Originally Posted by SuperTuner12010
I have a 97 Miata, and cant decide going between ls1 miata or turbo. But right now im leaning towards turbo. I need the Power now...Only thing im worried about is power. I could build my miata into an ls1 for rougly $5000. As I can get an LS1,trans, wiring and everything for 1000.
But paying to put it in is the expensive part. However thats 300hp and nearly the same torque.
If I turbo I want to achieve no lower than 200hp and would really love to get 250hp on a daily driven miata.
Is it possible to reach 250 on stock internals? Im sure it is, but can it be done cheaply or at least cheaper than an ls1 swap?
Some of these topics sound vaguely familiar, and there's a chance you'll find where knowledgeable members have discussed them before without them having to type it all out again.
Also, if said members were going to waste their time doing so...it would be easier with a little more information like what year Miata you have, what your ultimate goals are(usage..not just hp or psi #s you've pulled out of your ***), what your skill level is ("But paying to put it in is the expensive part." alludes to lack of mechanical aptitude).
Please find the Meet&Greet section and post up. Starting a thread there is pretty much the first thread you should start here. You could call that stuck up...but we call it forum etiquette. After that put some info in your signature, and your location in your profile so the unfortunate souls that wish to help you have that information at hand regardless of where you are posting.
Next try reading some of the "Useful Saved Posts." They are both of those things...useful and saved. Useful as they contain a lot of the information miataturbonewbs seek, and saved for that purpose.
Once you have done that...learn to use the search feature, which doesn't work to well...so then go to google and type: "site:miataturbo.net keywords". If you still don't find what you are looking for feel free to start a thread.
One last thing, once you get a grasp of what's going on...help the other newbs that come along, since we were all once new here as well.