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Old 01-01-2008, 07:37 PM   #1
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Got a couple of questions. My car right now is going to be N/A for a while i want to get used to MS, and saving up the money...I'm running 440cc injectors, i want to make a custom intake, because i bought the IAT sensor to remove the AFM, so the question i am asking, where would i get the most air flow because i am taking out the whole stock intake setup and fabbing up my own. So where should i position it, by the rad at the bottom? I have no clue. And do i have to adjust timing or anything when tuning, I'm getting my buddy at Brock Ford, i co-oped there so hes tuning it for me, and i have to get an e-test anyways...thanks advice appreciated

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put the filter right behind the headlight and box it out to separate it from the hot engine bay air. remove the black guard on the hood behind the driver side headlight. and drive around with your headlights up. you do have to set the timing per the MS instructions so the timing is actually what the MS thinks it is
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put the filter right behind the headlight and box it out to separate it from the hot engine bay air. remove the black guard on the hood behind the driver side headlight. and drive around with your headlights up. you do have to set the timing per the MS instructions so the timing is actually what the MS thinks it is
+ 1. I ran the filter straight down from the throttle body, a few inches off the street and IAT's were 30-45 degrees higher than a cone filter with heat shield in the stock location. you'd think they'd be lower but I guess it was sucking in hot air off the rad.

Temps in that location were 17 deg. above ambient with a hood riser and a headlight lid scoop, btw.
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+ 1. I ran the filter straight down from the throttle body, a few inches off the street and IAT's were 30-45 degrees higher than a cone filter with heat shield in the stock location. you'd think they'd be lower but I guess it was sucking in hot air off the rad.

Temps in that location were 17 deg. above ambient with a hood riser and a headlight lid scoop, btw.
i was thinking of straight down from the throttle body first, would be easy, i like the position behind the light, but i hate driving with the lights up, i just want alot of air forced into the intake and cool. Did you put it like under the splash guard tray, where? Pics would be nice.
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just do something easy since its temporary...mine is zip tied to the manual headlight *****.

You'll be fine on the DIY base maps for spark, but you'll probably need to adjust fuel tables, AFR tables, set everything up for whatever sensors you're using, and run easytherm which can be a pain but I'll help if you hit me up on aim. The car is going to pull so much harder even on the standard DIY spark map with a proper fuel table.
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just do something easy since its temporary...mine is zip tied to the manual headlight *****.

You'll be fine on the DIY base maps for spark, but you'll probably need to adjust fuel tables, AFR tables, set everything up for whatever sensors you're using, and run easytherm which can be a pain but I'll help if you hit me up on aim. The car is going to pull so much harder even on the standard DIY spark map with a proper fuel table.
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pay it forward baby, pay it forward.
lol...I wouldn't have figured it out without your help.
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lol...I wouldn't have figured it out without your help.
I should setup a miata turbo noob hotline on the weekends, lol.
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I should setup a miata turbo noob hotline on the weekends, lol.
You do mean a n/a newb hotline right considering neither of you are boosted?:gay:
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ya ya haha it will be boosted soon, i have everything to boost it, except the turbo setup and im working on that right now but for now i gota use what i got. And if i get stuck il dl aim and make an account aha because i dont have it, thanks for everything.
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I don't have an undertray, and sorry, but there are no pics. I went for one drive then scrapped it after seeing how horrendous the temps were. Just dont put your filter behind the rad.
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i have everything to boost it, except the turbo setup
uhh... that is kinda the most important part.
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aha no really. But my dad cheaped out on me...once again so he only got all the stuff for me to prepare for a turbo, and im pretty happy with that and im getting a paint job with it so he pretty much just handed me 6 grand but was supposed to be 10 but its all good.
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You do mean a n/a newb hotline right considering neither of you are boosted?:gay:
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