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Old 10-10-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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Really? That's it? Like....for real?


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Put your location in your profile so it shows up under your name and this put the year of your car in your signature.

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OK, you (somewhat) followed Shuiend's guidance and (somewhat) identified your location. However, you are still lacking any information on your car or purpose, other than converting oxygen into carbon-dioxide...
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We have someone here from Birmingham and a few others from around the state. It's a shame you weren't more specific. Jump on in.
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........And we are less cryptic about where we live and what we drive!
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:02 AM   #9
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Greg, I am in Madison.

djp..What is to say about a bone stock car? I plan on doing an ECU piggy back or flash, 2.5 or 3" catback exhaust, turbo (IC and Injector upgrade), and then just ride the crap out of it!
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If you have the money, and don't want to spend a ton of time tuning, then I would go with an AEM. Arther at Trackmasters is good and he likes AEM. $300-$350 will get you a full tune from him. It's not a steady state dyno, but he has enough experience with AEM that it probably won't matter. Tunerstudio is soooooo good with autotuning, MS that you don't really need a steady state dyno.

If you are on a budget, then you can't go wrong with the megasquirt. You can buy a diypnp and Brain can build it for you. I built my own and it was not difficult, but it does take some time. You have to have a solid game plan when building so that you know what outputs you need to connect and how to connect them.

I would get the EMS first, tune it, then start adding pieces and retuning. You need a wideband if you don't already have one.
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I like the idea of the AEM. I will look into that one some more. One question I have is that say I get the AEM EMS, have it built & put in. Run the crap out of it and then add some more goodies. Do I have to send the AEM back and have it re-tunned or does this learn?

I have experience with the APR ECU flash upgrades for the Audi TT, but not with the miatas yet. Oh, and thanks for the help! I am really hoping to end up with around 300rwhp at the end.
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I don't know if the AEM has an autotune for fuel. I think only the adaptronic has an auto tuning spark table, but I could be wrong. These ECUs are mostly user defined. You plug in values to the fuel and spark tables determined by the data that is collected from a dyno, datalogging, etc.

Search in the AEM EMS section to learn more about it, or give arthur a call at trackmasters in Huntsville. This site has a wealth of info on MS. DIYautotune.com has a stock base map that is a good jumping point.

300HP is expensive. Good luck. IF I did it over again I would probably shoot for 250 with stock internals.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:30 PM   #13
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Good point about the cost of the 300hp. Once I get a handle on everything needed to get to that point, my plan may change. I am currently in the planning stages, as you can tell.
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