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Old 11-28-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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I am formally introducing the MK Turbo T3 budget DIY setup. It is a budget setup to get 1.6 NA and 1.8L NA and NB miata's boosted at a reasonable price. Retail on the kit is $1500 shipped to the continental US.

What you get.
1. T3 Log Manifold
2. T3 Turbo with 2.5" v-band outlet
3. 2.5" to 3" downpipe with v-bands at either end.
4. 3" Aluminized steel exhaust with a large Magnaflow muffler, v-bands for all connections
5. EGR block off plates. (1.6 cars do not get these)


Group Buy #2 is starting today, September 1 2015 and running until September 30th 2015. The new price on my setups are $1500 shipped in the continental USA. Group buy #2 is not going to be as cheap as the first one, but still cheaper then retail. I am doing $25 off the retail price for each person who signs up, up to 6 people. So if we get 6 people it will be $150 off the retail price, which is $1350 shipped for each person. I am upping the limit to 15 people. If we fill up at 15 people I will take another $50 off everyones setup, so it will be a total of $200 off retail.

There will be a $900 deposit over paypal, money order, or bit coin to get in. This is refundable only if we can find a replacement buyer. The remainder will be due when your setup is ready to ship. If you want an oil line setup to go along with the turbo setup, that money will be due up front also.

There are a few differences between the first group buy and this one.

The first is that I am now offering 1.6 setups. You get a mild steel log manifold that is compatible with AC and power steering. It is a similar design as the 1.8, except for the turbo sits a bit further forward. The reason it sits a bit further is so that the down pipe, mid pipe, and exhaust are the same as the 1.8. This cuts down on the amount of work I have to do, and makes it possible to upgrade to a 1.8 engine in the future very easily. All you have to do is change out to my 1.8 manifold and the rest of the setup will stay the same.

The second is that I am planning on getting the mid pipes made as a single mandrel bent piece. All I will have to do is throw on the 2 v-bands and it is complete. This cuts down on my build time, and possible places for welds to crack. This is the real reason for the group buy, as I need capital to get those produced in quantity to make it affordable.

The third thing is that I now am providing EGR block off plates for both EGR ports on the 1.8 intake manifolds. This is mostly just to help clean up your engine bay a bit more.

The goal for getting these shipped out is the first 5 by Christmas time. Then the next ones shortly after that. To help speed this up I am already working on getting parts built. I have 4 1.6 manifolds about 75% complete, and I am currently working on the 1.8 manifolds. I also have all the supplies in house to build the first 5 down pipes. I am hoping to have all the manifolds and 5 downpipes done by the time the group buy closes. The one thing that I will be waiting on is the custom bent mid pipes. I am hoping to have those by the end of September, but it may be sometime in October before I get them. By the time I get them I am hoping to have the axle backs done. So all I will have to do is weld on the 2 v-bands flanges on the mid pipes and start shipping them out. I will be building the setups in batches of the different models. This means all 1.6 setups will be done at once, all 1.8 NA setups at once, and all 1.8 NB setups at once. This is to make it easier for me to test fit them all as I build them. The order that I build each type will be by whoever gets in the first deposit. I will build all of that type and ship them out. Then move on to the next type.

MKTurbo.com is also now live. I have some changes that are coming in the future to it, but overall it is about where it is going to stay.

Email mkturbos@gmail.com or send me a pm if you have questions or want to get in on the group buy.

Group buy list.
1. projectddos 1.8 NB
2. Sleward 1.8 NB
3. Itty 1.8 NA
4.Tim18t 1.6 NA
5. Konmo 1.8 NA
6. Corifto 1.6 NA
7. Jxphan 1.8 NA
8. Onerailunder 1.6 NA
9. Nigelt 1.8 NB
10. AccentedBlack 1.8 NA
11. boutrous 1.8 NA
12. bahurd (first repeat customer) 1.8 NA
13. hdizzle 1.8 NA
14. ChromoJacket 1.6 NA
15. Colipto 1.8 NA

Now pictures of the setup.
NA Setup


NB Setup


1.6 Manifold and IC piping.


Manifold and Turbo on a NA



EGR block off plate


NA setup off a car, but put together.


3rd gear virtual dyno pulls for a rough guesstimate of power.


Kittens making sure everything is packed well for shipment.


