06-10-2015, 08:57 PM
Join Date: Jun 2015
Total Cats: -1
New from UK
Hi everybody,have just joined looking for turbo info.Looks like I am in the right neighbourhood.
After years of hot rodding I fairly recently bought a 2001 1.8 sport MK2.5 mx5(Henceforth called Miata.)
What a huge amount of fun this little beast is reminding me very much of the Lotus Elan I ran years ago,except it is a hell of a lot more reliable.
After years of rodding first thoughts were Chevy LS3/Tremec/Getrag but I worried about the weight.I love this thing because it is so light and chuckable which is how come I am here.
I choose my Miata particularly since it is 6 speed(stronger) and has the Torsen LSD rear end,so it seems pretty right for turbocharging.
Having already discovered Sturovo and his incredible manifolds etc for the TD04 Subaru turbo,I have decided to go down this route.
My plan is:
1. Get Megasquirt and wideband,fit and get running nicely.
2.Fit larger injectors and get running nicely.
More research. ie External or internel wastegate?
2.5 or 3 inch exhaust,although I think I shall go 3 inch to allow for future upgrades.
3.Pull the motor for clutch upgrade,replace front and rear seals whilst motor is out and drill oilpan for oil return.
4.Fit intercooler,turbo,exhaust etc.Get final tuning done on dyno.
I have already gone through the whole braking system and am looking at suspension upgrades.I do not want to slam it because the roads over here are full of pothole and speed bumps and I do not wnt to ruin the ride.So I need to do more research here although Tein stuff seems to be worth looking at.
Seems ike a good plan but I bet it doesn't go quite as smoothly as it seems.
Anyway off now because I have lots more reading to do on the forum,there are lots more brains to pick