10-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Join Date: Oct 2015
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Help me get started
I am getting serious on boosting my 1.6. I'm wondering if I just wanted to do a mild 140-150whp daily driver setup, what would the best bang for the buck route to go?
Some side questions.
1. For 150 would I have to get a stand alone ecu, or could I just get a Adjustable FPR and fuel pump with some rx8 injectors?
2. Would you guys recommend getting a kit, or parting it together.
3. Should I reach beyond for more than 150whp even though I'm on a budget and want reliability. Or will the car become more of a money pit to go for 200?
So far my parts list I can think of is
-MSPNP2 (or not?)
-Turbo kit? (or possibly put one together)
That's where I need your help, what kits are decent for a realitivly cheap price? Or should I part one together, if so what things will I need?
I've searched the forums and google, and can't find anyone looking for lower power goals, seems everyone wants 200 and get's told to have 3-4k sitting around to make it reliable. I don't believe this as I had a friend that turbo'd his miata (although his was the 1.8) and was in it about 1800$ including the ecu, and he made just over 200whp. He used the CXRacing kit. Is that any good? Because if so I might be able to do the same.
I'm a noob though, so please treat me like one and tell me what I need. I plan on getting the ecu, wideband, and injectors first, then after a few months buying boost **** (unless it's not needed for 150). That way I can get a hand on tuning and attempt not to blow it up the first day.