Install Video


F.A.Q.

1. Does the setup work with the 1.6l engine?
Yes I now offer a 1.6 manifold that works with the rest of the exhaust.

2. Does the setup work with power steering and air conditioning, what years?
Yes it works with power steering and AC. The setup will work on any 1.6L or1.8L Mazda motor in a 90-05 miata.

3. What are the turbo specs?
T3 TURBO CHARGER INTERNAL WASTEGATE .48ar
Intake: 2.5 inch
Inlet: 2.25 inch
Compressor trim: .42ar
Compressor Wheel diameter: 43.20 / 60.41
Turbine Wheel diameter: 45.74 / 62.86
Exhaust Trim: .48ar
Turbine flange type: t3 flange
Down pipe flange type :2.50" v band
Cooling type: oil cool only
Horsepower rating: 325-350
Actuator setting: 8psi
A rough estimate of the compressor map.


4. Can I get a catalytic converter installed with the kit?
Yes, it will just cost extra based on how you want it done.

5. Will any parts of the MKTurbo exhaust work with any other exhausts parts of various brands?
No. The MKTurbo setups use v-band flanges instead of normal flanges that use nuts and bolts, or studs. They are also in different locations then the stock flanges.

6. Why does the MKTurbo setup use v-bands on the exhaust?
Using v-bands instead of standard flanges makes installing the exhaust simple, quick, and painless.

7. How long should it take to install?
With 2 competent mechanics it should take about an hour to install the setup once all the stock equipment is removed and prep work is done. It will take additional time to install everything else needed to safely run the car.

8. What all is needed to turbo the car besides this setup?
This thread is a good guide on what all is needed besides this setup. If you are to lazy to read that then you will need an ECU and wideband, clutch, injectors, oil feed and drain line, intercooler and piping, and a blow off valve. That is the quick run down of what you have to do yourself.

9. What type of muffler is it.
It is a Magnaflow 12589.

10. Will I use a different muffler or change anything in the exhaust for you?
No, I keep costs down by having a single simple setup, and variation will add to the cost.

11. Does it have CARB approval?
No, and it never will. Go with Begi, Jackson Racing, or FFS if you must have CARB approval.

12. Will the wastegate need to be ported?
Yes, there are various pictures posted in this thread of how much porting needs to be done.

13. Will it work with a FM butterfly brace?
I don't know as I don't have one on any of my test cars. I would side with no it won't fit above the butterfly brace.

14. Will this setup work on the track?
I honestly do not know. You would have to use inconel studs for sure, I would recommend the TSE studs. The biggest concern I would have is where the v-band outlet of the turbo bolts to the turbo. That may need stronger bolts to prevent stretching on track. Track testing will be done, but there is currently no ETA.

15. Does and part of the body need to be cut to fit the setup?
Nothing in the engine bay needs to be cut or hammered to fit the setup. There are a few places under the car that the exhaust my hit. Those may need to be ground down slightly. More details will be in the install directions.

16. Are there install directions?
They are being worked on and will be released before the first setups ship.

17. What is the average response time to emails and pm's?
I try to get back to emails and pm's within 24 hours. This is a side job for me so occasionally I get caught up in normal life and it may take a bit longer to respond.

18. What are the differences between 1.6 and 1.8 setups.
The only difference is the manifold. The turbo, downpipe, mid pipe, and axle backs are the same on the NA miata. So when you want to install a 1.8 engine later on all you need is the 1.8 manifold.

Introducing the MKTurbo oil line kit. The oil line kit will come with a -4an feed line and restrictors, -8an drain line, a tee block and fittings to bolt in at the oil pressure sender port on the block, drain fitting for the oil pan, and the input and outputs for the turbo. Basically everything you need to oil the turbo is included except for the drill bit and tap needed to tap your oil pan. The AN lines and fitting are all Aeroquip and covered in fire sleeve, they are locally made at a hydraulic shop. Price shipped is going to be $175 for the continental US.

Here are the lines and the engine block fittings. Missing the pieces that attache to the turbo, will get pictures of those tonight.


Oil drain line.


Oil feed line.
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great price.

