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Old 10-14-2014, 12:06 AM   #21
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I've heard mixed stuff about Begi but I've only heard great things about FM, plus their customer service has been absolutely phenomenal. Their stuff is a little on the pricey side, but it's all been track tested and proven. I got a quote from FM for just over $2.7k for everything except for the turbo and electronics, which includes the full exhaust system and some extra goodies like a turbo fuse and gauge pod. I would have to pick up a MS and do the boost control mod, get a GT2554r, some injectors and a couple of gauges and I should be good to go. But this is all going to be a gradual collection of things, it won't all be purchased at once. I bought my wheels and tires today, gonna put some money into the suspension next, then get the MS and learn how to tune, and finally start getting the turbo stuff together. I've got to get good at driving the car first, so I'm going to try to put in as much seat time as possible!

Thanks for all the input, guys! The first few replies left a bad taste in my mouth about the community here, but it seems like it was just a bad first impression.

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are you serious about the boost fuse? I have one. $20 bux, its yours.

no one cares about your impression. you're here to fit in, you're here to gain our like, not the other way around. this thread is still stupid, very much so, but we're just being nice to you about it. You need a lot from this site and us, we need nothing from you. Lets be clear on that.

this forum, this community, is among the best out there. we are strict to n00bs because we would like to keep it that way.

the others, that pander to n00bs, all suck.
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are you serious about the boost fuse? I have one. $20 bux, its yours.

no one cares about your impression. you're here to fit in, you're here to gain our like, not the other way around. this thread is still stupid, very much so, but we're just being nice to you about it. You need a lot from this site and us, we need nothing from you. Lets be clear on that.

this forum, this community, is among the best out there. we are strict to n00bs because we would like to keep it that way.

the others, that pander to n00bs, all suck.
Thanks for the post, bud! I know I'm new to this, and all I'm here to do is learn. I can easily do that without having to endure posts like this. There's no reason to get on forums to do anything more than spread knowledge and ask or answer questions, nobody likes a keyboard warrior.

Thanks again for your input! If I need that turbo fuse I'll let you know.
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Thanks for the post, bud! I know I'm new to this, and all I'm here to do is learn. I can easily do that without having to endure posts like this. There's no reason to get on forums to do anything more than spread knowledge and ask or answer questions, nobody likes a keyboard warrior.

Thanks again for your input! If I need that turbo fuse I'll let you know.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:21 AM   #25
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because begi blows dongs these days and you'll be lucky to get anything at all in the next year or two, and when you finally do half the crap will be missing or wrong
Yes i know, i'm running a begi kit my self. As i said the wait time is crazy but we got winter coming in so good idea to order the kit so you can get it by the summer
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Hello everyone!

This is my first turbo build, so be nice, I know I still have a lot to learn. I've done a bunch of reading on this site and several others, and I've read Maximum Boost. I have a '92 Miata dubbed The Other Woman. She is sporting the 1.6L engine, five speed transmission, no A/C or power steering, and a hideous paint job. My power goal is 200 - 230 whp .......

blah...blah..blah...

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It looks like you have a sane goal, so that's good. I have a similar power goal with my 1.6. Save yourself the time and headache and money: Buy the FM2 no-electronics kit and clutch happy meal. Forget the stupid "boost fuse", and buy a MSLabs MS3 Basic. Run the car on [7psi] wastegate pressure while you hone your tuning skills. Once you can tune the car to idle and run butter-smooth at part throttle, WOT tune is a cakewalk.

This thread and project will take some time to flesh out. All the best.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:03 PM   #27
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why $2.7k? That sounds real expensive without turbo.

I was thinking about doing this. I had planned to go without the intercooler as well (keep intercooler pipes, leave out the intercooler itself and go with a different source like Fab9).

Also: It's easy for you to say "we should all be here to learn and help each other" but YOU'RE the one learning, and WE'RE the ones helping.
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The plethora of stickies are very helpful. The search function is also quite good, even if you do it via Google. Throw "Miata" in your question and chances are it's already been covered on this forum. It's important to define your project within your capabilities early on so you don't distract yourself with the "ALLOFIT" builds where these guys are spending $30k+ on a soviet-esque Giga-build.
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OP seriously.

Just buy my car.
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It looks like you have a sane goal, so that's good. I have a similar power goal with my 1.6. Save yourself the time and headache and money: Buy the FM2 no-electronics kit and clutch happy meal. Forget the stupid "boost fuse", and buy a MSLabs MS3 Basic. Run the car on [7psi] wastegate pressure while you hone your tuning skills. Once you can tune the car to idle and run butter-smooth at part throttle, WOT tune is a cakewalk.

This thread and project will take some time to flesh out. All the best.
Thanks for the info! I want to get a MS but I'm still trying to read about the differences between all the different versions. The MSPNP for $800 looks like it will do everything I want but I'm still trying to learn as much as I can before I actually put down the money. I'm going to put the turbo kit together with a SR20 turbo at 5 - 6 psi to learn how to tune before putting in the GT2554r and injectors.

Thank you for the well wishes! I know this is going to take time, but it's a project, it wouldn't be any fun if I could put it all together at once, lol.

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OP seriously.

Just buy my car.
Haha, if I had all the money up front I would! But the funds just aren't available. Plus projects are fun

Thanks for the post!

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Projects aren't fun when you install an sr20 turbo with stock injectors with the intention of moving to a 2554 and not-stock injectors. ... later...
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why $2.7k? That sounds real expensive without turbo.
I agree, that's why I'm leaning towards putting my own kit together instead of buying one preassembled. I think it would be more work but more cost effective.

Thanks for the reply!

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Projects aren't fun when you install an sr20 turbo with stock injectors with the intention of moving to a 2554 and not-stock injectors. ... later...
Care to elaborate?
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he's saying that cause a 2554r is essentially a t25 with ball bearings. not much of an upgrade over a t25

nothing wrong with either of those turbos though.
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he's saying that cause a 2554r is essentially a t25 with ball bearings. not much of an upgrade over a t25

nothing wrong with either of those turbos though.
Ah, got it. Thank you for the clarification What kind of turbo are you running?

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Ah, got it. Thank you for the clarification What kind of turbo are you running?

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I have run everything from a gt2560r to a gt3076

most current setup I have a t25g and gt2560r sitting here in front of me and can't decide which to run.

I am no longer interested in making absurd power. I just don't care anymore.
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I have run everything from a gt2560r to a gt3076

most current setup I have a t25g and gt2560r sitting here in front of me and can't decide which to run.

I am no longer interested in making absurd power. I just don't care anymore.
Wow, GT3076? What kind of power were you making?
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a measly 307whp at 14psi

lol

I did some silly things in my time
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