Hi all. I've had a build thread over on CR for a while now, but since I've decided to do a turbo build, I feel that this is a more appropriate place for it. I'm still in the process of sourcing parts for my build, and will be starting to install everything later this summer. I've began talking about the turbo build in post #2.
Since everyone likes pictures, I'll catch you up to where the car sits now with a bunch of pictures.
Bought the car in May of 2012, bone stock with 153k miles on it. Had the timing belt and water pump done right away.
Pretty clean interior
Picked up some 15x7 Kosei K1s painted charcoal and a Jackson Racing catback.
NGK plugs and wires and a Flyin Miata shock tower brace.
Installed some style bars that were laying around from my parent's miata until I got a roll bar
Megan Racing EZ Streets
Found a Hard Dog M2 Sport DD on Craigslist
Ultrashield Rally Sport and harness
RB hollow front bar, 949 end links, all new eccentric bolts
So that puts us pretty much up until today. For the turbo build, my goal is to be around 200 whp, or just a bit over. Enough power to make the car decently quick, but not enough to blow everything up
After some research, I decided to go with a T25 from an sr20DET. Pairing that with a Flyin' Miata cast manifold. Those are the only 2 big parts that I've acquired to far. 460cc red top rx7 injectors are in the mail right now - I'll be sending them off to Witch Hunter for cleaning and flow testing when I get them.
As far as more parts I will buying in the near future, I'm looking at Megasquirt PNP2 and a CX racing intercooler.
More updates soon hopefully!!
Last edited by Leach0789; 06-26-2013 at 01:15 PM..
Picked up an older FMII FMIC setup with the piping
Got my injectors cleaned with great results
Stage 2 Comp Clutch
Making good use of the car this summer!
Did another couple autocrosses as well. The car ran great, and I put down some of my best times so far.
Me and a couple of friends started to tear things down last night. Got the intake out, as well as the header/downpipe/cat/EGR. All of the header nuts came off smoothly (thank god!) I don't have a ton of time left this week to work on the car, so I may take on some of the smaller tasks, like the injectors, or MegaSquirt, as well as cleaning up that nasty engine bay!
They were nice wheels, but had a pretty bad rattle can job done by the PO, and had some rash that he tried to cover up. I had thought about having them professionally powder coated, but I got a killer deal on the Enkeis that I couldn't pass up.
Try Goodwinracing for some deep dish raceable and light wheels, like my Konig wideopens or the flatouts. They're cheap, but I hear they were sued by Ray's and Enkei and might not be available for much longer. Granted you have other purchase priorities right now, but if you sell the meshes on CR you might even come out on top.
I'd also suggest selling the FM intercooler and finding one without all the kinks, bends, and couplers in the piping. Either look at making a simpler design yourself, or look into buying their new one piece silicone hoses.
Good build so far though, you're basically copying my build, except with a 1.8. Should be good!
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