Have you gotten any shipping quotes for the kit? Just some rough ball parks would be nice.
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It's really too bad that I still have a 1.6. I'm giving serious consideration to jumping on this and sourcing a 1.8 further down the road.
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Any plans for options like o2 sensor bungs, high flow catalytic converter? Turbo specs?
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Any plans for options like o2 sensor bungs, high flow catalytic converter? Turbo specs?
Down pipe has an O2 bung right before the flex pipe. Additional ones could be added if needed. A high flow cat can be added, contact me for pricing. The turbo is the same T3 Braineack ran for years. I will get specs tonight when I get home.
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50 trim t3. Braineack approved.
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This is very tempting! Whats the spool like in this turbo? Full boost around what rpms? Say I'm running 8-10psi on a stock motor.

What's the longevity of the turbo at said psi? I saw that braineack has been running it for years, but at what psi?
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Oil & water cooled? Or just oil?
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great price.

Have you gotten any shipping quotes for the kit? Just some rough ball parks would be nice.
I have not gotten any shipping quotes yet. I am expecting to have to get custom boxes made, as the pieces are large and odd shaped. I also expect it to be 3-4 boxes total to ship the kit. 1 for the turbo, 1 for the midpipe, 1 for axle back and manifold, and down pipe. So I would guess somewhere in the $100-$150 to get it all shipped to the west coast from Charleston SC.

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It's really too bad that I still have a 1.6. I'm giving serious consideration to jumping on this and sourcing a 1.8 further down the road.
It is bad that you still have a 1.6. I would be willing to do a custom 1.6 setup for you if you are interested. Price will be about $1000 more then the 1.8. Shipping will also be a bit more expensive because you will be getting a 1.8 motor as a needed part of the kit.

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This is very tempting! Whats the spool like in this turbo? Full boost around what rpms? Say I'm running 8-10psi on a stock motor.

What's the longevity of the turbo at said psi? I saw that braineack has been running it for years, but at what psi?
I expect spool to be decent. I should know for sure within the next few weeks. My best estimates are at the stock wastegate pressure of 8psi, it will probably make somewhere around 170whp-190whp. I will be getting a dyno done as soon it is running on my 97 test car.

As for longevity, I don't expect it to be any worse then any other china chargers that people on here have been running for years. Braineack ran his in various forms for years with anything going bad with the CHRA.

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Oil cooled only.
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I need one of these for my 99 NB. But I already have a 2.5 catback...help meh larsy
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Sell 2.5" and put towards this and make mo powa with the 3"....
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the MK turbo kit is guaranteed to increase your length AND girth
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My beta (alpha?) one comes soon and i am excite. Seen it in person once already, weld quality etc. is sweet!
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If I had a miata, I'd buy this.
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I may have to jump on this instead of my initial plan of FM cast mani and T25 setup. I really like the 3" exhaust it comes with! Looking forward to the videos of this on the test car!
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It is bad that you still have a 1.6. I would be willing to do a custom 1.6 setup for you if you are interested. Price will be about $1000 more then the 1.8. Shipping will also be a bit more expensive because you will be getting a 1.8 motor as a needed part of the kit.
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I just put almost identically the same thing on my miata and it is awesome-sauce.

It sure looks like you'd be able to offer a 1.6 option for the cost of a taco manifold, for those depraved lost souls. Or, they could just buy your kit and a taco manifold, be able to run both.
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If someone ships me a taco manifold, this turbo, and his downpipe, I'd be tempted to test fit it with an extra $100 in my pocket...

Hmm, if the downpipe has a 2-bolt flange to connect to my artech test pipe, I could also potentially dyno it on a 1.6.
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I just put almost identically the same thing on my miata and it is awesome-sauce.

It sure looks like you'd be able to offer a 1.6 option for the cost of a taco manifold, for those depraved lost souls. Or, they could just buy your kit and a taco manifold, be able to run both.
Or you install a 1.8L, enjoy life, **** bitches, get money, WIN.

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If someone ships me a taco manifold, this turbo, and his downpipe, I'd be tempted to test fit it with an extra $100 in my pocket...

Hmm, if the downpipe has a 2-bolt flange to connect to my artech test pipe, I could also potentially dyno it on a 1.6.
Honestly if someone ships me a tacotaco manifold I can test fit it and see how close it is.

Why on earth does anyone keep wanting to use the 1.6l motor. I just do not understand it.
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