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N/A 13B performance ‘upgrades’

new to any kind of Mazda, recently bought a 2nd gen, na, 13b FC vert and took it out to a local track for a drift event....I overheated the car on my last run and it doesn’t run anymore. Crank/no start. Other than that, I was able to get it started to load it on the trailer, and back off to readjust.. No smoke, normal operating temp, sounded and drove just fine.... but would not start to come off the trailer once I got it home. I’m not too worried as it’s the end of the season and I have all winter to do what I need. I’ll start with spark plugs and an oil change/ compression test. That being said...I’m looking into options for more power whilst avoiding any turbo nonsense. I’ve read a little about bridgeporting. And I’m considering a better intake, and have been told about speeduino ecu’s. Any other options out there? What are the downfalls/plus sides to Bridgeport? (I do not plan to daily drive this car at all. It’s strictly a track car.)
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I know it seems a little obvious, but overheating is a big no-no for these engines. To start, check the compression and also check the chambers for antifreeze.

As far as performance upgrades are concerned, it really comes down to what you want to accomplish (within reason) and what you're willing to do to achieve it.
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Higher numerical ratio diff gears, auto counterweight, aftermarket flywheel and clutch and scatter shield/blanket if you don't have them already. If it is mostly for track use long primary exhaust divided to the diff area, porting, water/water wetter mix instead of coolant (if your ambient temps don't go below freezing), better ignition, fine wire irridium plugs, aftermarket ecu, clearanced rotating assembly if you have to pull it down for water seals anyway, flex/ethanol fuel if possible.

are you premixing oil or is it running an omp? If it is stepper motor controlled omp i would stick with aftermarket ecus that already have rotary support features not sure what speeduino has to offer but i suspect mega/microsquirt stuff is more developed if you are budget constrained.

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