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Old 07-22-2016, 10:43 AM   #21
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I bought a used FM cast log and put 10mm studs in it years ago. Still using it on the track at around 250whp. It would be more but I hate changing transmissions. Oh, snap! I owe pdexta a visit and some cash regarding a trans! I got busy with life and forgot.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:46 AM   #22
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you can throw both in the trash where they belong and make a front mount intercooler setup with alum pipes and a proper alum air/air intercooler and be cool like the rest of us
I'm working on it. Long road ahead to achieve the level of cool you guys are on.

I'm going to give the water to air a go, who knows where that will lead.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:56 AM   #23
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you can throw both in the trash where they belong and make a front mount intercooler setup with alum pipes and a proper alum air/air intercooler and be cool like the rest of us
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:22 AM   #24
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I'm working on it. Long road ahead to achieve the level of cool you guys are on.

I'm going to give the water to air a go, who knows where that will lead.
It will lead to you spending money twice. Y8s ran one for a while then switched to a front mount.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:28 AM   #25
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I'm guessing that's a 1.6L TB pipe or something silly... typical.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:41 AM   #26
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I'm guessing that's a 1.6L TB pipe or something silly... typical.
Could very well be. The turbo outlet pipe would never allow my hood to close, regardless. Maybe I should have read the fine print, "94-97 with hood?"

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Already have the W to A setup so money spent. May learn a couple lesson here. Hard knocks...
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I usually try to avoid learning lessons that have been learned many times by others and are a known.

But hey, if you love wasting time and money on mediocrity, by all means have fun.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:52 AM   #28
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I usually try to avoid learning lessons that have been learned many times by others and are a known.

But hey, if you love wasting time and money on mediocrity, by all means have fun.
That would require logic. Something people who buy begi seem to be missing in the first place.
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That would require logic. Something people who buy begi seem to be missing in the first place.
A Stickie may help provide valuable info to those that lack logic.

Thanks for the help gentlemen. Much appreciated.
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it seems like a really easy fix, just cut the pipe shorter.
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Yeah, just re-fabricate the garbage fabrication that you paid way too much money for, and you're all set.

Then have a margarita.

Is that the begi chinacharger by the way? I hope not.
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Yeah, just re-fabricate the garbage fabrication that you paid way too much money for, and you're all set.

Then have a margarita.

Is that the begi chinacharger by the way? I hope not.
Garrett 2554. I'll have a Psuedo Sue or three.

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well there you go, that was one choice that you did make right
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My guess would be that in the last 5 years, 9 out of every 10 people that ordered from bell:
1) didn't get parts on time
2) parts didn't fit
3) parts were wrong altogether
4) combination of above 3

It's really sad.
5 years? More like 15. I ordered my first turbo kit in 2002 (FM2 for 99, back when FM kits were still made by Bell) and it took 3 months to get all the parts, the manifold didn't fit, and the downpipe cracked and was exchanged three times.

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I was overpromising, like Stephanie

Don't worry, replacement post in the mail tomorrow.
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Is this Stephanie person high, like for life? Holy ****.. 8-9 years of issues. There are only several possible different combinations of Miata engine/intake/routings.. I guess 9 years wasn't enough to sort it out.
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BEGI did it again! No other system rivals our all New Alpha/Omega Turbo System for an Innovative, forward thinking design, while creating a whole new level of performance and reliability! We truly believe the new BEGI AΩ is the closest to the “be all, end all” of Miata turbos. Hence the name.
Oh lord.


OP, I think you should try to spread more heat around about your experience. It really is completely unacceptable, and businesses that treat their customers this shitty need to die. Spending money to fix a shittily put together kit which you paid a lot of money for...
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Any chance you have one of the tubes on the wrong way round? Probably not, but worth asking.

Otherwise, just another data point...
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Can we really expect anything more from them at this point? I agree with what someone said about spreading this experience like wildfire. Don't worry, if they threaten you with a cease and desist from a lawyer, it will never come because they don't have one. I got harassed by Corky and Steph and then threatened with BS legal action 2+ years ago, which I still have not received.
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it seems like a really easy fix, just cut the pipe shorter.
Unfortunately, that does not take care of the turbo outlet tube clearing the hood, FMU leaking fuel at the seams at 45psi, FMU bracket does not fit FMU or turbo being bent to chit.



After tallying it all up, only pieces I could use out of the box are: hoses, fittings, fuel pressure gauge,boost pressure gauge, intake inlet tube, filter, couple brackets, manifold and the drill / tap.

So deep into this, ordering a MS plug and play, injectors and other little bits. Going to take my machinist a bit to fix all this anyway.
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