Hello, I just wanted to introduce myself here as well as ask a few questions based upon the research I have done. I have always liked the miata, and I think I will give one a try for the next little project. Is my goal to turbo it? Of course. Will I make it happen? Yes, I am not here to talk the talk but not walk the walk. I was going to buy another honda, but then thought to myself, why not try something different, considering the low prices that early 90's miata's go for now, and since I have loved them for years and years but never had the chance to own one, why not now?
I will be on the lookout for a 90-95 with fairly low miles, reason I would like to stay within that range is: OBD1
Atleast in the honda world, everything evolves around obd1, and besides the point, where I live, there is only safety inspections on OBD1 cars, no emissions
I want to keep the motor stock and give it what it can handle, safely. I do know that the 94/95 had the 1.8, is this a big enough reason to search out one of those two years, or do you think it really matters?
Also, turbo kits, I know there is Greddy/FlyinMiata/etc. What is the best bang for the buck turbo kit?
I like the looks of the Flyin Miata setup, but I am not a Mazda guy so I am sure there are a lot of options out there. A big question here also is engine management. A complete tuning solution for a honda, costs roughly $15, a stock obd1 ecu, and a conversion harness if your car is OBD2. So pennies for what it is worth, are there any solutions for the Mazda platform instead of paying 6/7/800 etc dollars for standalone systems?
*I plan on using this car for Autox when I don't feel like taking the hondas out as well as for a fun little daily driver, so please base any suggestions upon what I am using the car for. I appreciate any responses that you guys can give me and look forward to joining the community one day soon.