11-21-2009, 12:09 AM
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Buying a Used M45 Kit - Having Hard Time Finding Info!
Buying a used M45 kit from a buddy...
I've been google searching "m45 miata" and have come across TONS of links and sites, including this one about information on this particular kit but I cant find the answers to a few quick questions I have for some reason.
From what I understand I am getting a 00' Miata JRSC M45 Hotside kit with the stock boost pulleys.
I am installing this on a 01' Miata, and found that the only difference in the kits is the pipe between the MAF and the supercharger itself... Which I will figure out later.
Well here are the questions:
1.Will the 00' Miata Powercard that comes with the JRSC kit fit my 01' Miata? Because IIRC the 00 miata is a RETURN fuel system and my car is a RETURNLESS fuel system.
2. I know that with the "stock boost" pulley, it runs about 6psi which does NOT require any timing changes. If I upgraded my pulley to run 8psi of boost, will it be required to retard ignition timing though I will be using 93 octane fuel? ... What if I intercooled it as well?
3. Lastly, For whatever reason I am afraid to install a "Second hand" kit because of problems with parts missing or what not. I downloaded the Jackson Racing Installation PDF document and read it twice already and each time it is confusing as hell! No wonder why they say it takes 8 hours to install, it feels like I will be using 5 of those hours trying to figure out the instructions!
This kit will be going in a 01' Bone stock LS Miata with the 1.8 VVT.
This isn't really my project car, just my Daily driver, but would love it to have 170-200rwhp.
I don't have the budget for an M62 kit, nor have the need for it.
I would really appreciate some answers to these questions, thanks!