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Old 08-08-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hey, I am a 26 year old software developer currently living in Indy.

I have a red 99 5MT with an open diff (that will change eventually) that is pretty much stock (I put in a WOLO air horn).

I am lucky enough to say that my first 2 cars I ever owned were FI, the first being a 98 Grand Prix GTP and the second a 02 Audi A6 w/ 2.7TT. Despite being N/A, the miata is by far the most fun of the three. Eventually, I will want to change that.

I was pretty set on getting an FFS SC, since I am really just looking for the flattest torque curve you can get, but it hasn't happened yet so you still have time.

If I have somewhere to work on the car this winter, I will definitely be putting on the FM VMaxx kit (taking suggestions as to which one to get). I know I want something pretty adjustable, as I think I have learned a decent amount of car setup from gaming (specifically Live For Speed), but I am unsure of how much adjustment I really need. But if I had a place, I might do both the coilovers and a SC/turbo.

I am not looking for a track monster, this will be purely for street and maybe a few autocrosses (and maybe a track day or 2 eventually). But easy (and fun) driving on the street is much more important to me than getting 400ft-lbs 5 RPM before the redline.

Thanks for reading, and commence the berating for mentioning I want a supercharger

Edit: Oh yeah, pictures. I only have one decent one, but it is already on my credit card:


We will keep it low-quality so you can't see that she needs new paint
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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Welcome, but keep away from the FFS SC. Keep far away from it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:42 PM   #4
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You two aren't very good at reading thread titles.


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Don't buy an FFS kit.
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If you buy that FFS kit after reading even a single thread on this forum, you are more retarded than the kraut who thought tucking those tiny K03s way up close to a 2.7t before shoehorning it into the B5 was a good idea.
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And yes, I had k16 Buehn Bombs in my S4.
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why a flat torque curve?
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The tq curve on a stock car is pretty flat. If that's your goal, I don't see any need to waste any extra money.
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The tq curve on a stock car is pretty flat. If that's your goal, I don't see any need to waste any extra money.
If I was happy with the stock torque, would I have registered on miataturbo.net

I love this car, but it is still the slowest car I have ever owned, and I plan to change that. If I had the time/knowhow/money, I would just pull the 4.6L from my MkVIII and shove it in there. But since I am new to the car modification world, I figure a turbo would be a bit more cost effective. Can I still get one even if I don't need a 350HP fully built track beast?

One serious question I need answered is how much of the work can I expect to do myself? I understand a lot about how everything works, I just have basically no experience working on cars. I helped my roommate take his transmission out of his '95M last year and put it back after it was rebuilt. Am I crazy thinking that I could do some of this myself (with the help of a neighbor who works on all his cars but probably has little experience with turbos)? Or should I plan on professional installation from the start? And what will that cost me?

Thanks for your help already.
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With the help of this forum, you can do everything yourself. I don't think you fully appreciate the resource you've tapped into.
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That's what I like to hear!
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flat torque engaged:

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The Machine lives on.......
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[email protected] of tq. That's more than the A6 had.

You guys win. I have always liked turbos better than SCs, but I thought that an SC would be better for the street and a turbo better for the track. But between that and reading this thread, I am starting to think a GT2560 might be a better idea.
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the above plot is a 2560 on a 99 motor (car weighed less than 2000lbs). Of course, coupled with good manifolds, but easy to recreate none-the-less.
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the above plot is a 2560 on a 99 motor (car weighed less than 2000lbs). Of course, coupled with good manifolds, but easy to recreate none-the-less.
If I remember correctly(and I am old), it was a '99 head and gutted intake on an earlier bottom end(maybe '94) which gave it a pretty low compression ratio which nobody I know of has yet to calculate.
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i thought it was was on his 99 block. unless that was after he blew it? i know he kept his underdrive pulley on it which is a no-no and it blew up at one point.

or was that just his 270rwhp pull, before the BEGi IM?
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