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Old 01-22-2015, 12:49 AM   #1
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I have been lurking on this forum for quite some time. I am new to the miata world, in fact the only miata I have owned was totaled in an accident before I even purchased it.

That miata is no longer with us as I completely tore it to pieces to start my current build. I am building an Exomotive exocet, the kit should be arriving at my house within the next couple of weeks. My first plans were to start off with a budget build and then slowly upgrade. Things have changed as I have sent everything off to be powder coated, decided to go with new coilovers and just yesterday picked up a used FM turbo manifold with a garrett 2560 turbo.

I am now looking into the MS line of ECU products and can't decide whether to build a DIYPNP or go full standalone and completely ditch the miata harness and ECU. I would be using a EZ wiring harness for the rest of the cars electrical needs.
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Welcome! I'm excited to see this once finished.
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Welcome to the forum.

The stock harness would likely need a lot of wires removed from it. Lots of people have done that. It may be easier to build your own, but I wouldn't. All of the engine connectors will already be there and in the correct places and you can remove the ones you don't need.

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Exocet builds are always awesome. Don't forget to start a build thread and post a lot of pics!

I'm with Six on the harness. Having had my hands in an Exo I'm pretty sure it'll be a lot easier to work with the stock harness just to get things running. Start N/A with the stock ECU and work up from there. This will give you a chance to eliminate variables while you work out the Excocet's other ...eccentricities.

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That makes sense. I just figured it would probably take as much time to diet the harness as it would to build the new setup. Then I wouldn't be dealing with a 20 year old wiring harness. I am probably going to regret doing all of this at once. But I plan to have the turbo installed before I drop the engine back on the ppf. It will be much easier to install it while the engine is out.

I am going with a fm stage 1 clutch and need to figure out injectors. I'm wanting around 225whp and it looks like the rx8 yellow injectors are my most affordable choice that isn't super old technology.

I will also be going with a coolant reroute and basic engine maintenance (timing belt/ waterpump).
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You will, until you drive it for the first time

Sounds like you are on the right track, catching up on basic maintenance is NEVER a bad idea.

But seriously, start a build thread. I think we have 3~4 excocet builds going on the forum right now, and I can think of no better place to get hardcore nuts and bolts data about the Miata chassis/platform than here on MT.
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I will start a build thread this coming weekend. My kit should be arriving very soon. I was going to order some vmaxx coilovers for it but now I am second guessing myself. I'm thinking maybe just buy some used msm bilsteins and use the stock msm springs for now as I can get a set for cheap. Then I can think about xidas next year. I figure the stock msm suspension should feel about right with a 1500 lbs car. My budget is getting out of control at this point. My wife is going to kill me if I don't stop ordering parts.

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I absolutely hate my Vmaxx's, so don't do that.
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I'm thinking maybe just some used msm bilsteins and its stock msm springs for now as I can get a set for cheap. Then I can think about xidas next year.
That's a good plan. The Bilsteins will always be worth money so you can get what you've got in them back out when the time comes. And for about $70 bucks you can make them have adjustable height coilovers (see Bilstein thread).
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You're in Portland, right? Talk to Ed (turbofan), he bought a 10ae shell with 10ae suspension, plus he has his FCM suspension, both of which should be for sale since he ordered 949's big grip kit, which includes Xidas.
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