Okay truth is... Well lets add up my cost on the turbo kit so far and compare... And yes that is a flyin miata manual boost controller. I will be using it.
So what I was thinking about buying was a Bell Series S with Zoom 3 engine management and harness, GT2554r and no intercooler. It's a reliable 160 rwhp Cost now? Only 2400 dollars... Then I want that Begi S intercooler, boom 500 extra bucks plus another 100 for the bypass valve and plumbing.
So that's around 3000 dollars shipped.
My resort. Lets keep the hardware below 1,000 guys.
Mazdaspeed Miata charge pipes, intake, exhaust Manifold, cast iron outlet, shitty intercooler, and all related fasteners and fittings 230 dollars.
Ebayer 28x7x2.5 air to air intercooler, 70 dollars.
Brand new IHI RHF-5 journal bearing oil cooled/water cooled turbo with fittings and drain line. 260 dollars shipped.
My price thus far, 560 dollars.
Okay so say I need to replace the shitty bypass valve, only if it leaks. Fab a Begi 2.5 inch catless downpipe that bolts to a 99-2000 midpipe. (But rumor is a few people testify that the 99-2000 steel downpipe will bolt right up to the turbocharger cast outlet, and judging by the degree and position of the cast outlet on the turbo, this could be correct) And I wanna get the Begi Cold air assembly box.
Okay so that is 650 dollars.
So okay, the bottom line on hardware plus various pieces and shipping. It comes in around 1,200 dollars. Go PC-Pro for 500 or Zoom3 for around 650 with harness. Your looking at 1,850 dollars.
So okay, decent running 160 rwhp Mazdaspeed Miata Turbo Kit with begi intake, 400 cubic inch intercooler, forge bypass valve, 2.5 inch downpipe, and Zoom3 engine management. 1,850 dollars.
Bell Series S, GTT2554r, non-intercooled, no bypass valve, 2.5 inch downpipe, simple plumbing and lines, plus Zoom 3 engine management.
What am I going to do with that left over 550 dollars? I got a 2.5 inch Enthuza dual exhaust with 2.25 inch outlets already. I know! I'll buy a 99-05 Enthuza Midpipe with high-flow catalytic converter and resonator.
So for 2,400 dollars. I got a pretty decent MSM setup with a 2.5 inch exhaust system, upgraded air-to-air intercooler, new bypass, Begi Cool air box, and Zoom 3 engine management. Though unlikely, I might hit 195 rwhp?
Heck and when i'm ready, I might just sell the zoom3, pick up a 99-2005 link and run some auxiliary fuel injectors, upgrade the compressor wheel and put out 260 to the rear wheels
And if down right, all for roughly the price of a Bell Series 1 Turbo kit, or Flyin Miata Voodoo Turbo Kit....
Although my car will never have that wonderful Garrett Ball Bearing Turbo :(