Fireindc's attempt to build a decent miata. (the search for more torque). - Page 13 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-08-2013, 07:54 PM   #241
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,010
Total Cats: 583
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireindc View Post
I'm not a huge fan of the light silver.
Easy now . . . (RPF-1s . . . but similar):



Curly, your machine's looking good. Like the brake duct inlets.
Attached Thumbnails
Fireindc's attempt to build a decent miata.  (the search for more torque).-miata-2.jpg  
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:20 PM   #242
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Love your car too, hornet. Nothing personal against the silver, just have never been a fan at all of it on lighter colored cars.

I guess we will see how my choice pans out when I get these on my car in the next week or so. Hopefully it looks as good in real life as it does in my mind.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:23 PM   #243
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 1,523
Total Cats: 30
Default

If it ends up being a fail... You could always get em powdercoated haha
BTMiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #244
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,010
Total Cats: 583
Default

They're going to look good. Don't worry.
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #245
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Erat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 4,199
Total Cats: 260
Default

No one on this site will care. lol

Personal preference.
Erat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 08:40 PM   #246
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Yeah pretty much. That color stuck out to me and made me want to buy them, so i did. Like i said I REALLY want gunmetal, and these will be powdercoated gunmetal eventually depending on how much I enjoy the gold.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 07:29 PM   #247
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Cant wait to rip these up:
Attached Thumbnails
Fireindc's attempt to build a decent miata.  (the search for more torque).-wln8dj2.jpg  
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #248
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
albertogti117's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 167
Total Cats: 4
Default

You're going to love those RS-R's. I couldn't really tell a difference going from Star Spec Z1's to the RS-R's (street driven). For the price I honestly don't think they can be beat.
albertogti117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 12:21 AM   #249
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by albertogti117 View Post
You're going to love those RS-R's. I couldn't really tell a difference going from Star Spec Z1's to the RS-R's (street driven). For the price I honestly don't think they can be beat.
That's exactly what I'm hoping for. Such a good price for them. I can't wait to see how much better they are than my cheapo 215/16 all seasons.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 09:27 AM   #250
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,896
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

how much and where did you get them?

I'm not happy with my 215/16 XSes.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 01:02 PM   #251
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
how much and where did you get them?

I'm not happy with my 215/16 XSes.
$100 each including shipping. Got them off ebay, but it looks like they could be had for even cheaper on Onlinetires.com - Lowest Tire Prices on the Web. Period!

Also these look wider than my 215/16 falken's that are on the car now.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #252
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,197
Total Cats: 2,584
Default

I'm always so friggen confused by Federal tires, just to clear this up:

the only ones available in a 15" are 195/50 and 205/50 right?
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 03:46 PM   #253
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
I'm always so friggen confused by Federal tires, just to clear this up:

the only ones available in a 15" are 195/50 and 205/50 right?
As far as I saw... yes. These 205's do look mighty wide though, i don't think there will be really any stretch at all on the 8" wheel.

On that note....

Attached Thumbnails
Fireindc's attempt to build a decent miata.  (the search for more torque).-6lxrfxh.jpg  
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 03:48 PM   #254
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Let me just add that these wheels look so much better in person. All the pictures i've seen of these wheels do not do them justice. The lip is perfect, not too deep like it appears in some pictures. I've got a boner right now. Waiting on valve stems that shipped from 949 racing now... hopefully they will be here this week so i can get to mounting.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2013, 09:54 PM   #255
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Fixed my oil leak this weekend. Cam seals it was.

Warning to all: Ebay cam seals suck.

The timing belt (mitsobishi) in the kit is great, the waterpump (GB) awesome, but the cam/main/valve cover seals all blow imo, will not use again.

Nowwwww.. wheels/tires/alignment planned for this week. Then the plans are fuel pump + e85 + moar boost.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 06:31 PM   #256
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

So I kind of really want a bigger turbo. What do you guys think of this?

*ISIS RS3871 Turbo - Nissan SR20DET - Enjuku Racing Parts, LLC

What china turbos would you gays recommend? It's either something like this, or an OEM s14/s15 turbo which is slightly bigger than what I have.

I'm thinking something that will be fun now at around 250whp, but can make 300+ when i get my spare block built.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #257
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,680
Total Cats: 1,561
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireindc View Post
So I kind of really want a bigger turbo.

What china turbos would you gays recommend?
I'm running a EMUSA Chinese 2870 and am really pleased with it. 9psi was 200whp, 12psi is around 235-240whp I'm guessing. It is made by TBO, one of the largest turbo builders in China. http://www.tbo-turbo.com/about.asp
sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 07:58 PM   #258
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,703
Total Cats: 237
Default

Sexshooter, do you have a link to the exact one you are using? I tried to navigate their website, i really did. I'm sure there are tons of these on ebay too, right?


Now what do you guys think about a basic motor build like vlad and others have done using upgraded rods, cleaned oem pistons, new oem bearings, and re-honing and re-ringing? I want somewhere around 250whp, maybe 300whp in the future. The motor will be run on e85 (det kills pistons quckly).

I'm starting to seriously look into building this block and it won't be in the cards anytime soon unless I go budget build.

I've got a 94 block fully assembled that has a basically brand new oil pump in it. I'm going to build the motor myself (my first one, will have the benefit of having a mechanic dad's supervision/help), I'm really starting to think this is the way to go for my first build since it is much more simple and not as huge of a deal if I FUBAR it somehow.

Or am I dreaming/stupid and really should save up another year and go fully forged.

What say you?
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #259
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,197
Total Cats: 2,584
Default

You already know what I think about both the churbo and the mild build
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #260
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 3,052
Total Cats: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireindc View Post
Now what do you guys think about a basic motor build like vlad and others have done using upgraded rods, cleaned oem pistons, new oem bearings, and re-honing and re-ringing? I want somewhere around 250whp, maybe 300whp in the future. The motor will be run on e85 (det kills pistons quckly).
That is my tentative plan, cheap forged rods, re-use stock pistons, new piston rings with slight "ball" honing. If using E85 and well tuned, it "should" be reliable at 300whp. Should be...
Efini~FC3S is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LucaCarMods's Boosted Dutch Miata Build! LucaCarMods Build Threads 11 02-14-2016 07:13 AM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Changing from 460cc to flow force 610cc in diypnp 90 Turbo MEGAsquirt 19 10-19-2015 04:23 PM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
ISO 1.6 turbo cast iron manifold cale saurage DIY Turbo Discussion 16 10-01-2015 12:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:02 PM.