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Old 03-18-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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OK so I drove a turbo talon at the end of last summer and it really made me want to put a turbo in my miata. Now I am not wanting to go whole hog yet since I won't have the cash to replace my clutch and diff. So I just want to put a greddy type kit on the car for a bit of extra oomph and fun this summer.

The most important thing is that my car run reliably and that I am able to drive it all summer. Since driving the car stock is a hell of a lot more fun than the car being broken down in the garage.

My car is a 91' stock 1.6 and the motor according to the speedo has about 200,000. Not having driven any other miata to compare with, I think the car runs strong, starts every time, doesn't leak oil, may burn a little.

Will I be okay putting a greddy type kit on it and not break anything as long as I don't drive all crazy?
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:18 PM   #2
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all things equal (i.e. motor is running right and not in the need of a tuneup) you should have no problem with a GReddy kit. Make sure your cooling system is up to par, pay attention to oil levels, and you should be fine.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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Like turbored said..if the motor is in good shape the Greddy kit is a good start. Back in the day when I rolled when andyfloyd he beat the pee out of his car and it ran forever on that kit. I would suggest to do a compression test, cylinder leakage before.

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