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Old 10-21-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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Admittedly I don't know much about cars, ask Corky and Stephanie but I know less about computers so after 6 months of Flogging my BEGi Series 4 I finally figured out how to link pictures. I've already got Forged internals waiting in the garage so they will be going in soon! Enjoy my car!

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Old 10-21-2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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Looks nice man. Very clean.
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That's actually a pretty nice looking setup. I see you're aiming for 345 HP with the boost increase and forged internals. I don't know the exact numbers, but from what I recall the transmission becomes a weak point around 300HP. So keep that in mind.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:43 AM   #4
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I found out about the tranny the Hard Way! After an Autocross one day I drag raced (with my trailer still on) a guy in a C5 vette and when I shifted into second BAM! Bye Bye trans. I put in a 6 speed. I've also been through 4 rear tires since the install, two Fuzion 215/40 17" ZRi's and two Kumho 225/50 15" V710's. You won't hear me complain about excessive tire wear because I drive it like I stole it! Always! Thanks for the comments.
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Clean!!!
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Haha, I think the trailer is quite interesting.

The car looks awesome dude, but I definately would have to say that it drives even better then it looks. Which is really saying something.
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Harbor Freight trailor FTW! I love my little tag along.......
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Damn, Man. That looks good! Nice numbers on 13psi too!!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:12 PM   #9
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In for 6-speed trans.
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That's a lot of power. Shiny manifold and shiny car.
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What are you using for engine management? I'm still torn between the FM II Hydra and the BEGi Stage 4. I am picking up my my mom's '99 with 25k miles on it this winter.

I plan on doing track days, so I like the idea of having the Hydra ecu for the ability to control everything. I come from a DSM background, so using an AEM is the norm for me...
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I've heard lots of good stuff about the AEM and Hydra but I've said it before, I AM WEE-TODD-DID when it comes to tuning so I'm probably going with a Tec III so mikef85 can tune it with/for me. Right Mike? I have the XEDE right now but Corky says that to go above 300rwhp I should go Stand-alone so I am.

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Well I finally went and bent a Rod so it looks like the motor build will begin ASAP! Brandon at FM says that they have a 2.0 Stroker just sitting around so if it's available I may just be doing a motor swap and not a build.
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Well I finally went and bent a Rod so it looks like the motor build will begin ASAP! Brandon at FM says that they have a 2.0 Stroker just sitting around so if it's available I may just be doing a motor swap and not a build.
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That's super clean!
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Well I finally went and bent a Rod so it looks like the motor build will begin ASAP! Brandon at FM says that they have a 2.0 Stroker just sitting around so if it's available I may just be doing a motor swap and not a build.
Does this mean you won't be there this Saturday?
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I'll be there! It's still running great, it just makes a cool ticking noise! Corky told me not to use my Rev-limiter as a shift point anymore until I build the motor. After the Dyno day I'm having everyone come back to my house for burgers and dogs and Miata stuff and then later that night, UFC!. I think the weather is supposed to be Great this weekend so everyone is welcome, Miata or not.
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very nice
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So is the 6-speed transmission much more solid than the 5-speeds? Given a strong clutch, how much horsepower can it hold compared to the 5-speed?
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Yes, mine was reliable up to 400whp....but don't go past that.

I could bang the gears as much as I wanted at 400whp, but when I started tuning high boost it started to act up.
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