Okay everybody ...
Sooo bet is over! I Won
Car drives and boosts fine... The Apexi SAFC 2 combined with a map sensor works quite ok! Car is running on 10 psi temps and AFRs are totally fine... Its actually quite fun to drive and im pleased with the outcome considering the budget
Soooo bet is won and its time for a conclusion...
Sofar i spent about 20 usd. .... for fittings and cableties and stuff like that... BUT
Lets have a look from another view...
I know quite a few people might see this thread and think "wow its easy and cheap as hell to boost a miata"...
So ive made a partslist with aftermarket prices of the basic parts i threw in that car that i had over in my garage...
Apexi SAFC2 150-200 USD
DEFI Gauge 150 USD
MR2 Injectors 50 USD
Turbocharger (100-??? USD)
Manifold (homemade costs for Argon / cutting and grinding disks / flange 20-30 USD)
Downpipe (Flange / piping / cutting and grinding disks / Flange 30-40 USD)
Intercooler (50-??? USD)
Intercooler Piping (70-??? USD)
Oil Feed with fittings and braided hose (30-50 USD)
Oil Returnline with fittings and braided hose / drill bit for the Oil pan ( 30-50 USD)
BOV dualpiston (80 - ??? USD)
well and the list goes on ... so the cheapest way to do a turbo conversion that wont blow on startup would be about 800 USD and the car would NOT run quite as good as on a proper build... As i said im pleased with the outcome and its driveable and quite fun to drive but far away from a good build...
I would still need an O2 Clamp! And an ignition controller ... so thats another 300-400 USD
So in total you would have to spent about 1200 USD for a kit made out of used parts for it to be still OK running!!!
Sooo i think this is a piece of good advice to listen to all the folks on this club bashing on everyone who tries to go the bandaid route as it is not even partially worth it!!!
As i said before im pretty pleased with the outcome... even so pleased that now that ive won the bet... ill blow my budget to make it a proper turbo car! So now instead of spending another 300 usd on ignition controllers and O2 Clamps ill just sell the SAFC and go with an MS box... summed up it would end up costing the same but run a lot better and leaving a lot more room for tuning and optimization.... There is literaly NO POINT in going the bandaid route in the end!
Well its late here and ive got to get up early in the morning so thats that... just wanted to let you guys know that i did not abondon the thread
and Thanks again to everyone who fed me with info