Hey everyone! Over the next few weeks I will be embarking in my first turbo build (don't give me too much credit a shop is doing most the work) so I wanted to have a place to document my progress and ask any questions without flooding the boards with new threads.
Background: About a 2 years ago i bought a 2013 Scion FRS which opened my eyes up to the joys of a lightweight nimble cars. The problem was every mod i wanted to do to the car was breaking the bank. Pretty much everything was going to cost me ~1000 per upgrade and it got me thinking, maybe I don't need a new expensive car to mod, maybe I should give this miata thing a try. So that's what I did. I put my sweet new supercharged FRS for sale and went looking for a cheap little NA miata.
After selling the FRS I bought my first miata. It was a modded 96 with a maacco paint job and stripped interior.
I loved the car and used it to get into autox and I was hooked. I attended every autox event this year and thought the car was a blast to drive. The problem was I hated the aesthetics of the car and how aged it was. It was on its second engine and had about 200k on the dinged up body.
That is when I found my current miata. I found this car 10 hours after it was posted on craigslist. It was a bone stock 94 with 50k miles and 1 owner.
Day of purchase:
I spent the next week swapping over the parts I wanted to keep and then put the 96 up for sale. I brought over the wheels, tein flex coilovers, racing beat tubular front sway bar, and nb2 seats I had purchased. I changed all the fluids, bought a nardi wheel, a motiv shift **** and a hard top to top her off. Thats where she sits today.
I have loved racing the miata in the str class but now that the season is over and I have learned a ton I started to miss having power. So that brings us to today. I did a ton of research on turbo miatas and finally bit the bullet on a used kit. Here is a list of parts I got.
FM Manifold/2.5" Downpipe
Trackspeed Engineering 10MM inconel studs with locking hardware installed
FM 2.5" downpipe trans tunnel brace
FM Silicone intercooler piping
FM turbo intake
Turbosmart recirculating valve
Ebay Intercooler (has a dented tube from a something hitting it, but is only cosmetic.)
SR20 T25 rebuilt before installation with new 7psi Garrett wastegate
FM turbo heatshield
MSPNP2 by Brain
Which arrived today!!
Well that's my intro. I will use the rest of the thread to ask questions and post updates. I would love some advice from everyone as this is my first build and dont want to repeat mistakes others have made.