take a look here: How to wire VVT engine on an NA - Miata Turbo Forum - Turbo Kitten is watching you test compression.
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Thanks Monk. it definitely doesnt seem to difficult.
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