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Old 08-11-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Subaru guy wanting to jump in the Miata pool...

Well, I figured I would introduce myself....

My name is Scott, and I've been searching for a Miata for a while now. Just haven't found the right one yet. I'll hopefully be joining the Miata ranks before next spring

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Other cars: Subaru's. I have three at the moment. A slow Outback, an E85 powered 02 WRX that would run mid 12's if I could launch the stupid thing (runs 13.1's at 108 with 2.2 60' times), and a 04 FXT.

I've got a long history with turbo cars, having owned 4 DSM's and 2 turbo Subaru's. I've always wanted to get into a miata though.

I haven't decided whether I want to build a 1.6 or a 1.8 yet, but I intend to go high compression (I'll probably take the easy route of just using 11:1 pistons) with most likely a GT2871. Of course, running on E85 at a minimum, but preferably straight ethanol. I'm working on making my own...
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There are a few Suby guys here. I had a highly modified '04 FXT (same username on sf.org back in the day) and currently have a mildly modded '05 LegGT.

I'm out of a turbo Miata and currently swapping in an LS6. I'm about 9/10s done. Hopefully in a couple weekends a few other mt.net guys will help me finish it up.

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Old 08-11-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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Yah man, welcome. Lotza subie people here too...miata track/nice weather cars and subie daily driver's. I roll a turbo'ed EJ22 '97OBS as my DD.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:11 PM   #4
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There are a few Suby guys here. I had a highly modified '04 FXT (same username on sf.org back in the day) and currently have a mildly modded '05 LegGT.

I'm out of a turbo Miata and currently swapping in an LS6. I'm about 9/10s done. Hopefully in a couple weekends a few other mt.net guys will help me finish it up.

Frank
I do recognize your name from the sf boards. I'm rather active on that board...

Nice to see some Suby guys over here...I'll feel at home then, because I'm not leaving the Suby camp. Just broadening the horizons...
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:13 PM   #5
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Yah man, welcome. Lotza subie people here too...miata track/nice weather cars and subie daily driver's. I roll a turbo'ed EJ22 '97OBS as my DD.
Awesome. Thats exactly it. Our suby's are perfect for winter time, and I just wanted to add a fun summer car to the mix...
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:35 PM   #6
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I do recognize your name from the sf boards. I'm rather active on that board...

Nice to see some Suby guys over here...I'll feel at home then, because I'm not leaving the Suby camp. Just broadening the horizons...
I sold it to a guy at IAG in MD 2 years ago. It was done up with an FP green, FMIC. Made 410 to the wheels. I haven't been on the board in a while. SirWilliams a friend of mine. We swapped/installed a lot of crap before I sold the car. It was his FMIC on my car as a matter of fact.

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Multiple subaru crew checking in
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:29 PM   #8
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bumping it from the grave...lol.

I'm still very much into Suby's, but, I now have a 99 Miata. I'm officially in the club. Only took me 4 years from the time I joined the board. Been considering a Miata even longer than that of course. I'm a patient man...
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So you should be turbo'd by 2017? Cool beans
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1998 Ej20 Turbo Forester here... SF old man lesbo wagon stand up.
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You want the 1.8. Trust me, there is no reason to go with the 1.6.
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how can you not decide between a 1.6 or 1.8? there's no decision to be made.
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lol looks like someone didn't read post8
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of course i dont read.
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bumping it from the grave...lol.

I'm still very much into Suby's, but, I now have a 99 Miata. I'm officially in the club. Only took me 4 years from the time I joined the board. Been considering a Miata even longer than that of course. I'm a patient man...
I'm assuming your single too?
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So you should be turbo'd by 2017? Cool beans
Sounds about right. I'm planning to do it next year, so yes, 2017 it will be...

Actually, in all seriousness, I've been down the modding road. I'm certainly not done with it. I still opensource tune Subaru's in fact. I done some very serious builds there. But I got the Miata with the intention of primarily just driving it. Of course there will be modding, but limited, at least for now.


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I'm assuming your single too?
Nope. Married with 2 kids. That's why I've learned to be patient.

I had a 4 door wagon before kids, and now with them, I have a 2 seat roadster. Go figure. Not my primary driver though. I have a Subaru Outback and a minivan so the family is covered.
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What's your screen name on the scoob forums or which shop or company do you tune for?

I do a little tuning as well here and there
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^I tune out of my garage. I'm not associated with any shop. thefoos is my screen name everywhere. I occasionally pop up on nasioc. I'm on the local forums.

I'm just a "local tuner." I've done over 200 in my area over the past 7 years, but I've really dialed it back. Really stopped being fun. Too many posers and aholes showing up at my house with different expectations of what tuning is and does. I only do it on referral now, and selectively at that.

How about you?
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1998 Ej20 Turbo Forester here... SF old man lesbo wagon stand up.
I've got a 99 SF that I'm dropping a 06 impreza 2.5i motor into now. My brother has a few old imprezas though, both ej22 powered. Same name on sf.org as well.

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Yah man, welcome. Lotza subie people here too...miata track/nice weather cars and subie daily driver's. I roll a turbo'ed EJ22 '97OBS as my DD.
I know this is old, but I know you are still active. Do you still have your OBS, what turbo setup did it have? How did it run, how long did it last?

I know the 2.2's are actually pretty damn decent for boost even in stock trim.
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I just read my original post. My how things change in 4 years. The FXT is long gone, ended up running 13.6's with it. Moved on to my WRX, ran [email protected] with it on a VF43 turbo, then I went with a BW EFR 7064 TS turbo setup that I custom fabbed with a bit of help from a buddy. Was too fast for me. I like my fun to last longer.
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