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Old 01-29-2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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Default 1.8 turbo kit for $1619

Have you guys ever heard of turbo specialties?
Are their kits any good?

http://www.importperformanceparts.ne...pec_mazda.html
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yes one person onm.net got and instaled one we haent heard from him since. Last report he was happy though.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:47 AM   #3
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It looks fairly descent for the price. maybe a step above a greddy kit. However the lack of information or even pictures from the manufacturer worries me. You do however get a garrett turbo and cast manifold, the downside is what looks like flexible tubing for the intake, universal parts adapated to fit, horrible oil return line (oil dipstick), poor fuel choices.
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is this what the oil drain looks like from these kits?
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yeah, a return fitting brazed onto the dipstick tube. not my definition of ideal.
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well whatever just tap it. I wouldnt say that breaks or makes the kit.
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well whatever just tap it. I wouldnt say that breaks or makes the kit.

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loki swoops in to save the day. he is my favorite mod
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Old 01-29-2007, 02:29 PM   #9
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loki swoops in to save the day. he is my favorite mod

ouch. Do I even get a close second?
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ouch. Do I even get a close second?
Of course but your not a mod your the mob there is a difference. :gay: You are all way ahead of lola but hell old people will learn some day j/k

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Okay, so how about I buy this kit, tap the oil pan for oil return, change the flexible tubing for intake (either get a kit from ebay or use the old FM intercooler I mentioned in another thread). But what needs to be changed for the fuel? AFPR?

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double check that the "Superior" kit doesn't come with an intercooler. Their website sucks, and shows the same pic for almost everything: Also take note that the Protege kit has the same part numbers.

http://www.turbospecialties-race.com/mazda/mm2502e.asp
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:gay: yess the kit should work but it is unsure as to what comes with it. the site says either aditional injector thingy or safc if you get the safc then you can run some 330's and get a nice tune for low boost at stock fuel levels

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I emailed them for some more info. Especially if the superior kit includes an intercooler.

I'll keep you guys informed.
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hmmm...that is interesting...the downpipe looks strikingly simmilar to FM.
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Of course but your not a mod your the mob there is a difference. :gay: You are all way ahead of lola but hell old people will learn some day j/k


Are we looking for another "TIME OUT"?
You are a very Bad Boy, Magna!
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hmmm...that is interesting...the downpipe looks strikingly simmilar to FM.
this kit has been on the market long before the new FM redesign.
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any more info on this?
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I emailed to ask them if the superior kit comes with an intercooler and got no reply.
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customer service is priority number one...
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