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  • in reply to: DIY fender rolling #448

    Kavin Peterson
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    It’s not that effective, LOL

    in reply to: Miata transmission swap ideas #391

    Kavin Peterson
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    Of course, if you put a V8 in Miata, you will definitely have to made a transmission swap.

    in reply to: Miata supercharger vs turbo – any thoughts? #387

    Kavin Peterson
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    So, it’s interesting, isn’t it?

    in reply to: Miata supercharger vs turbo – any thoughts? #386

    Kavin Peterson
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    Here is the opinion of one Miata enthusiast from Miata.net forum:

    Turbos work off exhaust gas, so when you are not in boost, your fuel economy will remain basically the same. Turbos generally make more power at peak, but the turbo must be spooled by exhaust gases before it compresses any air. This means you may have to wait for peak power. This is refered to as “turbo lag” and is not as much of an issue with modern engine management.

    Superchargers are run off the serpintine belt, so they will constantly draw on the engines power to spin the scrolls, regardless of boost pressure or throttle position. This will hurt fuel economy more than a turbo. However, since the supercharger is always being spun by the engine, it can make peak power eariler with better responsiveness.

    TURBOCHARGING: Higher peak power, but at the expense of instant response, best used in applications like drag racing, where the throttle can be kept wide open to keep an engine in peak boost. Heel-toe shifting/left foot braking can help keep an engine in peak boost, so that power output can be kept high even when the car is being slowed down.

    SUPERCHARGING: Instant response, at the cost of peak power. Best used in applications such as autocross, where the driver is regularly relasing the throttle and wants instant power when coming out of a corner. This can be done with a turbo, but extra effort and concentration is required to keep the engine in boost; in contrast, just mash your foot in a supercharged car and full power is almost instantly available.

    Personally, I like turbocharging. I love the idea of using waste (exhaust gas) to make power, now thats what I call a hybrid! Both methods work fine for street use, its your choice based on the info provided above. As for track use, each method of forced induction has its own benifits that make one or the other better in certain racing categories.

    in reply to: Custom Miata interior ideas #382

    Kavin Peterson
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    Or at least custom gauges

    in reply to: Custom Miata interior ideas #381

    Kavin Peterson
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    Like classic style null

    in reply to: Retro Miata build #376

    Kavin Peterson
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    And this is some kind of retro-futuristic Miata

    in reply to: Retro Miata build #375

    Kavin Peterson
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    Look at this – FANCY!

    in reply to: Miata stuck in reverse problem #370

    Kavin Peterson
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    It is a common issue of very first NA-series Miatas (mainly 1990 production)
    http://www.miata.net/garage/stuckreverse.html

    in reply to: Miata alternator replacement guide #366

    Kavin Peterson
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    And is there any other alternators fit to the Miata?

    in reply to: Miata drift setup ideas #362

    Kavin Peterson
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    The first thing for drift is adjustible sway in the rear

    in reply to: Miata drift setup ideas #361

    Kavin Peterson
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    in reply to: Miata drift setup ideas #360

    Kavin Peterson
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    If anyone using Miatas for drift, tell us

    in reply to: Miata fastback pics #355

    Kavin Peterson
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    More pics of Mazda Miata fastback and Mazda Roadster coupe:

    in reply to: Mazda Miata bolt pattern (all Miatas) #351

    Kavin Peterson
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    Maybe something else? Any suggestions?

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