Hey guys I currently own a stock turbo 2004 Mazdaspeed. I had an offer to trade my old miata for a semi-complete full v-band Begi S6 kit. What I would be getting is the manifold (the steel version), a GT3071R, the oil and water lines, and the downpipe. I realize there are a lot more things needed to get it running properly but I intend to start tracking this car more and more soon, so replacing it with a full v-band setup would be a good idea right?
Tracking the stock turbo heavily seems to be a bad idea because I don't believe you cant put inconel hardware on it, which I understand from this forum to be the only way to properly track a turbo, unless you can get v-bands.
I also realize the 3071 is a pretty big turbo for a stock engine, but even if it doesnt spool until 4k, my current stock ECU turbo doesnt spool until 5.2k so it would be a big improvement
The part list I have so far to complete this kit the right way is as follows; let me know if I need something else.
1. Bigger intercooler (in the works)
2. Bigger injectors (in the works)
3. External wastegate
5. Plumb an intake
6. Plumb the new intercooler
7. Exhaust after the downpipe
9. Oil drain line (will this fit up to my stock MSM oil drain??)
My main question is if the kit is worthy of my time? I consider the value of my trade car and what I would be getting to be roughly equal so thats not a big deal. I just dont want to get it if it will not help me track reliably on a stock engine.