Hey guys, been creeping on MT.net for a little while now trying to learn what I can. Went ahead and read maximum boost. Still have tons to learn, but I am beginning to gather parts to boost my '04 and figured I should introduce myself. So here it goes...
I bought a bone stock black on tan 2004 LS (5 speed, torsen) with 78xxx miles on it for a great deal almost a year ago. It is my second miata.
Mods I have done so far:
- 15x8 6ULs (autocross/track wheels) wrapped in what ever takeoffs I can get from the local track
- 15x8 +0 522 XXRs as my daily wheels with 195/50 400 treadwear all-seasons
- Megan racing EZ street coilovers 8k/6k
- Hard top from a 92-97
- 2.5" Magnaflow cat-back
- Custom shorty antenna
Waiting to be installed:
- FM frame rails
- Energy suspension control arm bushings
- UHMW plastic skids
Car as of today:
I figure my car is well enough sorted now to go ahead and pull together a turbo kit. Honestly, my goal is to put together a reliable kit on a tight budget (since I am a college student) without skimping on the important stuff. I am somewhat mechanically inclined and have the tools/resources to build what I need. My current plan is to go with a sturdy, cast manifold, internally gated t28 turbo, find a solid downpipe or attempt to fab one, ebay intercooler, figure something out for piping, make my oil/coolant lines, find a decent BOV, probably go with some innovate gagues(oil pressure, boost, WB), and talk to reverant about a megasquirt.
My goal is to be around 200 whp which I believe to be achievable/realistic.
This is definitely nothing that hasn't already been done, but I know this is the best community to be involved in to help me reach my goal.
Also, I'm a pretty indecisive person and since I haven't bought any parts yet, this is super tentative. lol