Ive been lurking this forum for well over 3 years now. I bought my Silver 99 NB in 2007 and Ive loved every second of it. My original plan was to pay the car off as quickly as possible and then begin a turbo project. Well now the car is paid off and it's that time.
Due to my limited experience with forced induction i thought becoming part of this group would be invaluable to my project.After thoroughly searching past posts and reading the stickied threads here it seems like this forum holds a great depth of knowledge as well as many helpful and friendly people, all with a common passion for boosted miatas.
BUDGET IS A HUGE ISSUE for me: I want to be very frugal here. My funds will be focused on purchasing a starter kit from BEGI including the shanghai turbo(china charger), cast iron Manifold, and down pipe. Im willing to invest in this because it will land me a CARB exempt EO sticker for the car and after talking with Stephanie at BEGI I feel confident in their quality and service.
Today marks day one of what I expect to be a long and enjoyable project. To start off I want to post a list of parts i need to acquire. Ive been creating this list since my desire to turbo the car surfaced.
I am looking for any critiques or advice here...
What can i add?
What do i not need?
What am i missing?
Suggestions on sourcing certain parts?
Ill take Absolutely any other advice for a first time DIY turbo guy...
MY INITIAL PARTS LIST:
Down pipe (BEGI)
Turbo (BEGI Chinacharger)
Engine Management (MS hopefully purchased here)
Piping (Turbo to throttle body)
Boost Control- (Waste gate, etc…)
Wideband O2 Sensor
Water Lines and Fittings
Oil Supply Lines and Fittings
Oil Return Line and Fittings
Intercooler- (Optional) water injection etc….
All New Belts
Transmission Fluid Change
New Gear Oil
Coolant Re-route/ Larger Radiator
After seeing how helpful members on this forum can be i cant wait to hear what you guys have to say.
Thanks in Advance,
EDIT: My car is stock now and my power goals are modest, 200 at the crank(160-180whp) with 7PSI max to save the motor in the long run.
I should also mention i plan on taking the head off the motor before the turbo install. New shims, a valve job, and a VERY mild port and polish at a buddies machine shop will follow.