Not going to be breaking intellectual boundaries, inventing new technologies, or pushing the limits with this one. Run of the mill comes to mind, for now.... If this bores you, move on. This will be my attempt to turbo this car under some meandering logic and budget. I wouldn't call this a "budget build", but everyone has a bottom dollar, and there must be a bit of Hebrew in me. I try my best to cut costs where possible to leave money for the over9000 other projects i have going.
Speaking of I have an affliction known as car ADD. Yes, it's real. I go through cars/builds faster than Kobeyashi at a Nathans stand. My attention span is worse than a goldfish in a dentists waiting room. Let's hope this thread helps keep me motivated before I
If you want to post memes and cat pictures, I welcome it.
In any case, I won't put myself on repeat with the intro. You can find my limited car biography here
So let's get some basics out there. Please feel free to belittle me, or give advice. Years of internet trolling has left me thickskinned. If you hate it, say so. If I'm making stupid mistakes, call me out. If you like it, please comment.
Here's what I'm working with:
2002 Base Miata
Megan racing Ez Street (previous owner)
Eibach sways F/R
C1M's wrapped in 225/45 BFG rivals
After changing my mine with doing an LS1 swap, i needed an LSD sourced. Found one on CL that i snatched up in a hurry on my lunch break. The guy swore up and down it was a 1.8L torsen.
Not until i got it home did i find it's a 1.6 VLSD :( Sadz. So back it went, and the search continues.
The plan is pretty simple:
SR20 T25 turbo - rebuild if necessary
DIY MS3 with IAT sensor (following Westfieldmx5s instructions)
Rx8 yellow Injectors
FM Stage 1 clutch
Ebay intercooler kit
Aluminum radiator - i think the OEM has about had it
Coolant/oil lines - (still researching)
exhaust - might just build myself?
This list is likely to update as I've forgotten things.
So step one is to get the MS, assemble, and begin my tuning adventure N/A while i collect parts. I have SOME tuning knowledge, but this will be my first fully solo adventure, so be mindful when i ask stupid ******* questions.
You'll notice that i also did not call out some arbitrary HP number goal. The car will make what it makes based on my choices/tuning ability, simple as that. If at some point it's not enough, then i'll add moar turboz. The car is just painfully slow right now compared to my Evo.