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Author Topic: Mazdaspeed upgrade guide on FM website  (Read 63993 times)
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« on: May 22, 2006, 08:12:18 PM »

Since we get a lot of questions on a recommended order of modification, we've added a guide to our site.

Flyin' Miata MSM upgrade path

The first 4 can be shuffled around somewhat, but that's the order we think works best. Questions? Give us a call.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2006, 10:22:12 PM »

That was my flight path anyway! Now I know for sure it's a winner.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2006, 01:01:01 AM »

tehehe..
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2006, 04:18:27 PM »

THat would have saved me lost of research time when I first got the car.....pretty kewl..... thumup
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2006, 06:55:49 PM »

I guess I'm ready for the turbo upgrade.   reddevil
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2006, 08:23:23 PM »

Darkside if you do the turbo upgrade keeps us posted,this is a little over my head but I want to give it a try but not till I see what all is invlolved..
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2006, 09:03:48 PM »

As far as I am concerned, next comes the DP  afro

I have my RB Turbo exhaust and will do the hydra only If I really feel the need for me. The Intake alone makes this car a different beast!

Of course I did upgrade to the GFB recirc valve as a trade in to my noisy GFB BOV
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2006, 03:08:35 AM »

All of the above, except the turbo.  That and gears will be this winter's project.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2006, 01:08:19 PM »

I guess I'm ready for the turbo upgrade. reddevil

I second that! I have everything else, but my MSM is a daily driver, so I'll need some time off to do the turbo swap. I'd love to switch to a ball bearing center section at the same time.
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2006, 02:26:39 PM »

Why no suspension and brake upgrades??

 
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2006, 02:53:42 PM »

i'm done  beer
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2006, 03:40:25 PM »

Why no suspension and brake upgrades??

 

Because they're not Mazdaspeed specific and they depend on the application. Making more power is an easy progression that is much the same for everyone. The correct suspension and brakes dpends on what you're doing with the car.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2006, 06:55:44 AM »

Why no suspension and brake upgrades??

 

Because they're not Mazdaspeed specific and they depend on the application. Making more power is an easy progression that is much the same for everyone. The correct suspension and brakes dpends on what you're doing with the car.

I plan to hopefully do the turbo upgrade with coilovers this fall.
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2006, 08:57:55 PM »

Since we get a lot of questions on a recommended order of modification, we've added a guide to our site.

Flyin' Miata MSM upgrade path

The first 4 can be shuffled around somewhat, but that's the order we think works best. Questions? Give us a call.

Nice list!  Might want to consider recommending some instrumentation too (maybe as step 0)... I've always thought it was a good idea to have a boost, fuel pressure and O2 guage in place before modding.  Being able to monitor those instruments after adding a mod helped me diagnose problems quickly and has even saved my motor on more than one occasion.  shocked
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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2006, 05:24:59 AM »

I had a question on the order in that list

1. I agree completely.
2-3-4 is what I am curious about. I thought the stock FMIC was a major problem area? Shouldnt it be upgraded as soon as you do the intake kit and are running more boost? Or is it not really an issue until you get into the exh system as well?

I would have thought it would go
1. intake kit
2. FMIC
3. some part of the exh
4. other part of the exh

Basically what I am asking, is at what point is the stock FMIC a problem? Like I said, I was under the impression it was a problem on even a stock MSM(this coming from what I read off FMs website)

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