03-30-2014, 02:03 AM
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: El Paso, TX
Total Cats: 0
Slowly moving towards boost
Hey all, I'm Bryan and I’ve had my ’00 Evo Orange Miata since ’05. Before it I had a ’97 M-Edition, which sadly I sold when I went overseas. My ’00 is stock, but I have decided to install a turbo in the next year or so. I’ve been getting prepared by doing most of my own wrenching—nothing too complicated, but I did take out the dash and carpet to heatshield/sound-deaden the cabin. I DD my car and plan to do the same after upgrading it; I would simply like some more power for some spirited driving.
In working up to the turbo, I want to upgrade the suspension (still original) and the cooling (El Paso is hot). I’d also like to upgrade my open diff and possibly get a 6-speed to pre-empt a broken 5-speed, but depending where I'm at, I might have to wait on those. First priority is to get my engine management sorted. I've been reading up on it, and I'm fairly certain I'll go the MS route, just not sure which version/vendor, and I do appreciate all the expertise on this forum.
Lastly, I tested my compression recently and I’m reading:
I think these numbers are good enough for moderate boost, and if I ever decide to turn it up, I suppose I can do a rebuild—but I’d need another vehicle before I can pull the engine of my daily.