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Old 08-05-2015, 05:19 PM   #21
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<p>People like to rag on NB1's but look at how many there are turboed on this site. 9.5:1 CR is another plus IMO, over NB2's 10:1, for the FI (not everyone has E85).</p><p>MSM's are pretty. No question.</p>
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:23 PM   #22
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I wouldn't say rag. I don't think anyone here actually dislikes the nb1, actually most of the track guys prefer them over the 2 due to simplicity and more parts carryover, and cheaper ecu solutions. Kinda like what concealer is getting at
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:36 PM   #23
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Dang psyber I just saw your build.. 301 hp! That's awesome. I'd be happy with 230-250

I definitely don't have a desire to tell people I have a msm
I'm thinking you guys are right and I should start with a normal nb2 or nb1 and go from there!
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:38 PM   #24
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Learning to tune with megasquirt is a good idea. I've been looking into that and then going fi.
What are your thoughts on MSM's? I mean factory turbo just makes it easier to work with when I decide to throw something bigger in there am I wrong?
That depends on YOU and your abilities. If you can handle the tuning learning curve then have at it. Obviously stay stock & tweak your msm base tune to perfection.

Reason(s) I went with my mazdaspeed.... "That front bumper doh..." & Clean interior/exterior & Ti paint color.

When I arrived at the dealership 4 hours away, I was surprised with a BEGi S3 kit under the hood. And a life time supply of lemonade
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:04 AM   #25
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Welcome, ryankpeck. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:27 PM   #26
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If I were you... I would try to find a sweet deal on a low mile NB2 with a 6 speed. Suspension/rims/tires and attempt to learn how to tune with a megasquirt while not FI

Become poor.
These two things for sure.

I changed over to MS3 while na. Best decision I made. And sure you arent going to have a super duper awesome race car with race car noises.. But you also won't blow up your car.
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Old 08-07-2015, 05:02 PM   #27
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I was surprised with a BEGi S3 kit under the hood. And a life time supply of lemonade
Sweet lemonade!

Shutup Woman, Get on My Horse

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Old 08-07-2015, 05:44 PM   #28
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Yeah the plan now is to definitely go megasquirt before going FI. I started to read through the "how to tune your megasquirt" section on their site and it looks like there's quite the learning curve which I'm sure I can handle.
I'm in no rush to get one so It'll probably be a while until I find the right one at a decent price.
Lot's of plans that will all take time.
I want whichever one I get to eventually be a track car
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:23 PM   #29
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I'd be happy with 230-250
That happiness will last about a week, you'll be back for more
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:33 PM   #30
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That happiness will last about a week, you'll be back for more
Haha you're probably right but at that point I need to build internals and it starts to get really expensive.. Not saying it's going to stop me
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:27 PM   #31
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<p>Way to take suggestions.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And....</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Buy his NA if he's selling it. Seriously, what a sweet car.</p>
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:35 AM   #32
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I found an NA last weekend, MINT condition with 84k miles with a hardtop for only 2000 but I called the lady selling it 16 hours after she posted it and it was already gone. I probably would've just flipped it to be honest since I want to get an NB now but still.. It was a great deal I missed out on

I'll find one eventually
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:19 AM   #33
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Save your monies for 'THAT PURFECT' miata
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:38 AM   #34
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Save your monies for 'THAT PURFECT' miata
At this point I have the money.. Just waiting for "THAT PURFECT" miata to come along. That one was it but I was just wasn't quick enough
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:47 AM   #35
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So last weekend I found a pretty good condition, completely stock na with 76k miles. After negotiating I got the car for a pretty good deal. Not sure if I'm going to keep it or flip it and just keep looking for an nb. Either way I'm pretty excited with it
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:34 PM   #36
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Photos or it didn't happen!
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Old 08-19-2015, 03:55 PM   #37
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2 pages in and no cat pictures.
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Old 08-19-2015, 06:25 PM   #38
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Photos will come this weekend! I went and saw it on the weekend but had no way to get it home so I just need to take a trip to the dmv to get it registered so I can go pick it up.
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Sorry, I never got around to putting the photos up but here it is!
76k and I buffed and waxed it this weekend so It's looking very pretty!







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Whoa. A red NA. Don't see too many of those.
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