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Old 07-07-2013, 07:32 PM   #41
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Get the TSE studs if you're going to buy anything.
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Get the TSE studs if you're going to buy anything.
Is the car going to see hard track use, or be mostly a street/autox car? If the latter, then the TSE stud kit is probably overkill.

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GO FM... I went BEGI and had issues. If I was starting over, I would have went FM.
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I'd vote FM...I have my reasons. After having had their products on my car for 5+ years, I'd go with them if I had to do it all over again and not think twice about it.
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I never had Begi, but have had 2 FM kits and they were simple and built to last.
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Been running my begi kit since i bought my car almost 3 years ago.
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My begi kit (s3) has been fine for the past 4 years, the steel m10 mani to turbo studs stretched though. If you occasionally track the car or drive hard, get inco studs.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:19 PM   #48
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Hello All,

Thank you for your input. I ended up placing an order with Brandon this morning

FMII No Electronics Kit
Hardline oil/coolant line upgrade
Iconol studs and locks upgrade
Full A-pillar Dual gauge pod upgrade
AEM UEGO Wideband

I have already ordered:

MS DIYPNP
Deatschwerks 600cc Injectors
Exedy Stage 1 Clutch

All I need to order is AEM Truboost gauge/controller

Then further down the line, I'm going to upgrade my radiator and exhaust (currently stock other than Racing Beat muffler)
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That, sir, is going to be one great miata.
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U sure FMs kit doesnt come with a boost gauge? Thought it did.
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U sure FMs kit doesnt come with a boost gauge? Thought it did.
It does contain a boost gauge, but I told them to delete it because I'm going to get the gauge/controller all in one.
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You making this into rocket science? Boost gauges can be the regular old mechanical gauges and theres no benefit to going with an electric one for 4 times the cost, actually just the opposite, theres less **** to fail for the mechanical gauges. U dont need a controller for those. Just a vacuum line which you will have going to the MS unit. The gauge that comes with the fm kit is the mechanical kind.
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You making this into rocket science? Boost gauges can be the regular old mechanical gauges and theres no benefit to going with an electric one for 4 times the cost. U dont need a controller for those. Just a vacuum line which you will have going to the MS unit. The gauge that comes with the fm kit is the mechanical kind.
So there is no need for a boost controller at all with the kit?

$70 vs a $300 boost controller/gauge
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #54
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Exactly. Nope call them up to confirm its a mechanical boost gauge and tell them to toss it back in the box.



All theres to it... on the back there is a hard vacuum line that you route to the intake manifold.

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you can get an auto(crap)meter boost gauge for like 30-40 used
you can get an mbc for like 20 or a bcs for like 40
so like 60-80 total
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I'll just get the boost gauge from the FM kit. Less wiring and hassle.

I guess my only concern, and why I was going to get the truboost is how good is the kit itself able to limit boost? Or will that actually be able to be controlled by the MS?
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Doesnt the FM turbo have internal wastegate?
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Doesnt the FM turbo have internal wastegate?
Yes they have an internal wastegate
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boost cut is controlled by ms
as for boost control, you can just use the wastegate like many here do, but that's not a great method of doing it and you'd be leaving spool and torque on the table. mbc or bcs is king
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BCS? Don't know what that means, I'm assuming 'Boost Control System'? haha

And that is the reason why I didn't get the Flyin Miata boost gauge in the kit and why I was going with the Truboost. It acts as a boost controller AND will be my gauge.
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