more boost. - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Prefabbed Turbo Kits A place to discuss prefabricated turbo kits on the market
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-26-2007, 06:54 PM   #21
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,363
Total Cats: 1,325
Default

Tune by knock is the most retarded tuning philosophy in the world. The only reason nobody ran widebands back in the day was because they were ******* expensive and nobody except shops with dynos could afford them, like you said. Now that there are cheap controllers and cheap sensors, you can install one in your car for $250.

I could go on forever about how dumb your tuning methods are, if you really want me to. Telling people that a wideband is not necessary for designing your own turbo setup is just stupid, and I'm not surprised that people keep blowing **** up without them.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 07:30 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 564
Total Cats: 0
Default

How is tuning by knock dumb? I've made more power than 99% of this forum by tuning by knock and never blew an engine. Guess I am "retarded" according to all the guys who made 200hp with a Miata.
jwarriner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 08:20 PM   #23
Guest
iTrader: (1)
 
ray_sir_6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 714
Total Cats: 0
Default

Maybe, at the time, it was a good way to do it, but now it would be considered a bad way to tune. You get a better tune with a WB, and datalogging, then you ever will with your ear.
ray_sir_6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 08:29 PM   #24
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,868
Total Cats: 1,790
Default

but that's not tuning, that's just making due.


first time i ever went to a dyno i was down a crapload of power cause i was going rich as **** up top. at the same boost level i walked away with something like 20rwhp with a little tweaking of fuel and spark.
Braineack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 09:55 PM   #25
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,363
Total Cats: 1,325
Default

Go tune a rotary by knock, then come back and tell me it isn't retarded.

After you pay for the engine rebuild, that is.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 11:28 PM
Miata new person and a what's it worth! Model192 Meet and Greet 16 09-29-2015 09:50 PM
The "other" spool question stefanst DIY Turbo Discussion 44 09-28-2015 08:16 PM
Noob from Fort Worth, Texas checking in. Miatabro Meet and Greet 7 09-11-2015 01:13 PM
Is this the definition of hesitation? ST2udent Prefabbed Turbo Kits 3 08-10-2007 07:35 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:22 PM.