Well I started with a 1990 red, piece of **** Miata that I bought for 1500 bucks. I had never been happier about a car purchase. I bought one cause my Dad had one when I was growing up and it was awesome. I bought it because I always liked them, didn't really know about their performance, the following, blah blah blah etc.
I started with M.net and the local tampa club. Got involved with CR and so on. The car got painted, wheels, etc, **** that doesn't matter.
It would eventually get to this point.
Cute, right? Well around this time I had bought a M45 supercharger and some band aids. I started doing maintenance on the car so it would be ready for all this crazy amount of boost I was gonna throw at it.
I eventually got it on and running. The first day I ran it without any management. It was a bad situation and I was forced to do it. I watched my wideband and it never went too lean....
I installed a voodoo box and thought it was awesome. A week and a half later I realized it sucked and ordered a MS3X. I installed that and a FMIC when I saw my stupid high intake temps. 210 degrees brah! This was the set up
Then I decided to get rid of all this extra crap on the car. I needed money to pay for the MS3 and I didn't care for most of it anymore. This is how the car sits now.
I hope to get rid of these stupid wheels soon. Damn things are too full of swag and they are holding me down.
My plans after were to buy a bigger crank, TDR tensioner and run a dual throttle body system or BOV system..... then it hit me... why the f*** did I want to spend another $500-$700 on this SC system and hit 170WHP... maybe... I spoke to a friend around 10pm, drove a day, then took it off the morning after. I don't think I have ever made a better decision about this car.
Now its turbo time. My DIY set up isn't gonna be the greatest, but it will be a **** ton better than the M45 SC. Fun fact, I installed, did all the different set ups, and took the supercharger off inside of two months. Seriously, the thing didn't even last two months in the car. Here is the plan
Wideband boost gauge
RX8 injectors (prolly the yellow ones)
Brains eBay turbo
BOV, oil lines, etc, etc
Fun thing is this, I just replaced my clutch with a stock 1.8 set up. I thought I was gonna have a supercharger forever and that would last me. Well, I'm sort of stuck with that because I really don't want to replace another clutch. So this will limit the amount of boost I should run, unfortunately.
Anyway, those are the plans. Is it the best plan in the world? No, not at all. But it will be a budget set up that should redeem me for being a total dumbass and installing a SC on my car.